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Four must-have travel essentials

It’s easy to think that all you need to carry with you these days is a smartphone and you’re ready for anything. But some extended periods away from my desk have discovered four things that are ‘must-haves’ for the traveller.

Tesla’s storage fail

For a company that prides itself on their computer expertise, Tesla's rookie mistake on flash storage is hard to fathom. But not impossible. Here's how they screwed up.

SAP Teched Postmortem: SAP HANA Cloud’s potential impact on S/4HANA

Among the announcements coming out of SAP Teched in Barcelona last week was the impending release of SAP HANA Cloud, where the database has been rearchitected specifically for the cloud. While SAP has not mentioned anything specific about it, we think that HANA’s cloud design could have a huge impact on how SAP delivers its enterprise SaaS services, starting with S/4HANA.

Actually, it appears I broke Panasonic’s Toughbook 55

After battle-testing the Panasonic Toughbook 55 with a cup of hot coffee, the thing initially seemed fine but later stopped working. Examining the situation suggests both that my coffee test was foolish and unfair but also that Panasonic might want to reconsider one small but important detail of the Toughbook’s design.