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Amtrak looks to boost its onboard Wi-Fi speeds

The train company is "exploring options" to boost its bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps, which would make it fast enough to stream videos and download big files.

By June 9, 2014


Amtrak launches mobile eTicket program nationwide

Turning its back on traditional paper-and-punch tickets, Amtrak has launched a new program which turns tickets into mobile barcodes.

By July 31, 2012


Amtrak to use Apple's iPhone as ticket scanner

In yet another example of the proliferation of iOS-based devices in our world, Amtrak has decided to issue its train conductors iPhones to be used as electronic ticket scanners.

By May 7, 2012


FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls

Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say.

By December 12, 2013


Fugitive tweets 'catch me if you can'; caught

A woman flees to Mexico, perhaps in the belief that she won't be caught there. Her confidence reportedly spills over into a tweet. It is misplaced.

By July 9, 2013


Ask Maggie: On Amtrak Wi-Fi and Droid Bionic

This week's Ask Maggie explains why Wi-Fi on the go is so frustratingly slow, and delivers some good news about the launch for the Motorola Droid Bionic.

By July 29, 2011


MLB expands use of Passbook for mobile ticketing -- report

The league will allow iOS users to get their paperless tickets and redeem them at 13 ballparks.

By February 27, 2013


Twitter takes a mild beating from Instagram

During August, more people were taking and gazing at pictures via Instagram than tweeting on mobile devices, according to ComScore. What is the world coming to?

By September 27, 2012


This little box turns your smartphone into a scanner

One product looking to make its mark in the mobile-scanning revolution could offer a nice middle ground for those still desiring the high-quality noiseless environment that a dedicated scanner provides.

By June 12, 2012


Is FAA gadget policy about to change?

According to a report, the Federal Aviation Authority, perhaps bowing to a certain level of reason, has decided to rethink its gadget policy on planes. Is this a good thing?

By March 18, 2012