wireless

  • The most powerful Wi-Fi router allowed by law

    The most powerful Wi-Fi router allowed by law

    I get a kick out of stuff that’s the most something-or-other allowed by law. For almost $300, though, I think the most powerful router is a little excessive. Also, it’s got "Extreme" in the name, which I find a bit presumptuous and overplayed. People who own places large enough to necessitate the use of such a device likely won’t flinch at the price, though. Read More

  • Verizon is bad at correctly quoting data rates

    Wow. Watch this. Sure, kilobits and kilobytes and fractions of pennies can be confusing but this is amazing. You’d think they’d have this information available. This guy asked 56 Verizon operators the same two questions; "What is the data overage rate for the basic 10MB data plan for $29.99?" and "What is the data roaming rate in Canada on the Core Choice 450… Read More

  • Upgrading a T-Mobile phone now carries an $18 fee?

    Upgrading a T-Mobile phone now carries an $18 fee?

    According to Consumerist.com, T-Mobile "will now charge existing customers $18 when they buy a new phone" which is apparently supposed to help the wireless carrier "underwrite the cost of selling subsidized phones to new customers." I’m no psychologist but this seems like a bad idea, especially given the competition between mobile phone companies. Sure, for most… Read More

  • Tomorrow's Vista updates improve battery life, wireless

    Tomorrow's Vista updates improve battery life, wireless

    I can hardly wait until tomorrow. That’s when Microsoft will release an update "that extends laptop battery life, improves the stability of wireless network connections, shortens recovery time after exiting hibernation or sleep, and deals with compatibility problems with some antivirus software." The wireless network connection issue, in particular, has been the bane of my… Read More

  • Microsoft mulling direct-to-Zune downloads?

    Microsoft mulling direct-to-Zune downloads?

    Microsoft apparently intends to purchase a French mobile music service company called Musiwave, according to Electronista. The technology would be implemented into "Microsoft’s more portable hardware and software services, including Windows Live, the Windows Mobile OS for smartphones, and the Zune media player." Read More

  • Sprint.com accounts down until November 9th? What?!

    Sprint.com accounts down until November 9th? What?!

    Got a Sprint account? Go ahead and try to log in at Sprint.com and see what happens. This is what happens when you get locked into something for two years and there’s no incentive to provide you with adequate service until you try to leave. “We’re migrating your account to our new billing system. During this time, you won’t be able to sign on to sprint.com or… Read More

  • Opera Mini 4 out of beta, released today

    Opera Mini 4 out of beta, released today

    It’s out of beta, it’s free, and it’s here. Opera Mini 4 works on Java-enabled phones and includes “native Blackberry menus,” faster page rendering, Landscape Mode, and a cool feature that allows you “to synch your Bookmarks and Speed Dial with those on your Computer” via Opera Link. There’s also a virtual mouse feature which gives you a tiny… Read More

  • Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    I have a friend who spent the better part of the last three years of his life driving all over the country teaching people about bearings. Whether or not I actually completely understand what that means is irrelevant but what amazes me most is that he didn’t have satellite radio or some sort of in-car computer to keep himself entertained. Read More

  • Acoustic Research Wireless HD Headphone review

    Acoustic Research Wireless HD Headphone review

    Acoustic Research’s new 2.4 Ghz wireless headphones offer true 2.1 Sound that is usually so good, you won’t miss using your regular surround speakers. You’ll get the 2.4 Ghz wireless transmitter, a stereo cable, stereo Y adapter cable, AAA batteries, and an AC power adapter. You will have the option of using the batteries or the power adapter for either the headphones… Read More

  • MetroPCS withdraws Leap Wireless bid

    MetroPCS withdraws Leap Wireless bid

    What is it with these two companies? First, they’re more in love than a CBS soap opera. Next thing you know, they’re splitting up and stock is tanking. What’s the deal here? Seems MetroPCS decided it didn’t want to purchase Leap Wireless anymore because it feels it’s already a big enough player in the wireless market. Really a shame. There could have been more… Read More

  • WiMax news plus a ridiculous, huge advertisement

    WiMax news plus a ridiculous, huge advertisement

    The above image has nothing to do with the forthcoming news about Sprint’s WiMax network but I’d just like to point out the gigantic ad that made an unnecessary amount of noise and then stayed on the page I was on until I closed it manually. I wasn’t too hot on Symantec before but now it’s officially over between us. Anyhoo, more news about Sprint’s impending… Read More

  • 2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    Hey, now THAT’S a good idea. This $99 2GB SD memory card has built in wireless. You pop it in your camera, take some photos, and it automatically uploads (via your Wi-Fi connection) those photos to one of 17 online photo websites including Shutterfly, Snapfish, Photobucket, Facebook, Picasa, and, of course, Flickr. Best of all, it works in any digital camera that supports SD cards. Read More

  • zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater Kit: Bad cell reception be gone

    zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater Kit: Bad cell reception be gone

    I just found out about a site called RepeaterStore chock full of cell repeaters. These boxes essentially boost your cellular signal in a certain location, offering impressive improvements in reception. I reviewed the YX500 already but this smaller, personal model looks like it might have a little less unwieldily antenna than the YX500’s huge coaxial/antenna combo. In fact, the… Read More

  • Gefen Wireless USB Extender now available

    Gefen Wireless USB Extender now available

    Finding a wireless USB extender is hard enough. Finding one that is cross-platform compatible and works with Linux? Nearly impossible. Thankfully, there’s Gefen and its Wireless USB Extender which can transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100-feet away. It uses a sender/receiver system and is perfect for using a keyboard and mouse while sitting on the couch, relaxing. No doubt that the best… Read More

  • Philips SHD9100 wireless headphones look dandy

    Philips SHD9100 wireless headphones look dandy

    Wireless headphones. Yeah, I’ve never had the best experience with them in the past either. Granted, this is like 1992 we’re talking about when I was trying to watch “Thundercats” without waking my parents, who expressly forbade me from watching shows staring talking cats. *Anyway*, Philips has what looks to be a good++ pair for around $350, the SHD9100. It works on… Read More

  • Addlogix Ships First Wireless Codec-Free PC-TV

    Addlogix Ships First Wireless Codec-Free PC-TV

    Addlogix, ever heard of them? Looking for a wireless solution to beam content from your PC to TV? In that case, check out the InternetVue 2020 Wireless PC2TV Receiver for all your streaming content needs. It works over 802.11 b/g and emulates what’s on your PC to TV. What sets the Addlogix box from others is that it’s fully compatible with all file formats regardless of Codec. Worth… Read More

  • Sony Unveils Inexpensive VAIO NR Series

    Sony Unveils Inexpensive VAIO NR Series

    Sony makes great electronics, but boy oh boy can it make some terrible computers. Overpriced, always breaking and never a good bargain, the Sony VAIO is a platform I’ve avoided for years. Now with the new NR series of laptops, things might change a bit for the Japanese electronics manufacturer. Starting at $750, the VAIO NR series is priced for those on a budget. Don’t worry… Read More