You may never have heard of YMax, but you may have noticed the TV ads for its product, the MagicJack, which works with a broadband connection. After plugging a regular phone into the MagicJack, the user can make and receive calls much like using a re
Thanks to the free flow of information on the web, anyone can start their own pirate radio station. Here's all you need to become your city's favorite underground shock jock.
The hub of the spying program may be just outside of St. Louis, in a Missouri town called Bridgeton. A special report puts the pieces together in a comprehensive and disturbing story about this dragnet surveillance, with the help of AT&T whistleblowe
Any TV you buy will work with any cable or satellite TV service you have. Any PC you buy, even a Mac, will work with any Internet service provider you use. So can you buy any cellphone you want regardless of who your carrier is? Of course. Unless you
Toping the seventeenth annual list of the country’s most egregious and ridiculous censors is The Federal Communications Commission (earning only the 2nd "Lifetime" Muzzle ever awarded) for its inconsistent and unpredictable standards for de
Getting Truth out to the People
Getting Truth out to the People
In a setback for privacy and civil liberties groups, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to protect telephone and Internet companies from lawsuits alleging illegal cooperation with government spy agencies.
A man claims traffic citations he received for his Ron Paul window decals are in violation of his First Amendment rights. Cody Hauer, who may be forced to pay $550 for four citations he racked up in a single week for the decals, which were placed on
Google plans to deploy phones and services using the Android platform commercially in the second half of this year.
Internet data was majorly affected as it is the biggest capacity carried by the undersea cables. However, all voice calls, corporate data and video traffic were also affected. Now it is said to be 5 cables severed.
Iridium communications service was launched on November 1, 1998 and went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy on August 13, 1999. The first Iridium call was made by then-Vice President of the United States Al Gore. Motorola provided the technology and major fi
"I am greatly concerned that these undersea cable cuttings are intended to prevent the world from seeing something that is about to happen, other than through the government-controlled propaganda/media."
An NBC-newsguy-turned-journalism professor warns that "unfettered citizen journalism is too risky". His solution? Regulate it.
"We don't know much about it," she said. "But wherever they kept it, it was in perfect shape."
A court document in a drug smuggling case has shown that the private email service Hushmail has been cooperating with police in handing over user emails...
Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer."
AT&T topped the list of communications companies donating money in the 2008 election cycle, with Comcast and General Electric also making the top 20. (R's or D's... same thing)
In a letter posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday morning, Mr. Jobs said the company will release early next year a software development kit, or SDK, a necessary set of tools that will enable programmers to make iPhone applications.
The cherished dinner hour void of telemarketers could vanish next year for millions of people when phone numbers begin dropping off the national Do Not Call list. The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list, says there is a simple fix. B
"He, like all of us, knew that people would immediately start to hack the iPhone and unlock it for use on T-Mobile and other services abroad. And once that happened, the benefits could far outweigh the costs of such a hack."
The teenage hacker who found a way to unlock the iPhone so that the device would not be restricted to use solely on AT&T Inc.'s cellular networks will be trading his reworked gadget for a new Nissan 350Z and (three) iPhones."
The Federal Communications Commission moved cautiously Tuesday toward creating a more open national wireless broadband network, handing a partial victory to Google, which was pushing for more competition in cellphone services.
A recent decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals made the occasional f-bomb safe for network viewing, but some senators now want to ensure that even a single blue comment or image can be grounds for an FCC slapdown.
Google has disclosed for the first time that it is prepared to bid in a forthcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the US, a move that could eventually mean it will emerge as a fully fledged operator of a wireless communications network.
Verizon's installer - without warning, Powderly says - removed the copper wires that used to carry his phone calls. For most of the world, copper still links homes and businesses, as it has for a century.
The first publically available patent on Spread Spectrum came from Hedy Lamar, the Hollywood movie actress, and George Antheil, and avant gard composer. The patent was granted in 1942, but the details were a closely held military secret for many yeaEntered By: Jean Carbonneau
Do you see what's coming?... This will help.
Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone. To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. All by voice commands.
Want to communicate with the news, or government? This website looks like has a few thousand email addresses. Have fun make a new friend with someone in the news. Tell them the news because they are certainly not reporting it!