• Which States And ISPs Are Winning The Internet Speed Race In The U.S.?

    Which States And ISPs Are Winning The Internet Speed Race In The U.S.?

    As much as those in Silicon Valley get wrapped up in all the innovative technologies and businesses being built on top of and around the Internet, the fact of the matter is that there are still some striking disparities in the quality of internet access and speeds in the U.S. today. Pando Networks, a service that optimizes online delivery of media assets such as games, video and software, drew… Read More

  • Verizon calls out Cablevision over ‘fastest broadband in America’ claim

    Game on! Cablevision, a cable company that serves the suburbs of New York City, and whose ISP, OptimumOnline, I use, recently announced that it will offer the fastest broadband in America starting next month. Speeds will top out at 101 megabits per second down, 15 megabits per second up. (That translates to around 12.6 megabytes per second down, 1.8 megabytes per second up. BitTorrent seeding… Read More

  • Extreme concrete road barrier

    Crazy Japanese driver training course? Nope. It’s a speed-limiting tactic over in Japan China. There isn’t much info about the two-foot tall, 100-foot long chicane but we’re intimidated just looking at the course. via Autoblog Read More

  • DIY Speed-Vest

    Aimed at safety, the Speed-Vest displays how bad-ass you are on a two-wheel’d steed. The numbers are displayed via electro-luminescent wire controlled by an open-source embedded ‘puter. With a little stitching and soldering, everything is attached to the vest’s back panel. The makers claim the whole thing can run up to 6 hours on a single AA battery. Want your own, build… Read More

  • Report: broadband gridlock 'like whoa' by 2010

    If y’all don’t stop downloading funny YouTube videos and consuming bandwidth, the Internet may experience gridlock the likes of which it’s never seen before. According to Nemertes Research (not Acme, then), Internet gridlock by 2010 could seriously slow down our surfing habits as broadband pipes are taxed, possibly leading to a return to dial-up. (No! Anything but that… Read More

  • Wake Up Angel: Electronic No-Doze, Less Side Effecty

    I’m hoping this little guy makes the jump across the Pacific, because it’s time for some of you suckers to go back to school! And if school for you was anything like it was for me, it’s just one big long exhausted hangover. But if you want to grow up to be a popular blogger, like yours truly, you’ll need something to keep you awake during those boring classes. I… Read More

  • Sling Media to Boost Your Net Connection Speed, Show Ads While Slinging

    Yup, perhaps in a move to allay content providers’ fears or perhaps in a move to make more money, Sling Media also announced that it’s considering showing ads on its upcoming Clip and Sling service. (Clip and Sling lets you take clips of TV shows and sling ’em to your compatible devices.) I wonder how showing ads will affect Sling Media’s relationship with the… Read More