Stories by Matt Hamblen

Kansas City presses on with emerging 'smart city' corridor (with video)

A 2.2-mile downtown streetcar line in Kansas City, Mo. will be the focal point of an ambitious smart city project that includes Cisco, Sprint and smaller app developers.

Verizon launches wireless private network traffic management

Verizon introduced an LTE wireless traffic management service to give business and government customers the ability to prioritize critical network-based applications.

Chip card reality check: Oct. 1 deadline termed a 'soft incentive'

Despite an Oct. 1 deadline for U.S. merchants to accept secure chip-enabled credit and debit cards, experts believe it will take years for the conversion

Samsung looks to follow Apple with its own Galaxy leasing program

Samsung is expected to launch its own smartphone leasing plan, following Apple in a long-term attempt to wrest customer control away from U.S. carriers.

US Ignite shares $6M in NSF funds with cities for smart city app store

US Ignite, a nonprofit group that fosters Internet apps with public benefits said it had been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build testbeds for smart gigabit applications in 15 U.S. cities.

Half of U.S. consumers don’t have, and don’t understand, chip cards

More than half of U.S. consumers haven't received new chip-based credit or debit cards to improve security of in-store purchases, and many don't even know what the cards do.

AT&T makes a big push into IoT

In the expanding universe called the Internet of Things, even garbage bins will be networked together wirelessly. That way, a central console -- perhaps one that's monitored automatically -- can know whether a bin has been overturned or is full.

New iPhone 6S could let Sprint network shine

Apple gave Sprint a little gift this week with the new iPhone 6S, which can take advantage of faster wireless speeds via carrier aggregation.

Wikipedia founder pushes his charity phone company, TPO

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, took the keynote stage Wednesday at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 to tout his latest venture, The People's Operator, or TPO.

AT&T Foundry pushes IoT concepts (like a wireless wheelchair)

AT&T and Permobil announced a wirelessly connected wheelchair proof of concept this week that relies on work by AT&T Foundry innovation center engineers and designers.

FCC chairman promises March auction of broadcast spectrum

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler committed on Wednesday to a March 29 start date for an unprecedented auction of 600Mhz wireless spectrum now under the control of the nation's broadcasters.

AT&T to sell Wi-Fi hotspots from ZTE for vehicles

Connects to five devices for $100 without a contract.

T-Mobile announces video calling

Two high-end Samsung phones have it now, with seven others planned by year-end.

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

As expected, <a href="">Samsung</a> on Thursday announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and <a href="">Galaxy S6 Edge Plus</a> smartphone, both with 5.7-in. displays.

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband

Verizon engineers have finished lab and field tests of a new fiber optic network capable of 10Gbps, or 10 times the speed of Google Fiber and some other currently-available networks.