Profile of Nathan EddyFreelance Writer
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Nathan Eddy is a freelance writer for InformationWeek. He has written for Popular Mechanics, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, FierceMarkets, and CRN, among others. In 2012 he made his first documentary film, The Absent Column. He currently lives in Berlin.
Articles by Nathan Eddy
posted in May 2015
Users who receive a text message with a specific string of characters find the text crashes iMessage -- Apple has issued instructions for a temporary fix.
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
Although Google's Android platform is the dominant operating system on smartphones worldwide, it has struggled with its Nexus-branded hardware. A new report claims Google will try again this year.
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Flaws in Google’s Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
What better way to exit the long, cold winter than to launch into summer with snazzy new gadgets from some of the world's best technology companies? From the Apple Watch, to the waterproof Xperia, here are our picks.
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
While Google's mapping technology can make everyday life much easier for many -- especially during Memorial Day weekend -- users' ability to edit search terms with Map Maker can cause problems.
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Apple's Maps service has been gaining traction in the years following its bumpy rollout, and the acquisition of Coherent Navigation could make the app even more precise with GPS technology.
The development would put Google in direct competition with online retailer Amazon, which pays Google more than any other company for search ads.
Verizon Wireless is planning to offer the LG Lancet, a budget smartphone that runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 plus the software company's Cortana digital assistant.
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Microsoft is now part of an international consortium of telecoms and cable manufacturers bringing 80TBps data speeds across the Pacific Ocean. The goal is to increase Microsoft's cloud capacity.
Startup Next Thing is turning to Kickstarter to tap funding for its pocket-sized computer -- CHIP -- which runs Google's Chrome browser, uses Linux, and costs just $9 to start.
The bidding war for HERE heats up as the vehicle-for-hire startup Uber reported makes a $3 billion bid for Nokia's struggling maps division.
After years of focusing on traditional game consoles, Nintendo wants to bring its games to smartphones to help you better waste time at work.
While 30% of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, the survey of 10 million Facebook users indicate bias is still present. However, Facebook says that's the fault of users.
With a workforce that is 70% male and more than 60% white, Google has detailed its plan to increase diversity. The search giant is one of several Silicon Valley giants looking for a more representative employee pool.
More and more people are searching the Web on their smartphones and tablets, and Google is looking to serve up more ads and services to users through their mobile devices.
At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talked Time Warmer, Comcast, net neutrality, and whether he'll serve under the next president or just play with his grandkids.
New colors, upgraded processors, and a host of connectivity parts are among the features in HP's desktop update, which includes new models in the Pavilion, Envy, and Envy Phoenix lines.
With Japan's steadily climbing percentage of elderly residents, IBM, Apple, and their Japanese partners are combining their efforts to serve an aging population.