Bob Brown

News Editor

I work with Network World's writers and editors to identify and publish the best informational and news stories for enterprise IT and networking professionals. Also, I blog about network research from university and vendor research labs, plus work closely with our wireless reporting team on assignments and projects. Email me at bbrown@nww.com with story tips or comments on this post. No need to follow up on PR pitches via email or phone (I read my emails and will be in touch if interested, thanks)

Cord cutting is happening. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not...

Invisibility, teleportation among top superpowers that IT pros want

Invisibility, teleportation among top superpowers that IT pros want

Carbonite & Spiceworks survey finds IT pros not bowing to ransomware, but wishing they had more time for technology modernization

802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

The lowdown on the emerging IEEE 802.11ay gigabit wireless technology standard, an enhancement to 802.11ad that promises higher speed and longer range to support a slew of new applications.

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

Carnegie Mellon hacking contest aims to get IT security talent started young

Carnegie Mellon hacking contest aims to get IT security talent started young

Carnegie Mellon University this week launches its third annual online capture the flag (CTF) contest aimed at introducing middle and high school students to the world of IT security — and just maybe attract some of them into a segment...

Apple WWDC ticket lottery registration countdown is on

Apple WWDC ticket lottery registration countdown is on

You have until Friday, March 31 at 10am pacific time to register for a chance to buy tickets to Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 5-9.

Apple iOS 10.3 packs 20-plus new features & is available now

Apple iOS 10.3 packs 20-plus new features & is available now

Apple has made iOS 10.3 publicly available and the software update for its iPhones and iPads is packed with a Find-My-AirPod feature as well as a slew of Siri, CarPlay and other additions.

Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

No doubt many a soccer fan has been inspired to pick up a fancy call center package or some sweet, sweet SDN technology after catching a San Jose Earthquakes soccer match at Avaya Stadium, but the company found its brand splattered...

Cisco security researcher: Ransomware crowd big on customer service

Cisco security researcher: Ransomware crowd big on customer service

Cisco security research breaks down the anatomy of a cyberattack throughout the exploit kit infection chain, all the way to ransomware attacks and investigation into such breaches, at SecureWorld Boston event

Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-corrections officer who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate...

CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) gold rush is on, and the Wireless Innovation Forum is hosting a workshop in Las Vegas next week for those interested in becoming part of this new shared spectrum ecosystem.

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Growing in stature among the many iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) rumors is that Apple might bring augmented reality to iOS 11 this summer and to its 10th anniversary iPhone this coming fall.

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