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Is Low-cost, High-speed Internet an Economic Right?

Brian Purchia | Posted 03.17.2017 | Technology
Brian Purchia

What if I told you that a hundred thousand San Franciscans, including thousands of public school students did not have electricity or water at home? I imagine many of you would be appalled and call for our government to step in and help. Now, substitute the Internet for water and electricity. Would you still be upset?

Help! This Wi-Fi Hotspot is Worthless

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Tim Kreth's Wi-Fi hotspot won't connect. Does he deserve a refund? Question: I recently ordered a $40 Wi-Fi hotspot from FreedomPop, a reseller of ce...

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

5 Hotels To Book For Incredible Free Wi-Fi

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel

If you're not able to unplug every time you travel (and let's face it: most of us aren't), then you'll need to stay somewhere with great Wi-Fi. Some m...

There Is No Such Thing as Free WiFi: Understanding the Business of the Internet

Navarrow Wright | Posted 01.10.2015 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

As someone who has been in the technology space for some time, I've always thought about how ironic the term "free WiFi" is and how we really don't un...

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/3/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.03.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

What do the Federal Reserve, chicken corpses, and umbrellas have in common? More than the usual; find out in our Week to Week news quiz. Here are so...

Free Wi-Fi Is More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel

They're those two magic words every traveler wants to hear or see: "Free Wi-Fi." What other sort of incentive inspires travelers to actively seek o...

Facebook Is Just Giving Away Free Internet To Some Teens

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook is giving students access to the Internet. On Tuesday, the company announced a new pilot program to provide free Wi-Fi access to high sch...

Generation Connected Disconnected: An Unexpected Study of Living Without WiFi

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

I admit it: I am powerless over WiFi. My life, along with that of scores of University of Florida undergraduates with whom I'm traveling on our college's summer study-abroad program, now is unexpectedly unmanageable.

Harlem To Get America's Largest Free Wifi Zone

Posted 12.11.2013 | New York

A large donation will transform Harlem into America's largest free Wifi zone by this May. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that Glenn Fuhrman...

Virtual Female Bodies

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

photo authorized by Salvatore Iaconesi Living without Internet nowadays is like living without electricity. It may be doable and even romantic, but ...

The Great Wifi Altercation

Tom Falco | Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

There's an interesting phenomena that I see at local hangouts with free wifi, bookstores, Starbucks, wherever. There's a select few who think they own the place where they set up shop and spend the day. To them, it's their personal office.

Airborne WIFI Not So Safe

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.04.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Keep in mind that stealing information is a big business, and hackers are everywhere. Most of them are professional. Some are foreign government sponsored. Some are sophisticated criminal organizations with significant resources

Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service Now At 30 More Subway Stations

Posted 04.26.2013 | New York

The MTA announced underground Wi-Fi and cellphone service has expanded to 30 more New York City subway stations throughout Manhattan including Times S...

Seven Spring Break Travel Freebies Worth the Search

Jeanenne Tornatore | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Jeanenne Tornatore

In today's travel environment of surcharges and extra fees, it may seem hard to believe that there are actually still freebies out there for the taking. The key is in knowing what to look for and where.

Think You’re Safe At A Coffee Shop? Think Again

Pando Daily | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology

The next time you’re in a coffee shop sipping a Chai latte, availing yourself of the free Wi-Fi, remember this: The private messages you are sending...

10 Things You Should Never Pay For

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.23.2012 | Money

Is the era of free stuff coming to an end? Many signs would point to yes. Banks continue to slap on fees for what most considered entitled service...

Free WiFi If You Subscribe To One Of These Cable Companies

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

Five major U.S. cable companies have joined forces to create a giant WiFi network with more than 50,000 hotspots across the nation. The joint effort h...

Enhanced Wi-Fi Coming To Denver International Airport

Joshua Berman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

I look forward to the enhanced system at DIA for my "mission critical" needs.

Skype Offers Free Wi-Fi For The Holidays

Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Holiday travel brings families together, but only after uncles, aunts and beloved cousins run the logistical gauntlet of delays, cancellations and lon...

DUMBO Wi-Fi: Taking Your Office Outdoors

Tucker Reed | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York
Tucker Reed

As the Digital Age changes our personal relationships, information consumption and business operations, is it also going to change our physical environment as well?

On Public Wi-Fi? Your News May Be Hacked

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Meet Newstweek, a hidden device engineered to hack news items being read at public WiFi hotspots (cafes, libraries, airports, etc.). Both nefarious an...

Is free WiFi in Coffee Shops an economic indicator for innovation?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

I spend a lot of time in coffee shops writing these days. I don't know why, perhaps many of you have experienced this, but I seem to have a very produ...

Travelers Want Free Internet & Wi-Fi (Some Begin to Deliver)

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

One of my pet peeves when traveling is being charged to use the Internet at an upscale hotel. Should I really have to pay $14.95 for 24 hours of checking my email and posting to my blogs?