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Matt Hamblen
Works at Computerworld
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Harrisonburg, VA
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Maybe you care: Samsung Galaxy S5's parts cost 21% more than for the iPhone 5S. http://bit.ly/1eJwcCH
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My latest blog on tablet posture. It even includes a mildly humorous video produced entirely on my smartphone. http://t.co/sUanzjFxcp
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Gotta share sunset off my deck
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3D printing for printing out foods, chips used in satellites--yikes!  I want a 3D printer for making money: coins, gold bars, yada,  yada. bit.ly/18de8ui
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64 bit smartphones are coming to Apple and Samsung too, but Apple got the jump on this one. bit.ly/15YduTs
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Even though Android phones and many others are including NFC, Apple is once again leaving it out in the latest iPhones.  Is that the end of NFC mobile wallet in the U.S. at least?  Or will it restrain NFC mobile wallet much? There's still a strong initiative to install smart chip readers at retailers in the U.S. by end of 2015, which would operate with NFC smartphones. Thoughts? http://bit.ly/1fZlNgj
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Facebook has big plans for connecting remote areas, too.
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Gartner thinks big enterprise users of BlackBerry smartphones and management software need to ditch the products.  But BB says they have your back. We'll see.http://bit.ly/1bkBFxe
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Interesting how Google Wallet is keeping its feet in the NFC world while allowing barcode scans for loyalty cards too.  This comes after Apple once again decided against NFC in the latest iPhones. http://bit.ly/16i3r5I
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Enterprise IT folks might want to check out what some analysts have said about various features in iPhone 5S and 5C, and iOS 7.
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Senior Editor, Computerworld--Lead reporter on mobile and wireless covering smartphones and tablets and wireless network providers. Coverage includes: smartphones, tablets, Google, Android, Apple, iPhone, iPad, Amazon, Kindle, Samsung, Galaxy, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Surface tablet, Nokia, Lumia, RIM, BlackBerry, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, patent disputes, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, pricing for wireless plans, both consumer and enterprise, Share Everything, Mobile Share, FCC,broadband, gigabit fiber, BYOD, COIT, MDM, smartphone and tablet growth and market share, case studies.
Employment
  • Computerworld
    Senior Editor, 1996 - present
  • Montgomery Journal
    Editorial Page Editor, 1984 - 1996
  • City News Bureau
    City Hall reporter/overnight editor, 1980 - 1984
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Currently
Harrisonburg, VA
Previously
Ashland, MA - Silver Spring, MD - Chicago, IL - Evanston, IL - Kansas City, MO - Raytown, MO
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Full-time news reporter and editor for more than three decades, with more than half at Computerworld.
Introduction
I cover mobile and wireless for Computerworld, so you have probably run across me at Mobile World Congress, CES, CTIA or Computerworld Premier 100.
Bragging rights
I survived being struck by a car while jogging in Vegas where I was attending a computer trade show.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    Communications B.S., 1973 - 1977
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    English Master's, 1978 - 1980
  • Raytown High School
    Raytown MO, 1970 - 1973
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Other names
Ramblin' Hamblen, (My Computerworld blog, and the nickname given to me by my first City News editor when I was a rookie reporter.)