Bob Brown

Bob Brown is the former news editor for Network World.

Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, the numbers crunchers share how the holiday shopping season is shaping up.

2016 technology industry graveyard

2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

13 top paying cities for software engineers

13 top paying cities for software engineers

You need to factor in cost of living to determine real earnings. Online jobs marketplace Glassdoor has crunched the numbers, looking at the ratio of each city’s median software engineer base salary to its official cost of living...

Crypto dream team Diffie and Hellman wins $1M A.M. Turing Award

Crypto dream team Diffie and Hellman wins $1M A.M. Turing Award

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, whose names have been linked since their seminal 1976 paper introduced the concepts of public key encryption and digital signatures, have been named winners of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award.

Open-source community mourns Debian creator Ian Murdock

Open-source community mourns Debian creator Ian Murdock

The open source community was stunned this week to learn that Ian Murdock, the "ian" in Linux distribution Debian, has died at the age of 42.

Acacia's $125M IPO filing a rarity among networking firms in 2015

Acacia's $125M IPO filing a rarity among networking firms in 2015

Acacia Communications, an optical networking company that boosts bandwidth for cloud and other service providers, filed for an IPO -- a rarity during a year in which the number of tech companies going public is at its lowest since...

Heat map to pinpoint where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

Heat map to pinpoint where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.

IP was middle school; named data networking is college

IP was middle school; named data networking is college

Much of the Named Data Networking (NDN) project codebase is still at the Version zero-dot-something level. But things are nevertheless starting to get real for this architecture designed to blast past today’s host-based and...

Even the FBI is worried about Internet of Things security

Even the FBI is worried about Internet of Things security

Amid all the excitement about the possible benefits of the Internet of Things, a slew of warnings have been sounded by IT pros, vendors and analysts about looming security threats. Now you can add the FBI to the list of those...

Microsoft researcher: Why

Microsoft researcher: Why "micro data centers" really matter to mobile's future

Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about micro-data centers, also known as "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked...

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