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.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Patrick Nelson and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Gigabit LTE, a 5G stopgap, is now live

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Human cognition and instinct will become significantly more widespread in machines. It promises to rapidly surpass simple artificial intelligence.

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Scientists say pseudo artificial intelligence, machine learning interfaces like Amazon's Alexa and Google Now, can be easily hacked through bogus voice commands.

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi is so critical to businesses that companies will outsource it to companies like KodaCloud if necessary so that they have experts managing it.

How to choose an IoT radio network

How to choose an IoT radio network

If you’ve been tasked with developing an IoT project, here’s a look at the latest communications technologies currently available and on their way.

Reliability, not principally speed, will drive 5G

Reliability, not principally speed, will drive 5G

Tech bosses spilled some beans at the recent CES show: 5G isn’t just about high speeds and capacity.

Road Test: Taking a self-driving BMW for a spin—at 60 mph in rush hour traffic

Road Test: Taking a self-driving BMW for a spin—at 60 mph in rush hour traffic

What it's like to pilot a fully automated BMW, with hands off the steering wheel and feet away from the pedals, along a Las Vegas freeway at 60 mph during rush hour.

Facial recognition to kick in for 2017

Facial recognition to kick in for 2017

Cameras will soon detect the emotions of a people answering survey questions. That and other facial recognition tech is about to become a lot more important.

Stanford researchers attempt vodka-based Internet messaging

Chemical-based texting, using pulses of liquid solutions shooting down a pipe could be an alternative to traditional wireless and cables for Internet of Things, think researchers

Wi-Fi chip cannibalizes ambient Wi-Fi signals for power

Wi-Fi chip cannibalizes ambient Wi-Fi signals for power

If the HitchHike technology is a success, IoT Wi-Fi radios may soon be the size of a grain of rice and transmit messages forever—without maintenance.

Just one autonomous car will use 4,000 GB of data/day

Just one autonomous car will use 4,000 GB of data/day

Autonomous cars will soon create significantly more data than people—3 billion people’s worth of data, according to Intel.

Solution to JIT-ROP cyber attacks: Scramble code quickly

Solution to JIT-ROP cyber attacks: Scramble code quickly

Shuffling software code around can stop hackers’ exploits. And better, faster versions of the scrambling are the future of computer defense, a research team says.

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