US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
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The FCC is to consider amending its definition of 'broadband', which could see a new minimum standard of 10Mbps download speeds, or perhaps as high as 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps definition.
The ultra-affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia 630, launched this month - but it could soon be joined by an even cheaper model, the Lumia 530, which is reportedly destined for T-Mobile USA.
Three UK has launched its 4G services, at no extra cost over existing price plans and with unlimited data available, while customers will now be able to use their inclusive minutes and data in the US.
The FCC is pressuring carriers to adopt a policy that lets users unlock their mobile device once their contracts expire. The FCC's Chairman says he wants this plan in place by the end of the year.
Microsoft's intelligent digital assistant, 'Cortana', will reportedly launch with Windows Phone 8.1 in early 2014 - if you live in the United States. If you don't, you could be waiting a while.
An old fax machine has become a source of headaches for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, after it was found that faxes cannot be received and they may remain incommunicado until November.
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have been the source of much consternation for companies like Google and Facebook; now, they're working with the White House in an attempt to provide greater transparency.
Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in New York City, NSA Director Keith Alexander outlined plans for reducing the number of system admins - plans he claims to pre-date Snowden's classified leaks.
Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over 'high-profile' users of the services.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Apple's iPad might be one of the most famous devices of the last decade, but it seems that their iPad Mini's name is too descriptive for the US Trademark Office to consider it trademark-able.
Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 will be offered with a mighty eight-core Exynos 5 processor... in some markets at least. But in others, like the US and UK, it will go on sale with a quad-core Snapdragon CPU.
The most common, free method of watching a video DVD on Linux actually circumvents the CSS protection on the disc, which is technically illegal under the DMCA in the United States
Unit 61938, a group of Chinese governmental hackers responsible for more than 100 documented attacks since 2006, might have been nailed on the outskirts of the world's biggest city - Shanghai.
According to a report China is set to surpass the US as the world's largest smart device market by the end of this month. This comes from data aggregated from iOS and Android apps.
Almost every product in Apple's catalog is manufactured in Asia, but now it seems that the iMac is an exception to that rule because several of the new iMacs are labeled 'Assembled in USA'
A Mexican court has fined Yahoo $2.7 billion dollars over an apparent breach of a contract that seems to date back to 2003. The search giant obviously intends to challenge the decision made.
Microsoft has turned against a partner they've had since the mid-1980s in Callison Architecture, due to poor quality work on one of their main data centers. This left thousands of machines at risk.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
PIPA co-author Patrick Leahy has apparently rewritten an amendment previously meant to protect email privacy to make warrantless access easier, then disowned the amendment via Twitter.
Employment isn't always easy to find, but Facebook is trying to change that. The giant social network has partnered with numerous entities to bring the hunt to the News Feed.
Kim Dotcom might be gearing up to launch his new venture, but the EFF's fight for Megaupload users' data is far from over, and now the government is saying that they don't really own their cloud data.
Former BFFs Anonymous and WikiLeaks are breaking up over an election themed paywall, and Anonymous says they'll no longer support WikiLeaks or Julian Assange because of their 'filthy and rotten' ways.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that webmail services like Outlook and Gmail aren't protected by existing digital privacy laws because they don't conform to laws written in the 1980s.
Neuron, a member of Lulzsec, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking into Sony Pictures' website and making off with private information on thousands of people.
The Asian giant is about to land in the USA, where the company will deploy its first manufacturing facility. The operation will help Lenovo better serve the local market and grow faster.
After the government in Argentina passed a ruling to limit dependency on the US dollar, PayPal became the easiest method of converting. As a result, the functionality is to be pulled in Argentina.
A bipartisan coalition of US Representatives is demanding answers about the lack of transparency regarding dubious copyright claims and the possibly illegal seizure of several domain names.
Google invaded this week's Republican National Convention with an awesome coffee bar, featuring complimentary a 60MB/s internet connection. The only catch? Lots of advertising and political pandering.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
It would appear that Facebook's oldest user could be a 101-year-old Californian woman who, coincidentally, lives in the same area as the site is headquartered. She's been on Facebook since mid-2009.
With more than a month left to go, the internet has decided that Nikola Tesla had better get a museum in his honor, providing the cause with close to a million of the 1.7 million dollars needed.
WikiLeaks has been facing a sustained DDoS attack for over 5 days, with a new patriotic hacker group taking credit, but there could be more to the story (it involves surveillance and the government).
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
Almost two months after its official launch, IPv6 adoption is growing steadily, according to new research. The US currently leads the field by users, with over 3.3m users adopting the new protocol.
In an unusual turn of events, the Pentagon has ordered Missile Defense Agency staff to stop watching porn at work, amid fears that employees are focusing too much time on the wrong kind of explosions.
Harvard's Digital Public Library of America, which hopes to revolutionize our concept of what a public library is, just earned a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
That totally inaffective and annoying little logo you see at the start of movies is about to become a lot more common: the FBI is about to let anyone use its anti-piracy seal for anyone to use.
SOPA author Lamar Smith is back again, this time rallying for a new law that would allow the Justice Department to bring down the 'full force of the law' against journalists who leak state secrets.
The Department of Homeland Security is working to deploy laser scanners than analyze you at a molecular level from over a hundred feet away, and they go way further than seeing through your clothes.
Due to their part in leaking video footage of American soldiers killing civilians in Baghdad, a prominent Icelandic MP has been advised to avoid going to the USA by her own government.
In a last ditch effort to control their networks with an iron fist, Verizon is falling back to the US Court of Appeals, claiming that net neutrality violates their First Amendment rights.
Google's newly revealed Nexus Q streaming content device is not only cool looking, but it's a product that Google says was made entirely in the United States of America.
Patent holding companies, known as 'trolls' for their business practices, are costly to fight legal battles against. A recent academic paper attempts to put a cost on the losses these trolls create.
Amid suspicions that the US government itself could be behind the Flame virus that's sweeping across the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the virus in the US
Despite the efforts of internet activists like Test PAC and Fight for the Future, SOPA author Lamar Smith has won re-election by an unbelievable margin. Did we mention the RIAA funded his campaign?
Anonymous is at it again; this time releasing 1.7GB worth of data from the United States Bureau of Justice onto the internet. The data includes the entire database, internal emails and more.
Researchers in France and the United States have created disposable touch-pads, bringing us all one step closer to the future depicted in some forms of media.
The National Endowment for the Arts apparently considers gaming an artistic endeavor worth funding, at least if your definition of gaming includes non-profit edutainment titles.