Stories by Bob Brown

NSF: Time for an Internet do-over

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has doled out grants worth up to $US32 million in total to a pack of universities dedicated to rethinking everything about the Internet from from its core routing system to its security architecture and addressing the emergence of cloud computing and an increasingly mobile society.

Dell Streak teardown: Go ahead and drop the tablet

The Dell Streak tablet, which goes on sale Friday in the United States, is a sturdy device just daring you to drop it. But if you do need to take it apart and fix it, that's not a problem, according to iFixit, which this week tore the device open for peek inside.

Ted Stevens, Father of "Intertubes", said to die in plane crash

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, best known in technology circles for once referring to the Internet as a series of tubes, has reportedly died in a plane crash in Alaska at the age of 86. He was among five people killed in the crash, but at least three people have survived.

Tech's most notorious CEO scandals

Mark Hurd's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080610-hps-mark-hurd-resigns-amid.html">surprise resignation</a> as HP's CEO Friday following disclosure of a sexual harassment charge against him makes Hurd just the latest in a long line of tech CEOs forced to resign due to scandal.

How to migrate to Energy Efficient Ethernet

The IEEE's 802.3az standard for Energy Efficient Ethernet is expected to be finalized by next year, but it's not too soon to think about how your IT organization can migrate to EEE.

Biggest tech industry apologies of 2010 - so far

While apologies from BP to the world regarding its environmental disaster and even from a U.S. Congressman to BP have stolen headlines of late, the tech industry has not been without its fair share of apologies during the first half of 2010 either.

Android smartphone market proving to be anyone’s game

HTC's Dream and Magic smartphones  accounted for almost all traffic from Android devices 7 months ago, but now 11 different devices share in most of that traffic. Google said in March that there were 34 Android devices on the market from 12 manufacturers.