Biz Briefs: A New Way To Connect

Tired of searching for "hot spots" at Starbucks to get high-speed wireless Web access on your laptop? That wi-fi era may be over, thanks to EV-DO, which stands for evolution data optimized. The new 3G technology, offered first by Verizon Wireless and now by others as well, uses a credit-card-size "antenna," which users slip easily into their PCs, allowing superfast broadband in areas covered by the phone companies. You can use it in moving vehicles, hotel rooms, even local parks and beaches. "It's a huge jump in technology," raved cybergadfly Matt Drudge earlier this year. "I think it will revolutionize the...

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