Bob Brown

Secure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor-as-a-service

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. Best to reach me by email. If you don't hear back from me, it's probably because I forwarded your pitch to a more appropriate contact here.

Ga-ga for goggles: Augmented & virtual reality bring the masses to Harvard

Microsoft puts AI front and center with research overhaul

Microsoft puts AI front and center with research overhaul

Microsoft has announced the formation of its AI and Research Group, which it says will help the company democratize artificial intelligence use across individuals and organizations.

Most dangerous cyber celebrities of 2016

Most dangerous cyber celebrities of 2016

Intel ranks celebrities by dangerousness if you search for them online.

Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wyoming’s 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group knew it had a good thing in its Enterprise Extensible Code Library, but it chose to keep things under wraps outside of the state until last week when members of that team...

How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

More medical devices are becoming connected ones, and that’s increasing the security threat surface, said panelists this week at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to...

How to watch the 2016 Ig Nobels

How to watch the 2016 Ig Nobels

If you can't make it to the annual Ig Nobel ceremony at Harvard University on Thursday night to celebrate the most unusual and imaginative breakthroughs in science, you can follow along online instead.

Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used...

Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday is still about 2 months away, but the first ad leaks touting bargains on everything from the latest iPhones to tablets, TVs and PCs could surface by the end of next month.

Google Allo AI-powered messenging app expected this week

Google Allo AI-powered messenging app expected this week

Google this week is expected to release Allo, an AI-powered app previewed in May at the Google I/O confab that's aimed at adding more pizzazz to text messaging.

Boo! iPhone 7 hissing for some customers

Boo! iPhone 7 hissing for some customers

Between the new AirPods and stereo speakers, audio was one of the biggest stories with the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But it was hissing sounds reportedly coming from the new phones when their A10 Fusion CPU is under heavy load...

FBI urges ransomware victims to step forward

FBI urges ransomware victims to step forward

The FBI has issued a plea for those who have been hit by ransomware to report this to federal law enforcement so that the country can get a better sense of just how bad this problem really is.

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