The House of Representatives voted today to repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app usage data without explicit consent. The Senate passed the same bill last week, which means the only obstacle that remains is a signature from President Trump—and the White…
Faster internet is coming to your phone in the form of tech with fancy names like 5G and LTE-U. But just what that tech will look like and how good it will be remains to be seen.
In the wake of the ongoing net neutrality argument, another equally important squabble between regulators and telecoms companies has been overlooked. The FCC is trying to redefine 'broadband' as "internet which is actually fast enough to use", and telecoms companies don't like that one little bit.
Good news, America. Our president, Barack Obama, is finally standing up for the internet, and asking the FCC to classify it as a public utility. In other words, he's asking the agency not to allow destructive things like fast lanes (a.k.a. paid prioritization) or throttling. It's a great day!
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of…
Earlier this month, the FCC voted in favor of a pretty thoroughly terrible proposal that would kill net neutrality as we know it. A proposal that would give broadband companies an absurd amount of powers that they themselves delineated. And a proposal that would give Verizon (and broadband carriers in general) the…
The Internet is in danger, everyone. That sounds like kind of a silly thing to say, but it's true. While not yet set in stone, the FCC has made disconcerting plans to allow companies to divide this beautiful web of ours into potentially expensive tiers. Gaming stands to take a massive hit too. Here's why.
Right now, American gamers have it good. Our internet providers might do some slimy things, but today we can access all the web has to offer without maxing out our credit cards.
Initial reports about the FCC's hotly anticipated net neutrality rules are out, and they are foreboding. While they'll prevent broadband providers from blocking legal content on the internet, it does not explicitly ban companies from paying for better service. While that's bad for net neutrality, it's not entirely a…
Internet Woes: "Internet access is a utility. A commodity that should get better and faster and cheaper over time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying for money," The Verge writes in a must-read essay.
Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September.
Over the past few weeks, a new version of Nintendo's Wii Remote controller was tested and ruled totally compliant by the FCC. What has changed about the device that gives the Wii its waggle?
We've heard the term 'net neutrality' bandied about the internet for more than a decade, yet many gamers aren't aware of how important the concept is to their continued online entertainment. Why should you care about net neutrality?
Comcast customers have reason to be nervous today, as a federal appeals court rules that the Federal Communications Commission doesn't have the authority to enforce Net Neutrality on internet providers.
An FCC listing last week showed it had reviewed an official 802.11n wireless adapter Microsoft's developing for the 360. A flier in an Italian Gears of War 2 pointed to the same thing. The company has formally confirmed its existence.
A new form of universal ratings is making the rounds in D.C. this week, with the Federal Communication Commission kicking off an inquiry to decide whether to create a single rating system for TV, video games and cell phones, Bloomberg reports.
Over the past several months, we have reported a number of PS3 Slim rumors. The PlayStation 3 Slim generated more rumors than any other product in recent memory, dating back to the first one we reported in February of 2008.
People drop out of college for all kinds of reasons - relationships, drugs, joining a band, deciding to follow The Dead around in a camper van.. the list is long and varied.