I returned Monday from one work trip and have (ulp) four more coming up before the end of June. But at least they’re all separated by at least two days!
5/23/2022: Internet Service Providers, U.S. News & World Report
My contribution to this update of U.S. News’ guide consisted of three comparisons (Fios vs. Xfinity, Spectrum vs. AT&T, Xfinity vs. AT&T), advice about cheaper ISPs, and a DSL explainer that I hope you don’t need.
5/24/2022: US Appeals Court Tosses Most Provisions of Florida Social-Media Law, PCMag
The ruling from a three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit overturning a Florida law essentially banning content moderation of posts from or about officially-filed political candidates is uncommonly clear in explaining why those judges found this statute to be unconstitutional garbage.
5/26/2022: Senators Update Antitrust Bill to Focus More Narrowly on Big Tech Firms, PCMag
PCMag had somehow not previously covered this bill from Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), so I used an incremental update to the bill’s text to get readers up to speed.
5/26/2022: The Best Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wirecutter
This is an incremental update to the hotspot guide I’ve been maintaining since early 2015–because while speeds and rates have changed, I haven’t yet had a chance to try a new set of 5G hotspots now available from AT&T and Verizon.
5/27/2022: S02 E22 – SmartTechCheck Podcast, Mark Vena
I joined the usual podcast crew to talk about electric cars, the dumb Texas social-media law that somehow survived a different federal circuit court’s scrutiny, and a few other topics; as usual, the podcast is also available on YouTube.