wireless

  • Fujitsu debuts WiMax products

    Fujitsu announced today that it’ll be offering WiMax products like the flexible and scalable WX300 mobile base stations (seen left). These stations are small and light enough for one person to install and maintain and multiple units can be linked together to increase range. It’ll be available to service providers worldwide in April. There’s also a medium-range base… Read More

  • Eye-Fi to get 'Smart Boost', inks deal with Ritz Camera

      Eye-Fi has announced that its Wi-Fi SD cards will get a “Smart Boost” update on February 12th. With Smart Boost, your card will be able to tell whether or not your computer is on and in range of your camera and, if it is, photos will be offloaded from your camera to your computer over your home network and then your computer will handle the heavy lifting of uploading the… Read More

  • Denver Airport wireless adds local movie downloads

    Already pretty high up on a short list of airports offering free wireless internet access, Denver International has just upped the ante a bit. The same network provider, FreeFi, is now offering movie rentals over the local network. So simple, yet so brilliant. Read More

  • NEWSFLASH: Text messaging is a huge rip off

    I was spoiled. The first phone that I had when this whole “texting” (as the kids call it) craze hit was a T-Mobile Sidekick, which included unlimited SMS messages with the data plan. Then somewhere along the lines, I fell off the wagon and switched to Sprint in order to get my hands on a Treo 650. Imagine my surprise when I got my first bill and found out I’d all of a sudden… Read More

  • Happy 'Wireless Spectrum Auction Day' everyone

    Well today’s the big day. Here’s are some quick facts and figures about the auction, should you find yourself in the position of having to regale the guests at your next dinner party with tales of the FCC’s invisible goldmine. Read More

  • A tale of municipal Wi-Fi gone terribly wrong

    Wow. I have an empty house sitting in a neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota that’s supposed to be blanketed with solar-powered municipal Wi-Fi Internet access. The ugly brown poles were placed on just about every corner and never really worked correctly from the get-go. Well it seems like the city is fed up with its contractor, Arnic. “We’re going to tell Arinc… Read More

  • Southwest Airlines eyeing in-flight wireless access

    Why should American Airlines and Jet Blue have all the fun? Southwest is getting set to test in-flight Internet access as well. It’ll partner with Row 44, offering satellite-based access on four different aircraft sometime this summer. Passengers will have “full access to the Internet” over the “the highest bandwidth available to commercial airlines in the United… Read More

  • AT&T DSL customers all get free Wayport Wi-Fi now

    Next time you’re in a McDonald’s in Jerkwater, Ohio and you assume — like I did — that wireless access will be free, you’ll be right. That is, if you’re an AT&T DSL subscriber. I am not, so I therefore closed my laptop with my wrist because my hands were too french fry-ey. Formerly only available to premium DSL subscribers, AT&T is now giving any… Read More

  • Three impending phone-like devices from Toshiba

    Toshiba? More like, “I want these phone for me-ba!” Ho! Still got it. Here are some of the European phones from Toshiba that were discussed in a post from a month ago. There’s the G910, the G710, and the you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it G450, which looks more like a big thumb drive with buttons and a tiny OLED screen than a phone. Photos courtesy of PocketPCItalia.com. Read More

  • The rich get richer: Free iPhone/iPod Touch hotspots

    As if specific web sites for iPhone and iPod Touch users weren’t enough, JiWire has announced free Wi-Fi access from over 100,000 locations available only to the aforementioned iPhone and iPod Touch users. In order to glom on to such a network, we’ll be required to first view “a JiWire-supplied advertisement” from companies like HBO and Charles Schwab. When the two… Read More

  • Alltel does over-the-air music synching and streaming

    Alltel Wireless is teaming with mobile entertainment software company mSpot to facilitate over-the-air music synching and streaming to the MOTOROKR Z6M. Here’s how it works. For $3.99 per month (or $9.99 for three months), you can stream and simultaneously synchronize music files on your computer to your phone. There’s a piece of software that you install on your computer… Read More

  • Tuning Lamp is part lamp, part PC, part no-idea

    [photopress:lamp_pc.jpg,full,center] Look at this gadget, called Tuning Lamp by its designer, and you’d half-think it’s a prop from a sci-fi movie. Too bad it’s just a render at this point. Like Chumby, it displays all sorts of widgets, from weather to news—Drudge Report, no doubt—to music. There’s a wireless, fold-out keyboard for controlling all that… Read More

  • CES 2008: Nyko's wireless video game console accessories includes wireless Wii nunchuck adapter

    [photopress:87027_WL_Nunchuck.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Nyko Wireless Nunchuck, Charge Base 360 and Frontman wireless guitar controller
    Description: The Wireless Nunchuck eliminates the wire between the Wii controller and the nunchuck attachment; the Charge Base 360 wireless charges the included battery for the Xbox 360; the Frontman is a wireless guitar for the Wii (and PS3 and PS2)… Read More

  • Linksys CES cavalcade

    [photopress:IMG_0346.JPG,full,center] Who wants 802.11n? Linksys has a full selection of new routers and bridges for the N generation including a $99 switch that looks like an alien spaceship. Take the Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Gigabit Router for example. It has 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet and should hit the $100 mark when it’s released. Read More

  • NetGear CES cavalcade: Wire-line and hotter Wireless

    [photopress:Hi_Res_ReadyNAS_DUO_front_1_2_3.jpg,full,pp_image] NetGear release a heady 8 products today including a new home storage NAS with redundant drives and wireless devices with improved HD streaming over WiFi complete with increased range. Read More

  • CES 2008 could see launch of yet another pesky format war

    Regular readers will know how much we loathe the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD wars and wish that they, like the War on Terror or the War on Drugs or the War on Baby Seals, would end soon, as there can be no clear victor. That’s why we give a sideways glance at the new format war brewing that could see CES 2008 as the first battlefield — the format for wireless HD content. Not wireless as in… Read More

  • AT&T's list of most downloaded ringtones in 2007 makes me sad

    Society reaches a new low as the list of the top ten downloaded ringtones of 2007 on the AT&T network reads like a who’s who of smelly, no-talent ass-music. The only thing worse than this list is the fact that people paid $2.49 each to download these. This would be the iTunes playlist in the first ring of hell for me. 1. Shop Boyz – "Party Like a Rockstar"
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  • $30 price drop for Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel, now $99

    Microsoft, in the true spirit of Christmas, has slashed the price of its wireless steering wheel for the Xbox 360 by $30, bringing it to $99. The wheel works with “all of the most popular racing games” for the 360 and, according to IGN, is the wheel to get if you’re “serious about racing.” One does wonder why Microsoft released PGR 4 when it did, pitting it up… Read More

  • More exciting info about the 700MHz spectrum auction

    Well look at that. Chevron throws its hat into the ring for the January 24th 700MHz spectrum auction. Analysts believe this to be because "oil companies and utilities are big wireless users" but you and I both know that Chevron would use the spectrum to unveil its super secret over-the-air alternative energy source that’s been hidden from the public since the Roswell incident… Read More

  • Verizon Updates LG Voyager Firmware

    The LG Voyager’s firmware has been upgraded. Know what doesn’t need to be upgraded? The girl’s pony from the Verizon commercials. I wonder how she’s doing with her new pony, besides being an ungrateful brat that wants a cell phone instead of a pony. She probably asked for both and then just started pouting when she only got a pony. So the pony bites and you’re… Read More