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Stories by Stephen Lawson

Intel plans 3D NAND flash next year for 'as much storage as you want'

By Stephen Lawson | 21 November, 2014 12:36

Intel plans to ship 3D NAND flash chips next year that will allow it to cram more bits into solid-state storage.

Steve Wozniak just wants to build things

By Stephen Lawson | 20 November, 2014 13:20

For the Woz, it's all about the engineering.

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage

By Stephen Lawson | 20 November, 2014 08:58

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

ZigBee 3.0 promises one standard for many uses

By Stephen Lawson | 18 November, 2014 22:04

The ZigBee Alliance plans to put all forms of its low-power wireless technology under one standard, ZigBee 3.0, in a move that could make it easier to connect many wireless devices in homes.

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

By Stephen Lawson | 15 November, 2014 07:24

The traffic inside Facebook's data centers is growing so fast that the company is changing the basic architecture of its networks in order to keep up.

Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

By Stephen Lawson | 15 November, 2014 06:10

Some of the most powerful companies in video networks and delivery plan to define an open architecture for streaming video as part of a new alliance that includes Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ustream and Yahoo, but not Netflix or YouTube.

Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

By Stephen Lawson | 13 November, 2014 12:56

President Barack Obama's call for ISPs to be regulated like traditional telecommunications carriers continued to send shockwaves through the Internet industry on Wednesday as the head of Cisco Systems warned that the idea could hurt his company's business.

While most eye mobile for the bottom line, the Mormon church has higher goals

By Stephen Lawson | 12 November, 2014 11:21

Almost everyone's pouring time and money into smartphones these days. Social networking giants mine them for ad revenue, retail stores use them to reach customers, and credit-card companies want to turn them into wallets. And then there's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Quest for scale brings IoT players Kore and Raco together

By Stephen Lawson | 12 November, 2014 06:09

Machine-to-machine communications, part of the fast-growing Internet of Things, is starting to look more like the large-scale industry it's expected to become.

AT&T won't do in-flight Wi-Fi after all

By Stephen Lawson | 11 November, 2014 11:54

AT&T has reversed itself on in-flight Wi-Fi, dropping a plan announced just months ago that would have seen the carrier launch services on airliners next year.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

By Stephen Lawson | 30 October, 2014 12:23

There's more to making cities smart than the Internet of Things and the collection of big data.

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

By Stephen Lawson | 30 October, 2014 05:32

As small businesses make their Wi-Fi more enterprise-like, Ruckus Wireless wants to meet them where they live with that hallmark of consumer tech, the mobile app.

EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid Clouds

By Stephen Lawson | 29 October, 2014 02:04

EMC has continued its push into hybrid Clouds, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a Cloud up and running.

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

By Stephen Lawson | 25 October, 2014 11:22

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

By Stephen Lawson | 25 October, 2014 07:15

The auction intended to turn many U.S. TV channels into spectrum for mobile services won't start until early 2016, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission says.