10 perfect tech gifts for ‘open source’ nerds

It may be better to give than it is to receive, but that doesn't mean geeks the world over don't have virtual sugarplums dancing through their heads. Of course, if it's a Linux

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

More holiday shoppers shunning malls

The Canadian shopper is back – well sort of. After giving retailers a chilly Holiday season in 2008 and 2009, as many as 90 per cent of consumers are expected to spend an

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Ten tips on creating a great holiday newsletter

More than any other time of year, Christmas is when we feel most obliged to catch up with friends and family and fill them in on the events of the previous year. But

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Carrie-Ann Skinner

Online retailers buckle down security for holiday season

FRAMINGHAM - One predictable trend in recent years has been a sharp increase in online attacks directed against retailers during the holiday shopping season. This year is proving to be no different either,

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Gadget-lover gifts for less than $100

If you have from $13 to $80 to spend on your favorite tech geek, we've got ideas in the categories of fitness, music, travel, cool tools, unusual gift cards, and more. Let's go

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Anne B. MacDonald

18 value, wicked and plain weird tech gifts for friends and family

The holidays can be stressful even in the best of times, but this year's dismal economic climate is bringing new headaches. Not only do we have to grapple with the usual questions about

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Six hard disk drives that deliver speed and capacity

Over the past few months, we reviewed the latest in hard disk drive technology, from large-capacity 1TB models and energy-efficient "green" drives to solid-state disks that outpace their spinning disk counterparts on every

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Bill O'Brien and Rich Ericson