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Automakers struggling to prevent hackers from seizing control of cars

...industry and regulators to move faster to plug holes created by the dozens of new computers and the growing number of Internet connections in today's automobiles. The average new car has 40 to 50 computers that run 20 million lines of software code...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-05/automakers-struggling-prev
FCC chairman recommends OK of $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV deal

...Bright House.The FCC would also require that 12.5 million customer locations have access to a speedy fiber Internet connection and make an "independent officer" regulate compliance with the deal's conditions.AT&T's TV business pipes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/fcc-chairman-recommends-ok
Airbnb offers authenticity and a few challenges in Havana

...middlemen like Vienna Garcia to manage online inquiries."I'm the bridge between the owners who don't have Internet connections and the guests," explained Garcia.But tracking reservations is complicated. Many Airbnb properties are also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2015-06-25/airbnb-offers-authenticity-a
Wedding-party music should blend harmoniously with every setting

...playlist on several guests' phones; and depending on a mobile streaming service only as a last resort, since Internet connections can be unreliable.)Not everyone is sold on DIY wedding playlists. Asked for an interview, one prominent New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-05-16/wedding-party-music-should-blend-ha
Richmond, Columbia County schools eligible for 'Connections for Classrooms' funds

...Korwan said the program's ultimate goal is to ensure each district in the state has at least a 100-megabit Internet connection for its facilities."We want to make sure all of our school systems can access this federal funding," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-05/richmond-columbia-county-school
Hundreds of local AT&T customers have landline phone service restored

...customers on Walton Way, from Peachtree Road to Camellia Road, according to Taylor. Some home alarm systems and DSL internet connections were also affected by the outage."We're dealing with old, insulated cables, with no color codes," Taylor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-30/hundreds-local-att-customers-
Google unveils cheapest Chromebooks yet as Microsoft slashes price on Surface Pro 3 tablet

...Instead, they function as terminals dependent on an Internet connection to get most work done.Despite those limitations...more applications and services made available over Internet connections - a phenomenon known as "cloud computing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/google-unveils-cheapest-ch
Do you really need Apple Watch? Apple stresses convenience as well as design

...going to be integral to your day."Apple wants this wristwatch ? which piggybacks on a nearby smartphone's Internet connection through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth ? to be seen as so revolutionary that it requires its own lingo.So while the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-09/do-you-really-need-apple-w
FCC wants to help poor get online

...without.According to a Pew Research Cen ter report from 2013, 70 percent of U.S. adults have a high-speed Internet connection at home. Only 54 percent of households earnings less than $30,000 a year do. The FCC says low-income Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-28/fcc-wants-help-poor-get-on
US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...economy. Yet retail sales account for only about one-third of spending, with services such as haircuts and Internet connections making up the other two-thirds.Overall consumer spending ticked up just 0.1 percent in February, the Commerce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march