Op-ed: Taxing broadband—an idea whose time has not come
S. Derek Turner is the research director of Free Press, a nonpartisan organization advocating for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media, and quality journalism. The opinions expressed here do not ...
Samsung Unveils Windows Devices
Wall Street Journal
Android has given Samsung's smartphone business a shot in the arm. The Korean company became the world's biggest smartphone maker by shipments this year when it overtook Apple and Nokia. Samsung had a 32.6% share of the second-quarter global...
Wall Street Journal
Samsung Galaxy Note II promises bigger screen
At IFA 2012 on Wednesday, Samsung unveiled a set of interesting new products, including an Android-based camera and a Windows RT tablet, but its Galaxy Note II hybrid smartphone was the highlight. The new Samsung Galaxy Note II. Markus Schreiber ...
HTC Unveils Desire X ICS Smartphone
The original HTC Desire made its debut back in 2010. In recent months, HTC has focused on its One lineup, like the HTC One S and One X, both of which recently got the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean treatment. A patent battle that delayed the One X, plus ...
Google Selling a Division of Recently-Acquired Motorola: Report
After buying Motorola Mobility in May, Google has wasted no time making changes there, instituting layoffs in August and now looking at selling off Motorola's set-top box division. On the heels of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility this ...
Samsung Intros Smartphone, Slate-Style Tablets, Galaxy Note II
Samsung, weeks ahead of what could be a new iPhone, iPad and iTV, introduced a Windows 8smartphone, two tablet-like Slates and a 5.5-inch Note II. These follow news of two video-friendly AiO PCs.
Motorola Mobility Canada and Bell unveil Motorola ATRIX HD LTE
"Motorola ATRIX HD LTE offers a smarter smartphone experience," says David Petrou, sales director, Motorola Mobility Canada. "It delivers shortcuts and convenience with SMARTACTIONS even extending your battery life so you're never out of power when it ...
Motorola Mobility unveils new Android powered smartphone in UK
Aug 30, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Motorola Mobility, a provider of technologies, products and services that enable mobile and wireline digital communication, has unveiled MOTOSMART, the new Android powered smartphone, in the UK.
Samsung bets on Android-powered, networked camera
Samsung's Galaxy Camera, with a 16MP sensor, a 21x zoom lens, Android 4.1, and smartphone-class mobile networking. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET). BERLIN -- Smartphones are taking over the point-and-shoot camera market, but Samsung today ...
New devices from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more announced at IFA 2012
HTC Desire X The inevitable sequel to one of HTC's early flagship Android devices, the Desire X is a middle-of-the-road smartphone with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 chip, a 4-inch screen, and Ice Cream Sandwich pootling away in the background.
Apple, Motorola, Victoria's Secret: Intellectual Property
Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s request for a permanent ban on U.S. sales of some Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) mobile devices will be considered at a Dec. 6 court hearing. Apple is seeking a U.S. sales ban on eight models of Samsung smartphones and a tablet ...
HTC Desire X announced: Android 4.0 on a 4-inch Super LCD ...
By Mat Smith
HTC Desire X announced: Android 4.0 on a 4-inch Super LCD screen. By Mat Smith posted Aug 30th 2012 2:30AM. HTC is keeping a low profile at IFA 2012 this week but it does have at least one phone to reveal to the throng of tech ...
FinFisher Targets Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows ...
By Emil Protalinski
Multiple mobile Trojans for the Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile platforms have been discovered as have many Command and Control (C&C) servers around the world that they communicate with. Security researchers ...
The Next Web
Another Android Smartphamera! This Time, From Samsung ...
By Lauren Goode
Let the battle of the Android-powered digital cameras begin. ... and launch date are still unclear, but I'll update when I have more information. Tagged with: Android, camera, digital, images, lens, Nikon,Samsung, smartphamera, smartphone ...
Samsung Unveils First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone
By Peter Pachal
Meet the ATIV S, a new Windows Phone that's part of Samsung's new line of Windows products. It's the first smartphone to be unveiled that will run Windows Phone 8, the latest smartphone OS from Microsoft that will launch with Windows 8.
android-powered samsung galaxy digital camera
samsung galaxy android digital camera samsung has announced the release of their galaxy digital smart-camera. the device combines the function and performance of a compact digital photography with the interactive capabilities of google's ...
Designboom - Weblog
The 2012 political tug of war for the Internet
On Tuesday the GOP took up the cause at the Republican National Convention, adding support forInternet freedom to the party's official platform. David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, an activist group responsible for the new Vote for the ...
AP Exclusive: Nigeria Secret Police Details Leaked
Personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria's top domestic spy agency, including home addresses and names of immediate family members, leaked onto the Internet in a threatening message that claimed to come from a radical Islamist sect ...
Internet Cat Video Film Festival kicks off in Minn.
August 30, 2012 (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Warning: This is a story about online cat videos. If you're among the seemingly tiny minority of the general population not interested in watching a 1-minute clip of a cat in a T-shirt pounding on a keyboard, then move ...
President Obama Takes Questions From the Internet on Reddit
New York Times (blog)
The president answered several questions about his administration's position onInternet rights and the importance of space exploration. In response to a question about the most difficult decision he had had to make in office, he wrote a thoughtful and...
New York Times (blog)
GOP Platform Calls For 'Internet Freedom,' Opposes Net Neutrality
Tech advocates still object to the GOP platform's continued opposition to net neutrality standards and argue that the platform's support for some aggressive trade policies is inconsistent with its language on Internet freedom. The Internet freedom ...
GOP adopts Internet freedom plank #thecircuit
Washington Post (blog)
GOP adopts Internet freedom plank: Part of the platform the Republican party adopted Tuesday night included language to protect Internet freedom, something that lawmakers and interest groups on both sides of the aisle have been calling for in recent ...
LG U+ launches Voice over LTE services with Ericsson
The 4G/LTE technology has now evolved to embrace Rich Communication Services as well, making it a full telecommunication grade technology. VoLTE is a technology that allows voice calls to be made over an LTE network at the same time as users can access ...
German scientists find 'internet-addiction gene'
They compared the genetic makeup of 132 healthy internet users with those of the same number of likely Internet addicts - defined as someone who obsessively thought about the Internet and whose sense of wellbeing was shaken if they couldn't go online.
Whatever happened to Obama's goal of universal broadband access?
Washington Post (blog)
Back in 2008, the FCC adopted stricter standards for what actually counts as acceptablebroadband access—this now requires a connection speed of at least 768 kilobits per second. ... It's just that the bar for high-quality Internet access has also ...
Can a Reddit Fundraising Platform Magnify the Internet's Generosity?
By Joann Pan
The amazing altruism of Redditors is clear through the laundry list of good deeds that have stemmed from the network. From raising $600,000 for a bullied bus monitor to powering the TV dreams of disabled comedian Zach Anner, a lot of good ...
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 ...
By Sarah Silbert
We knew (as of a few days ago) that ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL was coming to Germany with LTE on Vodafone's network, but now we have an idea.
Barack Obama Visits Reddit, Melts Down Internet - Peter Kafka ...
By Peter Kafka
Hi, I'm Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything. I'll be taking your questions for half an hour starting at about 4:30 ET. -- The current occupant of the White House, doing some savvy counter-programming on the Internet, ...
The Worst Internet Trolls Might Be Mentally Ill
By Kirk Hamilton
The Worst Internet Trolls Might Be Mentally Ill So, this billy goat goes trip-trapping across a bridge. As he clops along, he hears a voice from down below: "Roar! I am a troll! If you cross this bridge, I'll gobble you up!" The goat is kinda freaked ...
Sprint 4G LTE network available now in four additional markets
By Dan Graziano
Sprint (S) on Wednesday announced the expansion of both its 3G and 4G LTE networks. The company's high-speed LTE network is now available in Baltimore, M.
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech
Don't Let Them Trade Away Our Internet Freedoms | Electronic ...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) endangers the Internet and digital freedoms on par with ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, and it does so in two significant ways: First, ...