Cloud seeding and water restrictions are only the beginning as the U.S. Southwest sees its lakes dry up
Jan 28, 2015
‘Historic’ quarter for earnings and revenue – drubbing analysts’ forecasts – as customers flock to revamp of iconic product line
Jan 27, 2015
Country’s new deputy crown prince is more in tune with the West than any of the men who have occupied the throne
Jan 23, 2015
Microsoft is again attempting to position its newest operating system as a software for all seasons – designed to run on tablets, smartphones, desktop PCs and other devices
Jan 21, 2015
Technology firms are caught between the need for better encryption against hackers and politicians’ calls for surveillance measures
Jan 18, 2015
Behind the scenes at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there is a billion-dollar battle to set the standard for new technologies
Jan 07, 2015
Omar El Akkad explores the themes to watch at this year’s gathering of the tech world
Jan 05, 2015
The Globe's Omar El Akkad travels to the belly of the beast, as in the International CES trade show
Jan 05, 2015
Dubbed the Last Mile, San Francisco venture seeks to expand rehabilitation operation which offers computer-programming courses to prisoners
Jan 04, 2015
The venture-capital darling has already garnered its share of critics and admirers with its ride-sharing program, but it has bigger plans for the future
Dec 28, 2014
Omar El Akkad is The Globe's technology reporter, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's technology reporter, he worked at The Globe's Ottawa bureau and the Toronto desk.
He has also reported from foreign assignments in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Egypt, as well as numerous locations within the United States.
Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.