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Marriott drops its fight to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Following consumer complaints and an FCC fine, the hotel chain withdraws an appeal that had asked the federal agency for some leniency in name of customer security.

By February 2, 2015


Marriott removes ban on personal Wi-Fi networks in hotels

In light of customer protests, Marriott stops blocking personal hot spots, but continues to seek guidance from FCC on how to maintain Internet security at hotels.

By January 15, 2015


FCC: Marriott blocked guests' personal Wi-Fi, charged for Net access

Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.

By October 4, 2014


Audio show runs the gamut from budget to insanely priced gear

The Audiophiliac's highlights from the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver.

By October 7, 2015


FCC says blocking wireless hotspots is illegal

The agency issues official statement that blocking an individual's personal hotspot, as hotels and convention centers have done, is against the law and subject to fines.

By January 28, 2015


Oculus Rift places users atop a 47-story skyscraper

Marriott is hoping virtual reality gives visitors the travel bug. The hotel chain has partnered with tech companies to create a 4D experience using the Oculus Rift VR headset. But how realistic is it?

By November 20, 2014


These are all the places you can use Apple Pay

Available in the US since fall 2014, Apple Pay will now roll out to the UK in July. Here are all the banks, apps and businesses that currently accept Apple Pay.

By October 20, 2014


The coolest sounds rock Denver audio show

The Audiophiliac reports on a dazzling array of affordable and high-end audio from Denver.

By October 15, 2014


Beats claims NFL players' DNA affected by headphone ban

Due to an NFL deal with Bose, players can't wear their Beats headphones during televised interviews.

By October 5, 2014


Hotel's $500-fine policy for bad reviews gets low marks

The Union Street Guest House in New York faces Internet fury after its policy to fine wedding parties $500 for each bad review goes viral.

By August 4, 2014