Tech companies like Google and Facebook provide services in exchange for your data. We’ve known this. But they’ve always stood by the reasoning that it’s nothing to worry about because you’re given a choice. Sometimes the choice is agreeing to a terms of service. With location tracking, Google has always made it…
Engineer and artist Julian Oliver has created a cool art project that hides a cellular tower in an office laser printer. Dubbed the Steal Cell Tower, this art project is a artistic commentary on the nature of surveillance and privacy, but it’s also very cool.
You wouldn't know an interceptor from an ordinary cellphone tower, there's no way you can. Except that when your phone connects to one, a variety of over-the-air attacks become possible—everything from eavesdropping to pushing spyware on the device. It all happens stealthily, silently.
Gizmodo's Joe Brown appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on August 26, 2011 to talk about the problems with cell towers as Hurricane Irene approaches. Watch the clip above!
MIT Professor Hari Balakrishnan thinks wireless carriers aren't using their networks in the most efficient way possible when it comes to mobile broadband, resulting in slower speeds. His solution involves using your phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer and GPS.
San Franciscans are among the likely folks in America to take to WiMax 4G. So why'd they have to wait so long to get it, despite indications that it was pretty much ready to launch months ago? Hooray, bureaucracy!
While disappointing carriers by reiterating the FCC is all about net neutrality, chairman Julius Genachowski also offered them some consolation: To get more 4G goodness in the air, the FCC's going to a "shot clock" style rollout for cell towers.
You can use these shrunken game machines to decorate a quasi game lounge to entertain your non-existent train set ghostmen while they're waiting for the 12:10 to Rochester. Or you can decorate your desk.
Cell reception sucks an elephant dong at John McCain's Arizona ranch. Or it did, until Cindy McCain "embarked on an expensive public process" for Verizon Wireless to build a permanent cell tower at their ranch, reports the Washington Post. That got scrapped, but Verizon did see fit to "navigate a lengthy county…
We like Ericsson's idea for the original Tower Tube—take something as ubiquitous and ugly as a cell tower and add a touch of nice design and a streamlined manufacturing process that saves money and energy. Now they're taking the idea in another cool direction by adding a four-blade vertical wind turbine to the…