wifi

  • Buckle up, this pen also detects Wi-Fi signals

    Buckle up, this pen also detects Wi-Fi signals

    This is a pen. It costs $20 and can detect wireless signals using a series of between one and four glowing lights. The more lights you see, the stronger the signal!!! It runs off of two AG13 batteries, which look like tiny little buttons. I’d hope that you can somehow replace the ink once it runs out because, man, that would be a bad day. WiFi Signal Finder Pen [Gadget4all.com] via… Read More

  • Aircell gets FAA approval for WiFi in airplanes

    Aircell gets FAA approval for WiFi in airplanes

    Aircell, those guys who want to put WiFi on airplanes across the country, finally received the FAA certifications it needed to start building its equipment into airplanes proper. It recently finished its nationwide network of transponders that would bounce the signals up to the airplane, and with this last hurdle out of the way, we could conceivably start seeing WiFi-equipped aircraft this year. Read More

  • Hawking's compact USB WiFi adapter does range, gain

    [photopress:Picture_53.jpg,full,center] Hawking today has announced a new compact USB 802.11n device with upgradable hi-gain antennas. The HWUN1A can boost your range by up to four times, and boost throughput up to N-spec levels. If you’re in an area with a lot of interference, then the Hi-Gain antennas are what you want. If you really want to cover a lot of area, there are outdoor options… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: 5 more cool devices running Linux that you're not using but should

    All About Linux 2008: 5 more cool devices running Linux that you're not using but should

    [photopress:fonera.jpg,full,center] Linux, as we’ve been stressing all week, is not just for desktops. Linux works in all sorts of ways on all sorts of devices. Embedded Linux is a popular choice with many manufacturers to keep development costs down on new hardware. It’s also good for portable devices with open architectures because if you know desktop Linux, you know portable Linux. Read More

  • Chumby adds much new content to its network

    Chumby adds much new content to its network

    We love the Chumby. Not only is it innovative, it’s damn cute. And today Chumby has announced partnerships with a number of content providers to further increase the device’s value, including MySpace, Shoutcast, Weather Channel, MTV, and many TV shows. And the Food Network! The best part is the Chumby is still only $180, and don’t forget that you can get all your TechCrunch and… Read More

  • Speculation: What if Apple doesn't release a 3G iPhone?

    [photopress:no3gip.jpg,full,right] Interesting bit of speculation over at Macenstein. That is, what if Apple doesn’t release a 3G iPhonethis year, if ever? That would annoy people who said “non!” to the current iPhone in hopes of buying one that’s not stupid slow. At the same time, it may play right into both Apple and AT&T’s hands. Take AT&T. The corp just… Read More

  • iPhoneCam – use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi webcam

    iPhoneCam – use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi webcam

    I can’t decide whether this is useful or not. First, it must be said, it’s cool. Everyone wanted video chat with the iPhone despite the orientation of its camera, and some mirror-based products have addressed that problem. They’ve made this app so that there’s no configuration necessary, it’ll show right up in iChat or Skype. The question is whether iPhone owners, who… Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this popular… Read More

  • Eye-Fi: The Review

    Eye-Fi: The Review

    As Doug recently reported, Eye-Fi is 2GB SD device with a built-in WiFi transceiver. Like many of you, I hadn’t heard of the device until earlier this week and then, like so many things, it was seemingly everywhere. Mike Galpert of Aviary Twittered about it’s brilliance, friends were chattering on about it, people were trying to trade sexual favors to try it, etc. Fortunately, I was… Read More

  • For-pay Wi-Fi is played, so played

    For-pay Wi-Fi is played, so played

    Computerworld’s Mile Elgan predicts that within a year, Starbucks will offer free wireless internet access. I advise that if Starbucks does end up doing this, that it not make it seem like it’s the greatest company in the world for doing so. Just quietly roll it out, put up a little sign, and let’s move on. Read More

 
  • UK McDonalds now offer free WiFi

    UK McDonalds now offer free WiFi

    Me encanta! Seems everyone’s favorite/most-despised fast food retailer McDonalds will be offering free WiFi access at over 1200 stores across the UK. Funnily, this move will make McDonalds the #1 provider of free wireless broadband access. Sure, it might not be The Cloud or T-Mobile, but for the price of free, can you really complain? C’mon! Get a Big Mac and go look at some animal… Read More

  • WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    Do you live in London like Pete Doherty and have an iPod Touch? Well then! Leave that pipe at home and head out into the streets baby, ’cause you’ve got yourself some WiFi for that iPod Touch thanks to The Cloud. A new plan called Cloud Unlimited Music will be available today for £3.99 or ~$8 and allows iPod Touch users to access the internet as much as they want. Basically… Read More

  • Chicago No Longer Getting Citywide WiFi Network

    Chicago No Longer Getting Citywide WiFi Network

    Though Chicago may be home to great things like deep dish pizza and DA BEARS, it won’t have a citywide WiFi network come 2008. Chicago officials have officially killed the plan that would have given 228 sq. miles of Chicago wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, not enough financing was available for the project to go through, despite companies like EarthLink showing interest. I guess you… Read More

  • Video Conferencing Now Available On The iPhone (Sorta)

    Video Conferencing Now Available On The iPhone (Sorta)

    Normally, the iPhone doesn’t look like it could be used for video conferencing at all. The camera is on the back of the device and there’s no available software for it either. Luckily, the minds of Ken and Greg Aspeslagh were brainy enough to figure out some hacks that enable video conferencing on the iPhone. Using a special Huckleberry mirror and the built-in WiFi, the two were able… Read More

  • AT&T Adds More WiFi To Europe

    AT&T Adds More WiFi To Europe

    Nothing special here, just good news for those of you living or visiting Europe in the future. AT&T has teamed up with The Cloud to offer over 9000 new WiFi hotspots around Europe, bringing the total amount of WiFi spots up to around 37,000. Very nice. AT&T Expands Wi-Fi Access [PR Newswire] Read More

  • WiMax Versus Municipal Wireless

    WiMax Versus Municipal Wireless

    There’s a pretty good article written by Glenn Fleishman over on Wi-Fi Networking News about the benefits of municipal wireless versus WiMax. I happen to live in a city that offers solar-powered wireless access to its residents and when this service (known as ParkWiFi) was originally announced about a year ago, I assumed I’d be able to redistribute the $50 per month I was paying… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Microsoft's Cell Phone with Touch Screen

    PatentMonkey: Microsoft's Cell Phone with Touch Screen

    What if the Zune was a cell phone? What if it had a touch screen on the back of it? What could you do with it? Microsoft slipped in a patent application covering a cell phone that can be used as a touch screen computer mouse for your PC. After searching on the topic, we’ve uncovered Microsoft-two-sided-cell-phone-touch-screen-control-your-PC-by-WiFi patent application goodness. Whew, details… Read More

  • Com One Phoenix WiFi/IP Radio Review

    Com One Phoenix WiFi/IP Radio Review

    The methods by which we receive audio content just keep on expanding. In fact, there are so many ways to get free music and Podcasts it’s hard to keep up. And, if you think about it, it’s a wonder that any service that charges for content will be able to keep its head above water. One of the free categories bubbling up is internet radio which gives you incredible flexibility and some… Read More

  • Spykee Spy Robot – The Best Peeping Tom Ever

    Spykee Spy Robot – The Best Peeping Tom Ever

    That robot in Rocky IV sucks. You know the one I’m talking about. It just cracked crappy jokes and brought people beer – kind of like Peter. Now that it’s 2007, the Spykee Spy Robot is the new hotshot robot in town. This bad boy comes with tank treads, WiFi, a camera, and microphone so you can conduct your own Barbara Walters interviews without risk of botox juice squirting on… Read More

  • Pogue on HotSpot@Home: It's Cool

    Pogue on HotSpot@Home: It's Cool

    I’ve been using T-Mobile’s HotSpot@Home from Poland this week and I can honestly say that the service is a lifesaver if you’re a frequent pond-hopper. David Pogue tends to agree, saying that T-Mobile is CRAZY for doing this but has some good reasons. Because T-Mobile benefits, too. Let’s face it: T-Mobile’s cellular network is not on par with, say, Verizon’s. Read More