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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.

Samsung lurking in Millimeter spectrum

How to take front-desk reception registration up a degree

How to take front-desk reception registration up a degree

Envoy provides a step into the future for the dog-eared, front-desk registration clipboard.

How satellite loops could store data – or not

How satellite loops could store data – or not

If you placed a satellite a light-year from earth, could you use the data stream to store data? A brace of Reddit users have discussed the matter and come up with an answer.

Security flaw search engine Shodan adds reports

Security flaw search engine Shodan adds reports

Shodan, a search engine, trawls the Internet for connected devices. Newly-added reports, along with mapping, can help identify and visualize security vulnerabilities.

How a TV network is being used to move financial transactions

How a TV network is being used to move financial transactions

Bitcoin eliminates banks from the transactional loop and passes the savings on to the end-user. What if you could cut out the Internet too? One organization is trying with an OTA, or Over-The-Air, digital TV network.

Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines

Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines

Coca-Cola is experimenting with point-of-sale innovations in South Africa, including knowledge enhancing and Wi-Fi at its vending machines.

More coffin nails in cable's aging multi-channel model

More coffin nails in cable's aging multi-channel model

One cable TV provider has a new, unique take on cord-cutting: give them Internet-driven TV on-demand.

How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

A new kind of twisted radio wave can send 10 HD movies in one second. If this and other new radio technologies work in the real world, we could solve our upcoming 5G spectrum crunch.

Cloud phone platform Twilio gets MMS

Cloud phone platform Twilio gets MMS

All U.S. Twilio phone numbers can now send-and-receive multimedia.

Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft

Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft

The skimming of our new chip-and-signature bank cards will be the next security issue to plague card issuers.

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?

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