• That fancy smart gadget you put in your car could let hackers turn off the engine while you drive

    That fancy smart gadget you put in your car could let hackers turn off the engine while you drive

    More and more devices, from smart dash cams to head-up displays to Bluetooth-enabled diagnostics dongles, are looking to tap your car’s built-in diagnostic (or OBD-II) port for power and data. The problem: this port… really wasn’t built to be used like that. Read More

  • 5-in-1 iPad Dongle Dares You To Plug It All In

    Mildred: What can I plug into my iPad 2 , Johnny?
    Johnny: Whaddya got?
    Mildred: Well, I’ve got an SD card, a MicroSD car, an AV cable, a USB keyboard, a regular mini USB port, and a digital camera. Read More

  • Japan gets TransferJet-compatible USB cradle for wireless data transfer

    TransferJet is a close-proximity wireless transfer technology that Sony introduced back in 2008. The idea is to let two electronic devices, for example a camera and a computer, quickly exchange data just by bringing them close together (touch is possible, too). The problem, until today, was that both devices must obviously be TransferJet-compatible (more info). Read More

  • Nokia to ship 3G dongles early next year

    Nokia is planning on entering the growing market for connecting laptops to wireless networks, competing against Huawei Technologies, the current market leader. Nokia will begin shipping its first Internet stick early next year with the price yet to be disclosed. Nokia denied that the units would be branded “Donkles.” The global market for dongles is expected to grow by 30 percent to… Read More

  • Tiny AT&T Quicksilver USB modem looks thumbdrive-y

    At first glance, you might mistake this doodad on the left for an ordinary, run-of-the-mill thumbdrive. Don’t be fooled! It’s a 3G modem from AT&T called the USBConnect Quicksilver. If you’re a weakling, you’ll love this thing because it weighs less than an ounce. Everyone, and I mean everyone, can lift one ounce, so less than one once should be a… Read More

  • AT&T has best 3G network in tri-state area

    Computer World decided to trial the three major 3G networks to see who was king. Dongles from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were used with a Lenovo X300 across 500 data points in eight different locations throughout NY, NJ and CT within 50 miles of midtown Manhattan. AT&T averaged 755kbps download and 484kbps upload speeds with a peak of 1.6Mbps using a Sierra Wireless’ USBConnect… Read More

  • Turn any iPod speaker dock into a Bluetooth speaker dock

    [photopress:NEWS_12621_cac54083ab5692c934f78aedb5166cdb.jpg,full,center] This is a cool little adapter for those of you who actually use your musicphone for music (there are a few of you, yah?). There really aren’t many docks for musicphones, at least as compared to iPods, so this little Bluetooth adapter turns any iPod speaker dock with a dock connector into speakers for musicphones… Read More

  • Teeny Tiny Bluetooth Adapter

    So you’re not ready yet to make the jump to a new, Bluetooth enabled computer yet, that’s fine. You can get a USB dongle and you’re set, but you look rather foolish, as Bluetooth dongles are to laptops what Bluetooth headsets are to your head: choad-making material. Newton Peripherals is here to make your life less choady. Its Mogo is the Bluetooth adapter you’ll need… Read More