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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.

Wi-Fi most important hotel feature, survey says

How Microsoft sees the connected car

How Microsoft sees the connected car

Gesture control and gamification aren’t the only things we can expect from Microsoft’s in-car ideas. Empathy and understanding from your sensitive automobile will play too.

2015 will be the year of cryptocurrency, with a little work

2015 will be the year of cryptocurrency, with a little work

Bitcoin keeps growing. We may need to think about it differently, though.

Lego-like modular kit lets you create Internet of Things devices

Lego-like modular kit lets you create Internet of Things devices

An engineering kit called SAM, recently funded at Kickstarter, is bringing building block, drag-and-drop Internet of Things development to the masses.

Bluetooth is about to connect straight to the Internet

Bluetooth is about to connect straight to the Internet

A new version of Bluetooth, adopted and about to be ratified, is going to make Bluetooth the go-to choice for IoT connectivity, according to the developers.

How mirrored roofs will augment data center air cooling

How mirrored roofs will augment data center air cooling

A new roofing material could slash data center energy costs, if it can be made to work right.

Using lasers for backhaul Internet

Using lasers for backhaul Internet

You can now add laser to the list of Internet delivery methods available. Here’s what you need to know about a new combined optic and Millimeter wireless technology being pitched. It’s called Composite Optical RF, or COR.

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

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

Look for a change in the automobile speedometer cluster, because maps will be appearing there soon.

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.

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