Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Raspberry Pi Roundup: Pi-se of the Machines, keeping the ball up, and GOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL

Riverbed absorbs WIFi vendor Xirrus, reaches for the edge of the network

Riverbed absorbs WIFi vendor Xirrus, reaches for the edge of the network

Network management company Riverbed Technology today announced its intent to acquire enterprise Wi-Fi equipment vendor Xirrus for an undisclosed fee.

New FCC web portal opens for 5G experimenters

New FCC web portal opens for 5G experimenters

Got a fantastic, futuristic wireless application you need to try out, but you need an FCC license to start testing? It’s about to get easier to get a program experimental license, thanks to a new web portal announced days ago by the...

5G wireless behind AT&T, Verizon’s big buys

5G wireless behind AT&T, Verizon’s big buys

5G wireless technology, despite some fairly breathless hype, is still in the embryonic stages of development, but the pace is quickening. The major U.S. carriers are racing to buy up critical spectrum that will be necessary for the...

Raspberry Pi roundup: Searching for Pi, steampunk laptops, Code Angels, and a visit to Competitor Corner

Raspberry Pi roundup: Searching for Pi, steampunk laptops, Code Angels, and a visit to Competitor Corner

Our weekly roundup of all things Raspberry Pi.

Utah is the first Power Five school with its own varsity video games team

Utah is the first Power Five school with its own varsity video games team

The University of Utah announced last week that it had become the first school in a Power Five athletic conference to field its own varsity esports team, which is a real thing that actually happened.

Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups

Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups

Canonical, the company behind the best-known Linux distribution in the world and one of the biggest players in commercial open source software, has announced several large-scale changes of direction that have created big ripples in...

Raspberry Pi roundup: The unbearable Pi-NAS of being; Pi takes rook;  and a little teeny Mac

Raspberry Pi roundup: The unbearable Pi-NAS of being; Pi takes rook; and a little teeny Mac

Our weekly Raspberry Pi roundup includes: Pi-based network-attached storage, a chess-playing robot, and the smallest Mac you’ve ever seen.

FAQ: What just happened to online privacy?

FAQ: What just happened to online privacy?

Inside the rollback of online privacy protection rules.

April Fools from the tech industry

April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement.

Google April Fool’s jokes for 2017 – graded for additional humor

Google April Fool’s jokes for 2017 – graded for additional humor

Google deploys its finest humor modules to delight us for a day before going back to trying to manage all the information on earth in a totally non-creepy way.

Terrible computer pranks that could get you fired

Terrible computer pranks that could get you fired

Look, you're an adult human being. You're better than this. Don't do any of the things in this slideshow.

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