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Thursday, December 24, 2015

IDG Connect highlights of 2015: What is Google doing to your brain? and What will the internet look like in 2040?

"We’ve collected our interviews, features, popular stories and special reports from 2015." summarizes IDG Connect

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The most important 2015 milestone for IDG Connect editorial took place this June when we published our 10,000 post. This marked the culmination of five years’ publishing IT stories from around the world. 

We’ve listed some of our other global highlights below:


Technology is turning genealogy on its head  
Are you really using all that CPU power? 
‘Hearable’ tech might trump unpersuasive wearables, says expert  
How to build a datacentre in a war zone  
What’s the point of 5G?
My life as a tech teacher – Part 1  
Slipped disks: Why preserving our digital history is hard  
What’s a blockchain? And is it heading for prime time?  
Why aren’t businesses building impossible products?  
Bloat-to-content ratio is killing the Web – here’s how to fix it  
See-through trucks: Samsung joins the road accidents fight
Computer game therapy’: A treatment for depression  
An excited IDG Connect team plays with a Cardboard VR headset  
Are ‘sexting’ and ‘cyberbullying’ worse than offline versions?  
The wooden microchips and screens of the future  
When dreaming and gaming collide  
Robots don’t cry, do they? How machines are getting emotional
Industry interviews
Exclusive: Michael Dell interview  
SurveyMonkey CEO answers a multiple-choice survey  
The rise, fall and rise again of CNET founder Halsey Minor  
Kony CEO rides mobility wave  
Red Hat CEO’s book centres on importance of being open  
Founder wants ‘odd beast’ Spiceworks to be IT’s LinkedIn  
Exact: Aggressive cloud growth & a Grand Prix mascot  
What’s making MuleSoft so hot to trot?  
Cloudera’s CEO builds for new world of data-driven insights  
Box CEO will double-down on security  
FrontRange CEO bets against a cloud-only IT future  
Emarsys: The rise of the technical CMO

Tech history 

Spreadsheet Inventor Dan Bricklin on a Life in Computing  
Tommy Flowers’ legacy: Computers vs. telephones  
Forgotten tech father: Bill Tutte vs. Alan Turing?  
“It seemed a good idea” - Meet the man who invented email  
This month in tech history: January 1961 – Ham the Chimp  
Sinclair Black Watch was the Apple Watch of its day

20 most popular pieces
  1. Will Google’s certificate change hurt China’s e-economy?
  2. Design guru Don Norman slams Apple’s ease-of-use ‘disservice’
  3. What is Google doing to your brain?
  4. Why does South Korea have the fastest internet? (published October 2014)
  5. Anonymous vs. ISIS: What does it really mean?
  6. Windows 10: Microsoft’s realistic answer to changing times
  7. Apple: The legacy of Steve Jobs’ inspirational’ leadership (published October 2013)
  8. The Islamic State online: ISIL’s many accounts
  9. Microsoft: We can’t leave half of Europe’s talent in the dark ages
  10. A protest workplace bullying suicide #We'reWithPhil
  11. Ashley Madison: don’t let dead data sleep around
  12. The rise of ‘Telepathic Tech’ in 2015
  13. I’m under surveillance — by my watch
  14. Robophilia: What’s the psychological impact of sex tech?
  15. What will the internet look like in 2040?
  16. Looking beyond Big Data: Are we approaching the death of hypocrisy?
  17. News Roundup: Dell-MC, drone destruction and AI concept cars (published October 2015)
  18. The origins of ‘Bad Bots’: Which countries to worry about
  19. Xiaomi takes on Brazil and India, so what’s next?
  20. Inside Mercedes' F1 factory: Simulator, data and sensors

Our 2015 special reports 

April 2015: Twelve companies changing the data centre  
May 2015: Horology vs. technology: The watch industry shows no fear  
June 2015: Brain tech report: The $35 billion niche waiting to break  
October 2015: Tech careers: Expert advice

Related links 
Highlights from IDG Connect's Latin America, APACAfric, Europe, Middle East and North America's coverage this year.

Source: IDG Connect