The FCC Is Beta Testing the Future US Phone Network

We already knew that the FCC had plans to rewrite the technology that supports the nation's ageing landline phone network, and now its decided to start beta testing new infrastructure to ensure it can deliver. » 1/31/14 3:45am 1/31/14 3:45am

Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G for Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What's unique, though, is that it'll attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can… » 1/05/14 9:03pm 1/05/14 9:03pm

Verizon just shook off the part owners of Verizon Wireless, the UK-based Vodafone, by stumping up a cool $130 billion. That is one serious move—though it's unclear what the newfound freedom means for the network. » 9/02/13 12:42pm 9/02/13 12:42pm

iPhone 5 Network and Wi-Fi Speed Tests: Which One's Fastest?

The new iPhones are here for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint and at long last, they've got 4G LTE. So which iPhone 5 is fastest? And does it make any difference that it supports both 5GHz Wi-Fi in addition to 2.4GHz. There's pretty definite winner, but more importantly a very clear loser. » 9/21/12 5:50pm 9/21/12 5:50pm

Five Free Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Your home wi-fi network can be a fickle mistress, with connectivity coming and going seemingly on a whim. But there's no need to shell out hard-earned cash for a brand new router just because you can't get online. (Besides, how would you order one?) Instead, try these five free steps to whip your wireless network into… » 9/10/12 2:40pm 9/10/12 2:40pm

Bloomberg: Song Sharing Coming to iTunes

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is planning a major overhaul of iTunes for its next release, including the inclusion of a new song-sharing feature designed to make it easier to discover music—and fight back against its more social competitors. » 6/28/12 3:47am 6/28/12 3:47am

Wi-Fi-Blocking Wallpaper Protects Your Web Fortress by Keeping…

Scientists from the institut polytechnique Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier have developed a novel new product so gratuitous, it almost seems necessary: a silver-crystal coated wallpaper that can block neighbors from freeloading off your Wi-Fi network. The silver crystals are arranged in such a way… » 5/09/12 10:40pm 5/09/12 10:40pm

A 512Gbps Fiber Optic Network? Yes Please

Fiber optics are the future of data transfer. But in Germany, the future's already here: Deutsche Telekom has a working 512Gbps optical fiber that's working in the real world. I want it. » 3/06/12 5:25am 3/06/12 5:25am

Tethering App Slips Into the iOS App Store (Updated)

File this one under "get it while you can". An app that provides free USB tethering between your iPhone and your laptop has somehow made its way through Apple's approval process and snuck into the App Store. Cue feeding frenzy. » 11/29/11 9:36am 11/29/11 9:36am

Switchboard Uses Cell Phones to Improve Healthcare in Africa

In the US you can see four different specialists when your plugs need work. Why not? But in Liberia, where 181 doctors treat four million people, the doctor you're seeing is the only game in town. Several towns, actually. » 8/19/11 2:53pm 8/19/11 2:53pm

Oh No, Instagram Has Just Been Bieberized

Yep, that's right. Justin Bieber has joined Instagram and tweeted his first image. Yay? Within minutes, Bieber started gaining 50 followers a second and six comments a minute. And yeah, this first photo already accrued 300 likes. » 7/21/11 9:05pm 7/21/11 9:05pm

Express Your Abstract Side With Sktch for iOS

Everyone and their brother has downloaded a brushes-based drawing app for their iPad. Those apps are fine, but if you're looking for a something outside the box, you need to check out Sktch. » 7/19/11 11:26pm 7/19/11 11:26pm

Google Photovine Lets You Create Social Photo Collections

Google may be launching a new photosharing service called Photovine. The big G owns photovine.com and just launched a teaser page with an iPhone encircled by some lovely vines. » 7/12/11 2:12am 7/12/11 2:12am

Fake Names Not Allowed on Google+

Google+ may be the best thing since sliced bread, but you'll have to use your real name if you want to join the club. Your account could be suspended if you use a fake name like Harvey Wallbanger. [Business Insider] » 7/12/11 1:12am 7/12/11 1:12am

Google Is Going To Nuke Private Profiles Starting August 1st

Call it the Google+ effect. After July 31st, Google is going to delete all private profiles. There's no way to opt-out. If you want to keep your profile, you have to make at least your name and gender public. » 7/05/11 7:54pm 7/05/11 7:54pm

Here's a Way To Get a Google+ Invite Now (Updated)

Dying to try Google+, but don't have the tech cred to get an invite? Don't worry, just find a Google+ user and ask them to share a post with you. You will be sent an email with a link to "Learn More about Google +". When you click on that link, you can sign up for the service. If you get an error the first time, try… » 6/29/11 8:14pm 6/29/11 8:14pm

Five Reasons People Aren't Dying to Get 4G (Yet)

LTE is on the rise and HSDPA+ is expanding, yet a recent survey from Morpace suggests most smartphone owners are yawning at 4G wireless technology. What is wrong with these folks, why are they not falling for the marketing hype? » 6/21/11 8:51pm 6/21/11 8:51pm

Sprint Tells AT&T How to Boost Its Network Without Buying T-Mobile

Sprint is schooling AT&T and telling the wireless carrier how it can increase its wireless network capacity by a whopping 600%. » 6/20/11 8:35pm 6/20/11 8:35pm