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.

Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

First Look: New Apple  iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

First Look: New Apple iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

Apple rolled out an upgraded new iPad model, new Apple Watch stuff and a couple other things today. Have a look.

Dutch researchers pull almost 43Gbit per second over a ray of light

Dutch researchers pull almost 43Gbit per second over a ray of light

An experiment by scholars at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has demonstrated a wireless network based on infrared rays that can move data at speeds of 42.8Gbit/second.

Raspberry Pi roundup: Pi Day, Remembrances of Pis Past, competitor corner, STEM and SKULLS

Raspberry Pi roundup: Pi Day, Remembrances of Pis Past, competitor corner, STEM and SKULLS

Since we’ve just had a Raspberry Pi anniversary, you might think that it’s excessive to trumpet another Pi-related holiday just one week later, but, well, Tuesday was Pi Day, this is the Internet, and I’m afraid that’s just the way...

Nuclear physics, plastic surgery & more: 802.11ac wave 2 users sound off

Nuclear physics, plastic surgery & more: 802.11ac wave 2 users sound off

The second wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, primarily distinguished by new MIMO capabilities, bigger channels and the general ability to handle larger and denser groups of connections, is starting to make its way into enterprises.

5G and beyond: National Science Foundation plunks down $6 million for advanced wireless research

5G and beyond: National Science Foundation plunks down $6 million for advanced wireless research

The National Science Foundation today announced that it would hand out a total of $6.1 million in research funding for Northeastern University and US Ignite, Inc in a partnership designed to further the understanding of advanced...

Raspberry Pi roundup: Happy 5th birthday, baby! Also, new software, a tough piano, and, well, Windows 98

Raspberry Pi roundup: Happy 5th birthday, baby! Also, new software, a tough piano, and, well, Windows 98

The Raspberry Pi celebrates its 5th birthday, and someone has figured out how to run Win98 on Pi of all things.

Which Linux distros should newbies use?

Which Linux distros should newbies use?

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

Network World sat down with Senior Vice President and General Manager Keerti Melkote and CTO Partha Narasimhan at Aruba’s annual Atmosphere conference in Nashville last week to talk about future wireless technology, security, and more....

University of Washington Wi-Fi-meister talks Aruba, managing big networks

University of Washington Wi-Fi-meister talks Aruba, managing big networks

The challenges of networking on college campuses can be serious business, particularly if, like the University of Washington, you’ve got to worry about not one but three distinct campuses.

Five sides and 1,500 access points: Wi-Fi at the Pentagon

Five sides and 1,500 access points: Wi-Fi at the Pentagon

The central offices of the U.S. Department of Defense – better known as the Pentagon – pose a unique IT challenge in a lot of ways, but bringing the 6.5 million square-foot space up to the wireless standards of the modern office...

Aruba's top exec, large customers talk about Wi-Fi’s present and future at Atmosphere

Aruba's top exec, large customers talk about Wi-Fi’s present and future at Atmosphere

Aruba kicked off its annual Atmosphere conference on Tuesday in Nashville with a keynote from CTO Keerti Melkote that featured CTOs and CIOs from several of the company’s most prominent customers.

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