Matt Hamblen

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

Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.

Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

Motorola Solutions unveils the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld

Motorola Solutions unveils the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld

Motorola Solutions announced the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld computer with a 4.7-in. touchscreen that can accommodate wet fingers, gloves or a stylus.

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Gartner and IDC have dramatically lowered their tablet shipment and sales estimates for 2014 and coming years.

Google partners up for $60M undersea fiber link between Florida and Brazil

Google partners up for $60M undersea fiber link between Florida and Brazil

Move shows company hopes to gain greater control over Internet access

Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business
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Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business

Cisco, Sprint and Google all "collide" in the city's plan to attract tech incubators, startups and young residents.

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