Stories by Colin Neagle

Steve Ballmer might be dipping his toes back into tech

Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is reportedly weighing an over-the-top streaming video service for NBA games.

Are wearables dead? This report says consumer interest is declining fast

A new report says consumer interest in wearables like the Apple Watch and Fitbit has dropped consistently this year.

Smart refrigerator hack exposes Gmail login credentials

A Samsung smart refrigerator designed to integrate Gmail Calendar information has a vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal Gmail user names and passwords.

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?

Comcast is planning a gigabit broadband network based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. But the question is,

How to become an IoT hero for your organization

You can't get away from the Internet of Things lately. It's coming and it's going to take over everything. Cisco says it will push the number of internet-connected devices to <a href="">50 billion by 2020</a>. But you already knew that, because it's all everybody is talking about.

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

The technology for body-worn cameras has been around for years, but it wasn't until this past year that law enforcement agencies have moved to adopt them in significant numbers.

Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Last March, a very satisfied user of the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat left a product review on that shed some light on an unexpected benefit of the smart home -- revenge.

FAA deems Amazon delivery drones 'airworthy,' with heavy regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration announced yesterday that it issued an "experimental airworthiness certificate" to Amazon, allowing it to legally use drones for "research and development and crew training."

Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware -- the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key -- and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom."

In Pictures: Best of CES 2015

The best and most noteworthy products and technologies found at CES 2015.

CES 2015: Searching for the smartwatch market

For the smartwatch industry, the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show has served as a sort of massive strategy meeting to figure out how to turn the wristwatch into a technology device.

Drone management: The next frontier

About a year ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a bold publicity move he sat down for a <a href="">60 Minutes interview</a> and showed off the company's planned use of drones for same-day delivery to its customers.

In Pictures: Top tech turkeys of 2014

Just be thankful you aren’t associated with any of these people.

In Pictures: 15 can't-miss products at DEMO Fall 2014

Startups flock to DEMO with stand-out products.