The Pentagon Wants to Turn Our Phones Into a Giant Mesh Network

Imagine what would happen if every cell phone tower in the country spontaneously combusted. We’d be in big trouble, which is why the Pentagon is exploring other ways to communicate in the event of an emergency. Chief among them is the idea to connect every cell phone in America with mesh networking technology. »5/08/15 12:20pm5/08/15 12:20pm


LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers in Sight

Picture this. You walk into the subway but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts—the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a cell tower within 500 yards. This is the world powered by the… »9/30/14 11:10am9/30/14 11:10am

Nintendo Offers Solution to Wii Storage Problem, Uses Wii Points to Lure Users Onto the Net

More from the Nintendo Press Conference: the company will let you download games onto SD cards »10/02/08 1:53am10/02/08 1:53am on the Wii, starting Spring 2009. Yes, you'll have to wait another four or five months before you get to unclog the Wii's paltry HD, but at least it's something right? Nintendo president Satoru Iwata also talked about an…