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A major pet peeve of mine while traveling is having to endure the ridiculous fees that hotels charge you to get online. A very capable home Internet connection might cost you about $60/mo, but many hotels see nothing wrong with charging you $15 per day - and even then, the performance you get from your connection... Read more...
I've been a fan of WD's My Passport series of external hard drives for some time, but with some wireless drives having come and gone over the past couple of years, I could never help but wonder where on earth the WD option was. Well, that question has now been answered, with the just-announced and appropriately-named... Read more...
Since the debut of its original model, Microsoft's Surface series has had a bit of a rough time clicking with most consumers, namely those so content with their iOS or Android device. With its latest release, though, Surface Pro 3, the Redmond firm gave us great reason to be excited about a Windows-based tablet (or... Read more...
We reported earlier this month on a rumor that Apple's iWatch would be hitting the shelves this October, and today, we get further confirmation of that. According to Reuters, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will begin the manufacturing process next month, which should supply the market with an ample amount of product in... Read more...
The promise of wireless charging isn't without its limitations. Two of the big ones are that it usually requires a pad of some sort, and it's limited to smaller devices. Not so with Rezence, the first standard to wirelessly charge higher power devices with spatial freedom. It's backed by the Alliance for Wireless... Read more...
In-flight wireless is a godsend if you’re stuck on a plane for three hours and have a lot of work you need to get done, and provider GoGo is upping its speeds even as it pushes forward with new technology to provide its service. GoGo is developing a worldwide 70Mbps solution, which blows past what it could offer before. "When we launched... Read more...
Verizon Wireless has long since ditched its unlimited data plan (save for those who are grandfathered in), but in the absence of bringing that back, the wireless carrier just rolled out its "More Everything" plan starting at $45 per month. Straight to the point, Verizon Wireless is giving subscribers more of... Read more...
It's a wireless world we live in these days, and unless you reside in an isolated area far removed from civilization and devoid of electronic gadgets, you can't walk from the bedroom to the bathroom without bonking into a barrage of wireless signals. Should we be concerned? So far so good -- we haven't mutated as a... Read more...
Thanks to a generous $2 million donation from financier Glenn Fuhrman, nearly 80,000 residents living in 95 city blocks in Harlem will have access to a new outdoor public Wi-Fi network at no cost to them. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the initiative today, saying that the Wi-Fi network will be the largest... Read more...
Amid poor sales, Motorola Solutions is said to be looking for a buyer for its wireless LAN business. The firm is finding it tough to compete with the likes of Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks, and HP, and is even having a tough time going toe-to-toe with smaller competitors like Ubiquit Networks. Given Motorola's... Read more...
When you think of wireless service plans, you generally think of floating dollar signs. A solid mobile plan that includes a modicum of voice minutes, texts, and data is expensive no matter how you slice it, and some in the market are pushing hard to disrupt that model. FreedomPop, which has been around for a year and has offered freemium wireless... Read more...
I think it's safe to say that a generally agreed-upon thing in tech is that cords suck. You might have way too many of them to deal with, or you might be tired of plugging one in the wrong way all the time (I'm looking at you, USB). It's for these reasons that wireless power is an interesting topic, and while there... Read more...
Google's latest Android release, 4.3 "Jelly Bean", is quite simple in comparison to past releases, but as always, with some digging you'll be able to find some interesting changes. One such change isn't obvious at all, and it might not be kosher with everyone: Wi-Fi scanning even if Wi-Fi is disabled. This might seem... Read more...
If you have ever wanted to see through walls, but couldn't afford the expensive equipment to do so, then some MIT researchers deserve your attention. They've devised a system called "Wi-Vi", which is designed similarly to sonar where a signal is blasted out and bounced back. An image is then created based on what it... Read more...
At a time when some of us are finding our home Gigabit lines a bit constrictive comes some Germans from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to help make our setups feel even more inadequate. The folks there have created a Wi-Fi solution that uses "better hardware" along with a high radio frequency of... Read more...
You might not hear about it on the evening news, but there's a quiet war being waged in the consumer electronics universe. The issue at stake? Wireless power. It's one of those concepts that everyone realizes will be at the heart of the next-generation product, but we've seen so many lackluster attempts over the years... Read more...
Last fall, Walmart launched a test to see how well a Walmart Wireless Shop would perform. The test launched in about 20 flagship stores. Each of the Walmart Wireless Shops is about 2,000 square feet in size. They carry a range of smartphones and cell phones and offer a variety of pre- and post-paid service plans... Read more...
Why buy a plain 'ole router when you can have this? D-Link's latest device is a whole lot of things in one, with the Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320) handling both wireless Internet distribution and PowerLine networking. It's an IPv6-ready solution that merges PowerLine 200 Mbps technology with a Wireless-N router and Ethernet ports,... Read more...
Can your wireless equipment seriously handle three antennas? That's a question you'll have to ask yourself if you're thinking about picking up TRENDnet's latest. The company has just launched what they're calling the first 450Mbps concurrent dual band router at CES 2011, with the TEW-692GR capable of handling 450Mbps... Read more...
Five billion. That's a lot of faces, a lot of eyes, and a lot of ears. It's also a lot of humans talking amongst one another, and according to a new iSuppli report, that's the number of wireless subscriptions that our planet is home to. Almost, anyway. The report estimates that the grand total of wireless... Read more...
Time Warner Cable Business Class announced a new service called Business Class Mobile. This 4G wireless high-speed data service will initially be available in Texas with additional markets to be added throughout the year. The Business Class Mobile service is designed to give mobile professionals high-speed Internet... Read more...
It is becoming ever more unusual to find entertainment devices without wi-fi technology built in, and that's a trend that should only increase in the next several years. In-Stat conducted an in-depth report on the wi-fi market and believes shipments of devices incorporating wireless tech will increase from 108.8 million this year to 177.3... Read more...
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