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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.

Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft

Consumers will adopt the IoT, report says

Consumers will adopt the IoT, report says

A report predicts that the Internet of Things is inevitable, with nearly two-thirds of consumers planning to buy an in-home IoT device in the next five years. However, it’s not all trouble-free.

Why you shouldn't change your passwords regularly

Why you shouldn't change your passwords regularly

Here’s some surprising advice: Stop changing your passwords. But just how wacky is that idea?

Microsoft's assault on Android begins with sub-$150 Windows tablets

Microsoft's assault on Android begins with sub-$150 Windows tablets

Cost is no longer an issue when it comes to Windows tablets. Windows 8.1 with Bing is about to try and slaughter Android’s holiday tablet sales.

Labor Day is over: Do you know where your cooler is?

Labor Day is over: Do you know where your cooler is?

Back from the beach, cooler discarded like an ungrateful brat’s toy after Christmas. But not so fast, technologies are out there that breathe new life into the unglamorous staple.

Want Gigabit Internet? A fistful of cities can now give it to you

Want Gigabit Internet? A fistful of cities can now give it to you

Gigabit Internet is the Holy Grail for residential Internet users right now. If you’re wondering where to get your hands on it for the upcoming fall entertainment season, here’s where you need to go.

Available spectrum could double with self-interference canceling algorithms

Available spectrum could double with self-interference canceling algorithms

Transmitting and receiving on the same frequency, at the same time, is something previously unattainable. However, if one company’s new self-interference cancellation algorithm works as intended, full duplex may be just around the...

Store mannequins can now beacon passing smartphones

Store mannequins can now beacon passing smartphones

For the first time, store mannequins are being embedded with Bluetooth beaconing chips. And it’s cross-platform.

New BYOD trouble ahead via Android for Work

New BYOD trouble ahead via Android for Work

The future should be looking more favorable for workplace Bring-Your-Own-Device, or BYOD, with Android’s upcoming embrace. But is it really? Someone’s forgotten something.

Powerful Soap router surpasses funding goal, headed for production

Powerful Soap router surpasses funding goal, headed for production

Fed up with poking around cornball router settings on a laptop? Here’s a router with an evolutionary UI—a full touchscreen—plus it has all the radios and connections you could possibly want.

Streaming rankings slam Verizon and AT&T’s fiber

Streaming rankings slam Verizon and AT&T’s fiber

Comcast’s cable service is a lethargic 2.82 Mbps, and in the No. 21 spot at Netflix; and Time Warner Cable is at a lumbering 2.16 Mbps, and is in the No. 44 position.

Why incumbents Android and iOS need to watch it

Why incumbents Android and iOS need to watch it

New operating systems are on the heels of the incumbents. What you need to know about mobile device, OS-upstarts, like Sailfish, Firefox OS, and Tizen.

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