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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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Next-generation 5G speeds will be 10 to 20 Gbps

ISPs accused of violating net neutrality rules

ISPs accused of violating net neutrality rules

Apparent throttling, seen as recently as May 2015, contravenes net neutrality protections that ban ISPs from impairing websites, an activist net neutrality group say.

Report: ISPs slowing internet service on purpose

Report: ISPs slowing internet service on purpose

A new ISP speed report suggests that the internet continues to have problems maintaining needed speeds where Content Delivery Networks and Internet Service Providers meet. Fees are an issue.

Researchers: Graphene could help increase chip speed by 30%

Researchers: Graphene could help increase chip speed by 30%

Super-material graphene can speed up microprocessor wiring, scientists say.

'Tunable' smart windows adapt to brightness, opacity

'Tunable' smart windows adapt to brightness, opacity

E-ink technology of the kind found in e-readers can be adapted to form the ultimate cheap window covering, with user-controllable brightness, privacy, and color temperature, say scientists.

Speedier 5.4-Gigabit Wi-Fi routers coming this year

Speedier 5.4-Gigabit Wi-Fi routers coming this year

Current, latest-tech Wi-Fi routers, running at 3.2 Gbps, are about to be superseded.

CEOs don’t care about mobile, IoT or wearables, says report

CEOs don’t care about mobile, IoT or wearables, says report

You’ve got some more explaining to do if you want a boss to embrace mobile, IoT or wearable as a strategy. A report says many CEOs don’t think they’re ‘very important.’

IoT to cause major security headaches, says report

IoT to cause major security headaches, says report

Consumers not understanding that they will need to patch IoT devices, is among the nightmare security issues discussed in a new report.

Study: Half of passwords are over five years old

Study: Half of passwords are over five years old

Consumers still aren't changing their passwords, a new report has found. One of the main problems, according to TeleSign, is that although most consumers worry about online security, and 40% have been hacked, only 70% have changed...

Researchers seek to harvest radio waves for extra smartphone battery power

Researchers seek to harvest radio waves for extra smartphone battery power

New technology promises to allow smartphones to run longer, not by improving battery tech, but by converting wasted radio signals into power.

Brain uploads could become possible as PCs get more powerful

Brain uploads could become possible as PCs get more powerful

Death might be old-hat soon if a university neuroscientist’s predictions are correct. We’ll be hosted by computer. And new microprocessor discoveries mean better artificial intelligence circuits are on their way, too. So brain uploads...

Home heating provided by cloud servers is now a reality

Home heating provided by cloud servers is now a reality

Data furnaces heat homes with dispersed cloud servers. The first eRadiators are getting installed now.

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