In order to understand real world bandwidth allocation, I conducted an experiment to gather actual data rates from both Verizon and AT&T. In this experiment, I used two modern smart phones (Internet enabled, dual radio): a Motorola Droid running the Android 2.1 operating system on the Verizon network, and an Apple iPhone running the iPhone 3G operating system on the AT&T network.
The big news in tech this week is that the impossible has happened; after years of speculation, rumors, and hot debate, the iPhone will now finally be available on Verizon. But what’s the big deal? Today we get into CDMA vs GSM, and why the two wireless carriers are actually very different. We debate the ‘G’ system – 3G, 3GPP, 4G, LTE, WiMAX, and other acronyms, and we figure out whether SIM cards are awesome or dangerous.
School has just started in Perkins, Ohio in the fall of 1985. The Raiders have just beat the Browns in the exhibition season, Ronald Reagan takes aim at a at a national rail strike, Weird Science, Back to the Future, and Goonies are in theaters, and Terry Dunlap is getting ready for a final semester of Calculus… or so he thinks. Unfortunately, as he sits in class, the Principle and Vice Principle show up to deliver him to the police on charges of credit card fraud via hacking with a computer.