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.

Cell service at U.S. airports can be first class, or middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent

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Qualcomm plans cuts, may spin off assets

The mobile technology company reported declines in revenue and profit.

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To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen

The startup makes IoT endpoints to go into outdoor light fixtures

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Industrial IoT testbed hooks equipment monitoring up to a public cloud

The project by IBM and National Instruments aims to show off smarter, predictive maintenance

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Chip vendors hit the ground running with Thread IoT spec

Silicon Labs and Freescale are already working with vendors on connected-home products

Wi-Fi Aware aims to help devices find each other without hotspots

A new technology from the Wi-Fi Alliance offers efficient, peer-to-peer service discovery

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Qualcomm joins Thread as IoT dance heats up

The AllJoyn framework Qualcomm developed could complement Thread's networking protocol

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You’re likely getting more smartphone radiation than you think because pockets

You get more radiation from a phone in your pocket, but most smartphone makers assume you're using something that separates it from your body.

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United's woes show what's hard about networking

SDN and cloud technology may cut down on big glitches, analysts say

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EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

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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