Patrick Nelson

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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

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Auto-deleting messages taking off, says survey

Banks on unsupported Windows Server 2003 still

Banks on unsupported Windows Server 2003 still

Banks and a major live-chat service are still using the now-unsupported server platform, according to survey findings

IT on its way out?

IT on its way out?

A report is suggesting there will be a massive shift in the way IT is performed because traditional IT isn’t agile enough.

Can voice recognition replace passwords? One bank says ‘Yes’

Can voice recognition replace passwords? One bank says ‘Yes’

A bank in Holland is embracing voice biometrics, and even using it for funds transfers. The developer says it has a couple of solutions in this arena.

Smartphone add-on monitors electrical circuit overloads

Smartphone add-on monitors electrical circuit overloads

An accessory for your smartphone can let you see overloaded circuits before they cause trouble.

Push notifications as distracting as responding, says study

Push notifications as distracting as responding, says study

Just receiving notifications on your mobile phone can impair your ability to focus on a given task, a new study finds.

IT feels unloved, says survey

IT feels unloved, says survey

Workplace discontent is hugely prevalent in IT according to a recent survey.

Emoji passcodes are easier and more secure

Emoji passcodes are easier and more secure

Humans’ inherent ability to remember pictures is behind a possible future shift to emoji passwords.

Are in-body microchips set for office life?

Are in-body microchips set for office life?

Work getting under your skin? It will be if pet-style, embedded-in-hand radio chips take off.

Satellite hotspot brings Internet to new places

Satellite hotspot brings Internet to new places

Inmarsat’s IsatHub hotspot pulls Internet from satellites using a paperback-book sized device that you pair with your smartphone. It works almost anywhere.

Space-based Internet starts to get serious

Space-based Internet starts to get serious

Major space company Airbus says it will be building Internet-delivering satellites.

Video games keep you fit, says study

A new study says active video games are a better source of moderate or intense physical exercise for kids than outdoor play.

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