What it’ll take to get 4G that really works

Each generation of wireless network has failed to solve the problems that vex carriers and consumers: slower-than-promised data speeds, short battery life, mobile devices that are too hot to handle, and generally poor performance. Now, as 4G becomes more ubiquitous, we wonder, are we doomed to repeat mobile history?

FreedomPop turns your iPod Touch into an iPhone with free 4G

Apple’s iPod Touch does just about everything the more expensive and contract-bound iPhone does — except for the ability to tap into mobile data networks. FreedomPop, the startup that aims to offer free 4G service across a variety of devices, hopes to make the iPod Touch even more useful with its new sleeve, which is available for pre-order today.