Stories by Jon Gold

Pebble: Next-gen wearables will require new tech, also your personal data

One of the most successful purveyors of wearable technology says that there are technical hurdles -- as well as philosophical ones -- to be overcome before the next generation of devices can emerge.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2014 03:38

Tags: Pebble, Wearable Device, Apple, Networking, wireless, wall street journal

Verizon amps FiOS upload speeds for all residential customers

Previously, FiOS service tiers offered upload speeds of anywhere from one-half to one-fifth of the advertised download speed. The new scheme will see those equalized -- so entry-level consumers with 15Mbps download connections will get 15Mbps upload speeds as well, as opposed to the 5Mbps they currently receive.

By Jon Gold | 22 July, 2014 03:18

Tags: Microsoft, Verizon FioS, service providers, internet, Internet service providers

MIT may have just solved all your data center network lag issues

A group of MIT researchers say they've invented a new technology that should all but eliminate queue length in data center networking.

By Jon Gold | 18 July, 2014 05:59

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hardware systems, Data Center

It's alive: New supercomputer reborn from old supercomputer parts

An older supercomputer from the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cannibalized and rebuilt into a new one, thanks to a team from Carnegie Mellon University.

By Jon Gold | 16 July, 2014 05:21

Tags: supercomputers, Configuration / maintenance, High performance, IBM, hardware systems, Data Center

MIT invents T-1000 robot precursor technology, may have doomed us all

A new generation of robots will have the ability to become alternately squishy and stiff, thanks to a phase-changing material developed by researchers at MIT.

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2014 05:39

Tags: robotics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In Pictures: Yahoo, you’re dead! 8 services in Yahoo’s graveyard

More casualties of Yahoo’s attempts to narrow the focus

By Jon Gold | 11 July, 2014 08:31

Tags: Yahoo, PC, browser, software, Components, apps. slideshow

Bell Labs claims new speed record over regular old copper wiring

Most of the higher-speed Internet connections used by businesses these days require fiber-optic cabling, but Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs division claimed this week to have reached 10Gbps using nothing but new transmission technology and ordinary copper wiring.

By Jon Gold | 11 July, 2014 02:30

Tags: alcatel-lucent, International Telecommunications Union, internet, VMware, LAN & WAN

Thieves steal 40,000 gadgets from Samsung factory in Brazil

A Samsung factory in Brazil was robbed of at least $6.3 million in hardware by a gang of about 20 armed people at around midnight on Monday, according to reports from local media.

By Jon Gold | 09 July, 2014 01:38

Tags: samsung, Networking, wireless, Samsung Electronics

Bloody June: What's behind last month's DDoS attacks?

The list of DDoS attacks in the month of June has made for grim reading. High-profile sites have been targeted by extortion demands, online games got disrupted and at least one company was put out of business as a direct result.

By Jon Gold | 08 July, 2014 06:02

Tags: network security, security, ddos

Government crackdowns, surveillance could destroy the open web, Pew says

The Internet as we know it faces several major dangers in the next 10 years, including interference from nation-states, an undermining of trust caused by governmental and corporate surveillance scandals and the corporate world's influence on its basic structure, according to a new report.

By Jon Gold | 04 July, 2014 02:03

Tags: network security, Federal Trade Commission, Google, Pew Research Center, european union, security, nsa, Facebook

Google is killing off Orkut

Orkut, one of Google's first forays into social networking, will be closed down by the search company at the end of September.

By Jon Gold | 01 July, 2014 04:06

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, blackphone, social, software, internet, social media, collaboration, Facebook, youtube, Google

In Pictures: Google’s I/O announcements

A new version of Android, a TV suite and a whole lot more.

By Jon Gold | 27 June, 2014 08:56

Tags: hardware, slideshow, mobility, Android, Google I/O, software, Google TV

Smooth like btrfs: Inside Facebook's Linux-powered infrastructure

Facebook engineer Chris Mason is unequivocal about the primacy of Linux in Facebook's storage infrastructure.

By Jon Gold | 25 June, 2014 04:56

Tags: Linux, open source, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, Facebook, Oracle

OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source projects.

By Jon Gold | 25 June, 2014 00:09

Tags: Cumulus Networks, Linux, open source, suse, linux foundation, software, Open Source Subnet, internet, cloud computing, operating systems, OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation, Google

In Pictures: The 10 baddest supercomputers on Earth

The latest Top 500 ranking sees China stay on top.

By Jon Gold | 24 June, 2014 08:27

Tags: tech hive, supercomputers, slideshow

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