McDonald’s has announced that it will roll out free WiFi in China.
The move, which will affect over 1400 McDonald restaurants in the country, is apparently part of a bigger one set in motion by the Chinese government, who apparently do wish to promote internet usage.…Read More »
Homeland Security told to disclose how it can shut down cellular networks and wireless signals in an area
A court in Washington, D.C. has ordered The US Department of Homeland Security to reveal details on exactly how “Standard Operating Procedure 303″ works. With this procedure Homeland Security is able to shut down wireless signals as well as cellular networks in an area, and is supposed to be used only when there is a crisis.…Read More »
Curious if your mobile broadband provider is giving you the speed of promises? So is the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is so interested, in fact, that they are launching an app that will help you track how fast your mobile internet speed is and report the findings.…Read More »
Sprint, 3rd largest mobile service provider in the USA, on Wednesday demonstrated the capability to hit 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) over-the-air speed at its lab near Silicon Valley, Calif. This is 17 times faster than the present maximum speed of 60Mbps provided by Sprint, through their Sprint Spark program, and Sprint wants to go even faster: “Given its spectrum and technology assets, it is technically feasible to deliver more than 2Gbps per sector of over-the-air speed”, says Sprint.…Read More »
If it’s not thin, it’s not worth using; that’s the modern tech age for you. Recently the at IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin, Cambridge-based CSR highlighted the world’s thinnest keyboard to the public. The device comes packed with a wireless touchscreen, and is expected to be around half a millimeter thick once it hits production.…Read More »
Ever had the need or want of a watch on your finger? No, not your wrist — your finger. If yes, then you’re in luck because a company is totally interested in bringing such devices to market. What we have here is a device that goes by the name, Ring Clock, and it is basically a watch you wear on your fingers that require charging now and again.…Read More »
A mobile phone with the ability to recharge itself — wouldn’t that be something spectacular to have in one’s pocket. And this might not be just a dream for too long since Nokia is actually working on such a phone, and if the company is successful, the days of walking with your mobile phone charger could be at an end.…Read More »
Before Razer came on the scene, every gaming laptop MSI released was huge and clunky with serious battery life problems. However, that’s all in the past now since the company announced a new 17-inch gaming laptop that is dubbed as the thinnest and lightest in its class — and we expect Razer to have something to say about that in the coming months.…Read More »
AT&T recently announced that it has put the finishing touches on the acquisition of Leap Wireless, which many of you probably know as the parent company of the increasingly popular Cricket Wireless brand.
However, it seems that AT&T is less interested in taking over Cricket than it is in getting to use all of Leap Wireless’s towers and stores, as well as gaining access to the company’s 5.3 million subscribers.…Read More »
Major manufacturer of electronics Foxconn — perhaps better known for their manufacturing of Apple devices as well as for allegations surrounding worker conditions and salary — has indicated interest in becoming a wireless carrier.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai, which is the Taiwan-based parent company of China-based Foxconn, has recently submitted an application for a license to supply high speed 4G services in Taiwan.…Read More »
Whenever his neighbors piss him off, this guy prints this same document to their wireless printer for revenge.Read More »
Australian carrier Telstra has said that they recently found the source of a “black spot” (an outage) in their wireless network for several neighborhoods. The source is a beer fridge in a garage in a house in the area. The refrigerator was tracked by “software robots” and workers wielding special antennas.…Read More »
Today at Google I/O, Google took the wraps off of two devices. The first was the expected 7″ Nexus tablet, while the other was a wildly new and different Nexus Q. What exactly is the Nexus Q, and how is it used?…Read More »
Windows has hundreds of thousands of programs. Because of this great volume and lack of a central store, software discovery (aka finding new and useful programs) is extremely difficult. With our Windows Software of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that.…Read More »