WhatsApp appears to be down around the world and that means that over a billion users are currently unable to use what is often their primary communication service.
Look at this little guy. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but powerful enough to enable you to make phone calls, text, and use data virtually anywhere in the world. Like, even on the peaks of remote mountains or in the middle of uninhabited deserts, thanks to the magic of satellites.
Millions of people live without access to electricity or modern fuel for cooking and heating, but the problem can seem too daunting to tackle. How much would it cost to bring rural communities or countries with limited infrastructure onto the grid?
When people call Apple's iPhone a "global device" it's really something of a misnomer. Can it work on a desolate, high peak? Or in the middle of the ocean? No, it's limited to a network of ground-based antenna. This simple case frees the iPhone from those shackles, and lets it work pretty much anywhere in the whole…
If you've ever wondered where all the world's tweets come from, wonder no more. This visualization, put together by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, shows the origins of the entire globe's tweets.
HP handed out pink slips to employees in its webOS Global Business Unit on Monday. The computer company wouldn't say how many workers it was letting go, but rumors suggest over 500 people are now unemployed. [AllThingsD]
Location's on our mind today. There are currently 24 satellites that make up our Global Positioning System. The most recently launched, the GPS IIF SV-1, is part of a new series that offer a whole bundle of upgrades.
NASA Scientists have tested the climate effect of what a small, regional nuclear war would do to the world and have come up with a few revealing (and quite scary) conclusions. For the purpose of the exercise, NASA termed a small, regional nuclear war as 100 Hiroshima-level bombs.
While AT&T terms of service don't allow customers to use their 3G internet to provide voice over IP, iPhone users could still save minutes utilizing VoIP over Wi-Fi. And a company named Global IP Solutions plans to release a VoIP software development kit for the iPhone that will not only allow developers to more…
National Geographic is getting in to the phone market with their unlocked Quad band GSM cell phone. While the thing looks like it just popped out of 1998, it actually seems pretty useful.