Google’s Got a Plan to Unify the World’s Wi-Fi Hotspots

Public Wi-Fi is great. But it’s infuriating when your connection at the neighborhood coffee shop goes down minutes before deadline and the baristas have no clue what’s wrong. This frustrates the hell out of the coffee shop, too.

Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: Artificial Intelligence

The Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days.

Edward Snowden Designs a Device to Warn If Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the National Security Agency’s secrets, he famously asked them put their phones in the fridge to block any radio signals that might be used to silently activate the devices’

Peter Thiel: We Must Talk ‘Frankly’ About America’s Problems

A list of speakers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (OH) includes Peter Thiel, the litigious Silicon Valley billionaire investor, Facebook board member, and Donald Trump delegate, who, most recently, funded a revenge lawsuit aga

Comcast’s Netflix Deal Could Open a New Front in Net Neutrality War

Watching Netflix using Comcast is about to get a little easier.

Facebook OpenCellular: A Baby Antenna Brings Internet to the Boonies

Facebook isn't in the wireless business. But it continues to build all sorts of new-fangled wireless hardware. Mark Zuckerberg and company unveiled a creation they call OpenCellular.

How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISPs

[Commentary] We'll never realize broadband's potential if large Internet service providers erect a pay-to-play system that charges both the sender and receiver for the same content.

South Korea's mobile broadband puts our 4G to shame

South Korea now boasts nearly 99 percent coverage for LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Anyone who has tried to rely on consistent 4G coverage in the UK, even in the capital, will note that statistic with envy.

The Most Wanted Man in the World

According to the most recent national security revelations leaked by Edward Snowden, an intelligence officer told him that Tailored Access Operations (TAO) -- a division of National Security Agency hackers -- had attempted in 2012 to remotely inst

How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism

Statistics from the New York Times say roughly half of the people who read it now do so with their mobile devices, and that jibes with figures from the latest Pew report on the news media broadly.