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Al Sacco
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Attended Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
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Breaking down the differences between Samsung's new GS6 phones...
Samsung's Galaxy S 6 and GS6 smartphones go on sale in the United States early next month. Here's how to tell if the Galaxy S 6 or GS6 edge is right for you.
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I also spoke with the man who designed the new #GS6  phones
Samsung's senior designer of its new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones talks about his inspiration for the most significant changes and enhancements to the Galaxy S product line, and explains why the devices represent the 'new face of Samsung design.'
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I was able to see the S6 Edge 2 weeks ago in person (I work at TMO). It's a sexy phone.
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I'm psyched about this phone. Want nao
Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and the rumors are flying fast and furious. CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights six believable rumors regarding curved displays, tech specs and fingerprint readers, and ranks the likelihood that they'll become reality.
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You know all those "Glass is Dead!" stories? Yeah, not so much...at least not according to the official Glass Certified Partners building enterprise software and services. I reached out to all of them, and the consensus is that Glass's future in the enterprise is bright. #glassexplorers   #glass   #googleglass  
Google's recent decision to end its Glass Explorer Program resulted in an array of media reports regarding the controversial wearable's demise, but the companies building software and services for Glass say the future of smartglasses in the enterprise has never been brighter.
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Quite interesting, I love this
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Boston is piloting a new pay-by-phone parking system, and though it could translate into more work for parking officials, CIO.com's Al Sacco says it's easy to use, works well and eliminates an over-reliance on quarters.
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I wrote up a couple of stories comparing the latest Android tablets I've been messing with, the updated Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Nexus 9. Spoiler: I like the Nexus better. 
http://www.cio.com/article/2858290/tablets/6-things-kindle-fire-hdx-89-does-that-nexus-9-cant.html

http://www.cio.com/article/2858719/tablets/6-things-nexus-9-does-that-kindle-fire-hdx-89-cant.html
Both the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Nexus 9 tablets are top-quality, high-end tablet options, but each outshines the other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Fire HDX 8.9 does that the Nexus 9 can't.
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I'm not sure, actually. That's not my image, it's a Reuters image. I did request a few different keyboards for review though. I'll let you know what I think when I get them.
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Samsung this week announced its new mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Here are four things about the new offering you should be aware of.
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My thoughts on Samsung's latest (and, in my opinion, greatest) phones.
CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with Samsung's new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Check out his first impressions of Samsung’s most ambitious smartphones yet.
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Glass is dying in the consumer space, but it's still not quite dead. #glassexplorers   #googleglass   #wearabletechnology  
Though Google's Glass at Work partner companies focus primarily on the enterprise, many still see a future in the consumer world, despite Google's recent decision to pull out of the market.
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Most gold phones are ugly as shit, but this one isn't bad. 
BlackBerry today released a limited run of 50, $900 golden BlackBerry Passport devices.
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But this one is only gold and in a stupid shape
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Any IT folks who use/manage BES want to speak with me for a story I'm working on? Purty please?
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If you're still interested in BlackBerry, you should really read this review. 
The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco. However, it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And that's just fine with BlackBerry. Here's why.
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  • IDG Enterprise/ CIO.com
    Journalist, Writer and Blogger, present
  • Massachusetts State Archives
  • CXO Media Inc.
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Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist, editor and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on smartphones, tablet PCs and other handhelds.

As CIO.com Senior Editor, Al manages many of CIO.com's bloggers and frequently covers breaking news, shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings, writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms.

Al resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and he is a passionate reader, traveler, film buff and Red Sox fan.
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  • Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
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July 27, 1981
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In a domestic partnership
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Albert Sacco, Albert Sacco III