wifi

  • AT&T To Offer People Better Than You Free Wi-Fi

    AT&T To Offer People Better Than You Free Wi-Fi

    Do you use AT&T for all your broadband needs? If so, you’re about to get the best present ever from AT&T. Like, for reals dudes. AT&T is giving DSL subscribers who have Pro, Elite, or FastAccess services on their account free Wi-Fi access at any of the 10,000 hotspots around the country that it operates. Normally, it costs $7.99 for a 24-hour connection on the service, which is… Read More

  • T-Mobile Getting Wi-Fi Curve In September

    T-Mobile Getting Wi-Fi Curve In September

    I’ve been lusting over the new Blackberrys and the 8320 (aka “Curve 2″) might be the one for me. After my brief stint with a Sony Mylo I’ve become enamored with anything that has Wi-Fi capability. I like to surf the net from my phone because it allows me to alienate myself from everyone else and EDGE bites it, so Wi-Fi is a must for me. Come September, T-Mobile will be… Read More

  • T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Video

    This is the official Hotspot@Home video from T-Mobile for use on television stations around the world. It’s kind of dopey, but there are some good shots of the gear in here so I figured you all might like to see it. Read More

  • T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Review

    T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Review

    My back porch: a hotspot! I live on a quiet street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I’m definitely not out in the country nor are there any tall buildings around that could potentially mess with my cellphone signal. Yet when a T-Mobile rep came by the house last summer, he found that I have no service in my front vestibule — yeah, I got a vestibule, what of it? — and just a few bars, to… Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated by… Read More

  • Chumby: We Want One, So Do You

    Chumby: We Want One, So Do You

    Less than 1 year ago a startup called Chumby began handing small squeezable Internet-ready devices at the Foo Con in Sebastopol, Cal. Recently, they have begun prepping the final version, which features some updated specs and features. This small alarm-clock-type thing packs a 350MHz CPU, 32MB RAM, 64MB flash ROM, Wi-Fi, 320×240 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, speakers, audio output, microphone and two… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

    PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

    Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in doing so. Read More

  • Tivoli Audio NetWorks Go Prototype

    Tivoli Audio NetWorks Go Prototype

    A l33t tipster just sent us a note about the Tivoli Audio NetWorks Go, some sort of portable Internet radio that seems to support FM and streaming WiFi. It looks pretty slick, especially knowing it comes from Tivoli, the folks who make radios look like art. She reports: the little black one I sent you is a prototype of the Tivoli Audio NetWorks Go portable, rechargeable radio–gets about 10… Read More

  • T-Mobile @ Home Launching Next Week

    T-Mobile @ Home Launching Next Week

    A little bird is talking about T-Mobile @ Home, something that should change the way we think about WiFi on cellphones. Apparently T-Mo employees can now get Hotspot @ Home apparel so they can be ready, willing, and able to service customers with a smile. T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues [BGR] Read More

  • Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Our neighbors to the north are starting on some projects similar to ongoing ones here in the US. Montreal will be the first city to get both a citywide WiFi and WiMAX network installed. The project, a joint venture between Nomad Telecom and Radioactif.com, is expected to be completed entirely in 2009, but some residents could see web access as soon as September. Similar to Philadelphia’s… Read More

 
  • WiFi Equipped SD Cards

    WiFi Equipped SD Cards

    A company called Eye-Fi is looking to bring WiFi-embedded SD cards to your digital camera. Rather than spending a ton of money on a WiFi-enabled digital camera, you’ll be able to purchase an SD card that can go in almost any digital camera and will allow a WiFi connection from multiple devices. With capacities of up to 2GB, Eye-Fi certainly has a chance of creating a new device the market… Read More

  • WiFi Slurpr: The Ultimate WiFi Tool

    WiFi Slurpr: The Ultimate WiFi Tool

    In the spirit of Web 2.0, this device is named the Slurpr. It slurps up all available WiFi connections in the area via six wireless network interfaces and exports them as one fast connection. Gajillions of ethernet-ports are available so you can share the wealth with anyone you wish, as well as kick the connection up a notch. The box is powered by Debian and includes a built-in load balancer. One… Read More

  • Cellular-WiFi Blackberriage on the Horizon

    Cellular-WiFi Blackberriage on the Horizon

    RIM is getting into the WiFi/Cell crossover ring, and it’s about time. In a call with investors earlier this week, RIM’s CEO Jim Balsillie (that name is always so fun to type) announced that later this year, we’ll be writing about a WiFi-enabled Blackberry. Why is this exciting? It means better rates on corporate plans as the cellular carriers have to start competing with not… Read More

  • Guy Fined For Using Cafe's Wi-Fi

    Guy Fined For Using Cafe's Wi-Fi

    If you’re a geek thinking of moving to Michigan, I suggest you keep looking. A Michigan man was recently fined $400 and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. Damn, he must have assaulted a police officer or something, right? Actually, the dude was just using a cafe’s Wi-Fi connection to check his e-mail and surf the web. A nosy police chief confronted the gentleman about it… Read More

  • WeFi: I'M IN YER ROUTERZ, CHATTIN YER DEKSTOP

    WeFi: I'M IN YER ROUTERZ, CHATTIN YER DEKSTOP

    Let’s all make a Web 2.0 gadget company, shall we? Please pick one item from column A and one from column B. Heck. Pick a few. A B Social Networking Handhelds Ajax-enabled Monkey Cages Buddy-list toting Trashcans XML Feed Using Goat Farms Ultra Simple Routers Interactive, Sensing Weather Station VoIP MP3 Players with Vibration Read More

  • Philadelphia Finally Getting WiFi Network

    Philadelphia Finally Getting WiFi Network

    Just heard some welcome news on NPR right now. The company setting up Philadelphia’s city-wide WiFi project has completed a 15-mile-wide test north of the city and word is that the system is ready to be deployed to all of Philadelphia. By Q3 of this year, the network should be setup so that anyone in Philadelphia city limits can acquire wireless Internet access for on the cheap. No price has… Read More

  • T-Mobile Wing Released

    T-Mobile Wing Released

    Not like you didn’t already know about the Wing, but those of you with T-Mobile can now purchase the Wing. This MyFaves-enabled phone isn’t cheap and will run you $300 with a two-year contract, but oh is it feature-rich. Aside from the sliding QWERTY-pad, you’ll find Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, EDGE, a full HTML browser, push e-mail, microSD, media player, and a 2.0-megapixel camera… Read More

  • Nokia N82 Makes An Appearance

    Nokia N82 Makes An Appearance

    Nokia has just been getting crazier with each N-series handset they announce. Each new handset tends to have a sleeker design then the previous model as well as a higher price tag. The N82 is no exception to this. With 3G, a 5-megapixel camera, 320×240 TFT display, built-in WiFi, and Bluetooth, this phone is looking to be absolutely killer. Read More

  • Moscow Getting WiFi Coin-Box Phones

    Moscow Getting WiFi Coin-Box Phones

    An interesting little tidbit of information here. Comstar UTS and Moscow’s City Telephone Network will be teaming up to deliver 200 WiFi-enabled coin-box telephones throughout the city. These phones will be placed in subways, airports, hotels, and other public places. Each phone will allow customers to pay via coins, pre-paid cards, sms-authorization, and MGTS phone cards. Apparently… Read More

  • Fring: Mobile VoIP is Fringin' Awesome

    No, Fring isn’t some sort of new fangled slang all the rap kids are saying. Fring, dear readers, is a mobile VoIP application for mobile phones that utilize your mobile internet connection. So if you have an unlimited data plan then you can really take advantage of this application and lower your mobile phone bill every month. Read More