Matt Lake

Matt Lake has been enthusiastically using and writing about technology since "portable computing" meant a 35-pound Compaq 8088 luggable and the most popular search engine was grep.

Why I'm sending back Google Glass

The Mother of All Demos: The 1968 presentation that sparked a tech revolution

The Mother of All Demos: The 1968 presentation that sparked a tech revolution

On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas Engelbart addressed a packed theater at the Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, demonstrating a new computing platform that heralded advancements from the computer mouse to videoconferencing....

B is for browser: An homage to 12 Web greats

B is for browser: An homage to 12 Web greats

In honor of Mosaic's 20th birthday, join us for an alphabetical appreciation of 12 of history's great windows on the Web.

5 great map apps for iOS 6

5 great map apps for iOS 6

Traveling for the holidays? No need to wait for Google Maps to hit the App Store. Available for iOS 6 right now, three of these GPS navigation apps provide excellent spoken turn-by-turn directions, and two go beyond Google's and all...

Pocket marvels: 40 years of handheld computers

Pocket marvels: 40 years of handheld computers

From the first pocket scientific calculator through '80s organizers to today's tablets, check out 15 ingenious devices that have driven the handheld computing revolution.

Image gallery: Posterous Spaces vs. Tumblr

A new wave of free blogging sites, headed by Posterous Spaces and Tumblr, encourage social networking and sharing. We test the two services head to head.

Microblogger shootout: Posterous Spaces vs. Tumblr

A new wave of free blogging sites, headed by Posterous Spaces and Tumblr, encourage social networking and sharing. We test the two services head to head.

3 personal VPNs offer safer Wi-Fi

Nervous about FireSheep and other public Wi-Fi safety issues? A personal VPN can make it safe to surf.

Apple TV vs. Google TV vs. Roku: 3 streaming media boxes duke it out

Apple TV vs. Google TV vs. Roku: 3 streaming media boxes duke it out

The easiest way to get streaming media to your TV is via a set-top box. We compare the three latest devices from Apple, Google/Logitech and Roku.

Epic failures: 11 infamous software bugs

Let's learn from the past: Some bugs have wreaked disaster, embarrassment and destruction on the world -- and some have literally killed people. Feel free to weigh in with your 'worst bug' candidates.

Windows 7 to go: New portables for the new OS

Microsoft's Windows 7 is bringing with it a wave of new and stylish netbooks and notebooks. Here's a preview of what's coming.

Office in a bag: Basic 'musts' for the digital nomad

Many of today's entrepreneurs carry their office hardware around with them. Here are some basic necessities for the digital nomad.

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