Stories by Stephen Lawson

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

By Stephen Lawson | 31 July, 2015 08:33

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, Networking

3D XPoint might change computing as much as SSDs did

The 3D XPoint memory technology that Intel and Micron announced Tuesday is new to its core and took years to develop, but that work may pay dividends in both living rooms and data centers.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 July, 2015 08:38

Tags: micron technology, Components, intel, memory

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

To fill computers' voracious appetite for data, Intel and Micron say they've developed the first new kind of memory since NAND flash was introduced in 1989.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 July, 2015 02:15

Tags: micron technology, Components, intel, memory

Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Self-driving cars will try to avoid robot pedestrians in a simulated city as part of an effort to make real-world streets safer.

By Stephen Lawson | 28 July, 2015 10:47

Tags: Automotive, University of Michigan, mobile, industry verticals, Verizon Communications

Sticker shock looms over Dish's mobile strategy

Wireless spectrum is likely to get about US$3.3 billion more pricey for Dish Network, the U.S. satellite TV operator that's angling to get into the mobile business.

By Stephen Lawson | 24 July, 2015 11:14

Tags: DISH Network, Federal Communications Commission, legal, mobile, government

Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport -- or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles International.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 July, 2015 14:00

Tags: sprint, telecommunication, Carriers, at&t, transportation, RootMetrics, mobile, industry verticals, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless

Qualcomm plans cuts, may spin off assets

Qualcomm will cut costs by about $1.4 billion per year and study the possible sale of assets as part of a company realignment.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 July, 2015 07:11

Tags: business issues, qualcomm, Components, financial results

To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen

Cisco Systems is tightening its relationship with Sensity Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that wants buildings and cities now adopting LED lighting to embrace the Internet of Things.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 July, 2015 07:03

Tags: Cisco Systems, Sensity Systems, Internet of Things, Networking, internet

Industrial IoT testbed hooks equipment monitoring up to a public cloud

If you're responsible for an industrial component that millions of people depend on, the last thing you want is a middle-of-the-night alert that the part has failed. The Internet of Things could be your ticket to sweet dreams.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 July, 2015 11:27

Tags: IBM, Internet of Things, National Instruments, internet

Chip vendors hit the ground running with Thread IoT spec

Connected home device makers can already see the guts of future products that will use the Thread wireless protocol. Now's a good time to get those going, judging from a new Internet of Things forecast.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 July, 2015 11:00

Tags: Thread Group, Silicon Labs, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, Freescale Semiconductor, Components, internet

Looking for something nearby? Wi-Fi Aware could find it for you

A new feature of Wi-Fi could help people find both each other and things nearby, without even being near a hotspot.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 July, 2015 22:03

Tags: Networking, wireless, Wi-Fi Alliance, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Qualcomm joins Thread as IoT dance heats up

A networking protocol that could be whizzing around your home's airspace in a few years came one step closer to reality on Tuesday.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 July, 2015 18:05

Tags: Thread Group, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, qualcomm, internet

Belt clips live on in smartphone radiation testing

The FCC's radiation standards for your smartphone date back to the 1990s. But that's OK. You use a belt clip, don't you?

By Stephen Lawson | 11 July, 2015 07:23

Tags: regulation, LG Electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Motorola Mobility, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, mobile, government, Apple, consumer electronics, htc

United's woes show what's hard about networking

United Airlines grounded its planes for about an hour on Wednesday, reportedly because of a router failure. That's a wide path of destruction for one piece of equipment, but it's the kind of hazard that comes with networking, where each piece is always linked to everything else.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 July, 2015 10:06

Tags: United Airlines, Networking

EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

EMC is selling its Syncplicity file-sharing and collaboration business to private investment company Skyview Capital for an undisclosed sum.

By Stephen Lawson | 08 July, 2015 03:25

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, storage, Skyview Capital, Syncplicity, internet, Mergers and acquisitions, emc

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