Items tagged with Antenna

3D Systems is as enmeshed with Google’s Project Ara team as possible; there’s even a 3D Systems employee camping out with the team and developing 3D printing technology for the project right there in-house, and some of the fruit of that labor is the news that 3D Systems is experimenting with printing using conductive ink. That would enable the team to print items such as antennas, which is something the Project Ara team is doing in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and X5 Systems. X5 Systems Project Ara antenna prototypes X5 Systems has intriguing technology called AntSyn... Read more...
Field test mode has returned to iOS 4.1. That means that those of you who want to see just how bad your iPhone is, in real terms (dBm), as opposed to signal bars, can. Assuming you have iOS 4.1, all you need to is type *3001#12345#* on your phone, then press dial. You'll see a negative number. The higher the absolute value of that number is, the worse the signal strength is. For example, a measurement of -110 dBm is worse than -85 dBm. To exit field test mode, you can simply hit the Home button. Field test mode had earlier been removed from iOS 4. Anandtech found a way around that, but only... Read more...
Here's a tip: if you leave a major corporation like IBM to go work for a major corporation like Apple, and it makes major news waves, you probably don't ever want to screw up. Not that you would ever want to screw up while working at Apple anyway, but particularly not if you find yourself in that situation. A few years ago, an executive by the name of Mark Papermaster had quite a time going from IBM to Apple, with some "legal issues" causing some confusion on whether Mark was actually cleared to work at Apple after leaving a sensitive position at IBM. After that chaos, no one in the media really... Read more...
Best Buy is offering the aptly named invisibleSHIELD 4fix, free, to certain iPhone 4 customers. Based on the image above, this invisibleSHIELD, unlike others, only covers the sides of the device, which would make it perfect as a cover-up to "Antennagate." invisibleSHIELD has marketed its products for various devices in the past, and they are supposedly scratch-proof and cover the front and / or back of the device. The offer applies to those who purchased their iPhone 4 from Best Buy or for Best Buy Reward Zone members. Indeed, Best Buy Reward Zone is free, so it would seem to be free to anyone... Read more...
Apple released the iPhone 4.1 SDK and beta OS on Wednesday, and it includes the much-hyped signal bar indicator fix that Apple said would fix the "death grip" problem shown when bridging the gap on the iPhone 4's external antenna system. It indeed changes the signal bars, but it does not fix the antenna problem (as we assumed it would not). Gizmodo has a nice graphic showing the change (above). Apple had previously said that: a) all phones exhibit signal attenuation when gripped b) the signal bar level indicator was incorrect, which led folks to think they were in a high-strength area, when they... Read more...
Hey folks, if Dave's pics of BF2 have your mouth watering, make sure to download the demo and check out TweakGuides.com Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. So far it's just a few commands that Mr. Ghazi could find, but the complete guide will be soon after the full version of BF2 is released. Goodnight! Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz Antenna Review @ XYZ Computing "Things like routers and access points are expensive and their range is limited. So if you are trying to set up your entire home on a wireless network, you don't only need the know-how and the hardware but a few little tricks will certainly help... Read more...