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.

Mind-reading computer moves closer to reality

Quantum fiber network to launch in August

Quantum fiber network to launch in August

A supposedly unhackable Internet network is about to be launched.

Robots, AI will run data centers

Robots, AI will run data centers

Litbit's AI-powered data center operator, Dac, and Wave2Wave's ROME robot are two examples of new technology helping to run data centers.

Not enough fiber to grow the internet for 5G, says consultant

Not enough fiber to grow the internet for 5G, says consultant

5G holds lots of promise, especially for hospitals to supply remote medicine, says Ericsson. But Deloitte contends that can’t happen until the U.S. invests in more infrastructure.

Reducing data among proposed techniques to speed-up computers

Reducing data among proposed techniques to speed-up computers

Existing computers are too slow for future problem-solving requirements, so new solutions must be found, say researchers.

Parked electric cars will power buildings, researchers say

Parked electric cars will power buildings, researchers say

A significant hindrance to green-friendly vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has been overcome, say university scientists. It will result in cheaper power-hungry buildings.

Data should be stored in space, firm says

Data should be stored in space, firm says

Cloud Constellation Corp., a space data-center start-up, plans to build a space-based server farm, architecture and telecom backbone.

New, faster Internet protocol for disasters proposed

New, faster Internet protocol for disasters proposed

A new Multi Node Label Routing (MNLR) protocol will cut Internet data recovery time in disasters, believe scientists.

Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Malware indicators show up on a network weeks before malicious software is uncovered. It's important, then, that network analysis be conducted regularly.

Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

Artificial intelligence tool fixes password weakness

Artificial intelligence tool fixes password weakness

Simply labeling a password weak or strong doesn’t work. Password meters must tell people what’s wrong with their password and suggest fixes. AI can do that.

Holographic Wi-Fi visually maps environments

Holographic Wi-Fi visually maps environments

Hologram-driven Wi-Fi visualization can help rescuers find life-sustaining cavities in collapsed buildings, as well as track objects on a factory production line.

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