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Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

By Jon Gold | 18 April, 2014 08:04

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

In Pictures: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By Jon Gold | 17 April, 2014 07:54

New graphical bells and whistles, plus security improvements

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

By Jon Gold | 16 April, 2014 01:17

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

By Jon Gold | 08 April, 2014 02:17

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

By Jon Gold | 04 April, 2014 07:54

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

Amazon jumps into set-top media business with voice-enabled Fire TV

By Jon Gold | 03 April, 2014 06:15

Amazon released the Fire TV set-top media streaming device today at an event in New York, stepping squarely onto the turf of the Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast with a small, feature-heavy package about the size of an old CD double album.

In Pictures: The 9 best free Twitter apps for Android

By Jon Gold | 28 March, 2014 08:59

Sigh…I miss TweetDeck. Nevertheless, these apps are still very good indeed.

Tech ad watch: Gary Oldman stares at you for HTC

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 19:37

HTC does one thing well – it designs excellent smartphones. It does not, however, do many of the things associated with designing excellent smartphones, like marketing, very well at all, which goes a long way towards explaining why the company's market share has sunk as low as it has.

IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 13:13

New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

In Pictures: The HTC One M8 smartphone

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 09:22

HTC One M8 is finally here! Everyone try and act surprised!

Emerging nations want uncensored Internet access, Pew survey shows

By Jon Gold | 19 March, 2014 14:55

A study released today by the Pew Research Center shows that majorities in 22 of 24 developing nations surveyed want their access to the Internet to be free of government censorship, including 70%+ majorities in half of the countries that were included.

The dual-boot Android/Windows Phone really is coming to the U.S., for some reason

By Jon Gold | 13 March, 2014 23:01

The concept of a dual-boot phone isn't a new one – there have been several OEMs reportedly sniffing around the idea, and similar riffs like "Ubuntu for Android" have already gone public – but it really looks like Huawei is finally going to deliver a handset that offers both Windows Phone and Android.

IBM's push for MDM market share swings into high gear

By Jon Gold | 13 March, 2014 15:57

Chris Clark, president and COO of mobile device management company Fiberlink, has no doubts about the importance of MDM.

T-Mobile CEO Legere still swinging at rivals, researchers, and many others

By Jon Gold | 10 March, 2014 22:03

T-Mobile CEO John Legere did what he does best last week, in response to negative news about his company's network performance - he went on the offensive.

Extensive video of the HTC M8 leaks, HTC gets real mad

By Jon Gold | 06 March, 2014 23:01

Strategically leaking information about upcoming smartphones and tablets to the press is a favorite way for manufacturers to create buzz around their products without having to spoil everything in an official reveal. This has been your tech marketing tip of the day, thank you, you've been a lovely audience.

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