Weev Is Free to Troll Again After Appeals Court Tosses Out Conviction

Hoards of internet enthusiasts crowed in unison, when Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was convicted of computer fraud in 2012 and later sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. And on Friday, those cries were justified. A federal appeals panel just overturned the conviction but not for the reasons some activists might've hoped for. » 4/11/14 1:48pm 4/11/14 1:48pm

Report: Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless service to the search giant's menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources "who have discussed the matter with Google" told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it… » 4/03/14 11:56am 4/03/14 11:56am

The Experimental Satellite that Gave Us Live International Television

Throughout the 1950s, broadcast television was limited to domestic transmissions simply because we didn't have a means to relay signals far enough to span the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. It wasn't until NASA shot Telstar, an unproven, newfangled "active" communications satellite into orbit in 1963, that mass… » 3/19/14 11:40am 3/19/14 11:40am

Get A $100 Bill Credit With A New Verizon Or AT&T Phone

If you're in the market for a new Verizon or AT&T phone then we've definitely got the deal for you. Picking up a phone from Amazon today nets you a $100 bill credit, in addition to whatever discounts Amazon already has on the phones. On top of that, Amazon will waive the $35 activation fee for new customers. [Amazon] » 2/14/14 2:55pm 2/14/14 2:55pm

Audi Shows Off the Brains of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Tonight during its CES keynote detailed what it means about the future of mobility including self-driving cars and connected technologies. Importantly, it detailed the brain that will ultimately allow a car to drive itself—by rolling out its "piloted A7". The car is gorgeous, as for the brain, it looks like a massive… » 1/07/14 12:02am 1/07/14 12:02am

AT&T Brings Global LTE Connectivity to the Car

AT&T is joining the connected car fray with AT&T Drive. Announced today at CES, it gives automakers a global data platform for things like voice-controlled apps and in-car entertainment, similar to plans by Google and Apple. » 1/06/14 12:30pm 1/06/14 12:30pm

Your Worst Customer Service Horror Stories

While my own Verizon horror story did work out in the end (replacement phone received, $500 penalty avoided, woohoo), not many people have a globe-spanning soapbox like Gizmodo upon which to kvetch. Here are ten of the most stupendously terrible cases of customer service our readers have had to endure. » 12/27/13 11:00am 12/27/13 11:00am

Report: The CIA Pays AT&T Over $10 Million a Year to Spy on Phone Calls

Check it out, guys. It's a creepy revelation about the government spying on your phone calls that didn't come from Edward Snowden's NSA leak. Nope, just your standard sketchy CIA arrangements with a telecommunications company—AT&T to be exact. » 11/07/13 10:14am 11/07/13 10:14am