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Stories by Jon Gold

Verizon amps FiOS upload speeds for all residential customers

By Jon Gold | 22 July, 2014 03:18

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.

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

By Jon Gold | 18 July, 2014 05:59

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

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

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2014 05:39

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.

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

By Jon Gold | 11 July, 2014 08:31

More casualties of Yahoo’s attempts to narrow the focus

Bell Labs claims new speed record over regular old copper wiring

By Jon Gold | 11 July, 2014 02:30

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.

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

By Jon Gold | 08 July, 2014 06:02

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.

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

By Jon Gold | 04 July, 2014 02:03

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.

Google is killing off Orkut

By Jon Gold | 01 July, 2014 04:06

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

In Pictures: Google’s I/O announcements

By Jon Gold | 27 June, 2014 08:56

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

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

By Jon Gold | 25 June, 2014 04:56

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

OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

By Jon Gold | 25 June, 2014 00:09

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.

In Pictures: The 10 baddest supercomputers on Earth

By Jon Gold | 24 June, 2014 08:27

The latest Top 500 ranking sees China stay on top.

In Pictures: Amazon's new Fire Phone

By Jon Gold | 20 June, 2014 08:41

The long wait is over – Amazon's phone is official.

Box just bought real-world equivalent of Pied Piper

By Jon Gold | 17 June, 2014 06:10

Cloud storage provider Box announced today that it has acquired Streem, a small startup with some impressive technology in that area, for an undisclosed fee.

SevOne puts RapidEngines to work with new log analysis product

By Jon Gold | 17 June, 2014 01:37

SevOne, a manufacturer of network performance management hardware and software, announced today that it has integrated technology from its recent acquisition of RapidEngines into a new performance log appliance offering.