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Why the FCC halted LightSquared's wireless network plan

Feb 15, 2012
Federal officials have nixed a plan by broadband company LightSquared to build a national wireless network. Politico's Eliza Krigman explains why and discusses what happens next.
Posted In: lightsquared, wireless, wifi, gps, broadband, national broadband initiative

Did Alec Baldwin really need to stop playing Words With Friends?

Dec 9, 2011
How important is it to turn off gizmos on a plane?
Posted In: Travel, wifi, Kindle, iPad, phones, smartphones, hulu, facial recognition

Skype Wi-Fi

Aug 18, 2011
Skype just announced an app for Apple devices that lets you log on to Wi-Fi networks and pay for only the minutes you use. This is helpful in...
Posted In: apple, ios, skype, wifi

Flaws in the purposed anti-child pornography bill leave it stalled in Congress

Jul 13, 2011
As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "You might not expect to find many politicians willing to take a stand against something called the "Protecting...
Posted In: Congress, House, starbucks, wifi

Modern homes are messing with your Wi-Fi

Apr 14, 2011
Some new houses are being built with something called Protect TF200 Thermo. It wraps around the guts of a house like aluminum foil, and it boasts ...
Posted In: wifi

Google picks Kansas City, KS

Mar 31, 2011
A lot of cities are disappointed this morning that they did not get chosen for Google's big experimental fiber optic network. But Kansas City,...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Science, sheepish, wifi

U.S. military can put a country back online

Feb 7, 2011
In the event a government shuts down its country's internet again, the U.S. military has a way to force the country back online again. But,...
Posted In: military, wifi, world

Free in-flight Facebook in February

Feb 1, 2011
Courtesy of the American Alliteration Association! Not really. Seven US carriers will let you get on Facebook for free this month. Virgin America,...
Posted In: Facebook, social media, Transportation, Web Culture, wifi

AT&T to expand Wi-Fi hotspot coverage

Dec 28, 2010
They had been doing this in dense areas like Times Square for a while but AT&T is now expanding this program to more spots around New York and...
Posted In: at&t, business, wifi

Google gives free Wi-Fi on some flights

Nov 8, 2010
If you're flying on Air Tran, Delta, or Virgin America this holiday season, we have some good news and some bad news. Good news: free Wi-Fi,...
Posted In: business, Google, search, Transportation, wifi

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