cellphones stories

When disasters strike and take down AT&T's cell towers, they generally bring in big trucks that serve as temporary replacement towers. But they now have an even more portable solution: towers in suitcases.
The generally accepted wisdom at the moment is that the next iPhone, the iPhone 5, will essentially be exactly the same as the iPhone 4, but with a faster processor, more RAM and a better camera. But former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky hears otherwise.
One way to improve just about anything without spending too much money and/or effort on it is to just make it less inefficient. There's a lot of inefficiency in our wireless networks, and researchers at MIT have been able to use simple GPS tricks to reduce dropped calls and improve data rates.