Patrick Nelson

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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

Next-gen car maps will be nowhere near the center stack

Android Auto extends your phone to your car

Android Auto extends your phone to your car

At the auto show in Los Angeles last week, I got a chance to kick the tires on Android Auto, Google’s new automotive platform.

Mobile data billing going toll-free?

Mobile data billing going toll-free?

Consumers worry about mobile data costs, which hinders their website visitation. Letting website owners pay for a user’s wireless data may be the answer.

How long until a 'free and infinite' cloud?

How long until a 'free and infinite' cloud?

Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, predicts "a future where storage is free and infinite." Just what’s led to this startling forecast?

TV's white space re-purposing for Internet is rolling

TV's white space re-purposing for Internet is rolling

Unused spectrum between television channels is being harnessed for broadband delivery. Pilot projects are underway in the UK and India.

How cellphones steal from air-gapped computers

How cellphones steal from air-gapped computers

Sensitive data can be leaked from isolated, non-networked computers using radio waves, according to new security research.

UK switches on up-to-150 Mbps mobile data

UK switches on up-to-150 Mbps mobile data

LTE Advanced aggregates multiple bands across spectrum to deliver higher data speeds. Mobile Network Operator EE in the UK has just gone live with it.

Just where are the world's hackers located?

Just where are the world's hackers located?

China, Russia, and now from within the U.S. are the most common locations for hackers, depending on who you listen to. A brand new report says it’s the Russian government who “done it.”

Carrier-agnostic SIM cards are in our future

Carrier-agnostic SIM cards are in our future

Apple’s new multiple-MNO SIM means you should be able to chop and change between carriers—theoretically.

How to refine wire-to-wire connections

How to refine wire-to-wire connections

If you’re still using solder, quick-disconnects, or electrical tape, here’s a run-down of what you need to know to get started with the ultimate wire-to-wire pro solution.

How to get started on a solar power project

How to get started on a solar power project

Whether as a weekend hobby or for powering a data center, dropping solar panel prices will ultimately make solar a viable energy source.

Samsung lurking in Millimeter spectrum

Samsung lurking in Millimeter spectrum

Samsung has its eye on the transfer of movies from mobile-device-to-home-TV and is looking for speed gains. Plus, it wants to speed up mobile networks.

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