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  • Android platform suffers setbacks, delays expected

    Android platform suffers setbacks, delays expected

    According to the Wall Street Journal (which charges $90 per year to access full articles), Google’s Android plans aren’t moving quite as fast as the company had hoped. Android chief Andy Rubin told the Wall Street Journal, “This is where the pain happens. We are very, very close.” The slowdown appears to be a result of copious reams of red tape from carriers coupled with… Read More

  • Review: Wireless Laser Desktop 7000

    Review: Wireless Laser Desktop 7000

    We’re continuing our high-end keyboard roundup with Microsoft’s new hardware one-two punch, the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000. It combines their new wireless keyboard with touch-sensitive favorites buttons with the Laser Mouse 7000, which looks like an extra from Minority Report. Moving from a wired Logitech setup, how does our brave reviewer fare? Read More

  • Monster announces wireless HD kit, Digital Express HD

    Monster announces wireless HD kit, Digital Express HD

    It’s a little unclear in the AP report whether or not Monster is releasing two separate wireless HD kits or just one. I’m positive the latter is the case here. Monster is utilizing the Sigma Designs’ UWB technology. You may recall that Westinghouse announced an LCD TV back at CES with built-in UWB. The Digital Express HD kit includes a receiver that connects to your HDTV via HDMI… Read More

  • Wireless pen transmits characters written in the air on a screen

    Wireless pen transmits characters written in the air on a screen

    Tokyo-based SMK Corp. presents a new kind of wireless input pen that is able to display characters written in the air on monitors. A built-in triaxial sensor detects the positional information and is able to recognize characters inputted with the pen. Via Bluetooth, the pen transmits the data to a screen that can be up to 10 meters away from the user. SMk claims their invention is a world’s… Read More

  • VUDU Wireless Kit now available for $79

    VUDU Wireless Kit now available for $79

    VUDU, makers of the Internet-connected set-top movie streaming box shown above, has just released a new wireless kit that can be added to your existing VUDU box for $79. It’ll also be available as part of a new package for $349, which will include the VUDU set-top box and the wireless kit, saving you about $30. The wireless kit is really easy to set up and doesn’t require any… Read More

  • JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    Hot off the travel-related press, is news that Jet Blue’s in-flight Wi-Fi service has added support for checking more e-mail accounts than just Yahoo! Mail and BlackBerry Mail, which were previously the only ones available. Jaunted.com has more details, including… [S]tarting today, you’ll be able to check your accounts at Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Windows Live Mail, too. If your… Read More

  • Hop On Wireless' HOP1800 "disposable" phone: Beware

    Hop On Wireless' HOP1800 "disposable" phone: Beware

    As we all know, Hop On Wireless finally (they’ve been promising hardware since 2001) released the Hop1800, a $10 disposable dual-band phone with no screen. Great, right? So what am I so antsy about? I did a little digging recently and came back worried. Hop On has been hyping this device for seven years. Its founder, Peter Michaels, made a huge splash in 2001, receiving accolades from the… Read More

  • FCC considers making next spectrum winner offer free wireless broadband Internet access

    FCC considers making next spectrum winner offer free wireless broadband Internet access

    Flickr’d Don’t look now, but the FCC, in an unusually egalitarian move, may require the winner of an upcoming spectrum auction to give away free, wireless Internet access. A June 12 meeting will determine the rules of an upcoming auction, with one of the bandied-about provisions being that the winner must provide at least 50 percent of the country (well, the population) with free… Read More

  • 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

  • Can FON create a worldwide, wireless Internet?

    Can FON create a worldwide, wireless Internet?

    Ready for worldwide, wireless Internet access? Keep dreaming! You remember FON, right? There’s a small piece in the International Herald Tribune that tries to explain why the hippie-sounding service hasn’t taken off yet. Whereas, to be successful, FON needs millions of users spread around the world, each sharing their Internet connection wirelessly, so far only 830,000 people have… Read More

 
  • Australian telco to offer free laptops with data service

    Australian telco to offer free laptops with data service

    Hopefully this is a sign of things to come, as Australian mobile company Telstra will be giving laptops away to business users who sign up for a three-year contract for mobile data service. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “The company has released a new plan for business customers — only those with an ABN — which offers them a laptop and wireless broadband card at no… Read More

  • Sprint to cap data at 5GB or 300MB while roaming

    Sprint to cap data at 5GB or 300MB while roaming

    See that Sprint broadband device on the left there? It’s about to be capped, just like Sprint’s “unlimited” data plans. For shame, Sprint. For shame. According to the SprintUsers.com forum, effective July 13th, data plans on the Sprint network will top out at 5GB per month. What’s more, if you’re roaming on another network, you’ll only get 300MB of data… Read More

  • Wireless RC car with wireless camera is wirelessly creepy

    Wireless RC car with wireless camera is wirelessly creepy

    Look, I’m not going to say I was a total perv when I was in my formative years, but I will admit that it was a very, very good thing that toys like this didn’t exist when I was 13 or else I would have turned out far different, perhaps for the better. It’s a full-funtion RV car with an embedded VGA camera that streams the camera’s feed wirelessly to a pair of included… Read More

  • Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi announced two new wireless memory cards today, and they’ve dubbed their original card with a new name. The new line-up: Eye-Fi Explore: The Explore card can automatically locate nearby WiFi networks and geotag your photos using Skyhook’s global Wi-Fi positioning system. It can also automatically connect to any of Wayport’s 10,000+ hotspots (in other words, pretty much… Read More

  • Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi announced two new wireless memory cards today, and they’ve dubbed their original card with a new name. The new line-up: Eye-Fi Explore: The Explore card can automatically locate nearby WiFi networks and geotag your photos using Skyhook’s global Wi-Fi positioning system. It can also automatically connect to any of Wayport’s 10,000+ hotspots (in other words, pretty much… Read More

  • BlackBerry 9000 to be officially announced on Monday

    BlackBerry 9000 to be officially announced on Monday

    Word on the street is that RIM’s new BlackBerry 9000 will be officially announced at the WES conference in Orlando next Monday, May 12th. It’s 100% confirmed, according to BGR. RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis will apparently take the stage and announce it himself. Afterwards, conference-goers will be able to try the device out at the various booths. No word on whether or not refreshments and… Read More

  • Get you a free eee PC

    Get you a free eee PC

    PowerupMobile in the UK is offering an Asus eee PC with their T-Mobile broadband package, an extremely interesting move from an industry that usually focused on subsidizing cellphones. Sadly, the models they’re offering don’t have WWAN — you use the T-Mobile USB dongle, though, so it’s basically the same thing — but it’s definitely something to consider: could… Read More

  • Qwest dumps Sprint in favor of Verizon for cell service

    Qwest dumps Sprint in favor of Verizon for cell service

    For the three of you that get your cell phone service through Qwest, it seems that the sun is slowly setting on its relationship with Sprint. Qwest has found a new beau in Verizon Wireless and starting next February, “Customers will have access to the full line of Verizon phones and devices, PC cards and multimedia services, and even be able to choose a ‘wireless only’… Read More

  • AT&T to launch Mobile TV service this Sunday

    AT&T to launch Mobile TV service this Sunday

    AT&T will begin selling two handsets on Sunday, May 4th to complement its “AT&T Mobile TV with FLO” service. FLO TV, in and of itself, is not exclusive to AT&T, as it’s been available to Verizon Wireless customers since January 2007 as part of the VCast Mobile TV feature. At any rate, AT&T will soon be offering the service on the LG Vu ($299) and the Samsung… Read More

  • Sharp to sell really thin TV with wireless HD, candy buttons

    Sharp to sell really thin TV with wireless HD, candy buttons

    Sharp is partnering with AMIMON — who I believe was the god of thin crust pizza in ancient Roman mythology — to offer wireless HD streaming to its ultra-thin TVs. The X-series TVs come in 37-, 42-, and 46-inch screen models and work with an optional transmitter unit. We’re taking a meeting with these folks to figure out what exactly this technology will and will not do. Read More