Profile of Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Alexander Wolfe
posted in February 2007
Hello, my name is Alex and I'm apparently running a bogus copy of Windows Vista. At least that's what my computer told me earlier today after I booted up. Funny thing is, I got my copy of Vista directly from. . . Microsoft. Apparently, I'm not the only one with this problem. If you troll Microsoft's Windows Vista Activation Forum, you'll find numerous posts along the same lines.
Remember Microsoft's Clippy, the annoying animated assistant featured in Office, until it was retired in 2004? Like most people, I found Clippy variously unnerving, obnoxious, and superfluous. Which, when you think of it, is no small feat for a nonexistent icon. It's been the subject of much speculation whether Clippy would ever return. Would he re-emerge as a s
Everybody's wondering what'll be the next big thing in search-engine technology. From the looks of a patent awarded to Google, it could be speech-driven searches.
Don't want to plunk down $250 for a full-price edition of Windows Vista Home Premium? A blog post by a Microsoft expert claims maybe you don't have to.
The chip giant will disclose technical details on its 80-core Teraflops research processor at a chip conference in San Francisco this week.
There are taboos and there are taboos, but there are no bigger taboos in technology reporting than writing frankly about either politics or sex. Yet the latter, as spotlighted in this week's astronaut-gone-wild case involving Lisa Nowak, has clear implications for the arena which is this country's crowning technological achievement: Space flight.