Stories by Colin Neagle

Second Google Glass user attacked in San Francisco in two months

Another Google Glass user was accosted just for wearing the device in San Francisco, in what the victim believes may have been the second attack of its kind in the city since late February.

How to 3D print your own designs without a 3D printer

In his keynote speech at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York today, 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental said that when he's asked if 3D printers will make their way into everyday people's homes, he can't answer them. That's because it's not a matter of if they'll make their way into the home – it's where in the home they'll put them, Reichental said.

Crazy theories and global manhunts for Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Newsweek made waves this week with an article that claims to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the previously anonymous person whose name was the only one listed on the 2008 whitepaper that launched the modern cryptocurrency movement.

Inside the tiny Kansas town battling cable lobbyists over municipal broadband

When the Kansas state senate proposed legislation barring local governments from providing high-speed Internet to their citizens, one small community, which was effectively exempt from the legislation, spoke out the loudest.

A call for open standards for broadband performance testing

With AT&T announcing its sponsored data initiative, a federal appeals court ruling that the FCC can no longer protect net neutrality, and Comcast announcing a $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, business and consumers alike need accurate information on broadband performance more than ever.

In Pictures: Facebook turns 10 - A look back at the milestones

A lot has happened since Mark Zuckerberg and his friends launched a website from their dorm room.

CES flops: A brief history of high hopes and bad guesses

With this year's Consumer Electronics Show winding down, and a deluge of recap articles and slideshows flooding the Internet, it's always important to remember that what may be exciting at CES is not always an indication of what will transform the consumer technology market.

Car wars: Apple and Google vie for driver's seat in connected-car market

Google has announced the formation of the Open Automotive Alliance, a coalition of automakers working to adapt the Android OS for in-car connectivity. If the name sounds familiar, it's because it's a variation of the Open Handset Alliance, which Google formed in 2007 alongside a more than a dozen other tech companies to develop open standards for mobile devices, which led to Android's eventual dominance of the mobile OS market.

What to expect of Internet of Things in 2014

The Internet of Things will continue to creep into consumers' homes in 2014, but the real growth in the next year is likely to be in the enterprise.

Explaining the Senate's 3D-printed gun ruling

The U.S. Senate voted in favor of the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 last night, with the intention of preventing an increase in the production of plastic, 3D-printed guns.

IT experience leads to entrepreneurship for Aussie duo

The startup culture largely rejects the traditional career path, particularly in the tech world. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley launched their startups while still in college, or worked for a startup immediately after college, adopting an entrepreneurial mentality early on that allowed them to bypass the hierarchy and bureaucracy that comes with working for a large company.

First 3D-printed metal gun fires 600 successful shots

This weekend, Texas-based 3D printing company Solid Concepts announced that it had successfully fired 600 shots over two tests from its all-metal 3D-printed handgun, the first known prototype of its kind.

To thwart spies, IETF wants to 'strengthen the Internet'

At its meeting in Vancouver this week, the IETF has discussed what it could do to turn its plan to protect the web from government spying into action.

How the IETF plans to protect the web from NSA snooping

Speaking at the UN's recent Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, IETF chair Jari Arkko laid out a plan to protect the U.S. Internet from the NSA's surveillance efforts.

Study: 10% self-driving car penetration could save $38 billion, 1,000 lives

A new study estimates that if just 10% of cars on the road were self-driving, the U.S. economy would see an overall economic increase of $38 billion and 1,000 fewer traffic deaths per year.

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