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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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A case for sending data over sound

Video: Startup makes first successful drone delivery in U.S., with FAA approval

Video: Startup makes first successful drone delivery in U.S., with FAA approval

Despite Amazon's many efforts at perfecting drone delivery, a startup made the first legal drone delivery of medicine in Virginia last month.

Intel, Micron boast 1,000-times faster flash memory

Intel, Micron boast 1,000-times faster flash memory

Flash memory breakthrough promises significantly faster data analysis.

Robots could wipe out the human race, expert says

Robots could wipe out the human race, expert says

Robots could become so powerful that their artificial intelligence becomes a very real threat to humanity, a scientist predicts.

DDoS attack size is getting bigger, security firm says

DDoS attack size is getting bigger, security firm says

The percentage of attacks over 1 gigabit per second is 'growing strongly,' according to Arbor Networks. And SSDP attacks that could affect Internet of Things appear to be waning.

Internet of Things APIs aim to speed development

Internet of Things APIs aim to speed development

A new Internet of Things API, looking for funding, promises to make development painless.

Gesture, voice-control are the future of mobile tech, smartphone manufacturer says

Gesture, voice-control are the future of mobile tech, smartphone manufacturer says

Consumers are now expecting phone tech to adapt to them, not the other way around, a smartphone executive says.

Indoor phone positioning might soon be easier, cheaper to deploy

Indoor phone positioning might soon be easier, cheaper to deploy

A research institute say they've developed an indoor phone positioning system that can be achieved with $6 chipsets and simple software upgrades of existing access points. And they say it works.

Researchers suggest new method to improve Wi-Fi propagation

Researchers suggest new method to improve Wi-Fi propagation

Data transmissions could run in parallel with TV broadcasts on propagation-friendly spectrum, according to scientists.

High-tech yarn can create energy for wearables

High-tech yarn can create energy for wearables

Energy-supplying supercapacitors can be made out of yarn and woven into textiles, scientists reckon. It could solve weight and volume concerns in wearable electronics.

New sound monitoring by IoT can predict mechanical failure

New sound monitoring by IoT can predict mechanical failure

Connecting ultrasonic and vibration sensors to machines lets algorithms predict problems based on the sound the machine makes, and it might be the next step for IoT.

Consumers prefer Wi-Fi calling, survey finds

Consumers prefer Wi-Fi calling, survey finds

Wi-Fi calling from Mobile Network Operators is proving hugely popular among consumers, according to an Ericsson survey.

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