7-14-2011 Quick Read List

House Dems introduce spectrum bill –  House Democrats have introduced a wireless spectrum bill H.R. 2482 which is similar to a recently proposed Senate bill.  A key difference is that the…

July 14, 2011 0

60% Price Hike for Netflix

At a time when consumers are tightening their discretionary spending in the face of a tough economy, Netflix announced that they will be raising prices by 60% from $10/month to…

July 13, 2011 7

Complexity of Updating Android Exacerbates Security Problems

I bought a new HTC Nexus One last week, which unfortunately came with a custom ROM (Android Kernel Version: 2.16.405.1 CL223106 release-keys).  Unfortunately, this particular firmware prohibits any “Over The Air” (OTA)…

July 6, 2011 1

Experts Vindicate Cell Phones of Cancer Risk

A group of international experts have reviewed the body of scientific research regarding the safety of cell phone radio signals and concluded that the evidence is increasingly vindicating cell phones….

July 5, 2011 1

July 1 2011 News Wrap-Up

In US, Smartphones Now Majority of New Cellphone Purchases – Since smartphones use several times more data than feature phones (because of better usability), this trend seems to support the…

July 1, 2011 1

DNS Filtering is Essential to the Internet

Executive Summary A group of Internet Engineers sent a letter to the US Senate opposing the DNS filtering aspect of the Protect IP Act on technical grounds.  They argued that…

June 24, 2011 15

Netflix is Good for Broadband Providers Under Free Market

The CEO of Comcast turned some heads today when he had some nice words to say about Netflix being good for his business.  Conventional wisdom seems to be that Netflix…

June 23, 2011 2

Monday 6-20-2011 Reading List

Bitcoin prices plummet on hacked exchange – Bitcoins are the geek’s version of a pyramid/Ponzi scheme and we’re not seeing the instability first-hand.  Just one compromised account on MTGOX trying to cash…

June 20, 2011 7

28 Years of American Cellular Phone Service

2013 will bring the 30th anniversary of cellular phone network in the United States.  This archive video about the launch of the Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) from the early 1980s on AT&T’s tech…

June 15, 2011 5

Bitcoins, a Crypto-Geek Ponzi Scheme

Now that U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin are advocating a crackdown on Bitcoins (a peer-to-peer electronic currency), the mainstream media is starting to pick up on the story.  Our informed…

June 10, 2011 82