D-Link has just officially launched its AC750 Portable Router and Charger DIL-510L. This device joins the growing number of portable devices that offer not only Internet connection but also an extra battery for emergencies.
A new study detailing Internet usage is out, providing interesting metrics regarding how and why we use the thing you’re reading this article on. A full 87% of adults in the US use the Internet, with a majority of that coming via mobile devices. Also interesting were views on whether the Internet was a good thing for us, or something we should likely avoid.
Soon tech-savvy Starbucks customers slurping both lattes and bandwidth will have their Internet lives a lot easier. Google is reported to be working on an app that takes out the drudgery from connecting and authenticating to the now Google-managed free Starbucks WiFi connections.
Mobile devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous. But with the surge in number of smartphones and tablets, on top of laptops and even home computers, the current network infrastructure is being overloaded beyond its capacity. Enter pCell from Artemis Networks, a new kind of wireless technology which, if proven to be successful, is nothing short of revolutionary.
Opera has just announced that it will be accepting another wave of beta testers for its data-saving app for Android. This additional batch of users will hopefully give Opera Max the stress it needs before the service finally goes for a public launch.
While mobile network coverage and mobile hotspots are getting more common, there are places in the world, like that remote island escape, that cellular signals can't reach. It is for such emergencies and more that Iridium and Globalstar are outing their new mobile hotspots that deliver the Internet via satellite.
Coming under a bit of heat after announcing its Sponsored Data program, AT&T has now come out trying to defend it. It is basically saying that it is quite confident that the scheme will pretty much survive the FCC's investigation unscathed.
AT&T's recent CES announcement of a new way to help cut down on data bills was met with mixed sentiment. Taking advantage of his on-stage time at CES 2014, FCC chair Tom Wheeler assured that crowd that the commission will look into the matter and put its weight on it but only if necessary.
In the early days of access to the Internet on mobile devices, before Firefox or Chrome became household brands on smartphones, Opera made a name for itself by providing the technology and the service to compress data that goes through its browser. Now the company wants to bring that concept outside the browser and into your entire Android device.
More and more phone users rely on the Internet to keep connected with others and network carriers need to adapt to this growing trend in order to remain relevant and competitive. That is why AT&T is slowly moving away from plans that revolve around voice calls and text messages towards more data-centric offerings.