Lamont Wood

Contributing Writer

Lamont Wood is a freelance writer in San Antonio.

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.

At the office, diversity works, but shorter workweeks may not

At the office, diversity works, but shorter workweeks may not

Achieving a diversified staff in a tech firm can't be done casually, and offering prospective employees a shorter workweek may or may not entice them to sign up.

Algorithms and experiments make strange bedfellows at SXSW

Algorithms and experiments make strange bedfellows at SXSW

Data has to be a two-way street, these panelists agreed.

SXSW: Obama touts tech, others examine pitfalls

SXSW: Obama touts tech, others examine pitfalls

The first day of the SXSW Interactive conference featured discussions about AI, big data and robotics.

Multi-factor authenticatie gaat mainstream

Vaarwel gebruikersnaam en wachtwoord, hallo smartphone en vingerafdruk!

Multi-factor authentication goes mainstream

Multi-factor authentication goes mainstream

Online services have found that users are willing to turn their smartphones into combination security tokens and biometric scanners. The long-term impact on security isn’t clear yet.

Mobile apps get the crowdsourcing treatment

Mobile apps get the crowdsourcing treatment

Savvy organizations are using social media tools to tap the brainpower of their staffs, and they’re using the feedback to build more innovative enterprise mobile apps.

Het uur U nadert voor chips met nanobuisjes

Als het over 2 á 3 jaar niet werkt, kunnen we het wel vergeten.

Carbon nanotubes in a race against time to replace silicon

Carbon nanotubes in a race against time to replace silicon

A list of roadblocks stands in the way of carbon nanotubes replacing silicon for chip manufacturing, especially the question of whether it can be ready in time.

Real-time computing: Gateway to the Internet of Things?

Real-time computing: Gateway to the Internet of Things?

Real-time computing may have reached the point that PCs reached in the early 1980s: Poised to revolutionize the way things are done.

Smart machines at work: A.I. gets a job

Smart machines at work: A.I. gets a job

Artificial intelligence has found its way into real-world work situations with the latest generation of smart machines. But machines won't be replacing humans anytime soon.

Emerging enterprise techs to watch

Emerging enterprise techs to watch

The latest batch includes quantum computing, gamification, reactive programming, augmented reality, transient electronics and Named Data Networking.

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

The IT jobs market is booming in the Southwest, and while the pay may not be as high as it is elsewhere, the cost of living is a lot lower. If you don't feel chained to the coasts, Austin and other cities may have what you're looking...

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

The IT jobs market is booming in the Southwest, and while the pay may not be as high as it is elsewhere, the cost of living is a lot lower. If you don't feel chained to the coasts, Austin and other cities may have what you're looking...

The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

Forty years after Intel's iconic 8080 chip launched the personal computing revolution, we spoke to early processor designers and other industry experts to find out what the next 40 years of computing will bring.

The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

Forty years after Intel's iconic 8080 chip launched the personal computing revolution, we spoke to early processor designers and other industry experts to find out what the next 40 years of computing will bring.

Beyond FLOPS: The co-evolving world of computer benchmarking

Benchmarks have been evolving along with the hardware they measure, and both are getting more complex.

Beyond FLOPS: The co-evolving world of computer benchmarking

Beyond FLOPS: The co-evolving world of computer benchmarking

Benchmarks have been evolving along with the hardware they measure, and both are getting more complex.

Mobile security: A mother lode of new tools

A gold rush of next-gen authentication technologies yields biometric systems, ID bracelets, new standards and more. Insider (registration required)

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