Smartphones will have a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send text messages when customers can’t connect to the carrier’s cellular network.
KCBS’ Stan Bunger and Holly Quan Interview Susan Crawford, a visiting professor in intellectual property at Harvard Law, about Google’s idea to turn pay phones into Wi-Fi hotspots that would be freely available to the public.
The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.
A Facebook-funded police substation opens Saturday in a Menlo Park shopping center just walking distance of the tech giant’s headquarters.
In 2013 the feature was dropped from the bus service because it was unreliable.
Roku is getting into an Internet video-streaming stick fight with Google’s Chromecast with a new device they announced on Tuesday.
They have been popping up in strip malls all over the Bay Area: Internet cafes that look a lot like mini casinos. While local authorities are trying to shut them down, a gray area of the law is proving hard to tackle.
AC Transit introduced 16 new state of the art coaches Friday for transbay commuters that include free wi-fi, individual reading lamps, low floors, overhead storage and high-back seats.
Gogo, an in-flight internet is a company that provides Wi-Fi service to airlines, is enhancing its services to soon allow people to text and even talk on their smartphones in the air.
The BoltBus offers trips from Oakland and San Jose to Los Angeles, and amenities like free WI-Fi and leather seats.