In April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the agency would approve the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter, paving the way for the creation of the second largest cable and internet provider in the country. The company’s products are now marketed under the brand Spectrum. Today the FCC…
Bryan Singer teases X-Men: Apocalypse’s post-credits sting. The Archie Comics series Riverdale gets a series. Pacific Rim 2 has found its writer. You’ll be waiting a while yet before the next season of Attack on Titan. Plus, new pictures from Warcraft, and the first clips from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Spoilers!
There’s no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but there are some colorful visuals you can trip out on if you can figure out how to stare the right way. Here’s a video that supposedly shows a camera gliding through the spectrum of a rainbow and making its way through ROYGBIV backwards.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begins the laborious process of making our mobile internet even faster and better. The government is buying underused TV airwaves and selling it to mobile carriers for billions of dollars. These radio waves—also known as spectrum—will shape mobile US connectivity as…
The radio spectrum is a mess: It’s congested, expensive, and there’s no room for expansion. But DARPA has a plan to change that, by building a system where radio waves can work together using artificial intelligence, rathe than fighting for space.
Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, advertising, and concept art. This year’s nominees are absolutely stunning. Here are some of our absolute favorites.
Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Con Man already had a bit of a twisty turn-y satirical premise—it was a series about actors in another series within it, a Firefly-esque show called Spectrum cancelled before its time. But now Spectrum is going to live on in our world, if not in Con Man’s, as a new comic miniseries.
I know, right? What could the makers of Roomba and astronomers possibly be arguing over? This is the story of how an obscure slice of the electromagnetic spectrum become the object of one bitter fight.
The Federal Communications Commission has finally voted to open up 10MHz of spectrum for "commercial mobile services"—that has until now been protected because of interference concerns.
Despite our international obsession with drones—both their awesome powers and terrifying repercussions—the truth is that they're an incredibly immature technology. And, like most immature technologies, that means they’re not quite all they’re cracked up to be.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has resigned his post at the top of the agency. He'll formally leave within a few weeks. That leaves two of the top five spots open at the agency that regulates telecoms, carriers and cable operators. As with lots of top political figures, Genachowski's tenure was marked by both…
A lot of people wrote T-Mobile off when its big merger with AT&T fell through last year. The pink carrier had no iPhone, no 4G. But with yesterday's announcement of the company's official LTE rollout, it may have just put itself in a position to offer something no one else can.
AT&T is buying wireless spectrum from Verizon in 39 random small markets. Congrats AT&T customers of Waco, Texas.
A band of tech giants, including Apple, Samsung, and Nokia, has sent a letter—yes, a letter!—to Congress, urging it to free more spectrum for mobile data.
Dish has gained FCC approval to use its wireless spectrum to build an LTE network. More choice! [MobileTechNews]
The FCC's reviewing how it screens purchases and mergers, which could democratize carrier markets. A bit. [The Hill]
T-Mobile's HSPA+ data network is, y'know, okay. But it doesn't compare to LTE. Now, when T-Mo will finally arrives at the LTE party next year, it'll get a big boost with spectrum from Verizon.
Wireless spectrum—the tiny slices of the invisible world that make data through the air possible—is a precious, precious commodity. Everyone wants it. You want it. And the government wants to hand some out—but everyone will hate the plan.