12/08/2011, We just had a discussion with Broadcom executives in San Francisco, and one of the many interesting topics was 802.11AC which is the next-generation WiFi. Today, the most advanced form of WiFi for consumers is 802.11N or WiFi-N. According to Rahul Patel who is the VP of mobile and wireless at Broadcom, 802.11AC will show up in products in the second half of 2012, and this indicates that high-end 2012 […]
12/05/2011, Some strange issues have cropped up with Amazon’s debut tablet, the Kindle Fire. According to reports online, and even Amazon’s own Kindle forum – quite a number of users have complained about their tablets having trouble connecting to WiFi networks. Other people have complained about the tablet being able to connect to WiFi networks, but they weren’t able to access the internet. However it looks like all hope is not […]
12/01/2011, It is said that urbanization has its fair share of benefits, but brings along with it a slew of problems as well. Certain quarters out there feel that we as humans are going to get extinct in due time simply because of our selfishness, not to mention the kind of pollution that we send into our environment that just about everything we eat and consume these days have been processed […]
11/18/2011, Want to transfer images wireless from your camera to a computer without even having to take out the memory card? That’s been done before with the Eye-Fi range of SD memory cards which sport a built-in Wi-Fi module, but here is a Kickstarter project that offers something far different. Sanho is the group behind the CloudFTP project, where this diminutive box will be connected to a USB connection, letting you […]
11/14/2011, In addition to the new mobile broadband plans launched today, Sprint announced the launch of its new Express Mobile Hotspot. Offering 3G/4G internet access on any WiFi-enabled device while on-the-go, the Express Mobile Hotspot can provide internet up to 5 devices at once. It features a WiFi range of up to 262 feet and has a removable Li-Ion 2,200mAh battery which is said to give up to 7 hours of […]
11/11/2011, What does the Internet and Lego Mindstorms NXT have to do with one another? Everything it seems, as Dexter Industries intends to bring the Internet to the Lego Mindstorms NXT’s footsteps. Some of the more fun activities involve a robot who actually sends tweets to (where else but) Twitter. The program used by Dexter Industries will rely on a twitter service at Tweet Library for Arduino as well as the […]
11/09/2011, Republic Wireless, definitely one of the smaller mobile carriers around, will soon offer an unlimited data plan. Yes, that’s right, for a mere $19 each month, you will be able to rock your device to unlimited text, data and voice. The reason why Republic Wireless is able to offer such low rates? That is because their phones will rely on a special ‘Hybrid Calling’ system which will feed off Wi-Fi […]
11/08/2011, Subscribers on AT&T’s network that travel often and require to make a lot of calls while overseas will soon find their bills a lot less lighter. This is thanks to an app by AT&T that allows for VoIP calls, although technically we guess that this app could be used by non-AT&T subscribers as well as long as they have a valid credit card.
11/04/2011, New York might be a sprawling metropolis, but that does not mean the place has no room for some greenery. There is this bunch of particularly iconic parks around the city, and apart from relaxing and exercising there, what else do you think you can do there? Of course, there are others who head to the park to get away from being connected, but there is also another group of […]
11/02/2011, Nokia will be kicking off a pilot global project which will see the recently announced Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones in action, but first things first – the Finnish phone company will be sponsoring free Wi-Fi connections in London. This new free Wi-Fi service will enable owners of the new Lumia 800 and 710 handsets to use the Internet right out of the box, never mind if you don’t even […]
10/26/2011, Travelers on the go probably have multiple device that could use a wireless internet connection, such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. Unfortunately sometimes not all hotels or locations provide free WiFi, sometimes providing users with a single LAN cable to connect their laptop, leaving smartphones and tablets out of the picture. If you’re such a traveler and you require all your devices to be connected, ZyXEL has announced their MWR102 […]
10/25/2011, 1.5 miles – that is definitely some distance when you talk about a wireless signal. In fact, hotels and other public spaces that want to offer Wi-Fi connectivity will definitely scramble to read all about Amped Wireless, where the company has rolled out a 600mW amplifier and a high-gain bi-directional antenna in the form of its SR600EX Pro Smart Repeater – and so far, Amped Wireless claims this little device […]
10/20/2011, When it comes to wireless networks these days, many people see them as essential and not something extra. While we rock on to our smartphones with a 3G connection, sometimes we just want to preserve battery life – and this is where Wi-Fi networks come in. For those who take public transport in Bangalore, India, you will be pleased to know that for 7 kilometers, the “Namma Metro” (literally, “our […]
10/04/2011, Uh-oh, it looks like the patent trolls are back, and this time a company called Innovatio is attempting to sue small hotels and coffee shops for offering WiFi services. Yes, you read that right – a feature that we readily expect from most coffee shops and WiFi services is apparently under attack by Innovatio.