Stories by Jon Gold

  • Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

    The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

  • iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

    Time’s a-ticking, and we’re getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be revealed on September 9 will be available in a metallic pink finish for the first time. Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blond ought to be thrilled.

  • It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

    Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for <a href="https://www.pingidentity.com/en.html">Ping Identity</a>, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on <a href="http://sysadminday.com/about-sysadmin-day/sysadwhat/">SysAdmin Day</a> to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

  • Is the smartphone market saturated?

    Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper Research.

  • CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines 'irrational'

    The wireless industry's chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC'S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and pricing figures are unfair and burdensome.

  • New un-jailbreaking tool Cydia Impactor for iOS has Android roots

    Jailbreaking an iPhone is a process that has consequences if you want to return to the walled garden, you generally have had to either accept an iOS update that could break your ability to jailbreak the device again in the future, or find a specific version of your firmware and install it manually.

  • BYOD users worry employers can't keep private data safe

    Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers and only a relatively slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey released today, which was commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

  • The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

    In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.