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Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

5G or faux G?

Forget all those stories of 20 Gbps speeds and 1 millisecond latency. 5G will never deliver performance like that — and anyway its time is still years away for most of us most of the time.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols24 Jan. 19 08:07

Windows on Chromebooks? Stay tuned.

Could you soon see Windows running on a Chromebook? Clues are pointing that way. But why would Google do it? Here’s my take.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols27 Aug. 18 20:00

Apple is not as good as its bottom line

Apple’s quarterly report may look golden, but there are fundamental problems behind its billions in profit.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols21 Feb. 18 05:51

Don’t be the fool in the cloud

Is it really that hard to keep from making a security idiot of yourself?

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols17 Oct. 17 01:23

Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

Consumer Reports can’t recommend Microsoft Surface laptops, and neither can I.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols17 Aug. 17 07:29

The Internet of messy things

How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols03 May 17 21:00

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols28 March 17 22:00

Of course your TV’s spying on you

It has been since it got smart, and so are most of the websites you visit, your Amazon Echo and every voice-activated smart device in your house.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols14 March 17 04:22

Open source has won, and Microsoft has surrendered

Many Linux users are ticked off and anxious about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation. They are missing the real significance of that move.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols28 Nov. 16 22:29

I want out of Windows patch hell

You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols06 Oct. 16 02:57