Stephen Lawson

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.


IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries, according to the OECD

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

It can identify a Parrot AR Drone nearby to help narrow down the search for the rogue APs

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

Fastpass uses parallel processing to eliminate the need for complicated network queues, researchers say

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said

NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Customers' own storage at collocation facilities can now link to Microsoft's cloud as well as AWS

Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

The updated appliance gains more virtualization capability

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