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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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Successful 400 Gbps trials open the door for faster fiber

Successful 400 Gbps trials open the door for faster fiber

Speeds of 400 gigabits per second, or 50 gigabytes of data sent in one second over existing infrastructure, promises higher new commercial fiber speeds.

The connected car gets its own app store

The connected car gets its own app store

Automatic, which makes a dongle for the car that pulls driving data from the On-board Diagnostics II System, has just upgraded its device by adding GPS—and it's launched an app store.

Connected cars will overload mobile networks, report says

Connected cars will overload mobile networks, report says

Look for gridlock on the airwaves along with your traffic jam. A new report is projecting a massive increase in data traffic over the next few years, caused not by smartphones, but by M2M and automobiles.

Energy servers bring eco fuel cells to Comcast, IKEA buildings

Energy servers bring eco fuel cells to Comcast, IKEA buildings

Machines that convert the chemical energy from fuels into electrical power through a chemical reaction are gaining favor over the grid.

Solar power road surface actually works

Solar power road surface actually works

A Dutch solar power-generating road is making more electricity than expected.

Samsung launches Internet of Things boards

Samsung launches Internet of Things boards

Samsung's tiered-architecture ARTIK is a brand-new, small-footprint, production-ready IoT platform aimed at developers.

Internet-over-voice a solution for developing countries

Internet-over-voice a solution for developing countries

Sending data down the 2G voice channel could be a workable solution in areas that still lack 3G connectivity.

This service sends experts to set up new tech products for free

This service sends experts to set up new tech products for free

New online retailer Enjoy promises to sell you technology and deliver it for free, along with a crackerjack hotshot who will help set the stuff up. I take a look.

GPS breakthrough: Low-cost accuracy within centimeters

GPS breakthrough: Low-cost accuracy within centimeters

A form of antenna motion, where the GPS is moved in wavelength-sized increments, could allow for more accurate GPS measurements with smartphone-grade chipsets, scientists say.

The UK is 'running out of internet,' pundit says

The UK is 'running out of internet,' pundit says

Britain, the world's No. 6 nation in Gross Domestic Product, is about to run out of internet capacity, according to pundits. Lack of fiber capacity and power generation to blame.

IKEA's Internet of Things plans imagine the networked kitchen

IKEA's Internet of Things plans imagine the networked kitchen

IKEA's future kitchen ideas include networked devices, shelves that act as refrigerators, tabletops that cook, and instant food delivery by drone.

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