Colin Neagle

Assistant Community Editor

Colin Neagle manages blogs for Network World, including but not limited to those published on the Cisco Subnet, Microsoft Subnet, and Open Source Subnet. He also writes feature articles and blog posts about emerging technologies, among other things, and he usually doesn't write about himself in the third person, so please don't judge him by this bio.


Florida teen charged with felony hacking for using password his teacher showed him

Florida teen charged with felony hacking for using password his teacher showed him

After using an administrator password, which was just his teacher's last name, to log into his middle school's network and change the background image to a photo of two men kissing, a 14-year-old found himself and charged with a...

How Connecticut set itself up to be the first gigabit state

How Connecticut set itself up to be the first gigabit state

Connecticut is moving ahead with a statewide gigabit broadband initiative after resolving a surprisingly simple, but common, issue standing in the way of fiber deployment.

Why augmented reality is expected to be four times bigger than virtual reality

Why augmented reality is expected to be four times bigger than virtual reality

Although virtual reality products like Oculus Rift have attracted more attention lately, augmented reality devices like Google Glass might have more potential in the market.

Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Scary stories of hacking Internet of Things devices are emerging, but how realistic is the threat?

Broken NFC terminals, lack of retail support stifling Apple Pay usage

Broken NFC terminals, lack of retail support stifling Apple Pay usage

A new study says Apple Pay's early adopters have had trouble finding places to use the NFC mobile payment app.

For $60, you can hack a connected car

For $60, you can hack a connected car

A former Tesla intern is selling a completely open source tool to hack connected car systems.

FAA deems Amazon delivery drones 'airworthy,' with heavy regulations

FAA deems Amazon delivery drones 'airworthy,' with heavy regulations

A new certificate means the FAA will allow Amazon to test drones, but a drone delivery program still appears to be a work in progress.

Another Bitcoin robbery: Evolution drug market closes, taking $11.7 million

In what appears to be a Mt. Gox-style demise, the internet's largest black market has shut down and its creators are believed to have taken their users' Bitcoins with them.

March Madness 2015: Cool apps, alternative brackets, and tools to win your pool

March Madness 2015: Cool apps, alternative brackets, and tools to win your pool

How to stream NCAA tournament games, mobile apps for keeping up with your bracket, and some online tools and resources to help you win your bracket pool.

A visual history of Microsoft's Internet Explorer

A visual history of Microsoft's Internet Explorer

The rise and demise of Internet Explorer, the once-dominant web browser.

Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

Experts recommend fighting back against CryptoWall and other ransomware, but for many the $500 ransom is a small price to pay.

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