Internet

  • International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    For those of you unfamiliar with Pandora, it’s pretty much the best Internet radio service out there next to iTunes. It helps you find artists similar to those you currently listen to and it does a pretty darn-good job of doing it. But there is bad news for those of you who use Pandora and don’t live in the United States. As of today, you’re now banned from listening to… Read More

  • FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    Rumor becomes reality. Straight outta Madrid, Spain comes word that Time Warner Cable has inked a deal with Wi-Fi community FON allowing TWC subscribers to become FON community members and create FON access points with their home or business broadband connection. If you’re not familiar with FON, the idea is that you share your Wi-Fi with other community members and in return you can… Read More

  • Scienticians Debate Creating New Internet, Shutting Down Current Internet

    Scienticians Debate Creating New Internet, Shutting Down Current Internet

    The privatization and monetization of the Internet is arguably the most important and world-changing development in business, human relations, and pop culture of the last 20 years. It was good while it lasted. Researchers from a cadre of Universities are toying with the idea of destroying the current Internet and re-deploying a newer, shinier, faster, more secure and robust Internet. The… Read More

  • Stanford Conducts Internet Research

    Stanford Conducts Internet Research

    Stanford University recently conducted a research study to see what people do on the Internet. According to their website with a 1996-based layout, E-mail still reigns king as the most popular activity with 90% of users sending e-mails. And get this: Chat rooms are for the young and anonymous, as if you didn’t already know tons of pervs chill in them all day long. Stanford also describes… Read More

  • Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Having EVDO on a notebook when you’re out and about is certainly a treat. But all good things must come to an end and in this case, it just so happens to be the word “unlimited”. For over a year now, Verizon has been touting its EVDO data plan as “unlimited,” when in reality, if you went over 5GB of downloads a month, your service would be cancelled for fear that… Read More

  • Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi

    Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi

    The WSJ has a great piece on how American-based airlines are going to soon offer WiFi on flights. With the growing demand and absolute need for the Internet everywhere we go, it was only a matter of time before US-based airlines jumped on ship. According to the article, within the next 12 months, airlines will offer in-flight net connections, IM, and e-mail. The announcements are expected to… Read More

  • Best Buy Snaps Up Speakeasy

    Best Buy Snaps Up Speakeasy

    The only reason I know that Speakeasy is an ISP is because they offer a fantastic speed-test. Web-apps aside though, Speakeasy customers may want to keep a close eye on bills and future price changes and user agreements now that Best Buy has bought your precious ISP. The retail giant paid a reported $97 million for the company and plans on boosting small business plans and services within the… Read More

  • Netequality's True Plug And Play WiFi

    Netequality's True Plug And Play WiFi

    What do you get when a non-profit company slaps a wireless router inside a casing that plugs into a wall? Plug and play WiFi anyone? Netequality’s new box is designed for low-income families who can’t afford the internet. It works by integrating a Meraki wireless mesh router into an easier installation medium that costs just $79 and plugging DSL or Cable internet into one of the boxes. Read More

  • Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Due out of the end of March is the Novatel V740 Revision A ExpressCard for Verizon. Aside from having an extremely long product name, this card will give you some fantastic speeds whether you use OS X or Windows. However, this card isn’t as cheap as we’d like it to be. You can nab it online for $110 with a 2-year contract from 3Gstore.com and word on the street is that Verizon may… Read More

  • Broadband Providers Getting Ready To Screw Us Over


    I spend a ton of time on the internet and torrent things like a fiend, but I never knew there was a limit and I sure didn’t know you could be relegated to 56k status. Amanda Lee from Massachusetts received a call from Comcast last December ordering her to curb her internet usage or lose her broadband service for a year. Like any rational person she asked what the limit was and Comcast… Read More

  • Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    I suppose I can somewhat understand the tactic of blowing one’s self up in a place like Iraq, but an Internet cafe in Morocco? Some nutball terrorist was trying to enter a web cafe in Morocco so he could check out the latest and hottest terrorist sites (I personally recommend “Barely Legal Marxists”). When the cafe owner’s son didn’t let him in, the dude blew… Read More

  • Study: 2007 to Bring Broadband to 50% of All US Homes

    You probably have broadband Internet access at home, and as it turns out, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a Consultancy Park study, half of all American households have broadband, explaining the popularity of YouTube and other bandwidth-heavy Internet content. It’s a small wonder that the likes of dial-up will soon be nothing but memories. While it’s great that you… Read More

  • Future Samsung Cellphones To Include Opera Mobile

    Future Samsung Cellphones To Include Opera Mobile

    Good news for those of you who are loyal to Samsung. Opera announced today that they’ve partnered with Samsung Electronics so that all future cellphones include the mobile version of Opera’s web browser. Opera’s browser for mobile devices has unique technology that scales websites down to fit the user’s screen. You can then browse pages using the joypad on your… Read More

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    If you’re looking for some sweet speeds for cruising the Internet on your laptop and you’re a Verizon customer, be sure to check out the AirCard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Available for $99 from the Verizon store (or $50 with two-year agreement), this bad boy is one of the first EV-DO Rev. A cards available to Verizon customers. The card can also be used on Verizon Wireless’… Read More

  • Napster Dude Working On WoW Social Networking Site

    Napster Dude Working On WoW Social Networking Site

    Back when pirating music was in vogue, a guy named Shawn Fanning made a little program called Napster. It enabled P2P file sharing and piracy to skyrocket in less than a year. So after Shawn sold Napster, got some cash, and got sued, he apparently sat down and got really into this game you may have heard of: World of Warcraft. Fanning is now working on a social networking site called… Read More

  • Gobble Gobble PING! Assign An IP Address To Your Turkey

    Gobble Gobble PING! Assign An IP Address To Your Turkey

    After Thanksgiving, we know you’re sick of turkey. Trust us, we ate enough of that shit to fall asleep longer than Rip Van Winkle. But this is a gadget of utmost importance that should be considered for next Thanksgiving: The Stoker BBQ Controller. It comes with the usual probes you’d use to when cooking a gigantic animal, but also features a completely programmable computer… Read More

  • Amazon Goes Down Right Before $100 360 Becomes Available

    Amazon Goes Down Right Before $100 360 Becomes Available

    So everybody and their Mother today was either heading to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving or sitting in front of a computer refreshing Amazon.com for that $100 Xbox 360 deal. Around 1:56pm (EST) today as I was refreshing, the site went down. After that, several friends and I had absolutely no luck trying to connect to the Amazon.com page. Then around 2:06pm, Blake told me his friend… Read More

  • Iran Bans Broadband Interweb

    Iran Bans Broadband Interweb

    Going to Iran for a romantic getaway in the future? Well, I hope you don’t need to work over the Internet. If you do, you’ll be bound to that 128k glory that the United States enjoyed, oh, five years ago? It seems that Western music and other forms of filth have become such a problem that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has seen it fit to ban high-speed Internet throughout the country. Read More

  • Firefox 2 Available for Developers (And You)

    Firefox 2 Available for Developers (And You)

    Desktoplinux.com went ahead and downloaded Mozilla’s Firefox 2 Beta 2 edition and were kind enough to do a rundown of the new features. Right now, it’s only available from Mozilla’s FTP site, here. It’s only supposed to be used by developers, but if you really just NEEEEED it now, here’s a rundown of the new features, as listed by the Firefox team: Read More

  • QuickerTek Doubles MacBook Signal Strength

    QuickerTek Doubles MacBook Signal Strength

    QuickerTek has released a WiFi Transceiver that will allegedly double the signal strength of a MacBook Pro. Although that is a respectable gain, the transceiver utilizes an AC adapter which effectively limits portability. Adapters are the bane of laptop users, and the fact that this device utilizes one makes it a bit undesirable. Now if you thought that the fact that it’s powered by a… Read More