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Colin Neagle

Community editor

Network World, Inc.

Colin Neagle covers Microsoft security and network management for Network World. Keep up with his blog: Rated Critical, follow him on Twitter: @ntwrkwrldneagle and Google +. Colin’s email is

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Recent articles by Colin Neagle

Second Google Glass user attacked in San Francisco in two months

April 14, 2014

Another Google Glass user was accosted just for wearing the device in San Francisco, in what the victim believes may have been the second attack of its kind in the city since late February.

How to 3D print your own designs without a 3D printer

April 03, 2014

In his keynote speech at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York today, 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental said that when he's asked if 3D printers will make their way into everyday people's homes, he can't answer them. That's because it's not a matter of if they'll make their way into the home – it's where in the home they'll put them, Reichental said.

Crazy theories and global manhunts for Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto

March 06, 2014

Newsweek made waves this week with an article that claims to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the previously anonymous person whose name was the only one listed on the 2008 whitepaper that launched the modern cryptocurrency movement.

10 cities that provide 1-Gig internet services

February 26, 2014

Municipal broadband is becoming a contentious issue in the race to establish ubiquitous high-speed Internet throughout the United States.

Inside the tiny Kansas town battling cable lobbyists over municipal broadband

February 26, 2014

When the Kansas state senate proposed legislation barring local governments from providing high-speed Internet to their citizens, one small community, which was effectively exempt from the legislation, spoke out the loudest.

A call for open standards for broadband performance testing

February 18, 2014

With AT&T announcing its sponsored data initiative, a federal appeals court ruling that the FCC can no longer protect net neutrality, and Comcast announcing a $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, business and consumers alike need accurate information on broadband performance more than ever.

CES flops: A brief history of high hopes and bad guesses

January 09, 2014

With this year's Consumer Electronics Show winding down, and a deluge of recap articles and slideshows flooding the Internet, it’s always important to remember that what may be exciting at CES is not always an indication of what will transform the consumer technology market.

Car wars: Apple and Google vie for driver's seat in connected-car market

January 06, 2014

Google today announced the formation of the Open Automotive Alliance, a coalition of automakers working to adapt the Android OS for in-car connectivity. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a variation of the Open Handset Alliance, which Google formed in 2007 alongside a more than a dozen other tech companies to develop open standards for mobile devices, which led to Android's eventual dominance of the mobile OS market.

What to expect of Internet of Things in 2014

January 02, 2014

The Internet of Things will continue to creep into consumers' homes in 2014, but the real growth in the next year is likely to be in the enterprise.

Explaining the Senate's 3D-printed gun ruling

December 10, 2013

The U.S. Senate voted in favor of the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 last night, with the intention of preventing an increase in the production of plastic, 3D-printed guns.