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Stories by Jon Gold

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

By Jon Gold | 21 August, 2014 05:39

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible.

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

Androids continue to gain in the enterprise

By Jon Gold | 14 August, 2014 03:11

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

Riverbed bolsters net mgmt. software for greater automation

By Jon Gold | 11 August, 2014 23:22

Riverbed tacked three new software modules onto its SteelCentral network management product today, broadening the features already available through that framework.

Netscout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant rating

By Jon Gold | 08 August, 2014 02:54

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Connecticut Superior Court accuses tech analyst firm Gartner Research of demanding kickbacks in exchange for favorable placement in the company's famous Magic Quadrant report.

F5 CTO: We're working hard on the transition to software

By Jon Gold | 07 August, 2014 01:33

F5 Networks is a veteran player in the network management market, having sold its load balancing hardware - or application delivery controllers, as it prefers to call them - to large numbers of data center customers.

F5 CEO sees opportunity in myriad challenges facing IT

By Jon Gold | 06 August, 2014 07:00

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam said Tuesday at his company's Agility conference in New York that, in essence, the future of IT is complicated, confusing and riddled with security threats - and that's a good thing.

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

By Jon Gold | 31 July, 2014 22:58

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

By Jon Gold | 31 July, 2014 05:32

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

Stanford researchers show off blueprint for self-healing lithium battery

By Jon Gold | 29 July, 2014 05:53

A paper published today by Stanford University researchers outlines a way to make lithium batteries a lot safer, opening the door to a host of new applications in everything from smartphones to electric cars.

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.