Cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SugarSync are convenient, efficient--and notoriously insecure. Files are rarely encrypted, data transfer is typically not protected, and companies are usually able to access your files (even if they state they won't, they may be legally compelled to do so).
Stories by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
You suck at multitasking. Don't take it personally – everyone does. According to a 2009 Stanford study, chronic multitaskers can't concentrate, have bad memories, and are terrible at switching from one task to another. And you don't look more efficient to your boss and coworkers, you just look unfocused, overcommitted and generally not in control.
Free programs will take you only so far in protecting against viruses, malware, ransomware, especially now that phones and tablets are as commonly targeted as PCs. Many suites promise to protect you, but only a few offer comprehensive security with minimal hassle.
Packed with radars, sensors, cameras, and more, the techiest cars of 2014 aren't quite ready to drive themselves, but they are ready to compensate for their drivers' all-too-human failings, whether it's straying from the lane or sucking at parallel parking. They also boast the latest in human-to-car interfaces, including multiple screens, touchpads, joysticks, and even writing input.
The debate has raged ever since Google announced in 2011 that its pet project, a fleet of autonomous Prii, had logged almost 200,000 miles on California highways: Are self-driving cars ready for primetime?
While there is a plethora of fitness and activity trackers available, like the Fitbit and the FuelBand and the Striiv, each and every one of those has a serious problem: They're just not very stylish.
When it comes to its high-end all-in-one PC lineup, Dell seems to be operating on the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" principle. The XPS 27 Touch packs a speedy new Haswell CPU under its hood, but that's the only significant departure from earlier models.
Microsoft's Kinect sensor for the Xbox 360 is selling faster in the first month of its release than both the Sony Move controller and the Apple iPad.
With hybrid work becoming the new normal, the game has changed for high-power computing and where it happens.