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.

You can't shoot a drone, so what can you do if it invades your privacy?

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

One startup is bringing a Google Fiber-like broadband offering to Detroit. Here's why that might not be as crazy as it sounds.

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnant women' setting sparks vendor rivalry in China

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnant women' setting sparks vendor rivalry in China

One Chinese vendor is claiming its Wi-Fi routers are safer for pregnant women even though it acknowledges that there is no evidence that other routers pose a risk.

Verizon calls New York City's report on FiOS failure a 'union tactic'

Verizon calls New York City's report on FiOS failure a 'union tactic'

Verizon has refuted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's claims that it hasn't held up its end of a past-deadline deal to offer its FiOS service to city residents.

Numbers show how badly Verizon FiOS has failed in New York City

Numbers show how badly Verizon FiOS has failed in New York City

New York City has conducted an audit that shows how short Verizon has fallen from its promise to fulfill all requests for its fiber-based FiOS service by 2014.

How to sell the Internet of Things to consumers

How to sell the Internet of Things to consumers

A new survey shows that consumers are warming up to the Internet of Things.

More of Google's Project Loon internet balloons will crash into U.S. backyards soon

More of Google's Project Loon internet balloons will crash into U.S. backyards soon

Google is bringing Project Loon to the U.S., which means we'll get to deal with more of the internet balloons' crash landings.

Ransomware creator apologizes for 'sleeper' attack, releases decryption keys

Ransomware creator apologizes for 'sleeper' attack, releases decryption keys

Criminal with a soft spot relents on successful Locker ransomware campaign and offers free decryption for victims. Refunds don't appear to be coming, however.

New 'sleeper' ransomware laid dormant on infected PCs until this week, report says

New 'sleeper' ransomware laid dormant on infected PCs until this week, report says

Dubbed Locker, this 'sleeper' ransomware had laid dormant on infected devices until those behind the scam activated it earlier this week.

Volvo charges extra for auto-braking technology that stops for pedestrians

Volvo charges extra for auto-braking technology that stops for pedestrians

After a video showed a misguided attempt at testing a Volvo's auto-brake feature, the car maker revealed that its pedestrian detection technology is sold separately.

How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

While the benefits of body-worn cameras for law enforcement have been well-known for years, cloud storage and security needed to evolve to handle all the footage.

Patent shows Apple's interesting mobile Wi-Fi hotspot idea

Patent shows Apple's interesting mobile Wi-Fi hotspot idea

A patent application filed by Apple in 2013 suggests an interesting mobile hotspot idea that sounds like a good fit for the Apple Watch.

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