Steven Max Patterson

Steven Max Patterson lives in Boston and San Francisco where he follows and writes about trends in software development platforms, mobile, IoT, wearables and next generation television. His writing is influenced by his 20 years' experience covering or working in the primordial ooze of tech startups.

8 facts that explain Google's complex situation with Chrome OS

How CISA encourages both cybersecurity information sharing and warrantless surveillance

How CISA encourages both cybersecurity information sharing and warrantless surveillance

By facilitating a stronger cybersecurity defense, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) could also give the NSA powerful metadata surveillance capabilities. Here are the pros and cons of CISA.

How Comcast is changing tactics in response to cord cutters

How Comcast is changing tactics in response to cord cutters

Comcast recently explained how much of an impact cord cutters can have on its network, and what it's doing in response.

Intel courting mobile app developers

Intel courting mobile app developers

Developing mobile apps that work on both iPhones and Androids isn’t easy – or cheap. And given the shortage of developers that continues to plague IT, a framework that allows app shops to repurpose code from one platform to the next...

Understanding Google’s Alphabet structure (think, alpha bet)

Understanding Google’s Alphabet structure (think, alpha bet)

The search giant’s new Alphabet corporate structure may appeal to many more types of investors. And the overhaul may be a natural way to sort financial backers based on risk versus reward.

Did Android phones get a case of Stagefright?

Did Android phones get a case of Stagefright?

Recent – and mostly incorrect – reports of an Android phone system hack have finally been put to rest by the only source that matters.

Gigabit Internet access grows out of its niche

Gigabit Internet access grows out of its niche

Google proved gigabit Internet feasible at a price that appealed to consumers and small businesses. Now, with a critical mass of customers and ISPs, the gigabit Internet community seeks the killer app.

Inside Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group

Inside Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group

Using the playbook she brought from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Regina Dugan drives rapid technology innovation at Google’s ATAP group.

Google's Polymer 1.0 brings reuse and better branding to Web development

Google's Polymer 1.0 brings reuse and better branding to Web development

Google’s Polymer 1.0 library promises to tame Web development awash in HTML soup, and make it easier for developers to create feature-laden apps and websites.

How the 'Internet of Thing' will become the Internet of Things

Qualcomm's Liat Ben Zur spoke of the "Internet of Thing," in the singular case rather than the plural, at the recent MIT Technology Review Digital Summit. She made the point using Google's Nest thermostat that is connected to the...

Android's new permissions: Unappreciated by many, disparaged by few

Android 4.4.3 permissions update is unappreciated by those it helps and upsets a few Android enthusiasts.

10 best Android smartphones of 2013

10 best Android smartphones of 2013

2013 was a big year for the Android smartphone ecosystem.

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