Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

IoT offers a way to track COVID-19 via connected thermometers

IoT offers a way to track COVID-19 via connected thermometers

The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted one manufacturer of connected thermometers to national prominence, as Kinsa provides a possible window into the spread of the disease.

Contact tracing via Bluetooth could help track COVID-19 transmission

Contact tracing via Bluetooth could help track COVID-19 transmission

MIT scientists may have a way to quickly – and privately – follow the spread of the coronavirus.

IoT roundup: Tech companies step up to help fight against COVID-19

IoT roundup: Tech companies step up to help fight against COVID-19

This month, we look at some of the ways the IoT sector is helping to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

If approved, a Federal Communications Commission proposal would add the 6GHz band to the unlicensed spectrum used by Wi-Fi 6, making room to support more devices from a single Wi-Fi access point.

COVID-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

COVID-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

A key industry standard for the development of new-radio 5G will remain unreleased for at least two more months, holding back the availability of 5G products for the enterprise.

COVID-19 vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers bring IoT technology to disease detection

COVID-19 vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers bring IoT technology to disease detection

Researchers from UMass say that a Raspberry Pi edge device can help identify flu-like symptoms in crowds, broadening the range of tools that can be used to track the spread of disease.

Report: Shadow IoT is prevalent, insecure

Report: Shadow IoT is prevalent, insecure

Zscaler data shows huge amounts of unencrypted IoT traffic moving in and out of enterprise networks.

Verizon and AT&T billions lead the spending for 5G licenses

Verizon and AT&T billions lead the spending for 5G licenses

28 wireless providers paid more than $7.5 billion for 3.4 GHz of spectrum auctioned off by the Federal Communications Commission.

Managed 4G/5G service connects to Amazon, Microsoft clouds

Managed 4G/5G service connects to Amazon, Microsoft clouds

Federated Wireless is using one of the hottest newly opened bands of RF spectrum – Citizens Broadband Radio Service – to support a plug-and-play service in partnership with AWS and Azure.

IoT Roundup: VMware buys, ARM pushes for the edge and IoT in the walls

IoT Roundup: VMware buys, ARM pushes for the edge and IoT in the walls

Virtualization pioneer VMware continues its streak of IoT-related acquisitions, ARM rolls out silicon for the edge, and your walls may be lined with IoT sensors.

Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Industry groups and governmental agencies have been taking a stab at rules to improve the security of the internet of things, but so far there’s nothing comprehensive.

Predictive maintenance via IoT offers big upsides, but few easy wins

Predictive maintenance via IoT offers big upsides, but few easy wins

While the flagship application of enterprise internet of things is undeniably valuable, effective predictive maintenance still takes hard work.

Congress fights for additional Wi-Fi spectrum

Congress fights for additional Wi-Fi spectrum

Wi-Fi could benefit from additional wireless spectrum currently set aside for connected cars, but the FCC initiative to grab it faces hurdles from a Congressional committee and the Department of Transportation.

IoT roundup: IoT shifts focus to SMBs, standards movement and the sea

IoT roundup: IoT shifts focus to SMBs, standards movement and the sea

The internet of things for small businesses gets a bounce thanks to Arduino and Sprint, potential movement towards standards-based IoT emerges and catching some IoT news from the sea.

Wi-Fi 6 is slowly gathering steam

Wi-Fi 6 is slowly gathering steam

There’s a lot to look forward to about 802.11ax, aka Wi-Fi 6, just don’t expect it to be a top-to-bottom revolution in 2020.

Industrial Internet Consortium teams up with blockchain-focused security group

Industrial Internet Consortium teams up with blockchain-focused security group

A merger between a prominent industrial IoT umbrella group and a blockchain-centered corporate membership program highlights a new focus on bringing finished IoT solutions to market.

 IoT roundup: Quantifying growth,  medical imaging and 5G (have you heard of it?)

IoT roundup: Quantifying growth, medical imaging and 5G (have you heard of it?)

As 2020 approaches, we look at quantifying trends and ROI around the internet of things, an advance in medical imaging tech and bringing another type of network to the IoT game.

5G in 2020: Still just a private party

5G in 2020: Still just a private party

Mobile operators and their suppliers are hyping up 5G technology for the coming year, but general availability is still years away.

Verizon, Amazon team to offer 5G edge cloud computing via AWS Wavelength

Verizon, Amazon team to offer 5G edge cloud computing via AWS Wavelength

It’s the edge without the need for edge hardware, according to Verizon and Amazon, but limited 5G coverage will stall availability.

Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

The newest part of AWS’ huge public-cloud ecosystem is Braket, a way for companies to experiment with quantum computing without having to own quantum computers.

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