Data for Your Watch Could Cost As Much As Data for Your Tablet

The Galaxy Gear S, another Samsung wearable among many, will be available in the U.S. on Nov. 7 and unlike its other Gear siblings, the S can have its own data connection. Unfortunately, it looks like carriers will make you pay for this thing (and potentially any other data-enabled smartwatch) as if it were a… » 10/30/14 1:17pm 10/30/14 1:17pm

HTC's New One M8 Is Actually Coming To Verizon and AT&T

Earlier today we got a hands on with the new HTC One M8 For Windows, which we said was launching exclusively on Verizon. Now AT&T is announcing that it will also add the new One M8 to its Windows Phone offerings, although that's pretty much all we know at this point—no price or date announced yet. [AT&T via The Verge] » 8/19/14 8:01pm 8/19/14 8:01pm

What's the Generic Word For Skype? Videophone? Video Chat?

As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone. Some people used to call the internet the catenet. But what do we call it when you're talking with a person via video link? Is it videophone? Video chat? Skype? » 7/31/14 6:07pm 7/31/14 6:07pm

Learn How They Laid the Transatlantic Cable Back in 1959

In this hyper-modern, satellite-powered wireless age, it's easy to forget how not too long ago our main connection to Europe was a single cable: the TAT-1. This, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable was finally completed in 1956, just in time for operators to realize they needed a second. Guess what they… » 5/25/14 6:00pm 5/25/14 6:00pm

AT&T and DirecTV Will Follow the Old Net Neutrality Rules For 3 Years

In the wake of such craziness as the Comcast-Time Warner merger and the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules that threaten to destroy the internet, AT&T and DirecTV are trying to be the good guys. AT&T, which announced its acquisition of DirecTV today, will follow the old, good net neutrality rules for three years. » 5/18/14 7:16pm 5/18/14 7:16pm

Report: AT&T Will Announce DirecTV Purchase Tomorrow

Rumors have been floating around all week that AT&T will purchase DirecTV for a reported $50 billion. Now, BuzzFeed quotes unnamed insiders who say the deal will be officially announced tomorrow, ahead of trading on Monday. The deal would give AT&T access to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers, the largest satellite… » 5/17/14 10:53am 5/17/14 10:53am