Jan Yerby

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ViaSat adds 'virtually unlimited' Freedom satellite internet plan for $70 per month

It didn't happen overnight, but ViaSat's finally on its way to transforming the satellite internet space, be it through speedy in-flight WiFi on JetBlue and United or the Exede residential service. That latter product, while the fastest internet option for customers without access to cable or …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

11 On-Demand Music Streaming Services Compared

There’s no shortage of apps to help you discover new music. Some are slaves to algorithms, some depend on human-curation, while some combine the best of both worlds. There’s been a flurry of activity in the music-streaming space of late, with seemingly every company wanting a piece of the …

Fatal mistake: What everyone should know about hot-car deaths

Senate Report on CIA Interrogations Could Be Released Next Week

ASPEN — The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is set to publicly release — as early as next week — selected and carefully redacted portions of …

US evacuates Tripoli embassy as rival militias push Libya towards war

The US embassy in Tripoli staged a dramatic evacuation in the early hours of Saturday, with other embassies debating whether to follow suit as Libya hovers on the brink of full-scale war. Efforts by diplomats and prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni to engineer a last-minute ceasefire between warring …

Verizon to Begin Spot Throttling of High-Usage Customers on Unlimited LTE Plans

Following a report by <i>Droid Life</i> yesterday, Verizon has now confirmed to <i>Gigaom</i> that starting October 1 the carrier will begin spot throttling of certain high-usage customers connecting to carrier's LTE network. The policy affects users on grandfathered unlimited data plans that are no longer offered …

Google Maps now helps you find breakfast spots in thunderstorms

Explore function now allows users to customize recommendations using distance and time<p>Google isn't about to let Foursquare's upcoming redesign steal the spotlight. The search engine giant is today introducing a more context-sensitive version of the Explore function for its Maps app. The revamped …

Google Voice offers web-based calls through Hangouts, no G+ profile needed

The rumor is that eventually we're going to see Google Voice merged completely into Hangouts, and that's getting even closer to becoming reality. You can now make phone calls via Hangouts directly from the Google Voice website, no Google+ necessary. As Mountain View's Alex Wiesen notes on G+, the …

Mysterious Fossils in 3D

Changing Planet<p><i>Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Her team digs up the creatures that form the evolutionary boundary between microorganism and animal—the Ediacaran biota.</i><p>This field season …