Articles By Paul McNamara

Who needs a wallet phone?

Who needs a wallet phone?

This looks to me like still-not-here technology aiming to eliminate a minor inconvenience that existing technology has already all but...

November 2nd, 2008 Paul McNamara
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This should be a vendor's first rule when inviting 1,200 IT pros to a seminar about securing data and protecting...

October 20th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Joe the Plumber hits pay dirt

Joe the Plumber hits pay dirt

He might not be the most famous plumber in America, but he does own the most suddenly desirable address on...

October 20th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Google’s definition of ‘beta’

Google’s definition of ‘beta’

The question of why so many Google products are classified "beta" -- and classified thusly for so long -- has...

October 1st, 2008 Paul McNamara
Busting MythBusters’ RFID conspiracy tale

Busting MythBusters’ RFID conspiracy tale

It all started when Adam Savage of MythBusters fame told a convention audience that legal bullies from the credit card...

September 15th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Spoofing Google News

Spoofing Google News

I did it last week. Not that I was trying, mind you -- honestly, I wasn't. I did, however, predict...

August 17th, 2008 Paul McNamara
The Laptop Drive of Shame

The Laptop Drive of Shame

If you bring your work computer home with any regularity -- or especially any irregularity -- chances are good that...

July 30th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Lost laptop horror story

Lost laptop horror story

The devil of identity theft is in the details: Russ Jones tells a tale of woe that isn't particularly dramatic...

July 9th, 2008 Paul McNamara
Ameritrade breach settlement a disgrace

Ameritrade breach settlement a disgrace

What made the Ameritrade data breach particularly memorable was not that 6.3 million customers had their personal info compromised and...

June 19th, 2008 Paul McNamara
How much warning is too much warning?

How much warning is too much warning?

Unbeknownst to you, an F5 tornado -- the kind that can obliterate a house in a heartbeat -- is barreling...

June 11th, 2008 Paul McNamara