You Could Use Up Your Verizon LTE Data Allowance In Just Half an Hour

Verizon's LTE is coming, and it's fast! Fast enough to burn through your entire 5GB monthly data quota in 32 minutes, according to PC Mag. How much were those overage charges, again? » 12/03/10 10:09am 12/03/10 10:09am


A troubled computer user accidentally pressed the caps lock button and doesn't know how to turn it off. Naively, he seeks help from the internet. The internet tells him: you can't turn it off, it's irreversible. I love the internet. » 9/12/10 6:00pm 9/12/10 6:00pm

Time Warner Delays Bandwidth Cap Pricing Tests in Texas After Customer…

San Antonio and Austin residents apparently raised enough of a fuss to push Time Warner's tiered pricing test, which was scheduled to begin this summer, back to October. So sayeth a TWC PR rep to the San Antonio Express-News: » 4/16/09 12:24pm 4/16/09 12:24pm

How Much Time Warner's Broadband Caps Will Screw You

Like the virus in 28 Days Later, Time Warner's internet-strangling broadband caps is spreading all over the country. They've got brand new pricing plans too and they yep, they suck. Let's look. » 4/10/09 9:00am 4/10/09 9:00am

Time Warner Monthly Data Caps Spread Beyond Texas

Texas may be great, but it could not contain Time Warner's HD video-killing monthly broadband data caps, which have now spread beyond its borders. » 4/02/09 10:50am 4/02/09 10:50am

Japanese Shower Cap Claims to Regrow Hair at the Cost of Dignity

Laugh all you want. But there's a balding guy reading this right now who can't help but to hear the whole pitch. (I'm with you, buddy! Let's do this!) » 3/20/09 6:20pm 3/20/09 6:20pm

Time Warner Cable Bringing Bandwidth Overage Fees To More Cities

Time Warner Cable's trial of charging people extra for exceeding a set download limit has been a success—they are taking it to four more cities soon, with a new tier that's higher than 40GB. » 2/06/09 7:48pm 2/06/09 7:48pm

Time Warner Cable To Expand Its Bandwidth Caps To Additional Cities

Tests of a somewhat-more-draconian-than-normal 40GB monthly download cap in poor little Beaumont, Texas must have gone well for TWC, because they're bringing bandwidth caps to more cities this year. Could your town be next? » 2/05/09 9:50am 2/05/09 9:50am

T-Mobile Monthly Soft Data Caps Will Return

When the G1 launched, there was an uproar over T-Mobile's 1GB-a-month soft data cap that would slow your connection down to a 50kbps trickle, and they backpedaled. Guess what? The cap's coming back. » 12/02/08 1:45pm 12/02/08 1:45pm

T-Mobile Removes 1GB 3G Data Cap for G1 Android Phone

T-Mobile's just rolled back on their 1GB usage cap » 9/24/08 7:01pm 9/24/08 7:01pm on their 3G plans for upcoming G1 Android customers, instead going to a hold-up-while-we-figure-this-out route. The statement they give now states that they can reduce throughput for "a small fraction" of users who are using too much data, but exact terms and limits…

Comcast Sues FCC to Get P2P Slowdown Ban Reversed

Comcast has sued the FCC » 9/05/08 11:00am 9/05/08 11:00am to overturn its order to , as was . Even though they're fighting to have the FCC's ruling reversed, it's actually not so they can go back to mucking your P2P funtime—no, they're already way down the road of to DSL speed for up to 20 minutes, with . The point is to rollback the FCC's power:…

Comcast's 250GB Data Caps Now Official, Starting in October

Bad news for Comcast folks-the 250GB caps that were once rumored » 8/28/08 5:46pm 8/28/08 5:46pm are now officially official and will start October 1 for residential customers. But, instead of charging you for every GB you go beyond that in a month, Comcast is getting a bit more byzantine-if you blow the cap twice in six months, they may terminate…

Comcast's New Network Management Will Slow Down Heavy Users for Up to…

While Comcast's new network management scheme- to slow down heavy bandwidth users' entire connection » 8/20/08 8:57pm 8/20/08 8:57pm-, we're just . People hitting their pipe hard-whether it's watching a boatload of streaming video or FTP or whatever-will see their top speeds cut for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Under the setup, Comcast claims it will…

Has Comcast Lowered Their Monthly Usage Limits?

We known for a while that Comcast's "unlimited" broadband is actually not so. The monthly usage limit seemed to be near 300GB before, but reader Ace says that he got a nasty phone call warning him that his usage is in the top one percent of residential plans, and it's pissing on everyone else's internet funtime… » 8/11/08 1:20pm 8/11/08 1:20pm

Giz Explains: How Broadband Usage Caps Will Kill Internet Video

NBC's scheduled coverage of the 2008 Olympics is absolutely breathtaking in its scope: It's broadcasting over 3,600 hours of the world's greatest athletes performing feats that reveal how shapeless and amoebic the rest of humanity is-that's 1,000 more hours than the last 12 Summer Olympics combined. The internet is a… » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm

Welcome to the Future of Broadband: Third Major ISP AT&T Testing…

AT&T chief tech officer John Donovan has told Wired that they're going to test bandwidth caps in the fall, making them the third of the four major ISPs to do so. (Verizon stands alone, but for how long?) He lays out the familiar rationale, a small group of users (5 percent) pillage the network (40 percent) and they've… » 6/07/08 6:57pm 6/07/08 6:57pm

Comcast Elaborates Slightly on Unlimited Cable Internet Caps: 90GB to…

Although Comcast advertises an unlimited cable-internet use policy, many heavy downloaders have run into an invisible cap, which triggers a call from Comcast's Security Department that flags their account for excessive use. The second time this happens, you're booted altogether—under the reason of hampering connection… » 9/16/07 12:15pm 9/16/07 12:15pm

Ginity Carbon Fiber Caps

Now you can wear a piece of Formula One technology on your head with Ginity's baseball cap, whose visor is made of carbon fiber composite (pictured at top). If that's not quite fancy enough for you, get yours with a silver or gold fiber brim. » 8/16/06 11:46am 8/16/06 11:46am

Ford to Ditch Gas Cap in 2008

Ford has announced their Capless Fuel Filler. Basically meaning that stupid cap that you have to unscrew will be no more. No more forgetting to screw it back in. Their new Capless Fuel Filler eliminates the need for a cap and prevents gas fume escapes. The new filler will be deployed in the 2008 Ford GT and Lincoln… » 8/09/06 2:39pm 8/09/06 2:39pm