The problem with the Burger King video about Net Neutrality

This is a great example of a video trying to claim something but actually proving the opposite. The video starts by claiming that “burger neutrality” has been eliminated and now a Whopper will cost $20 if you want it right away or you have to wait 20min to have it at it’s usual price. Then it shows people being upset …

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A remote surgery use case for “fast lanes” over Internet

Let’s say a skilled surgeon is physically based in Boston. She needs to perform a surgery in Dallas. The technology already exists today for some surgeries to be performed over the Internet. But for this to be reliable, she needs to guarantee that her internet connection has very low latency. She already pays for a very fast connection but that …

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How to get a SIM card with data in Amsterdam

If you are visiting Amsterdam, it’s convenient to have data on your phone so you can use Google Maps and find your way around. Yes, there’s wifi in many places, but there’s also a lack of wifi in many places. I have split a lot of hair and lost a lot of Euros experimenting with the different services available to …

Fix for Wifi issues on a Mac (Yosemite)

Since the Yosemite upgrade to OS X, I have been facing lots of WiFi issues on my Mac. As I go from home, to cafe, to airport, to train, to cafe etc I notice that my connection just stops working. I kept blaming the public wifi routers until I realized that many times the issue is with OS X. This …

America’s Most Wired City – Seattle

  Forbes reveals that Seattle has overtaken every other city in the country and emerged as the most wired city in the United States. What’s surprising is that Los Angeles (ranked 13), San Diego (ranked 12) and San Francisco (ranked 11) do not make it even to the top 10! Here’s the top 10 list: Overall Rank City Broadband adoption …