By Stewart WolpinPosted 01.24.2012 at 4:35 pm 3 Comments
After last year’s flood of largely indistinguishable Android tablets, it’s natural to glance at Amazon’s wildly different Kindle Fire and think “iPad killer.” But although the seven-inch tablet’s $200 price tag will do plenty to draw attention (and sales), the Fire, at its core, is little more than a video-ready e-reader. Even if it won't lay waste to the iPad, it could have an equally profound influence: The Fire sets a new ultrafast standard for how future mobile—and perhaps desktop—devices surf the Web.
After a bitter five year debate, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass a set of net neutrality rules at a meeting today that draw a stark distinction between wireline and wireless internet, scoring a measured victory for net neutrality advocates but spelling uncertainty for the future of the web. On the one hand, traditional hard-line internet providers will be prohibited from blocking or reducing access to any sites or applications.
Tired of that spotty AT&T network coverage? The carrier is offering a satellite backstop to its network, but you’ll have to give up your iPhone for an even pricier option. AT&T has announced that on Tuesday it will begin selling its first satellite phone that works anywhere in the U.S., including in wilderness areas or hundreds of miles offshore. And the TerreStar Genus will only run you $799.
The beloved gadget gets more users online than any other smartphone
By Gregory MonePosted 03.18.2008 at 11:49 am 0 Comments
A new study by market research firm M:Metrics reveals that nearly 85 percent of iPhone users access news and information on the mobile Web through their handy new gadget. That makes it the most popular gadget for doing so, according to M:Metrics.