Many are doing so with simple text message applications on phones that cost no more than $25. Text message phone apps now help African people check market prices, transfer money, learn languages and alert authorities to the need for food or other ai
[Can mandate be far behind?] It would seem natural to offer motorists friendly, yet stern warnings about a bad habit: holding a cell phone while driving, whether for texting or talking. Several software and gadget companies have sprung up to address
Law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, even going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justic
The researchers demonstrated how an attack could cause a smart phone to eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner’s travels, or rapidly drain its battery to render the phone useless.
No, you don't need an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone to use Qik and stream from your phone to the internet, a Windows Mobile phone will do just fine... and best of all its FREE You can also use Kinoma Freeplay to stream talk radio shows so y
Equipment that jams cell phones will get its first federally sanctioned test inside a prison in Maryland this week, as state officials try to show Congress how the technology can prevent inmates from using the contraband devices to commit crimes, a g
'No reasonable expectation of privacy' kinda sums it all up, eh?
Even as Apple has helped open up our smartphones to outside software providers, we are still prisoners of a business model that keeps us indentured to Verizon, chained to AT&T, shackled to Sprint every time we buy a phone that seems cheap on the day
There are several advantages of an unlocked plan over the traditional two-year plan. First, monthly plans cost less. You can also buy a new phone with the features you want at any time and simply transfer the SIM card to the new phone, and perhaps gi
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. (Excellent lesson in how/why the Internet is _not_ controlable.... and shouldn't be.
Apparently, Googlers aren’t supposed to be tweeting the details of the Google Phone, but they have no problem tweeting about how awesome it is. And they also apparently have no problem showing it off. And not surprisingly, pictures of the device are
Those ads showing Verizon covering most of the USA with its cell phone 3G network--with AT&T's network coverage looking anemic--will continue to roll. AT&T has dropped its lawsuit against Verizon over the ads.
Space Data Corp., a maker of balloon-borne communications equipment, said it has successfully completed tests of a system that could vastly expand cell phone service to remote rural areas. It conducted 2 trial flights of prototype equipment to altitu
adapting the old reliable for NASA's interplanetary communications with distant spacecraft.
We've talked about Android 2.0 and (virtually) walked through the new Google Maps. Now, it's for real, and it's here. Motorola's Droid has landed at PopSci HQ, and it's making good on its promises.
Lakshmi Pratury remembers the lost art of letter-writing and shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died. Her short but heartfelt talk may inspire you to set pen to paper, too.
It was far from a two-company competition, with as many as 11 satellite operators expressing interest in the auction, which was organized by UBS Securities LLC. The in-orbit ProtoStar-1 telecommunications satellite sold for a $210 million all-cash of
Dye-sensitized cells get a double boost from nanowires and optical fiber.
Something we need to know...
I wanted to make all Road Runner users aware of something. I spent the last three and a half days without outgoing email service because of a change RR has made to their outgoing email policy.
Mail 'inspections' caused prominent men, like George Washington, to complain
of mail tampering. According to various historians, it led James
Madison, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe to write to each other in
code - that is, they encrypted their letters – in order to preserve the
privacy of their political discussion.
TiVo, the creator of the digital video recorder that panicked the TV business by making it simple to skip ads, now flashes banners on TV screens when users pause, fast-forward or delete shows.
Viewers who paused "The Biggest Loser" TV show saw an ad saying "Jenny Craig says you've got more to lose!" If you used TiVo to pause "Iron Chef America" on the Food Network, this popped up: "Sub-Zero: Every cook deserves the best!""We were once a foe of the networks, now we've become a friend," said Tara Maitra, TiVo's general manager of content services and ad sales. "We're working with the industry ... to get users to engage in a world increasingly equipped to fast-forward through commercials." Dave Zatz, a 37-year-old network engineer in Herndon, Va., isn't happy about it because he bought a TiVo digital video recorder and pays a subscription to skip ads.
This is a fascinating discussion of how technology aids spontaneous cooperation around the world to support dissident communications. Recorded Aug 3, 2009.
Tonight, Aug 3 - 7-9pm PDT. Iranians protesting the results of the recent election found an outlet and a means of organizing with the Internet, and showed that new digital media can help free speech and fight repression globally. But what happens now the headlines and the Twitter trends have died down?
Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone. Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation
last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies (Apple,
AT&T, and Google) asking them to explain exactly what happened.
I dare you to use your computer to go to Cars.gov after viewing this Glen Beck clip. WARNING: Do not go to cars.gov until you see this clip.
For Skype, the line could be going dead.
At issue is a key piece of software code licensed to Skype by a company called Joltid. For months, Joltid and Skype have been scrapping over the legal rights to the code – and now, the battle has gotten serious enough that eBay, which owns Skype, is getting worried. If Skype loses the right to the software code, “Skype’s business as currently conducted would likely not be possible,” eBay said in a quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
On this Communist-run island, the black market is a vast, irrepressible
force, an underground river of unlicensed services, goods pilfered from
government stores and coveted items carried in from abroad. Cuban
authorities go to great lengths to curtail it; they cannot.
data is practically unprotected from anyone who might ask to have it.
All electronic communications are
tapped. Massive governmental
data mining schemes are being built to record everything we publish on
Six basic ideas for those attempting to speak without falling victim to
authoritarian surveillance and censorship, and four ideas for the rest
of us who want to help support them. [posted in total disregard of #5]