wifi

  • Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router

    Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router

    Buffalo announced this morning an addition to its fleet of excellent wireless routers. The Wireless-N Nfiniti utilizes the latest 802.11n specifications — Draft 1.0. It also optimized for streaming HD video, music, and voice. It features the AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) for quick and secure setup. The router has also been designed to work with peripherals like the Nintendo DS. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bug Invasion Edition

    Daily Crunch: Bug Invasion Edition

    MOW-AERATOR: Gopher Perforator BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You’ll See Today Jellyfish Beer Bong SmartShopper USA SS-101 Hands On Wi-Fi Could Be Dangerous To Your Health (But What Isn’t?) Read More

  • FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    Rumor becomes reality. Straight outta Madrid, Spain comes word that Time Warner Cable has inked a deal with Wi-Fi community FON allowing TWC subscribers to become FON community members and create FON access points with their home or business broadband connection. If you’re not familiar with FON, the idea is that you share your Wi-Fi with other community members and in return you can use… Read More

  • Convergence Devices: EPOS Digital Pen & USB Flash Drive

    I’ve grown somewhat weary of all the convergence devices that claim they’ll make life that much easier and a lot less cluttered, but EPOS is a wee bit different, so hold on to your britches. EPOS showcased a digital pen and USB flash drive at CES this year and CG expects to get their grubby paws on one any day now. I spoke with EPOS CEO Oded Turbahn and he was super enthusiastic about… Read More

  • Helio Discontinues EV-DO/WiFi Access

    All seven of Helio’s EV-DO/WiFi hybrid PCMCIA card users are SOL. That’s a lot of acronyms that mean users of the wireless data cards that seamlessly switch from Helio’s high-speed data network to WiFi hotspots will have their service discontinued on May 8. We’re sad to see this go, as it was one of the more innovative plans Helio, our favorite MVNO, has come up with. While… Read More

  • Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Sure you can pin the blame on your unsecured router when the RIAA or MPAA comes knocking at your door, but when it’s the FBI and you’re accused of having tons of child pornography, don’t think you’re getting out of this one so easily. A guy in Texas had his home raided and the police found lots of child porn on his computer. When confronted, he blamed his router’s… Read More

  • The Future Of The 6G iPod

    The Future Of The 6G iPod

    Those kooky dudes over at CNet have drank a few magical Kool-Aids and are now predicting the future of the 6G iPod. Among the new features predicted? Try a 100GB hard drive (very possibly), a widescreen display (very possible), UK movies downloads (possible), and WiFi for downloading movies and music over the air. Hmmm, that last one seems a bit far-fetched considering there’s no way to… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball

    The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball

    People have been clamoring for WiFi-enabled music players for a long time now. But current offerings from Archos, Microsoft, and SanDisk make it seem like they’re all just taking weak jabs at Apple, like when George McFly goes to deck Biff in Back To the Future and just lands a wimpy blow on his shoulder. The big blunder is simple: keeping social WiFi (sharing music) and productivity WiFi… Read More

  • T-Mobile Replacing MDA With Wing (Possibly)

    Most likely due to the fact that no one cared about the device, T-Mobile has started to do away with the MDA. As a replacement, the T-Mobile Wing (aka HTC P4350) will take over full-QWERTY/PDA duties, featuring the brand spankin’ new Windows Mobile 6.0. MyMobile911 reports that the device will have a spring-loaded sliding keypad, the same screen at the Cingular 8525, and a blue rubber… Read More

  • Yahoo! And Sandisk Partner For WiFi Device

    Yahoo! And Sandisk Partner For WiFi Device

    Yahoo! just announced a partnership with Sandisk on the Sansa Connect. This device is a media player with built-in WiFi which syncs with your Flickr account and comes with ready-to-listen-to Yahoo! Music content. The Sansa Connect will contain 4GB of storage, Internet radio, a 2.2-inch screen, and comes with a reasonable $250 price tag to boot. Those of you willing to shell out the $15 for… Read More

 
  • Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Though not everyone is enthusiastic about a new firmware patch for the PSP (homebrewers), this update is worth jumping up and down for. Sony and T-Mobile have partnered to offer six months of free WiFi service to PSP owners. Yup, now you can roll up to the local Starbuck’s, Borders, or T-Mobile store to get your game on, completely free of charge. As a bonus, after the initial six months of… Read More

  • Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi

    Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi

    The WSJ has a great piece on how American-based airlines are going to soon offer WiFi on flights. With the growing demand and absolute need for the Internet everywhere we go, it was only a matter of time before US-based airlines jumped on ship. According to the article, within the next 12 months, airlines will offer in-flight net connections, IM, and e-mail. The announcements are expected to be… Read More

  • WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores

    We’ve covered tech paint before, but this is an interesting idea. If it does indeed work, this special stuff helps keep your WiFi inside your home. It essentially acts as tinfoil, blocking the radio waves that WiFi travels on, meaning that if you use this on your exterior walls, snooping neighbors won’t have access to your base station. Sadly, it’s not smart; it can’t… Read More

  • Linksys Wireless Adapter/Finder: It's a Candy Mint And a Breath Mint

    Know what sucks? When you have a really cool idea, like, something that you invent in your head, you get really excited about it, as it’s totally something that fulfills a need. You come up with a product, say a combination of two things into one, and realize you could make a million dollars on it, only to discover that someone else has beaten you to market. This is how I felt when I… Read More

  • Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

    Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

    Some British analysts have hypothesized that the laptop market will trump desktop sales by 2011. The group has issued a report predicting that laptop sales will expand by 16.1 percent each year while desktop sales increase by just 3.8 percent. The group cites that 82 million portable computers and about 140 million desktops were sold in 2006. These numbers equate to a 26.3-percent growth for… Read More

  • Rumor: Cingular to Launch Router and WiFi Switching Cell Phone Service

    Rumor: Cingular to Launch Router and WiFi Switching Cell Phone Service

    I have found the wifi + cell phone momentum quite interesting and covered two early patents leading the trend. So I’m on a flight and a guy behind me, sitting next to someone worthy of being impressed, talks about what any guy would want to talk about to chat it up, his new cell phone that his company, Cingular, is launching.. Goes like this… Read More

  • EarthLink To Unveil WiFi Phone Beta

    EarthLink is expected to announce a beta test for Accton Technology Corp’s WiFi phone as early as tomorrow. Beta testing on the phone has been in the works on EarthLink’s municipal wireless network in Anaheim and it seems to be working very well. Like any WiFi phone, you’ll be able to make VoIP calls from your home network or on EarthLink’s Municipal WiFi network. As soon… Read More

  • Netequality's True Plug And Play WiFi

    Netequality's True Plug And Play WiFi

    What do you get when a non-profit company slaps a wireless router inside a casing that plugs into a wall? Plug and play WiFi anyone? Netequality’s new box is designed for low-income families who can’t afford the internet. It works by integrating a Meraki wireless mesh router into an easier installation medium that costs just $79 and plugging DSL or Cable internet into one of the boxes. Read More

  • Sony Mylo Hands On

    The Sony Mylo (MyLifeOnline) offers a great suite of tools in a very small and funky package. Sony’s latest personal communications device has all the right features for a sure fire hit, but it lacks in a few areas. The slider allows the QWERTY keyboard to remain hidden while not in use. The 2.4-inch screen is vibrant and takes care of visuals very nicely. The Mylo is being marketed towards… Read More

  • Draft-N Now Final-N, Nerd Democracy Works

    That draft-N/pre-N 802.11n WiFi router you just picked up is now one step closer to being all officialize, the current draft has passed the working group’s needed 75% margin of the vote with room to spare. That means that if you’ve been on the edge about upgrading to the latest, fastest, mostest rangiest WiFi standard because it’s not, like, standard, you need wait no more. If… Read More