Stories by Jon Gold

Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks above “basic human decency.”

By Jon Gold | 05 October, 2015 23:28

Tags: intel

Startup NodePrime decloaks, wants to manage your whole data center

San Francisco-based startup NodePrime wants to be the proverbial single pane of glass that you use to manage your complicated, heavily virtualized data center, the company announced as it exited stealth today with a $7 million seed funding round in the books.

By Jon Gold | 01 October, 2015 00:42

Tags: Dell, cisco

Here’s what you can expect to see at Google’s Nexus announcement

What to expect when you’re expecting Nexus phones.

By Jon Gold | 25 September, 2015 13:00

Tags: Google

Could iOS 9 be Apple’s greatest gift to enterprise IT?

The latest version of Apple’s mobile platform includes several workplace-centric features designed to make the company’s devices more useful to corporate users and the IT departments that have to manage them.

By Jon Gold | 17 September, 2015 23:00

Tags: iOS 9, Apple

Galaxy Note 5: A totally subjective road-warrior test

I decided to take the sample Galaxy Note 5 provided to Network World by Samsung to CTIA’s Super Mobility 2015 conference in Las Vegas – to see if Samsung has finally made a device that can replace the journalist’s trusty notebook.

By Jon Gold | 14 September, 2015 23:03

Tags: samsung

Wireless testers reveal shape of the network to come

Virtualized networks, small cells, LTE-U and lots of millimeter-wave capability are the waves of the future network, according to the wireless testing companies that help shape them.

AT&T Mobility CEO: We want to connect everything to everything else

Glenn Lurie, CEO of AT&T Mobility, said in a keynote address at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas on Thursday that his company will continue to branch out into areas far beyond traditional mobile services, including connected cars, telemedicine and numerous areas of IoT.

By Jon Gold | 10 September, 2015 23:04

Tags: at&t, ctia

Qualcomm exec on LTE-U: We’re not trying to mess up your Wi-Fi

Big wireless providers elbowing their way onto the same unlicensed spectrum as your Wi-Fi isn’t going to be the headache that many predict, according to Qualcomm senior vice president of business development Neville Meijers.

By Jon Gold | 10 September, 2015 19:07

Tags: lte

Presidential longshot at CTIA 2015 promising nothing less than immortality

Reporter looking for Iron Mike Tyson instead turned found Zoltan Istvan.

Google expands Compute Engine offerings with bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine, the company’s IaaS cloud computing offering, got a facelift today with the announcement that new autoscaling features and 32-core VMs would be available to the general public.

By Jon Gold | 03 September, 2015 23:12

Tags: Google

Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup

The initial round of reviews for OnHub, Google’s fancified entry into the home router market, are out, and the consensus is that it’s a neat gadget, but possibly not worth the $200 you’ll fork over to get it.

By Jon Gold | 31 August, 2015 20:22

Tags: Google

Grsecurity will stop issuing patches citing trademark abuse

A major corporation is misusing grsecurity’s trademarks and violating the terms of the GNU Public License – and as a consequence, the leader of the project said Wednesday, grsecurity will stop making its stable patches available to the general public.

Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

Time’s a-ticking, and we’re getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be revealed on September 9 will be available in a metallic pink finish for the first time. Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blond ought to be thrilled.

By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2015 21:36

Tags: Apple, iPhone

Don't look for Google to make big, quick changes after Alphabet pronouncement

The announcement Monday that saw Google reorganize under the banner of new holding company Alphabet was Big News, we all seem to agree, but it's much less clear exactly what kind of Big News it is.

By Jon Gold | 13 August, 2015 23:14

Tags: Procter & Gamble, Configuration / maintenance, Google, hardware systems, Data Center

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