Stories by Jon Gold

WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for business-critical applications either occasionally or frequently, as WAN budgets are set to increase over the course of the coming year.

Google selling Motorola is win-win-win for Android

Well, that was unexpected - most of you will have heard by now that Google just sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for almost $US3 billion, taking Android's parent company back out of the hardware game, and, possibly, putting the whole ecosystem on solid footing for the future.

A10 revamps lineup on multiple fronts

Application delivery controller manufacturer A10 Networks rolled out new hardware, pricing and connectivity with a range of SDN and cloud services today, in an announcement that serves to underline the company's recent recovery.

Just how cool is the Galaxy S 5 going to be, anyway?

Now that the Galaxy S 5 is well and truly on its way, the initial flood of rumors has dried up a little, leaving behind only a trickle of speculation with a thin film of doubt floating on top. It's like climbers getting to the top of the mountain and wondering, "OK, what now?"

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumour roundup

Like a frog in a cooking pot, I didn't notice that rumuors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 had really hit the boil until it was too late. But now, with steaming clouds of hearsay and a distinct aroma of scuttlebutt in the air, all that's left is to hope that the results will at least prove savory for the consumer. (Side note – can any readers tell me whether frog legs are any good? I'm curious, but also a little scared.)

These key phrases will help your Kickstarter get funded

Words are powerful, particularly on the Internet, and a pair of researchers from Georgia Tech say that they've identified the ones that can either push a Kickstarter campaign over the top or doom it to unsuccessful obscurity.

Hands-on (or eyes-on) with the new and improved Oculus Rift

After months and months of absorbing hype and quietly pining for its touch, I got to try the Oculus Rift Wednesday at CES 2014, as part of an Intel demo. It's a vastly impressive piece of technology, but there are still rough edges to be ironed out.