Jon Gold

Staff Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.


Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup

Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup

The initial round of reviews for OnHub, Google’s fancified entry into the home router market, are out, and the consensus is that it’s a neat gadget, but possibly not worth the $200 you’ll fork over to get it.

Grsecurity will stop issuing patches citing trademark abuse

Grsecurity will stop issuing patches citing trademark abuse

A major corporation is misusing grsecurity’s trademarks and violating the terms of the GNU Public License – and as a consequence, the leader of the project said Wednesday, grsecurity will stop making its stable patches available to...

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

With one real exception, organizations shouldn’t have any legal issues to worry about when opting for open-source.

Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

Time’s a-ticking, and we’re getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be...

New products of the week 08.17.2015

New products of the week 08.17.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as HP and Dell.

Don’t look for Google to make big, quick changes after Alphabet pronouncement

Don’t look for Google to make big, quick changes after Alphabet pronouncement

The declaration Monday that saw Google reorganize under the banner of new holding company Alphabet was Big News, we all seem to agree, but it’s much less clear exactly what kind of Big News it is.

First Look: Firefox 40

First Look: Firefox 40

The original challenger to the Internet Explorer monopoly hit version number 40 on Tuesday – here’s a look at what’s new.

10 more fascinating things to do with a Raspberry Pi

10 more fascinating things to do with a Raspberry Pi

Here’s the latest roundup of the unique, original and inventive ways people are using the Raspberry Pi.

Android vulnerabilities are scary, but could be a blessing in disguise

Android vulnerabilities are scary, but could be a blessing in disguise

Even with the advent of worrying vulnerabilities like Stagefright and a similar issue disclosed this week by hackers from Check Point, the people responsible for managing BYOD environments probably aren’t exactly quaking in their...

U.S. Internet connection speeds still lag behind other developed nations

The average U.S. Internet connection speed continues to lag behind that of many other developed nations, according to the latest State of the Internet report from CDN and cloud service provider Akamai.

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