Stories by Colin Neagle

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."

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 60 Minutes interview 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.

How the Internet of Things is transforming law enforcement

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to make waves in law enforcement. From connected guns that remember exactly when and how they were fired to wearable smart devices designed for police dogs, the IoT is becoming a go-to solution not only to improve law enforcement officers' capabilities, but also to increase accountability and public safety.

In Pictures: 10 creepy mobile apps that make spying easier

Here are 10 of the creepiest mobile apps, some of which are still available for download

How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

In Pictures: 10 signs Google Glass is disrupting the enterprise

Google Glass has had a ripple effect throughout the enterprise world.

NASA breakthrough improves 3D printing in space

One of the limitations of 3D printing has been its inability to use different types of materials while printing one product. This has been an obstacle for 3D printing in space travel, which sometimes requires parts composed of several different materials.