• Pros and cons of upgrading smartphones every year

    WASHINGTON — Understanding a cellphone bill has never been an easy task. But comparing the benefits and drawbacks of plans that allow users to get a new phone every year makes it even more challenging. For…

  • FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Deal

    (NEW YORK) — The Federal Communications Commission on Friday approved AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, a move that creates the largest pay-TV provider in the world. As part of the merger, the FCC says it is…

  • Virtual reality: What it is, and what it could be

    WASHINGTON — You can get immersed in virtual reality in your living room now, but the question of whether VR will become mainstream can’t be answered yet. I had my first experience with a virtual-reality headset recently, as…

  • Commuter future: Connected car talks to the world

    AT&T\’s vision for a connected car attempts to integrate many aspects of a driver\’s world, providing a safer, more productive, entertaining ride.

  • Communicating through a disaster

    One of the first casualties of natural and man-made disasters is often the ability to communicate. Local first responders, governments, businesses and utilities are preparing for \”the next time.\”

  • Mobile devices at risk in extreme cold weather

    The frigid weather isn\’t just miserable for people, animals, cars and heating bills. Mobile devices can take a beating when the temperatures plummet.

  • Gansler, Maryland settle with AT&T over calling cards

    Some military families will get a gift this season thanks to a settlement between AT&T and the state of Maryland.

  • Report: CIA pays AT&T millions for call data

    The CIA is paying AT&T $10 million a year for records of phone calls placed on its
    vast network overseas — even if one end of a conversation happens in the U.S.,
    according to The New York Times.

  • AT&T paid by CIA for phone data

    AT&T is being paid $10 million a year by the CIA for records of phone calls placed on its vast network overseas, even if one end of a conversation happens in the U.S., The New York Times reports.

  • Smartwatch for kids combines watch, phone, safety monitoring

    The still-to-be-released FiLIP smartwach works as a phone and GPS tracking device, allowing parents to communicate and monitor their children without the cost and risk of buying them a full-blown smartphone.