Stories by Colin Neagle

A guide to the confusing Internet of Things standards world

Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.

FAA's ruling on smartphones during takeoff has had little impact

Airlines have seen almost no increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops among passengers since the Federal Aviation Administration ruled in October that they are now allowed to do so during takeoff and landing, a recent study found.

In Pictures: 11 more weird things in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is growing, and the things are getting weirder by the day.

In Pictures: 7 technologies that could revolutionize retail

The retail world is evolving, thanks to these technologies.

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How consumers are holding back retail tech advances

The in-person shopping experience, from finding the right product in the store to trying on clothes in a fitting room to paying a cash register, is far more archaic than it needs to be.

Net neutrality ruling scaring VCs away from investing in certain startups

Venture capitalists are already wary of investing in startups that would require high-performance broadband speeds out of concern that the FCC's expected net neutrality ruling will increase their operational costs, MIT's Technology Review reported today.

Five U.S. ISPs accused of 'deliberately harming' broadband speeds

Five major ISPs in the U.S. and one in Europe are intentionally allowing broadband performance to degrade for some customers, communications company Level 3 alleged in a recent company blog post.

In pictures: 3D printing and healthcare

How 3D printing is transforming the world of medicine.

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.