LinkNYC Starts Delivering WiFi To NYC Pay Phones
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
NORAD Santa Tracker Delivers On Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Apps
InformationWeek spoke with Canadian Royal Navy Lieutenant Marco Chouinard of the NORAD Tracks Santa team to get more information on how the organization pulls off the demanding tasks of keeping up with the jolly old elf and sharing his up-to-the-minute status on social media. Here's what we learned.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Apple To Pay Ericsson iPhone, iPad Royalties
Ericsson and Apple called a truce to their ongoing patent-infringement claims and signed a global cross-licensing agreement that has Apple paying royalties on wireless devices.
Best Mobile Tech Of 2015: Our Top 10 List
The last 12 months haven't produced radical change in the mobile tech space, but the needle has definitely moved forward. Here's a look at InformationWeek's Top 10 list of the best mobile tech of 2015.
Ford Will Start Testing Its Self-Driving Car In 2016
Following an announcement about its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles, Ford is also moving forward with self-driving car tests. Its driverless Fusion vehicle will start cruising California streets in 2016.