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 ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

Potential rival to Google’s Project Ara booted from IndieGoGo

A crowdfunding campaign for a sleek modular smartphone concept has been unceremoniously dumped by IndieGoGo, which shuttered the project’s page on Friday morning.

Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Almost all current or perspective users of smartwatches and other wearable technologies want to use them for work, according to a Harris Poll survey commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

If the password isn’t dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there aren’t many alternatives available.

Americans view government’s online services and public data sharing as a resounding ‘meh’

Americans view government’s online services and public data sharing as a resounding ‘meh’

Despite large-scale efforts over past decade by officials at every level to bring more government information and services online, Americans’ attitudes toward “e-Gov” services are still decidedly mixed, according to the results of a...

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller

Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices – a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user’s thumbnail.

Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project after defeating two rival contenders in a vote held among developers that closed on Wednesday. He takes over from Lucas Nussbaum, who did not seek...

Microsoft's Spartan browser vs. the rest: How will it stack up?

Microsoft's Spartan browser vs. the rest: How will it stack up?

Microsoft’s upcoming Spartan browser is set to be the first big new release in the desktop browser market for quite some time, upsetting a tentative equilibrium that has existed for roughly the past two years.

Aerohive targets education with 802.11ac access point release

Aerohive Networks today announced the availability of the AP130, the company’s latest wireless access point to target educational institutions as customers.

Ruckus first to roll out enterprise 802.11ac Wave 2 AP

Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 WiFi access point boasts multi-antenna technology.

Grading Google's April Fools' Day

Grading Google's April Fools' Day

Because it's not funny unless it's verified as funny.

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