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Maintaining a connection can be tough even in the United States, but things become monumentally more challenging once you head overseas. High-priced roaming rates, incompatible 3G/4G bands, and unreliable rental SIMs can cause all sorts of headaches for those just looking to send one or two e-mails upon arrival, but thankfully, things are (slowly but surely) starting to improve. AT&T has in recent months lowered its rates for small overseas broadband tiers, and now, it has worked out a deal with a global provider of Wi-Fi hotspots in order to give customers even more options when traveling abroad. Via the AT&T Wi-Fi International App, AT&T customers traveling abroad can now gain access... Read more...
Now here's a concept we can really get behind. Fon, which has been around for a few years now, is looking to make a big break with the introduction of the SIMPL router. It's a rather simple device. It's quite small for a router, and only has two Ethernet ports. But it's not your usual router. It's designed with a specific purpose in mind: to spread Wi-Fi everywhere, so to speak. Fon's goal is get their sharing routers into the hands of everyone with an at-home broadband connection. If that were to happen, there would be a huge umbrella of Wi-Fi coverage that anyone could hop on. Particularly in cities, where 3G services are often overloaded, this would be amazing. Of course, it's a great theory,... Read more...
In what can only be termed "incredibly ironic" due to the way China and Chinese firms are usually portrayed with regards to intellectual property (IP), a Chinese firm has sued Blizzard over alleged use of its fonts in World of Warcraft. Founder Electronics is asking for compensation of 100 million yuan for the alleged infringement - the largest amount claimed by a Chinese company in a copyright case.It alleges its fonts were illegally used in Blizzard's popular online game World of Warcraft. Founder Electronics is one of China's oldest computer companies, and is a major developer of Chinese fonts.  Meanwhile, Chinese players account for approximately 40% of WoW players.  Since joining... Read more...