Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

CEOs rate productivity 'very low' from emerging tech

CEOs rate productivity 'very low' from emerging tech

CEOs and other senior enterprise managers rated four breakthrough technologies "very low" in terms of productivity improvement in the next five years, according to a Gartner survey.

'Millions' in enterprises expected to buy Galaxy S8

'Millions' in enterprises expected to buy Galaxy S8

While individual buyers might pick the device for its looks, the S8 will rely on the latest Knox 2.8 security and management that Samsung has promoted and improved over the past three years.

IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

The number of Internet of Things devices used to spark the "smart" in smart cities is expected to surge six-fold through 2026.

Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

The goal for both cloud and network providers is to connect to as many different partners as possible and offer hybrid services to customers.

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant won't ship with Galaxy S8 on April 21

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant won't ship with Galaxy S8 on April 21

Samsung's highly promoted Bixby voice assistant won't be shipping with Galaxy S8 on April 21, as previously announced.

Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Dallas city officials have added extra encryption to bolster the security of outdoor warning sirens hacked early Saturday.

New guidelines point to an augmented future

New guidelines point to an augmented future

The augmented reality guidelines will promote interoperability, their creators said.

Hack of Dallas emergency sirens prompts more warnings to bolster cybersecurity

Hack of Dallas emergency sirens prompts more warnings to bolster cybersecurity

Dallas emergency management officials continue to investigate a hack that activated all 156 emergency tornado sirens citywide for about 90 minutes early Saturday.

What C-level leaders need to know about cybersecurity

What C-level leaders need to know about cybersecurity

Corporate boards are rarely prepared for cyberattacks -- and when they occur everybody likes to point fingers at everyone else.

Pairing Galaxy S8 with Microsoft apps seen as benefit to business customers

Pairing Galaxy S8 with Microsoft apps seen as benefit to business customers

Samsung and Microsoft? Yes, they are indeed working together on providing access to Windows apps for Galaxy S8 phones.

U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones

U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones

The notion of buying discounted phones with a locked-in two-year service plan is going away, welcomed by both companies and consumers alike.

As March Madness wraps up tonight, security tech is ready

As March Madness wraps up tonight, security tech is ready

From an undisclosed downtown Phoenix location, public safety officials in a command-and-control center will monitor and react to metadata from up to 900 video feeds, as well as to data from various sensors.

Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon will launch a nationwide wireless network designed to help developers, businesses, utilities and municipalities deploy secure internet-of-things devices at lower cost.

Sleek new Galaxy S8 phones feature facial recognition, Bixby intelligent agent

Sleek new Galaxy S8 phones feature facial recognition, Bixby intelligent agent

Samsung launched sleek new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones with features including facial recognition, an intelligent agent called Bixby and Samsung Pass for secure e-commerce mobile payments.

Samsung announces DeX dock for new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

Samsung announces DeX dock for new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

Smartphone docks haven’t done well historically, but analysts say this one might catch on.

Refurbishing Samsung Note7s for resale is a 'disastrous' plan, analyst says

Refurbishing Samsung Note7s for resale is a 'disastrous' plan, analyst says

Just two days before Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S8 on Wednesday, the company announced it will consider using some recalled Galaxy Note7 smartphones for re-sale as refurbished or as rental phones.

 Samsung may retake momentum with the S8 smartphone

Samsung may retake momentum with the S8 smartphone

Samsung has a lot riding on its next smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which debuts on Wednesday at an event in New York City.

Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Many companies are developing smart streetlights that combine energy-efficient LED lighting with wireless communications and sensors. Totem Power is taking that concept a step farther.

 Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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