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Lawmakers weigh restrictions on tracking shoppers via Wi-Fi

A bill in Maryland's General Assembly would prohibit Maryland retailers from using consumer cellphone Wi-Fi signals to track their shopping habits, unless merchants post notices at store entrances.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 11:17am EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, shopping, WiFi, retail

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Security tips for mobile devices

Mobile devices will help Thanksgiving travelers stay in touch, but being on the road can put mobile security at risk.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 12:49am EST

Tags: KoolSpan, Francis Knott, WiFi, wireless network, Neal Augenstein

Coffee shops target WiFi hogs

Coffee shops and WiFi go together. Most coffee houses offer a free connection to the Internet, but some customers abuse the perk. Now some cafe owners are fighting back.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:50pm EDT

Tags: coffee house, Jim Hilson, Georgetown University, WiFi, Saxby, Tryst, Elias Montilla

18 Frederick County schools to get Wi-Fi

Eighteen Frederick County schools will have wireless Internet access installed for the next school year.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 10:20am EDT

Tags: Frederick County, WiFi

Volunteer drivers to test next-gen smart cars

Michigan drivers will test 3,000 smart cars, buses and trucks that can talk to one another as part of a yearlong study to gauge whether the technology reduces injuries and fatalities.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: transportation, University of Michigan, Ray LaHood, Smart Car, WiFi, technology, Department of Transportation

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As unlimited data plans change, Sprint and WiFi remain options

Here's what it means: unlimited data plans aren't being killed off completely, but customers with those plans will lose them when upgrading to a discounted new phone.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:18am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, verizon wireless, data plans, Sprint, WiFi, cell phones