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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.

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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.

How to take front-desk reception registration up a degree

How to take front-desk reception registration up a degree

Envoy provides a step into the future for the dog-eared, front-desk registration clipboard.

How satellite loops could store data – or not

How satellite loops could store data – or not

If you placed a satellite a light-year from earth, could you use the data stream to store data? A brace of Reddit users have discussed the matter and come up with an answer.

Security flaw search engine Shodan adds reports

Security flaw search engine Shodan adds reports

Shodan, a search engine, trawls the Internet for connected devices. Newly-added reports, along with mapping, can help identify and visualize security vulnerabilities.

How a TV network is being used to move financial transactions

How a TV network is being used to move financial transactions

Bitcoin eliminates banks from the transactional loop and passes the savings on to the end-user. What if you could cut out the Internet too? One organization is trying with an OTA, or Over-The-Air, digital TV network.

Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines

Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines

Coca-Cola is experimenting with point-of-sale innovations in South Africa, including knowledge enhancing and Wi-Fi at its vending machines.

More coffin nails in cable's aging multi-channel model

More coffin nails in cable's aging multi-channel model

One cable TV provider has a new, unique take on cord-cutting: give them Internet-driven TV on-demand.

How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

A new kind of twisted radio wave can send 10 HD movies in one second. If this and other new radio technologies work in the real world, we could solve our upcoming 5G spectrum crunch.

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