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Amazon Prime and the racist algorithms

The company’s algorithms told it where to offer its Prime Free Same-Day Delivery service, but an algorithm that uses data tainted by racism will be racist in its outcomes.

Written by Preston Gralla11 May 16 22:17

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

Windows 10 has been one of the most anticipated Windows releases in Microsoft history -- especially given the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2948467/emerging-technology/good-riddance-windows-8.html">issues with Windows 8</a>, the result of Microsoft's decision to build an operating system that works on both touch and non-touch systems.

Written by Preston Gralla31 July 15 20:35

Windows 10: What we like, what we don't like

Computerworld contributing writer/reviewer Preston Gralla summarizes three features of Windows 10 that he likes and two features he doesn't like. The new operating system from Microsoft launches for consumers on Wednesday, July 29.

Written by Preston Gralla29 July 15 08:42

9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Windows 10 is here - and many users (especially those who have been wrestling with Windows 8) are probably eager to upgrade. But even if you can get it now -- the upgrade will be sent first to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2944212/microsoft-windows/windows-10-release-date-delayed-itbwcw.html">those who signed up for the Windows Insider beta program</a> and then in "slow waves" to everyone else -- you may want to hold off.

Written by Preston Gralla21 July 15 20:35

Drones are the new Pets.com

Everyone, from Amazon to Google to Martha Stewart, has been lauding the benefits we'll all reap by the use of drones, and there's a gold rush on to cash in on the technology. But beware: The trend has all the hallmarks of a bubble-in-the-making, the contemporary equivalent of that symbol of the excess of the millennial tech bubble, the now-defunct Pets.com.

Written by Preston Gralla09 Sept. 14 03:23

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.

Written by Preston Gralla29 Aug. 14 21:35

Windows 8 Will Be an Upgrade Failure, IDC Predicts

Windows 8 isn't even <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/245374/windows_8_beta_expected_in_early_2012.html">in beta yet</a>, but IDC is already predicting that very few PC owners will upgrade from Windows 7 to it. And that's just for a start -- the company also predicts that <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/245221/5_ways_microsoft_can_make_windows_8_tablets_a_hit.html">Windows 8 tablets</a> look to be a bust as well.Those predictions are contained in a new report, <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=231593">"Worldwide System Infrastructure Software 2012 Top 10 Predictions."</a>

Written by Preston Gralla07 Dec. 11 00:38

Technology focus: Document imaging systems

It's rare that a single technology can reduce expenses, help deliver better care, decrease the time patients spend in hospitals, and save time for healthcare professionals.

Written by Preston Gralla21 Sept. 04 20:57