Stories by Colin Neagle

How Sigfox plans to spread its low-power IoT network across the U.S.

French IoT network company Sigfox plans to expand to 10 U.S. cities in the first quarter of 2016 alone. Here's how they plan to get it done.

How long will consumers put up with the IoT's failures?

At CES, experts warn that interoperability, networking, and cybersecurity issues could threaten the potential of the Internet of Things.

CES 2016: FCC Chairman Wheeler predicts an 'extravaganza' at wireless spectrum auction

Speaking at CES 2016, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed confidence in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction.

CES 2016: When will we see the real 5G?

At CES 2016 this week, a panel of experts said we likely won't see real 5G deployments until at least 2020.

CES 2016: Why the IoT needs fiber-optic broadband to succeed

At CES 2016, a panel of experts explained how fiber-optic broadband will become a necessity as the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home grow.

CES 2016: Auto industry faces challenges adopting connected car, autonomous driving technology

Connected car and autonomous driving technology represent huge opportunities for the auto industry. They also come with huge challenges.

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="http://readwrite.com/2011/07/17/cisco_50_billion_things_on_the_internet_by_2020">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 Amazon.com 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."