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Latency matters even across the ocean

A new transatlantic cable will shave 5 milliseconds off communications times for financial traders aiming for the very speediest transactions.

By October 11, 2010


Virgin America in-flight Internet to go up a big notch

Virgin America and Gogo announce an upgrade to the carrier's in-flight Internet service that should quadruple the current bandwidth.

By September 14, 2011


Is Vodafone's new 850 network making a difference?

Vodafone responded to recent criticisms of its network with a pledge to expedite its plans to introduce the 850MHz frequency to its network. We take to the streets to see if these upgrades are making a difference.

By August 30, 2011


Google, OpenDNS add geo speed boost to Net

A technology to cut delays in Net communications is now built into parts of the Internet. Next up: signing up partners such as Akamai and creating an official standard.

By August 30, 2011


OnLive streaming gaming coming to UK in September

OnLive, the service that lets you play cutting-edge games on any old hardware over broadband, will launch here on 22 September.

By August 11, 2011


Ask Maggie: Help! These data plans are too confusing

This week's Ask Maggie offers advice on choosing a cell phone data plan and advises another reader not to ditch a home broadband connection for 3G wireless service.

By August 5, 2011


Seagate GoFlex Satellite now supports Android

Seagate releases Android app for the GoFlex Satellite, an iPad wireless storage extender.

By August 1, 2011


Automated stock trading poses fraud risk, researcher says

In the trade-off between speed and security, big traders are choosing speed to maximize profits.

By July 27, 2011


Best USB microphones for high-quality Skype audio

WTOP-FM, an all-news station in Washington, D.C., has compiled a list of the best USB microphones at different price levels for high-quality Skype audio.

By July 26, 2011


Google App Engine suffers availability problems

Google's cloud-computing service suffers some availability problems for more than an hour. Customers' Python programs appeared unaffected, but Java programs were hit.

By July 14, 2011