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Enterprise IT crosses the chasm

Nov. 21, 2014 | BERNARD GOLDEN

Author Geoffrey Moore's book 'Crossing the Chasm' has been influential in the IT industry for more than two decades now. The theory was a good model for how most enterprise IT shops used to work. However, now enterprise IT is crossing the chasm and heading in the direction towards innovation.

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Block N Load hands-on preview: Minecraft plus guns

Nov. 21, 2014 | HAYDEN DINGMAN

There've been a lot of "Minecraft plus ___________" games over the years, as everyone tries to snag a piece of that massive DIY pie. Sony combined EverQuest with Minecraft to get Landmark. Terraria took the Minecraft formula and flattened it into two dimensions. Space Engineers turns you into an astronaut version of Bob the Builder. Eldritch smashed up voxels with H.P. Lovecraft. A few years back developer Jagex put out Ace of Spades, one of the first Minecraft-esque shooters. It was kind of a controversial disaster.

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How to buy the perfect PC gaming laptop

Nov. 21, 2014 | GORDON MAH UNG

Desktop diehards and the Reddit build-it crowd might scoff at the very concept of a portable PC gaming machine, but the gulf between gaming desktops and gaming laptops has narrowed considerably over the years. Today's laptops can play modern games at 1080p and higher with few to no compromises in graphics settings. And that's not bad.

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Private I: It's time to encrypt everything

Nov. 21, 2014 | GLENN FLEISHMAN

If we've learned anything from the last few years, it's that given the opportunity to snoop on or scarf up our data or our metadata, criminals, business, and governments have a lot in common. They may have different ends that drive why they want to look at our email and transactions, listen in to phone calls, track with whom we communicate, and follow our location, but it all involves a lack of consent.

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