Cable companies offer free Wi-Fi -- what's the catch?

May 22, 2012
Five big cable providers offer you something for nothing while they try to take over the world.

'Homeless Hotspots' from the ground level

Mar 13, 2012
The "Homeless Hotspots" program unveiled at South by Southwest has ignited both outrage and support. But participants in the Front Steps homeless shelter say it's a beneficial program.

Mid-day Extra: In-flight wi-fi isn't so popular

Jan 4, 2012
Only a small percent of airline passengers log on to the internet in-flight despite a growing number of airlines and private services
Guests try out the wireless connection to the Internet on their laptops onboard Boeing's latest aircraft 'Connexion', which allows passengers to connect on the Internet in flight.
Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images

Also: WHAT THE--? New prices on Kindles

Sep 28, 2011
The Kindle Touch will go for $149 for 3G model, $99 for Wi-fi model. The regular old Kindle? $79. Again, we've talked about this before but a...

Here's a new word to scare you: Faceniff

Jun 2, 2011
Funny word, scary possibilities. It's an Android app that lets users intercept web sessions on wi-fi networks, steal credentials of people using...

Starbucks plans to pay for its free Wi-Fi with a walled garden

Aug 12, 2010
Unlike many coffee shops, Starbucks has long been stubborn about giving away free Wi-Fi access to customers, choosing instead to build membership...

Five Hundred Wi-Fi Networks Walk into a Bar

Jun 8, 2010
Glenn Fleishman, author of this post, joined us on today's show to talk about Apple's new iPhone. Glenn's a freelance journalist who specializes in...

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Face Time. Really?

Jun 8, 2010
I've been interested in the idea of video phones for a long time. It's thought of as this thing that only exists on The Jetsons and in the distant...