#4G phones still generally rubbish shocker – an annotated graphic

The hype over 4G has been relentless for months now (years even), but apparently you can still count yourself lucky to get a signal in most parts of the world. Today’s snazzy infographic illustrates the global 4G signal coverage in a very pretty way: east coast America is the place to take your 4G handset, by the looks of things. Naturally, users of BlackBerry 4G phones have bigger things to worry about today, as the once proud Canadian smartphone maker finally agrees to sell itself to its biggest shareholder for a shade under $3 billion. Having spent the past five … Continue reading #4G phones still generally rubbish shocker – an annotated graphic

#NSA surveillance row jeapordises $4 billion fighter jet sale to Brazil – an annotated graphic

The fallout from the revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance continues, as Brazil reconsiders its decision to spend $4 billion it probably doesn’t have on US fighter jets, in light of the news that the US may have monitored Brazilian government internet and phone communications. There’s an actual price the NSA can put on the cost of their work: was any intelligence gathered worth $4 billion? Only the NSA knows. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #NSA surveillance row jeapordises $4 billion fighter jet sale to Brazil – an annotated graphic