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Geekend: Sleep Positions
David Wagner  
4/18/2014   2 comments
How you sleep with your spouse reveals your relationship.
You Guys Stink (Well, Some of You)
David Wagner  
4/17/2014   6 comments
Send us your stories of funny/bad/genius IT.
The Power of Positive Social Media
David Wagner  
4/16/2014   28 comments
Social networks are getting nicer and that might help enterprises.
Geekend: Authentically Fake
David Wagner  
4/11/2014   36 comments
Can the copy ever be so good that it destroys the value of the original?
Managing Procrastinators
David Wagner  
4/10/2014   31 comments
One-fourth of Americans are chronic procrastinators -- people who routinely hurt their career, and even their health, by failing to start work on time.
Geekend: Sony Opens Virtual Pandora’s Box
David Wagner  
4/4/2014   29 comments
Is the future of gaming confining or expansive?
The Sharing Economy & Regulation
David Wagner  
4/3/2014   15 comments
Are ride share services like Lyft and Uber just taxi services, or are they different?
Transparency: Magic Wand or Lucky Charm?
David Wagner  
4/2/2014   17 comments
Is transparency enough to help your next IT project?
Geekend: A Millennium in 8 Hours
David Wagner  
3/28/2014   40 comments
Is 1,000 years in jail the right amount of time for some crimes?
Geekend: Crossover Madness
David Wagner  
3/21/2014   30 comments
After rumors of a Marvel-Star Wars crossover I have crossover fever.
Micro Data for Macro Decisions
David Wagner  
3/20/2014   29 comments
Your customers might just be your best source of big data.
CIOs: Build Some Walls
David Wagner  
3/19/2014   37 comments
Open office plans are the norm, but they may not be as helpful as people think.
Geekend: Real-Life Video Games
David Wagner  
3/14/2014   35 comments
What video game would you play in real life?
Poll Wrap: Bad Blood
David Wagner  
3/13/2014   9 comments
Who is the CIO's worst enemy?
Geekend: How Far Is Reality From Here?
David Wagner  
3/7/2014   55 comments
Does unplugging get you closer to reality?
The Internet of Silly Things
David Wagner  
3/6/2014   58 comments
The Internet of Everything will start with the Internet of Silly Things.
Microsoft Revives Cortana in your Phone… Enslaves Her for Your Petty Needs
David Wagner  
3/5/2014   26 comments
Microsoft's new digital assistant could change your mobile development and BYOD plans.
Geekend: (Un)Marked for Death
David Wagner  
2/28/2014   78 comments
Are you going to die soon? Do you want to live forever?
Feds Put Foot Down Over Healthcare Extensions
David Wagner  
2/27/2014   70 comments
The CMS announced no more extensions on ICD-10 but some leeway on Meaningful Use 2.
Poll Intro: Bad Blood
David Wagner  
2/26/2014   37 comments
Who is the CIO's worst enemy?
Geekend: Women & Children 1st
David Wagner  
2/21/2014   38 comments
Ants use their children as flotation devices.
Using Big Data to Predict Big Problems
David Wagner  
2/20/2014   19 comments
Governments and enterprises will soon be able to use big data to predict social unrest.
Smart Lighting for Retail & Manufacturing
David Wagner  
2/19/2014   26 comments
LED Broadband or Li-Fi could be an excellent networking alternative for retailers and manufacturers.
Geekend: Love Is Cheap
David Wagner  
2/14/2014   60 comments
Social love is cheap. Try real love -- or hate.
CIOs: Frame the Game Your Staff Is Playing
David Wagner  
2/13/2014   14 comments
Your staff is playing by a bunch of different rules and you need to fix that.
Dealing With Divas
David Wagner  
2/12/2014   45 comments
Star employees may need a different kind of management than you've been giving them.
Geekend: Edited Memories
David Wagner  
2/7/2014   27 comments
Would you alter a memory?
Poll Intro: Facebook Turns 10
David Wagner  
2/6/2014   53 comments
Is Facebook just for fun or does it have a business use?
Geekend: Bra Tests for True Love
David Wagner  
1/31/2014   110 comments
Smart technology being used for dumb purposes.
Prism Not so Bad?
David Wagner  
1/29/2014   53 comments
Numbers are coming out about domestic spying and they are surprisingly low.
Geekend: Bands of Pirate Rats Pillaging the North Sea
David Wagner  
1/24/2014   106 comments
Giant cannibal rats rule the high seas! Or do they?
In Defense of Stupid Interview Questions
David Wagner  
1/23/2014   173 comments
Oddball questions might be the only way to get real answers.
E2 Radio: Interop Preview - an Interview With Romi Majahan
David Wagner  
1/21/2014   5 comments
Join Curt Franklin for a live radio show on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Geekend: Is Space Finally Getting Cheaper?
David Wagner  
1/17/2014   38 comments
Space is expensive, but there's evidence it might be getting cheaper.
Poll Intro: Yer Pal
David Wagner  
1/15/2014   15 comments
Who is your CIO's biggest supporter?
Judge Rules Anonymous Online Critics to Be Identified
David Wagner  
1/14/2014   60 comments
A court ruling will put your social media efforts into question.
Geekend: 3D Printing to End Cake Wrecks
David Wagner  
1/10/2014   56 comments
3D printing of food is coming to a kitchen near you.
Eye Tracking Video Game Controls Have Enterprise Uses
David Wagner  
1/8/2014   23 comments
Eye tracking controllers are about to change the enterprise.
Mad Men Style: Smart Clothes, Smart Workers
David Wagner  
1/7/2014   48 comments
Can improved dress codes make better employees?
Geekend: America Needs a World's Fair
David Wagner  
1/3/2014   48 comments
America should host a World's Fair again.
Predictions for 2014
David Wagner  
12/31/2013   73 comments
Some predictions for 2014 for all areas of IT.
Geekend: What Dogs Are Thinking
David Wagner  
12/27/2013   57 comments
New research shows us what dogs are thinking and lets us hear it.
Santa's Datacenter
David Wagner  
12/24/2013   26 comments
Could regular IT do everything Santa does? Yes.
Geekend: Christmas Science
David Wagner  
12/20/2013   23 comments
It is silly season in Scienceland.
Poll: CIO Priorities for 2014
David Wagner  
12/18/2013   17 comments
Take our poll on the top priorities for 2014.
Dell World: Serial Innovation
David Wagner  
12/17/2013   19 comments
Top lessons from serial innovators.
Geekend: Put the Camera Down
David Wagner  
12/13/2013   55 comments
Taking pictures makes us forget.
Big Data Paradoxes: What CIOs Should Do
David Wagner  
12/11/2013   12 comments
Big data has the potential to create big social problems if enterprises don't act responsibly.
Major Tech Companies Take Stand Against Spying
David Wagner  
12/10/2013   39 comments
What does an open letter to the governments of the world mean for enterprises?
Geekend: Geeky Christmas Specials
David Wagner  
12/6/2013   40 comments
A Geeky Christmas watchlist.
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