Lamont Wood

Contributing Writer

Lamont Wood is a freelance writer in San Antonio.

How to create and edit PDFs in Microsoft Word

How to use Windows’ built-in speech recognition

How to use Windows’ built-in speech recognition

Talking to your Windows PC instead of typing can substantially boost your productivity — if you know the right way to do it.

Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

Having spread from desktops to mobile devices and beyond, voice recognition is no longer a novelty filling niche needs — and it’s spawning a new genre of gadgets.

CPU architecture after Moore’s Law: What's next?

CPU architecture after Moore’s Law: What's next?

As Moore’s Law loses relevance, specialization may have to replace raw speed in microprocessor design.

 Is your SEO strategy keeping up with the times?

Is your SEO strategy keeping up with the times?

For SEO experts, keeping up with search engine algorithms is a constant battle. And now voice search is poised to change everything once again.

Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

Using a smartphone can involve CPU cores of multiple sizes, plus graphics processors, video processors, signal processors, and more.

The march toward exascale computers

The march toward exascale computers

Petaflop supercomputers have become standard. But be prepared to pay: These machines can be as expensive to operate as they are to purchase.

How it works: Iris scanning improves smartphone security

How it works: Iris scanning improves smartphone security

Samsung and other vendors are beginning to incorporate iris scanning into their mobile devices. We examine how this security technology works, its advantages and its drawbacks.

Side channel power, the new security front

Side channel power, the new security front

Previously seen as a way to crack system security, power analysis has been enlisted as a new form of protection for information technology.

Printer security: Is your company's data really safe?

Printer security: Is your company's data really safe?

IT managers have found that printers can pose major cybersecurity risks --assuming they pay any attention to them at all.

SXSW highlights bright and dark tech futures

SXSW highlights bright and dark tech futures

Some panelists also talked about uncertainty: The worlds of big data, A.I. and government are just beginning to collide, and public policy decisions made now will cast shadows far into the future.

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