Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen is a multi-media journalist covering mobile, networking and smart city tech. He previously was a senior editor at Computerworld.

Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

Businesses are being urged to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats.

IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

The number of Internet of Things devices used to spark the "smart" in smart cities is expected to surge six-fold through 2026.

Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Dallas city officials have added extra encryption to bolster the security of outdoor warning sirens hacked early Saturday.

New guidelines point to an augmented future

New guidelines point to an augmented future

The augmented reality guidelines will promote interoperability, their creators said.

U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones

U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones

The notion of buying discounted phones with a locked-in two-year service plan is going away, welcomed by both companies and consumers alike.

Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon will launch a nationwide wireless network designed to help developers, businesses, utilities and municipalities deploy secure internet-of-things devices at lower cost.

Refurbishing Samsung Note7s for resale is a 'disastrous' plan, analyst says

Refurbishing Samsung Note7s for resale is a 'disastrous' plan, analyst says

Just two days before Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S8 on Wednesday, the company announced it will consider using some recalled Galaxy Note7 smartphones for re-sale as refurbished or as rental phones.

 Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

Credit-card breach hits another restaurant chain

Credit-card breach hits another restaurant chain

Several high-end eateries run by Select Restaurants in Cleveland were the victims of fraudulent cards used by customers at its eateries.

Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

AR and VR are slowly catching on among early adopters, and some analysts envision a 10-fold spike by 2021 in the number of headsets sold.

Load More