Ken Gagne

Ken Gagne, a former editor for Computerworld, covers gaming, crowdfunding, and retrocomputing. You can see him on the YouTube channel Gamebits and hear him as host of the Polygamer and Transporter Lock podcasts. Learn more about him at

Hands-on: WordPress 4.0 adds useful features to a rich platform

Hands-on: WordPress 4.0 adds useful features to a rich platform

WordPress 4.0, the latest version of the popular content management system, adds an improved rich-content editor and plugin discoverability to an already feature-full platform.

Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history

AMC's new TV series harks back to the early days of PCs -- but drama, not desktops, takes center stage.

Best Places spotlight: Career development is a strong suit at Caesars Entertainment

Managers at the No. 11 Large organization on our 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list go the extra mile to help workers succeed.

Best Places spotlight: AMC Theatres attracts IT pros with cutting-edge tech

Ample opportunities to learn keep techies engaged at the No. 51 large organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Tim Platt

This IT leader found value in engaging with employees and peers inside and outside of his organization.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Ger Purcell

Collaboration and employee development are two of this IT leader's priorities.

Review: It's easy to fall in love with 'Her'

The new film by Spike Jones offers a 'surprisingly believable' love story between man and machine.

Review: It's easy to fall in love with Her

Smartphones have become so integrated into our daily lives that some people just love them. So what happens when they give love back? That's premise of the new movie Her, which opens nationwide today.

Microsoft Xbox One unboxing video

Hot on the heels of last week's Sony PlayStation 4 is the Microsoft Xbox One. The console got off to a rocky start earlier this year when Microsoft announced unprecedented and seemingly draconian DRM that would limit the ability to...

Sony PlayStation 4, the unboxing video

The next generation of video game consoles may've officially started last year with the release of the Nintendo Wii U, but with the console's underpowered tech specs and unimpressive market performance, some say the next generation...

Indie games win big at BostonFIG

On September 14, MIT hosted the second annual Boston Festival of Indie Games, or BostonFIG. The event, free and open to the public, had more than doubled in size since its 2012 debut, when all exhibitors were crammed into a few...

Review: Jobs the movie applies its own reality distortion field

Jobs, the feature-length movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, will entertain Apple fans as much as it frustrates them with its dramatic reinterpretation of events.

Steve Wozniak on Apple's founding

In the 16 years I've been attending KansasFest, an annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer, I've met some brilliant, passionate quirky programmers, developers, and enthusiasts. This year, I profiled several of them by...

Steve Jobs movie trailer is meant for the masses

In January, we caught our first glimpse of jOBS, the first theatrical feature film based on the life of Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role and Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The one-minute excerpt of...

Best Places spotlight: CSX puts its people first

The corporate culture at the No. 19-ranked company on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list fosters employee connections and career development.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Lincoln Wallen

Movie studio DreamWorks Animation is in the business of fantasy. And CTO Lincoln Wallen is responsible for making sure that the team has the tools needed to turn fantasy into reality.

Nintendo Wii U FAQ video

The Wii U video game console was supposed to be Nintendo's first all-in-one media center, a system designed to be a hub for family entertainment right out of the box. But some contents may have shifted during packaging, as a newly...

Nintendo Wii U unboxing video

This holiday week, take a break from enterprise IT and play with the consumer electronics that will be big this holiday season: the Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo's latest system released in the USA today, November 18, 2012, in two...

Securing WordPress against hacks

I've been using the WordPress content management system for six years. In that time, I've installed it two dozen times on two hosting companies, have experimented with and configured hundreds of different plugins, and have...

10 essential WordPress plugins

WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.

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