Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall

If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who… » 7/25/14 1:58pm 7/25/14 1:58pm

Student's CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery's Ass in the Future

Sometimes your computer's CPU uses a lot of electricity—like when you're encoding an HD video, or playing a game. Sometimes it doesn't use much, like when you're writing a college essay on some dead guy or browsing Craigslist. Modern processors are able to down-shift when less power is needed—but it's slow. Faster… » 3/04/11 10:40pm 3/04/11 10:40pm

Comcast PSP-Blocking Class Action Lawsuit Results in $16 Settlement

Were you a Comcast subscriber between April 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008? Did you use Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, or Gnutella? Yes? Then it's payday for you, to the tune of $16, as the now infamous PSP class action lawsuit against Comcast has resulted in a previous mentioned $16 million settlement fund. You… » 7/11/10 12:30pm 7/11/10 12:30pm

How to Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic

Our ISP is currently Comcast, which is probably definitely throttling torrent traffic in this area, but how can we know for sure? Here's how. There's now a website that runs a little test, determining whether your ISP is throttling all traffic, all traffic on well-known BT ports, only BT traffic on well-known BT… » 5/07/08 3:00pm 5/07/08 3:00pm

FCC and NY Attorney General 'Bout to Stomp on Comcast for BitTorrent…

As promised at CES, the giant boot of the FCC is hovering over Comcast, ready to make it the FCC's bitch for throttling P2P applications. At a hearing populated by drowsy Comcast shills, FCC Diddy Kevin Martin implied that they're about to fire up the fine canon or block Comcast from throttling P2P traffic, while Dem.… » 2/26/08 7:35pm 2/26/08 7:35pm