Klint Finley, WIRED

Klint Finley

WIRED

Portland, OR, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • WIRED
  • Lightbend
  • Mother Jones
  • TechCrunch

Past articles by Klint:

3G Service Is Going Away Next Year. Here's What That Means

As companies shut down their aging 3G equipment to make room for 5G networks, older devices like phones, alarm systems, and wearables will lose functionality. → Read More

NFTs Are Hot. So Is Their Effect on the Earth’s Climate

The sale of a piece of crypto art consumed as much energy as the studio uses in two years. Now the artist is campaigning to reduce the medium’s carbon emissions. → Read More

Developers vs. Executives: Cloud Native Confusion is Real

Everyone wants to go cloud native these days. But what does that mean? → Read More

The Covid-19 Pandemic Shows the Virtues of Net Neutrality

Network speeds are holding up despite the crush of internet traffic. Freed from rules, broadband providers have cut investment in their systems. → Read More

The Web's .Org Domain Is Still Run by a Nonprofit—for Now

Icann, the internet's governing body, rejected a proposal to sell control of the .org registry to a newly formed private equity group. → Read More

Can't File for Unemployment? Don't Blame Cobol

Yes, the 60-year-old programming language still powers banks, airlines, and government agencies. But a more likely cause for those error messages was overloaded web servers. → Read More

Want to Ditch Zoom? Jitsi Offers an Open-Source Alternative

As we spend more time on videoconferences, concerns mount about trust. Emil Ivov says you shouldn't have to trust anyone. → Read More

Anyone's a Celebrity Streamer With This Open Source App

OBS Studio offers customization and other advanced features that are easier to use than those in other free recording tools → Read More

When School Is Online, the Digital Divide Grows Greater

Most US schools are closed, with instruction shifting to the internet. That's a problem for millions of people without reliable broadband, including 20 percent of rural students. → Read More

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster. → Read More

Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials. → Read More

T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

Consumer advocates fear that the deal will lead to reduced competition and higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed. → Read More

Open Source Fonts Are Love Letters to the Design Community

Typefaces that be freely used and modified give others a chance to hone their craft—and share valuable feedback. → Read More

YouTube Slashes Video Quality to Save Bandwidth

Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony plan to throttle game downloads during peak usage hours to help prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

Go Ahead, Stream All You Want. The Internet Is Fine—for Now

Netflix is slowing streams in Europe in an effort to preserve bandwidth amid the pandemic. But US providers seem to be holding up to the surge in usage. → Read More

Microsoft and GitHub Strengthen Their Hold on Open Source

GitHub, home to about 100 million code "repositories," is buying NPM, which makes tools widely used by JavaScript developers. → Read More

Global Officials Call For Free Access to Covid-19 Research

Government science advisers in a dozen countries are asking scientific journals to make data on the disease more widely available. → Read More

Buy One of These Fonts—Then Decide If It's Your Type

Designers sell creations, often incomplete, on Future Fonts for as little as $10. Early buyers get rights to complete sets when (or if) they're finished. → Read More

The Python Programming Language Is More Popular Than Ever

Despite a rocky transition from Python 2 to Python 3, developers are still flocking to to the programming language. → Read More

WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

The virtual private network software from security researcher Jason Donenfeld wins fans with its simplicity and ease of auditing. → Read More