Posts Tagged ‘internet’
  • +1 for the consumer: France’s National Assembly says no thank you to 3-Strikes law…(for now)
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    In what is pleasent surprise and minor victory for consumers and internet afficienados everywhere, France's National Assembly said a big *expletive* you and shotdown the proposed 3-Strikes law that would cut off internet access to alleged file sharers after 3 claimed violations.  Thankfully, the National Assembly has more brains than the morons in the senate that passed this terrible excuse for a law. The reason they declined to pass it?  A simple clause that stated even after being boote...
  • Tiered/capped internet plans. Blessing or Devil in disguise?
    by Mike
    Posted April 7th, 2009 at 9:59 am
    The World Wide Web is quickly becoming the one stop shop if you will for everything in our lives.  Everything from cooking classes, to how-to mechanic videos, to live concerts.  Online video, whether it be in the form of movies, live events, or other forms, are becoming the biggest draw to the internet.  All of the new found love in video over broadband connections is making broadband providers sweat.  Why?  They "claim" infrastructure costs are rising as well as networks are reaching t...
  • 4G. Vancouver. Rogers. 2-2010.
    by Mike
    Posted February 19th, 2009 at 11:13 am
    The 4G momentum is building around the continent folks as Rogers in Canada has announced today plans to launch their 4G LTE network in Vancouver by February of 2010!  Also of interest is the merging of Rogers 3 different internet services: cable internet/3G/Portable internet.  How will that play out?     (more...)...
  • Increased web TV viewing sure to butt heads with up and coming data caps
    by Mike
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    The internet is a powerful tool that reaches every single nook and cranny of the planet.  TV viewing over the internet is quickly gaining popularity as people try to save money and make ends meet.  With viewing TV on the internet comes the increased freedom of not having to be tied down to a physical location as well as not having to deal with yet another company taking your money.  However with the recent rash and equal amount of momentum data caps are getting, the future of web TV loo...
  • Is the “Peek” really worth it?
    by Mike
    Posted September 10th, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    [caption id="attachment_64" align="aligncenter" width="199" caption="Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer"][/caption]   The "Peek" is a self proclaimed "back to basics" email device.  It lacks features such as a calendar, address book, browser, and basically...everything.  All it does is email, like good 'ol blackberries used to do.  The makers of the Peek shun the "feature bloat" that many smartphones have today.  They take the approach of "less is more" the extreme less side. ...
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