Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Want an IPv4 Internet address? Get in line

North America's Internet registry has started a waiting list for requests it can't fulfill.

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New software helps AllJoyn smart devices play nice with other IoT protocols

The AllJoyn Device System Bridge can make outside products look and act like AllJoyn members.

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Cisco says its IoT parts are now a whole

The company's Internet of Things System combines many products, adds 15 more

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Need a bridge on Mars? Send a bunch of robots

A Harvard scientist wants to make swarms of robots build structures anywhere without blueprints.

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Juniper, Ruckus join hands with an eye on mobile growth

The alliance will combine Juniper's wired networks with Ruckus's Wi-Fi technology

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IMT-2020 is the future of mobile -- but you can keep calling it 5G

The ITU has chosen a formal name for the next generation, coming in 2020.

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Google's data centers grow too fast for normal networks, so it builds its own

Google has been developing networks for 10 years and is now sharing some details

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Wi-Fi and LTE join up for gigabit mobile service in Korea

The GiGA LTE system from KT and Samsung combines the two networks

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Qualcomm may adapt LTE into a network anyone can deploy

The company is exploring a way to use LTE in unlicensed spectrum alone

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CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech.

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For its next feat, Google will try to make you eat your vegetables

The company is developing more plant-based menus at its campuses worldwide

Shopping for Wave 2 Wi-Fi? Don't rush into it

Faster Wi-Fi and multigigabit Ethernet are emerging side by side.

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Pure says users can upgrade the same all-flash array for a decade

The company says it can eliminate rip-and-replace upgrades

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

The companies reportedly are in advanced talks