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Home Depot fixes America’s household problems. If you’re planning a do-it-yourself project, whether it’s repairing a leaky faucet or installing new linoleum flooring, you’re probably going to visit a Home Depot to buy your materials or get some advice. America’s largest home improvement retailer seems to have a repair for everything, but after news that [...]

The concept of “Bring Your Own Device” seems so simple. Employees can just tote their personal phone or tablet with them to the office – which they’re probably doing anyway – and use it for work. Or, they access the corporate network remotely, from home or while on-the-go. BYOD and remote access have always seemed [...]

Sprinkled throughout the course of history are flashpoints that were as unexpected as they were far-reaching. Catastrophic events like the September 11 attacks come immediately to mind, but so too does the birth of the Internet and the rise of Google. These unprecedented, unpredictable events were given a name in 2007 by author Nassim Nicholas [...]

Flipping through any consumer publication that rates vehicles, you’ll see all the metrics you would expect – from safety and performance (acceleration, braking, etc.) to comfort, convenience and fuel economy. What you won’t find is an assessment of the car’s risk of being remotely hacked. Unfortunately, if you happen to drive a 2014 Jeep Cherokee [...]

Even though the Houston Astros have been the worst team in Major League Baseball for the last three seasons, one of the team’s off-the-field accomplishments — its proprietary internal computer database — is now the envy of the rest of the league. This system, known as Ground Control, allows the team’s front office executives to [...]