FCC boss tackling broadband shortfall and mobile competition

The new head of the Federal Communications Commission says broadband provision will be the agency’s top priority under his leadership. He also confirmed the commission will examine exclusivity agreements with cellphone handsets. Julius Genachowski (pictured), who had not previously served as a commissioner, took office as chairman on 29 June. He’s now given his first […]

AT&T vs. 4chan

In just the last few hours, it seems that AT&T has gone looking for trouble in the one place it is guaranteed to find it. Reports are coming in from all over that the communications giant is blocking access to 4chan, specifically the /b/ board. Discussions are here and here. I’ve never been to /b/, […]

Browser benchmark update: Lunascape 5.1.2

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] On July 2, Lunascape (the browser that offers three different rendering engines) officially released version 5.1, and then followed that up on July 15 with version 5.1.2.  We reviewed the alpha and beta versions earlier.  Since we recently benchmarked JavaScript performance for the other major browsers, let’s catch […]