New Microsoft search engine Bing finds Google weaknesses

Microsoft made Bing, its new "decision engine", publicly available yesterday with a background image of hot air balloons lifting off in the countryside on the Bing homepage. It's a fitting image given Microsoft's

Published on: June 4th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Brennon Slattery

Eight great gadgets you must pack in your travel kit

When you're on the road, you can feel more like a juggler than a traveler: You've got your notebook, your smart phone, your camera, your GPS device, your MP3 player -- and all

Published on: March 6th, 2009 David DeJean

Use these Web 2.0 sites to plan your travel – for work and fun

Most Web-savvy travelers know how to find cheap airfares, hotel rooms, and rental cars on comparison sites such as Kayak.com and Farecast.com, or on the big booking sites (Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and the

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Janet Fullwood

10 Web sites you’ll bookmark by year’s end

Arguably, 2008 was the year of Twitter, Facebook, and Hulu. Come January of next year, I wonder what Web sites we'll agree were the ones that really mattered in 2009. In fact I'll

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Mark Sullivan

Three videoconferencing services that make business meetings a delight

The first round of layoffs has taken hold, your annual bonus seems like a cruel joke, and travel is off-limits. So how are you going to give your presentation next week in Omaha

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Telecommuting’s great…if you can overcome these 17 challenges

Telecommuting is great. I've been doing it full time for most of 20 years. But it isn't perfect. Working at home has its own set of irritations, some of which aren't well understood-particularly

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Esther Schindler

Buy your business a netbook and boost productivity

As the economic downturn as pushes PC sales through the floor, one category stands tall: netbooks. This emergent class of mini computer boasts two obvious appeals in the form of portability and affordability.

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

How to buy a great Webcam for business and personal use

When you're on the road, camping out in a bland hotel room, there's something truly comforting about seeing your spouse, kids, or other loved ones in a live video chat. You can make

Published on: December 11th, 2008 James A. Martin

Mini-projector showdown: 3M, Dell, Optoma brands compared

Whether it's to clinch a sale, show off a new product or discuss a potential acquisition, the digital projector is major part of everyday corporate work. As a result, mobile workers who need

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Brian Nadel

The three privacy assumptions you’re wrong about when it comes to data

Business travelers will soon need to carry the name of their corporate lawyer in addition to their passport when returning home to the United States, and they may need to bring with them

Published on: October 14th, 2008 David Strom

Tips on how the tech savvy travel

Plenty of stories provide advice for elite mobile professionals. But what about you, the unproductive traveler? Maybe you're on vacation. Maybe you're trying to chill out before a day's worth of travel and

Published on: October 13th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Eight laptop bags for a hassle-free passage through the U.S. airport security

While no one questions the need to properly scan laptops when going through airport security, the requirement to remove them from their protective cases is a different story. "Naked" notebooks can easily get

Published on: September 25th, 2008 Becky Waring

WiFi service takes flight on some airlines

American Airlines launched in-flight WiFi service on three long-haul routes in the U.S. Wednesday, and will decide in three to six months whether to expand the service to other routes.The launch is the

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Breeze through airport security with the right laptop bag

Some words seem destined to go together, like "Marco" and "Polo," "Uma" and "Oprah," "rock" and "lobster." Until recently, however, I would never have thought to conjoin the words "checkpoint" and "friendly." But

Published on: August 21st, 2008 James A. Martin