Patrick Nelson

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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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Quantum-embedded chips could secure IoT

How edge computing can help secure the IoT

How edge computing can help secure the IoT

IoT security could shift to the network level, especially the edge, as the need for data anonymization and customized security becomes essential.

How blockchain will transform the IoT

How blockchain will transform the IoT

Supply chain, automotive, and sales of industrial sensor data emerge as initial use-case contenders for blockchain and its ilk in the Internet of Things.

Space data backbone gets U.S. approval

Space data backbone gets U.S. approval

LeoSat plans to build a constellation of low-orbit satellites that provides max transmission speed of 5.2 gigabits per second and latency of 20 milliseconds.

Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

Transistors, superconductors, and chip design have all seen efficiency breakthroughs this year. So much so, that we may see the cold-running computer before too long.

Edge-chips could render some networks unnecessary

Edge-chips could render some networks unnecessary

Neuristor circuits will perform super-edge computations similar to how the brain does them, reducing network loads and possibly making some networks redundant.

Using the Internet of Sound to transfer IoT data via speakers

Using the Internet of Sound to transfer IoT data via speakers

Ultrasonic sounds could be overlaid onto audible sounds for Internet of Things (IoT) communications, says IoT startup Trillbit.

Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

A new microprocessor manufacturing technique could keep future electronics 18 degrees cooler, providing huge efficiency gains for data centers.

Spectrum shake-up to deliver more Wi-Fi, connections

Spectrum shake-up to deliver more Wi-Fi, connections

Large swaths of additional unlicensed spectrum will become available in the U.S. for connected devices, including Wi-Fi, if various proposals and schemes by the FCC come about.

Private 5G networks are coming

Private 5G networks are coming

Control over security is prompting big industrial companies to explore private 5G wireless networks.

Optical networking breakthrough will run networks 100x faster

Optical networking breakthrough will run networks 100x faster

Forming light waves into a spiral pattern allows multiplexing within fiber cable, adding throughput to traditional networks, researchers say.

5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless network technologies promise faster speeds and greater reliability, but they have security issues that must be addressed before they launch, researchers say.

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