data

Google Fiber hits Kansas City in just over a week

Google Fiber hits Kansas City in just over a week

The folks in Kansas City, Kansas here in the United States are about to get the web at 100 times the speed most Americans have on average today. The release date for Google's Fiber program has been set today at July 26th, a little over a week from today, this just a bit more than a year since the project was first announced. With speeds this fast, we'll have to see what the city will do it it all - perhaps streaming video will become more popular than television at a rate greater than the rest of the world - speedy!

Continue Reading

AT&T 4G LTE hits 47 US markets in newest expansion

AT&T 4G LTE hits 47 US markets in newest expansion

This week AT&T has announced that its 4G LTE network has reached a total of 47 markets across the USA, with 7 new markets having been added in this newest update. The new markets opened officially this week include Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, Vt.; Wichita, Kan; and Cleveland, Ohio. AT&T's 4G LTE network is now said by the company to cover almost 80 million people nationwide.

Continue Reading

Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

This week the Verizon 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone is arriving here on our review bench as well as in the homes of thousands across the USA. What we're going to do for you right here at the start is take a moment to get you some comparison speeds on each of the main three Galaxy S III's USA carriers: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Have a peek at one of the only factors that will allow you to tell these devices apart.

Continue Reading

Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay

Speaking this week on the future of the detention center and naval station set in Guantanamo, Cuba, Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale mentioned this week that a $40 million dollar fiber optic link is in the works for 2013. This link, said Breasseale, would offer up greater telecom access for those living at the US military base. The link would not, however, as Breasseale assures, be any sort of indication that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would be open for any longer than it would have had the link not been built.

Continue Reading

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

We’ve seen schemes from the likes of FreedomPop which offer "free" mobile internet access, but a company in the UK called Samba is taking the idea one step further. It’s partnering with Three UK to provide 517MB of free internet access on iPads if users agree to watch two and a half minutes of commercials. It also requires a app to be installed on the iPad to keep track of internet usage and serve up the ads.

Continue Reading

SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

Today is a vastly important day in the history of the internet as it is the day that IPv6 is being pushed with World IPv6 Day. Thusly it's important also that we let everyone know exactly what IPv6 is and how it will affect you and yours! This term IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6 and it represents one piece of the Internet puzzle, the part that points to your device, in this case. While the internet has thus far been working with IPv4 which had a limited amount of "IP Addresses," we've now moved to IPv6 which allows a much more massive amount of devices to be handled than the previous generation.

Continue Reading

Bioengineers turn DNA into rewritable, digital data storage

Bioengineers turn DNA into rewritable, digital data storage

Bioengineers from Stanford University have developed a method of using live DNA as rewritable storage for binary data. Instead of trying to embed tiny computers into the human body, researchers have developed a way to biologically store data through the use of enzymes that can flip sequences of DNA into on and off directions so that each one is equivalent to a binary digit.

Continue Reading

Verizon global 4G LTE comes to four new phones

Verizon global 4G LTE comes to four new phones

In an expansion that can only be called global-minded, the folks at Verizon are today letting it be known that four more Android phones will soon be approved for global use. Three DROID-branded Motorola devices as well as HTC's Rezound will be bringing on global roaming so that we'll be able to bring them with next year to Mobile World Congress if we wish! Customers will be seeing notifications on their smartphones when the software update is available, and yes, it is a software update that everyone will have to initiate, even if they don't plan on flying soon.

Continue Reading

LightSquared wins 2-year life bonus

LightSquared wins 2-year life bonus

It appears that LightSquared will have an extra 2-year window to earn regulatory approval for its LTE mobile network spectrum as Inmarsat cuts them a break in the face of almost certain doom. This company. LightSquared, has been seeking approval to use a combination of satellite and terrestrial signals for months now, being turned down by the FCC in the face of breaking down GPS signals. While the FCC's current position would otherwise mean LightSquared would not be able to survive the summer, the group from which they're renting spectrum now has granted them a reprieve until March 31st, 2014.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14