Internet

  • iPhone.com Finally Acquired By Apple

    June 29th came and I thought to myself, “Surely Apple purchased iphone.com from whoever owned the domain.” To my surprise, I found that iphone.com was just a very shoddy “Web 1.0” page with links to unlocked phones of all sorts – a sort of primitive business front of some sorts. I figured Apple would just settle for not owning iphone.com but boy was I… Read More

  • FTC Weary of Net Neutrality

    Say goodbye to Net Neutrality, folks. The FTC just released an NIE of sorts, detailing the whole history of Net Neutrality and why, ultimately, the agency does not support the concept. Yes, our glorious leaders in Washington have decided that it’s a good idea to let The Market decide what’s best for all of us. All bow before the Invisible Hand. The FTC came out against Net… Read More

  • Cellfish Locker: For Multimedia, Not Tacos

    Those clever marketing wizards at cellfish.com may rue the day when they decided to have a pretty young girl pitch the site’s locker feature. Somewhere in this video clip, the young lady explains that the locker is where you store all your cellphone-based (or computer-based) multimedia for later retrieval. The site itself is still in beta, but there’s a bunch more videos starring… Read More

  • U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    Like our very own Peter Ha pointed out, do we really need a USA Today article to tell us that U.S. Internet speeds are terrible? According to a report conducted by the Communications Workers of America, U.S. Internet speeds are “pathetic” compared to the rest of the world. Right now, the median U.S. download speed is 1.97 megabits per second; Japan’s is 61 megabits per… Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated… Read More

  • Digg PC: The Ultimate Fanboy Case Mod

    We know you love finding great tech news and reading insightful comments on the web, so we can venture a guess you’re already familiar with Digg. If you wanted to show your appreciation for Kevin Rose and his posse, you’d build a huge Digg-logo case mod like this fanboy did. Very cool? Absolutely. Waste of time? Quite possibly. The Digg PC [Red Ferret] Read More

  • LG KU580: Like the Chocolate, Only With Real Internet Capabilities

    One of the many, many problems with the LG Chocolate is its crappy Internet capabilities. While not a Chocolate-proper cellphone, the LG KU580 borrows the iconic cellphone’s look and feel while adding competent Internet capabilities. It’s 3G, UMTS to be exact, so you’ll be able to surf the mobile Web with ease. You’ll also find several built-in Google apps like Gmail… Read More

  • AMA to Vote on Whether or Not Video Game/Internet Addiction is a Real Medical Condition

    The American Medical Association is taking steps to classify Internet and video game addiction as an actual medical condition. A vote is scheduled next week where members will decide whether or not to officially apply the “addiction” label. Bah, addictions are good for people. They help build character, at least the fun ones do. In all seriousness, how many stories have we seen… Read More

  • Internet Users Pick Clinton's Campaign Song: Celine Dion Instead of Dio

    Hillary Clinton asked YouTube users last month to pick her campaign theme song. They have selected Celine Dion’s “You and I” and not “Holy Diver” by Dio like we wanted. Clearly the Internet is filled with people who have zero taste in music. Oh, right, MySpace… And why is Clinton bothering YouTube users with issues of such *great* import? How about this… Read More

  • New Wi-Fi Distance Record Set: 238 Miles

    A researcher in Venezuela, a fine country, has set a new Wi-Fi distance record, sending a signal 238 miles from his research facility to another one in the Andes Mountains. Well, they’re both located in the Andres. What’s most impressive here is that similar efforts haven’t produced results anywhere near this. Intel’s best efforts here in the U.S. have only reached… Read More

  • Pirated 'Sicko' Winds Up On YouTube

    Last week, Michael Moore’s “Sicko” was pirated and leaked to the web. The leak is an excellent DVD screener that can now be found on almost every major torrent site. By this morning, a copy had been uploaded to YouTube, posted in several segments to circumvent YouTube’s uploading limitations. What’s nuts is that after major media outlets reporting the upload… Read More

  • Facebook: How Complicated Has This Site Become?

    What the hell has happened to Facebook? I logged in for the first time in a long time yesterday to respond to a message from this idiot and I’m greeted by all sorts of strange and unwanted distractions. There’s little colored icons everywhere… I’m getting “super poked” (what?) by people I’ve never heard of… the NYPD wants to hire me… How… Read More

  • U.S. Preps for Potential Cyber War Against China: Battle Stations, People!

    The United States of America. I love this country. Blindly. So when I read that China has taken steps to launch a “cyber war” against us, it greatly upsets me. A senior general in the U.S. military, the best military in history, recently said that while numerous countries try to hack the military’s network infrastructure, China goes above and beyond the established decorum. Read More

  • What's Beef? Mozilla COO Accuses Apple of Having Old World Views of the Internet

    Remember on Monday when Steve Jobs, Lord of all our Earthly realm, proclaimed Safari as the best browser ever and that Apple wanted to steal market share from Internet Explorer? The COO of Mozilla noticed that too and didn’t like it one bit. So he’s called Apple out. Read More

  • Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Our neighbors to the north are starting on some projects similar to ongoing ones here in the US. Montreal will be the first city to get both a citywide WiFi and WiMAX network installed. The project, a joint venture between Nomad Telecom and Radioactif.com, is expected to be completed entirely in 2009, but some residents could see web access as soon as September. Similar to… Read More

  • Safari For Windows Tops 1 Million Downloads In 48 Hours

    Despite its problems, more than 1 million people downloaded the Safari Web browser for Windows in the first 48 hours of its availability. Apple claims that the browser is the fastest in the whole wide world, but I’ve read a few reports online that suggest otherwise. (Plus, having used it on Mac OS X since its original release, you definitely get the feeling that there’s… Read More

  • eTar: A Guitar For Internet-based Music Making

    Budding Claptons should keep their eyes on the eTar, a sort of Internet-based guitar that’s designed to be used with the upcoming eJamming music service. The eTar, which will make a real life apperance at a design fair in Britain in July, has all the features of a real guitar like strings and a volume control knob. You’re supposed to use it in tandem with eJamming, which lets you… Read More

  • Google Bows To Privacy Concerns, Shortens Length Of Time It Keeps Search History

    Google bowed to privacy “activists” today by announcing that it will decrease the amount of time that it keeps track of Web searches. It used to keep a log for two years, but now that’s been shortened to 18 months. The move is in response to European Union-lead concerns that the it was unnecessarily hoarding customer information. Apparently, people don’t like the idea… Read More

  • JetBlue Uses Google Maps

    Cheap flights and nice amenities. That seems like a decent way to sum up JetBlue. Only now, the company will offer flight-tracking via Google Maps. Yup, you can now log on to Google Maps via screens on the seat in front of you on headrests. Friends can also see where your flight is currently at by logging on to any PC with a web browser and firing up Google Maps. To coincide with the Google… Read More

  • Kids Spend Their Time Online Dressing Up Virtual Dolls – Shouldn't They Be Outside Playing Instead?

    There’s a fine article in today’s New York Times exploring the relationship between online, Facebook-like Web sites and the young girls these sites target. It’s stunning, really, to read that these youngsters (the profiled girl here is 9) prefer to engage in virtual worlds wherein they dress up dolls, do each other’s hair and gossip—granted, excellent training for… Read More