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GM's New OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Stakes Lead In Connectivity

General Motors and OnStar are trying to leapfrog the rest of the U.S. auto industry with the introduction of their new OnStar 4G LTE capability and embedded Wi-Fi over a range of dozens of GM vehicles by the end of the year, beginning next month with the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu.<p>The company hopes to …

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.<p>It reportedly just agreed to purchase high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an unspecified amount.<p>The search (and tons of other technologies) giant said today that it will be purchasing the company, whose drones are …

Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground — and at lower cost.<p>But the fast evolution of rival systems and standards, such as Ku band and Ka band, pose a big …

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T-Mobile: No more overage charges even on older voice and data plans

Starting in May T-Mobile (s tmus) plans to get rid of all overage charges on all of its customer bills, pushing a new marketing strategy that claims …

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …

Sub aborts search for MH370 when ocean proves too deep

BEIJING – The robotic submarine sent to look for the missing Malaysian jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean aborted its mission when the search area proved beyond its 15,000-foot limit, Australian authorities said Tuesday.<p>The U.S.-made Bluefin 21 was launched late Monday on a planned 16-hour search of …