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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.

Last-mile mobile optimization boosts app performance

DSL reaches speeds of 170 Mbps

DSL reaches speeds of 170 Mbps

If you’re stuck with slow DSL, speed increases via G.fast may be on the horizon.

Cybercriminals moving into cloud big time, report says

Cybercriminals moving into cloud big time, report says

Global telecommunications equipment provider Alactel-Lucent’s latest cybercrime attack predictions are covered in its recent report. No one is spared.

Why storing data in DNA is better than in hard drives

Why storing data in DNA is better than in hard drives

New error-correcting DNA-sequencing and other improvements could signal the writing on the wall for hard drives. Conceivably, functioning DNA storage might hold more ones-and-zeros than the ubiquitous devices, and last longer.

How your car will help control your home

How your car will help control your home

Home automation and the connected car will merge if some synergistic ideas gain momentum.

Understanding mood is the next task for the Internet of Things

Understanding mood is the next task for the Internet of Things

Vocal intonation, a kind of vocal pitch, can be used to find out what you really think of things. And could be the next step in the Internet of Things.

Optical fiber soon to see performance gains

Optical fiber soon to see performance gains

Add black phosphorus to the growing list of super-materials. It promises to speed up data sent over optical fiber, amongst other things.

Smartphone video traffic will explode, report says

Smartphone video traffic will explode, report says

A new report says video and social networks will be the future leading mobile traffic drivers. Monthly data traffic per active smartphone is set to reach 6 GB/month by 2020, up from 1.6 GB/month in 2014.

Tired of drones? Build a satellite

Tired of drones? Build a satellite

PocketQube will sell you the parts that you need to build your own nanosatellite. Pricing, with launch is around the same as a new, mid-range car. And they take credit cards.

Apple Watch will reinforce tech as luxury style

Apple Watch will reinforce tech as luxury style

Technology is changing luxury buying habits. An all-encompassing embrace of technology means that buyers are no longer eyeing brands for their superficial status, but for what they do.

Smartphones are about to become network hubs

Smartphones are about to become network hubs

Broadcom's latest chipset will run 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi simultaneously. That changes everything in terms of media bandwidth and multiple IoT connections.

Small mesh networks will soon help you find things

Small mesh networks will soon help you find things

Tags that will locate items with accuracy within inches are just around the corner.

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