In addition to the work you see below, I also spent most of Tuesday afternoon volunteering at a vaccination clinic–about a week and a half after getting my bivalent booster at the same clinic.
10/3/2022: Did Verizon just raise prices? Administrative fee increase is another price hike, USA Today
Corporate executives apparently continue to believe they can cram a price hike into a fine-print fee without customers noticing. The e-mails I’ve gotten since this column ran suggest that this belief is grossly incorrect.
10/4/2022: A new pitch for mmWave: smart repeaters, Light Reading
I spent Thursday morning hearing out a variety of pitches for millimeter-wave 5G wireless broadband’s latest possibilities, then filed this report for one of my favorite trade-pub clients that included some caveats from industry experts.
10/4/2022: White House AI Bill of Rights Looks to Rein in ‘Unaccountable’ Algorithms, PCMag
I thought this would be a quick post to write, then realized that this document ran about 30,000 words.
10/6/2022: With the Pixel 7 series, Google tries again to answer the call of harried phone users, Fast Company
This story might have come out differently if I had not been forced to rely on a non-Pixel Android phone, devoid of the Pixel-only calling features I’ve gotten used to in recent years.
10/6/2022: Only 6% of US Adults Get News From Alt-Social Platforms Like Truth Social, PCMag
The Pew Research Center gave me an early look at this study… and then I still didn’t file it until after the embargo expired, because I had too many other things going on Thursday morning.
10/7/2022: Biden Executive Order Implements New Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Safeguards, PCMag
Another executive-branch tech-policy document became another long read for me this week.
10/8/2022: S02 E37 – SmartTechCheck Podcast, Mark Vena
This week’s edition of my usual podcast (also available in video form) featured a new addition to the usual gang of tech journalists: my PCMag colleague and fellow New Jerseyan Angela Moscaritolo.