As if Google's launching a free Wi-Fi network in New York City earlier this month wasn't curious enough, now the search giant is asking the FCC for a license to create an "experimental radio service."
It's not quite that scene at the Gap in Minority Report, but the next time you leave your iPhone's WiFi signal on in public, expect a digital trail: real-world stores are tracking your every move.
Amtrak has announced plans to test an upgrade of its notoriously inconsistent onboard Wi-Fi to faster 4G networks, but because the fix still uses Wi-Fi from a wireless company on a moving train, the best commuters can hope for is very fast Internet... very occasionally.
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The subway used to be a place where New Yorkers could think, read, or openly gawk at strangers. Now we'll be checking our work email.
Nothing gets a privileged train rider—or really any expectant Internet user—more riled than lack of a connection.
Discovered: WiFi turns people into really rude café goers, we're eating too much grouper, social jet lag is the latest thing that's killing us, and finger regeneration?
The homeless wireless debacle happening at South by Southwest has completed the Internet circle of life, reaching acceptance—the final stage of grief—a mere two days into the outrage it created.
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