News Are U.S. phone landlines in danger of being disconnected?
Almost everyone will be off this network in the next four years. It is a dead model walking, said Scott Cleland, of the research and consulting firm Precursor LLC, noting that three quarters of the transition is done.
News How Remote Places Can Get Cellular Coverage by Doing It Themselves
With Swedish telephone numbers and a tree-bound base station, a remote Indonesian village runs its own telecommunications company.
News The future of whistleblowers is grim
Leaked revelations will be as pointless as dusty old books in some attic if no one knows about them. What's the point if no one will be able to read it?
News Anderson Powerpoles: The Legos of DC Electronics, by Dan in Alaska
To say that Im a neophyte in the electrical world, or as we say here in Alaska a Cheechako, is making a big understatement.
News YouTube blocks PMW video exposing Fatah threats to kill Israelis
Palestinian Media Watch
YouTube blocks PMW video that exposes
Fatah publicizing threats
to kidnap, kill, and bomb Israelis
by terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades -
the military wing of Fatah.
YouTube did not remove this same video (in Arabic)
J E Andreasen
News Biggest ever satellite constellation to be launched
The biggest ever constellation of satellites, which were built by a company whose founders include an Oxford-educated British scientist....
News SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch
"We're not aware of anything that would cause a mission failure, but in order to ensure the highest possible level of mission assurance we decided to conduct additional inspections of the launch vehicle," said Emily Shanklin, a SpaceX spokesperson.
News Lasers poised to supercharge underwater communications
Li-Fi, the technology which allows light in the visible spectrum to be used to transfer data, will someday soon give us all super-fast Internet connectivity through our desk lamps.
News AT&T plan to shut off Public Switched Telephone Network moves ahead at FCC
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to take its first major step toward letting AT&T and other carriers replace the country's traditional phone system with one that works entirely over Internet Protocol networks.
News Missouri: Federal Judge Backs Headlight Flash Speed Trap Warning
The flashing of a car's headlights is a near universal warning that a police officer lurks nearby, eager to issue an expense expensive speeding citation. After the Ellisville, Missouri threatened $1000 fines to discourage the practice, US District Co
News Iridium Go! hotspot can turn your smartphone into a satellite phone
http://www.gizmag.com, By Will Shanklin
Smartphones are practically everywhere. But if you're in the middle of nowhere without a signal, that iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4 won't do you much good.
News Coming Soon: Free Internet From Space
Outernet wants to use tiny satellites to take the whole world onlineeven in countries where dictators wish they wouldnt.
News FCC backs off newsroom survey plan
The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive.
News Mikulski Says Cellphone Kill Switch Fears Baseless, Conspiratorial
http://www.usnews.com, By Steven Nelson
Reasons are being invented to stop new technology mandate, senator says.
News Nowhere to Hide
http://www.lewrockwell.com, By Theodore Dalrymple
People who were charged with a crime in England used to be told by the police that they did not have to say anything, but that anything they did say might be taken down and used as evidence against them. I think we should all be given this warning wh
News Vodafone Foundation unveils a backpack with a mobile network inside
http://www.gizmag.com, By Stu Robarts
Mobile phone networks are a key means of communication when humanitarian efforts need to be coordinated at times of disaster.
News World's largest aircraft unveiled and hailed 'game changer'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk, The world's longes
The world's longest aircraft, consisting of part airship, part helicopter and part plane, has been unveiled and could be the key to greener more efficient planes in future as developers predict one day there could be as many of the hybrids as there a
News EU says all mobile devices must use the same charger by 2016
http://www.dvice.com, Michael Trei
Most of the time what happens inside the parliament of the European Union doesn't affect those of us in other countries, but a recent vote to standardize the 'radio equipment' laws could mean a lot for anyone worldwide who uses portable devices.
News Twitter: We Hope Turkey Lifts Its Completely Ineffectual Ban On Our Service
Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic
Twitter Inc said on Friday it hopes access to its social media service in Turkey will be restored soon, a day after it was blocked by the country's government.
News Globr lets users chat, regardless of language
http://www.gizmag.com,By Stu Robarts
The internet has connected and flattened the world in ways previously unimaginable. Coupled with ever more seamless translation tools, it provides the ability to communicate across borders and languages. Now, a new instant messaging tool is looking t
News Wrist communicators could be the future of smartwatches
http://www.dvice.com, Colin Druce-McFadden
Ever since smartwatches hit the scene, something's been missing. Checking your messages and monitoring the weather are fine and dandy, but the very first smartwatches ever conceived had something that the vast majority of today's tech don't: the abil
News Sky and TalkTalk announce 1 Gbps broadband for UK cities
http://www.gizmag.com, By Stu Robarts
Broadband speeds in the UK currently max out at about 300 Mbps, provided by British Telecom. Sky and TalkTalk have now announced that they intend to bring 1 Gbps speeds to UK cities. The roll-out will begin in York next year, before moving to other l
News How I Got 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending A Dime
http://www.businessinsider.com, ANN TRAN
As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and attract new ones. But
News Putin Has Taken Control Of Russian Facebook
http://www.businessinsider.com, Jim Edwards
Russian president Vladimir Putin has essentially taken control of VKontakte, the home-grown Russian social network which is that country's version of Facebook.