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HTC One makes first video call from summit of Everest

Thanks to British mountaineer Daniel Hughes, the high-end Android phone is the first to make a video call from the highest point on Earth.

By May 20, 2013


Trying out Inmarsat's compact IsatPhone Pro

There's something exciting about being in remote places and pulling out a satellite phone. Inmarsat's newest device is small and light and offers simple data capabilities like text messaging and e-mail.

By September 9, 2011


On Road Trip 2009, when wireless met 'wilderness'

CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman set out to be able to get online deep in the Wyoming wilderness. How did he do?

By July 30, 2009


Wrapping up Road Trip 2009

After 5,765 miles of driving through five states, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman is back home and reflecting on five-plus weeks of an amazing journey.

By July 31, 2009


On Road Trip, setting up a mobile, off-the-grid office

Roving reporter heads deep into the forest with a satellite modem and phone, a battery-operated Bluetooth-enabled printer, and a lot of fully-charged batteries.

By July 22, 2009


Favorite picture of Road Trip 2009? Eagles' nest

In Yellowstone National Park, two eagles sit in their nest, caring little about the park visitors gawking at them from the road nearby. Road Trip 2009 captures the scene.

By July 17, 2009


Tweeting, video chatting atop North America

On Road Trip 2009, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman uses Inmarsat's BGAN mobile satellite modem to get online and conduct a video chat at 14,264 feet. Live-blogging falls victim to the elements.

By June 22, 2009


Blogging live from Spiral Jetty

Never say never, but this may be the first blog ever posted live from the monumental earthwork on the edge of the Great Salt Lake called Spiral Jetty.

By July 3, 2009


Jumping from satellite to cellular and back

A quick new wireless data service combines the worldwide reach of satellite networks with a cellular setup's ability to steer signals through the architectural canyons of big cities.

By November 20, 2002