One of the downsides of people switching to wireless phones is it’s now harder to accurately locate someone when they call 911. Although your phone sends GPS information, it’s not helpful in situations like high-rise buildings where callers might be … Read More
Time Warner Cable chief technology officer Irene Esteves says you don’t really want the gigabit speeds offered by Google Fiber and other high speed providers. And you don’t. Fast Internet is for countries like South Korea and has absolutely no … Read More
In keeping with their quest to charge more and deliver less AT&T is now doing their best to destroy the public switched telephone network and replace it with IP networks. I’m sure that the fact that IP is unregulated wasn’t … Read More
Google’s Flu Trends service is usually fairly accurate but this year it greatly overestimated peak flu levels. Not that this season’s flu epidemic wasn’t bad but Flu Trends made it seem worse than it was. While Google isn’t saying why, … Read More
But when you think about how corporations and their money exercise almost absolute power over our government, a law that makes unlocking your own phone a crime is hardly surprising. And that’s a shame.
Lots of Americans have their Internet access limited by data caps, limits on how much they transfer in a given amount of time. But as the cost of connectivity goes down, consumer costs stay the same (or even rise). Why? … Read More
At the same Mobile Pnw2Own Conference where an iPhone 4s was hacked, security researchers hacked Android via NFC on the Samsung Galaxy S3. NFC, Near Field Communication, is the technology used to implement Google Wallet and despite the rumors did … Read More
John Gruber has his review of the iPhone 5 up. As to the size: Such people surely think the iPhone 5’s display remains too small. But, trust me, there are going to be many long-time iPhone users complaining that it’s … Read More