Matt Hamblen

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


Event fosters software and STEM entrepreneurs for education

Event fosters software and STEM entrepreneurs for education

About 100 educators, parents and technology pros converged last weekend at Crossroads Academy in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, for an event called Startup Weekend Education—KC.

Will the U.S. be ready with secure chip cards and payment terminals?

Will the U.S. be ready with secure chip cards and payment terminals?

Only about half of the 12 million merchant payment terminals in the U.S. will be converted to accept more secure smart credit and debit cards and NFC-ready smartphones by the end of 2015, according to financial officials working to...

Google Fiber expanding to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

Google Fiber expanding to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

Google Fiber is coming to the metro areas of Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Google preps for wireless services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google preps for wireless services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

Big visions for 5G before the FCC

Big visions for 5G before the FCC

Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google,...

T-Mobile CEO, Deutsche Telekom bicker over finances

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere used Twitter to again slam recent opinions that his company's financial future is unsustainable, given the billions of dollars needed to buy more wireless spectrum to compete with AT&T and Verizon...

Cities cheer Obama's push for municipal broadband

Cities cheer Obama's push for municipal broadband

Dozens of U.S. cities are cheering President Obama's proposal this week for the Federal Communications Commission to allow municipalities to provide their own Internet broadband services even in states that have banned such services.

Obama outlines broadband boost via executive action

Obama outlines broadband boost via executive action

President Obama plans to take executive action to boost broadband speeds and connections at lower prices, a move likely to stir up a fight with the GOP-controlled Congress.

AT&T to allow monthly data rollover; plan includes businesses

AT&T to allow monthly data rollover; plan includes businesses

AT&T announced that data will soon be rolled over to the next month for 50 million of its Mobile Share Value subscribers.

FCC chair calls for ‘just and reasonable’ rules for broadband

FCC chair calls for ‘just and reasonable’ rules for broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday called for an open Internet that protects innovators and consumers while also making sure Internet service providers have incentives to continue building better networks.

BlackBerry jumps into smartwatches with BBM on Android Wear devices

BlackBerry jumps into smartwatches with BBM on Android Wear devices

BlackBerry demonstrated its Messenger application on Android Wear smartwatches at the International CES trade show.

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