Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Multiple U.S. trials underway for shared 3.5GHz wireless spectrum

Singapore's vision for supporting tech innovation encourages team diversity

Singapore's vision for supporting tech innovation encourages team diversity

Matt Hamblen, back from Singapore, finds the nation's government and businesses take a comprehensive approach to pushing technology innovation.

Singapore sets a path toward food and water independence

Singapore sets a path toward food and water independence

One potential solution to Singapore’s efforts to feed the 5.4 million people who live on the tiny island nation is vertical farming.

The driverless taxi is almost here

The driverless taxi is almost here

Driverless taxis and shuttles are coming to big cities, if what's going on in Singapore is any indication.

Open wireless standards could save smart cities 30% on tech costs

Open wireless standards could save smart cities 30% on tech costs

Open standards used to deploy Internet of Things technology could cut costs and accelerate the growth of smart cities.

Kansas City gets 'smart': New streetcar line opens amid free public Wi-Fi zone

Kansas City gets 'smart': New streetcar line opens amid free public Wi-Fi zone

Kansas City, Missouri, has high hopes for the smart technology it's deploying as it launches on Friday a new streetcar line in its downtown innovation district and public Wi-Fi that spreads over two square miles.

iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

Apple iPhone sales declined 16% in the first quarter, but it's important to remember that the overall smartphone market has also flatlined.

HTC doubles down on virtual reality with new Vive X accelerator

HTC doubles down on virtual reality with new Vive X accelerator

HTC announced it will lead a $100 million virtual reality accelerator fund to cultivate the VR ecosystem by supporting startups.

Chip card payment confusion, anger rages on

Chip card payment confusion, anger rages on

Six months after U.S. retailers began assuming liability for debit and credit card fraud, only a fraction of the nation's in-store payment terminals can accept the highly secure chip-enabled cards.

Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Google will soon begin testing innovative 3.5 GHz wireless capabilities by using antennas on light poles and other structures in parts of Kansas City, Mo.

Verizon-Boston fiber optic deal means more than faster Internet service

Verizon-Boston fiber optic deal means more than faster Internet service

Over six years, Verizon will replace its copper wire with fiber optic cable for Internet in the city of Boston. But there's a lot more to the deal.

Barcelona faces the challenge to make its smart city truly smart

Barcelona made a big splash to be considered a smart city three years ago. Since then, it has installed noise and air quality sensors along and smart streetlights and smart parking. But some Barcelona citizens question the value of...

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