What Serial Gets Wrong

If you haven't been listening to Serial you've surely been hearing about it, so I won't summarize the whole story other than to say that there are three critical characters here. There's Hae Min Lee, who was brutally strangled 15 years ago, Adnan, her ex-boyfriend who's currently in jail for life for her murder, and… » 11/20/14 12:22pm Yesterday 12:22pm

Japan's Spending $5 Billion to Fast Track Maglev Trains in the US

Come on guys. It's just 40 miles. We'll even go halfsies with you. Except, in this case, "halfsies" still amounts to $5 billion. Japan, in an effort to help DC build a maglev train that would cut travel time to Baltimore down to 15 minutes, is offering up half the cash to do it. The question is: Does that make the… » 9/08/14 5:44pm 9/08/14 5:44pm

Acer 14-inch, 16-inch Aspires Are Built for WiMAX

Now that the Baltimore's XOHM network » 10/08/08 8:01am 10/08/08 8:01am is up and running, companies are scrambling to release WiMAX-enabled notebooks to capitalize on faster-than-EVDO internet. One of the first out the door is Acer, with two new WiMAX sporting Aspires. The Aspire 4930 comes with a 14.1-inch 1280x800 resolution CrystalBrite screen,…

Xohm Tested Out in Baltimore: Beats EVDO, Unsurprisingly

Laptopmag » 10/01/08 4:49am 10/01/08 4:49am went ahead and tested out Xohm WiMax goodness, now that it's . They jammed an ExpressCard Xohm into a Sony Vaio laptop, and compared it to a Kyocera EVDO card running on Verizon, at a spot where both signals were strong. The conclusion? Xohm beats EVDO for speed when doing intensive downloading, such as…

Sprint XOHM WiMax Quietly Goes Live In Baltimore

Just over a week ago the word was » 9/29/08 5:40am 9/29/08 5:40am that Baltimore, the first city in a pilot program for the new wireless tech, might not see WiMax until October. With a minimal announcement and little fanfare, though, it looks like the service has gone live in select parts of the city. The pricing options are interesting though…

Sprint's XOHM WiMax Service Launching Soon?

According to Phone Scoop, residents of Chicago, Baltimore and DC will be able to get online via Sprint's XOHM WiMax initiative some time in the next few days. It's going to be a soft launch, with not too much promotion, with an official wide launch in the second quarter of 2008. Chicago and Baltimore are going to be… » 12/05/07 1:00pm 12/05/07 1:00pm

Baltimore Teaches Streetlight Cameras to Shout At, Take Pictures of…

Bold thievery runs rampant in the streets of Baltimore, where 136 streetlights have been stolen in the past few months. How to deal with this larceny? That's easy, do something indiscriminate and stupid. Train five solar-powered cameras on the remaining streetlights, and teach those cameras to cry out when they see… » 3/03/06 10:12am 3/03/06 10:12am