Flyer Racks Up $1,171 In Wifi Charges During Flight

A Singapore Airlines passenger was astonished to learn that he was being charged $1,171 for wifi usage during his flight from London to Singapore last Thursday. A Canadian man named Jeremy Gutsche purchased a 30MB package for $28.99, but landed with an additional $1,142 in overage charges. » 11/16/14 5:32pm 11/16/14 5:32pm

WiFi Network Named 'Al Quida' Singlehandedly Delays Flight 17 Hours

We've all come across some cheeky Wifi network names, like "FBI Surveillance Van" or "We Can Hear You Fucking," but on Sunday night, one idiot decided to board a flight with a personal hotspot called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," which resulted in a 17-hour flight delay from LAX. » 10/28/14 10:51am 10/28/14 10:51am

Airline Industry Feels WiFi Is As Integral To Flight Experience As Wings

Throughout last week's Airline Passenger Experience Expo, the primary news pouring out was about inflight entertainment and connectivity. The death knell began to ring a few years ago for the traditional seat back TV, as analysts foresaw the growth of personal devices like laptops, phones and tablets. » 9/23/14 1:43pm 9/23/14 1:43pm

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes. As budgets and profit margins remain tight in the airline industry, their profits are going toward on-board improvements like WiFi, entertainment options, and power outlets at… » 8/25/14 3:57pm 8/25/14 3:57pm

Travelers Are Willing To Pay More To Have Wi-Fi On Their Flights

Honeywell has released its 2nd annual wireless connectivity survey, and the results have shown that having Wi-Fi on a flight is really important to most travelers. So much so, that 22 percent admitted to paying more for their ticket, just to have Wi-Fi availability on their plane. » 7/25/14 12:22pm 7/25/14 12:22pm

SF Gets Public Transit Hybrid Bus With Wi-Fi, Other Goods

San Francisco's public transit system is getting a bit of an upgrade as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) has teamed up with technology company, CISCO, for The Connected Bus—a public transportation bus that is a little more desirable than the traditional buses used in public transit systems. The… » 4/15/08 2:20pm 4/15/08 2:20pm

Newspaper Launches WiFi Mobile NewsBlazer

In an effort to prove that print journalism is "with it" and "nifty," the Shelby Star of Cleveland County, North Carolina has launched a mobile newsroom. Called "The Star Car," this modified Chevy TrailBlazer features a GPS tracking system, cell-based wireless, a laptop and a dash-mounted camera so that people can… » 11/06/07 1:30pm 11/06/07 1:30pm

DaimlerChrysler Tests WLAN Car-to-Car Communication System

Car-to-car communication has nothing to do with gesturing after a close call on the highway. Futurists foresee a time when cars will use systems of GPS and WiFi tech to let them communicate with each other, relaying information about road conditions and traffic anomalies to prevent smash-ups. DaimlerChrysler is… » 12/06/06 11:15am 12/06/06 11:15am