wifi

  • The Nitty Gritty On the Slacker Music Service

    The Nitty Gritty On the Slacker Music Service

    Wired recently sat down with Broadband Instruments to talk about its new Slacker music service. In a nutshell, it sounds like a music-lover’s dream. Slacker is comprised of both a service and hardware device. The service will use either WiFi or satellite bandwidth to serve up music channels to owners of the Slacker player. Tons of music, lots to choose from, all that great stuff –… Read More

  • Sony's New WiFi-Enabled Cybershot DSC-G1

    WiFi. Photosharing. MP3 playback. Overkill? Maybe. Read More

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Is Company's First to Include WiFi

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Is Company's First to Include WiFi

    Sony’s finally adding Wi-Fi to one of its cameras. The six-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-G1 is able to tap into 802.11 b/g networks so that users can instantly upload their photos to the Internet, be it Flickr, Facebook or their completely unread personal blog. Better still, the camera can link up with other Digital Living Network Alliance (an industry group that strives to forge common standards… Read More

  • Blackberry 8820 – WiFi-tastic

    Blackberry 8820 – WiFi-tastic

    Though the rumors have been swirling like a pot of choco fondue, the upcoming Blackberry 8820 is most likely real and debuting around or by Q2. The big features? WiFi built into the device and an improved battery along with some treats we won’t know about until the release. Don’t expect anything mind-blowing aside from the WiFi though, as the 8820 is supposed to be more of a subtle… Read More

  • VoIP On The Rise: 100 WiFi Phones Certified

    VoIP On The Rise: 100 WiFi Phones Certified

    Seems that VoIP is gaining more and more popularity as every new month approaches. The WiFi Alliance has certified 82-dual mode and 10-WiFi-only handsets that are ideal for VoIP use. The group checks phones for interoperability and performance, as well as interference, to make sure they’re up to standards. The Alliance is now out to promote WMM (Wireless Multimedia) and extending battery… Read More

  • Zune Phone Indications?

    that Microsoft had begun working on a phone that would be released under the Zune name. Details were, and are, sparse, but since our story broke, an additional rumor has emerged that may or may not bring some more clarity to the situation—how’s that for ambiguity? The current rumor stems from this announcement from Phillipine-based call center Global Sky: Microsoft recently awarded… Read More

  • WiFi Liberator Unchains the Masses from Paid WiFi

    We do not condone piracy or theft here at CrunchGear. That does not mean we won’t show you cool gear that facilitates such treachery, like the WiFi Liberator, a work of Robin Hood-esque genius. A glorified USB WiFI dongle, the Liberator acts as a relay that makes a private network public. Say, for example, you’re at your local Starbucks and you have a T-Mobile HotSpot data plan (which… Read More

  • Seagate Readies Wireless Storage for Phones

    Seagate Readies Wireless Storage for Phones

    Seagate has announced the Digital Audio Video Experience (or DAVE), a technology that aims to deliver 10 – 20GB of wireless storage to cellphones and other WiFi and Bluetooth devices. The credit card sized drive will sync with wireless devices in order to provide supplemental storage. It has already developed software to run with J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, Symbian and XCCC. Seagate says the… Read More

  • Meet D.A.V.E., Our Friend From Seagate

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=3F34K2L1 While D.A.V.E. isn’t the most clever acronym in town (it stands for Digital Audio-Video Experience), it looks to be a promising gadget thanks to its slim design and features. Seagate’s D.A.V.E. is basically a small, 20GB hard disk with Bluetooth and WiFi built right into the device. You can transfer files to and fro without… Read More

  • Zune 2: Thinner, WiFi-ier

    Many of you were disappointed with the Zune, Microsoft’s WiFi-”enabled” not-an-iPod. The main let-down seems to be the ineffective utilization of the on-board wireless. There aren’t that many other Zune’s out there to share with, and even if there were, the wireless would most likely be off to conserve battery power. Even then, who wants a song for only three days? Read More

 
  • Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!

    Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!

    We originally thought Apple’s 802.11n would cost $5 but Apple will now only charge $1.99 to pop in a little patch to enable 802.11n in current AirPort cards and routers. Purchasers of the $179 Airport Extreme Base Station ,AKA the thing that looks like Apple TV, get the patch for free. Why are they charging anything at all? So they can can keep up with Generally Accepted Accounting… Read More

  • A Digital Photo Frame that Gets It Right

    The only reason digital photo frames haven’t totally taken off is because they tend to be fugly affairs, the tech manufacturers that market them being far more concerned with the technical specifications of the unit that its aesthetic appeal. That’s why we’re glad that makers like i-mate are bringing decent-looking frames to market. Looking like the monitor of a G4-era iMac, with… Read More

  • Apple Set to Launch New Airport Gear

    What good are all the 802.11n draft WiFi cards Apple has been hiding in its latest Macs if you don’t have a base station to go along with them? Sure, there are non-Apple base stations you could go for, but if you’re a hardcore Maclover, you want the real deal. That’s why we’re relatively certain that this week at MacWorld (if not tomorrow) we’ll be introduced to… Read More

  • The Sucky Future Is Now: In-Car WiFi

    Further adding to the headache that is the rental car experience, Avis will be adding WiFi services to all of its rental cars as an add-on service, starting next year. Autonet Mobile, the provider of the service, is poised to announce the deal at CES, but we caught early wind via the NY Times. For $11 a day, you can download porn at 60MPH, which, really, is the fulfillment of the original promise… Read More

  • MediaLounge Takes Hi-Def TV Wireless

    We like the convergence renaissance going on right now that makes it easy to download content from the Web and view it on your TV or home theater system. The ability to display this digital content without a real physical media is the promise of the last half of this decade, and D-Link knows it. We’ve seen wireless TV streaming boxes before, but D-Link ups the ante with the MediaLounge… Read More

  • BluOynx Mobile Content Server

    Agere Systems has announced the BluOynx Mobile Content Server, a device that aims to un-tether users from PCs and stationary storage devices. The BluOynx server is a small portable server that is controlled via cell phone. It is about the size of a credit card and supports USB, Bluetooth and WiFi. The server will come in capacities ranging from 1GB – 40GB. Read More

  • Qualcomm Sees WiFi, Bluetooth on the Menu

    Qualcomm, the company that makes the guts of many of our cellphones, has just purchased two outside companies: RF Micro Devices and Airgo. While one chip company buying others isn’t usually news, this one raised some eyebrows, as RF Micro is known for its Bluetooth chipsets and Airgo is known for its WiFi solutions. By combining the IP and tech of both of these firms, Qualcomm can make combo… Read More

  • Extend Wii's WiFi Range

    We know how it goes. You wait in line, punch preteens, and eat those nasty mall pretzels until finally your shiny new Wii is in your hands. You get it home, set it up, are all ready to really tackle the world of console online gaming, then pow! You realize your WiFi connection isn’t powerful enough to reach your living room from your mom’s basement. Lucky for you, we’ve got your… Read More

  • Zune File Transfer in Action

    Gizmodo has some hot video video of one Zune sending another Zune a song. It takes about 30 seconds for a 2 minute song, which isn’t bad at all. Too bad it’s three play/three day DRM nonsense, folks, or else this would be Zune’s iPod-killing feature. MS says they’ll be improving on this in time, so we’ll see. Zune File Transfer Race [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Britain's Tovo Debuts GSM/WiFi Handset for the Masses

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/WiFi phone. That's Tesco, it's a supermarket. And somehow it got its mits on this little bugger as an exclusive for now. It's a standard (if somewhat fugly) GSM phone, even including a camera. But the WiFi chipset is what makes this handset stand out. Not because it's the first or only GSM/WiFi phone, but… Read More