wi-fi

  • Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Wi-fi setup is usually pretty easy: you find a space in the house, hire a team of radio experts to scan it for dead spots and an entire IT team to manage security and QoS. Then you try to connect from the back patio and discover that you can’t watch YouTube from the picnic table. To remedy this Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse created Luma. This tiny Wi-Fi hotspot connects using a… Read More

  • Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Wireless router startup eero had several announcements for its supporters this morning, including an official FCC approval, and a delay in shipment of its product to early next year. The company also disclosed it had raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 million in funding from Playground Global, Redpoint Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The startup didn’t want to talk exact… Read More

  • Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google wants you to be able to consume more, and faster, which is why they built the OnHub router that they announced in August. We were a bit surprised by the move, but not shocked, with Google saying it wanted to “give you Wi-Fi that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.” Read More

  • For The Next 24 Hours, Google’s Letting You Skip The Line For Project Fi

    For The Next 24 Hours, Google’s Letting You Skip The Line For Project Fi

    Google’s all excited about the official launch of its flagship Nexus devices. We’ve reviewed the 5X and 6P and since they’re both unlocked, you get to choose your carrier. One option? Project Fi. It’s been closed off to the world up until now, but the team is opening the gates just for the rest of the day: The #Nexus5X ships today–so Project Fi is giving… Read More

  • How To Keep IoT Hunters And Poachers Out Of Your Food And Farms Crunch Network

    How To Keep IoT Hunters And Poachers Out Of Your Food And Farms

    A drone equipped to “sniff” Zigbee flew over an Austin neighborhood in early August and found almost 1,600 devices. It’s a sign of how ubiquitous these technologies have become, and how we use them every day — despite their vulnerabilities. As we connect more devices to our lives, I can’t help but wonder, can hackers hurt, hunt or poach our local food… Read More

  • Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

    Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

    Google today surprised us by launching a router with the help of its partner TP-LINK. The $199.99 OnHub router promises to do away with many of the issues you’ve likely experienced with your existing router: Wi-Fi slowing to a crawl, videos buffering and connections randomly dropping out. That always meant unplugging the device, waiting a minute or so, plugging it back in, and then… Read More

  • DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone, The Phantom 3 Standard

    DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone, The Phantom 3 Standard

    DJI has just announced a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, an oddly-named quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera, 25 minutes of flight time on one charge, and a special follow mode that lets your drone become a flying stalker cam. Read More

  • Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while remaining customers will see theirs arrive within 45 days. Read More

  • Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications Crunch Network

    Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications

    In the ultimate paradox, we have spent the last several years untethering our workforces while technically intertwining our personal and professional lives. Yet, for many, the notion of BYOD often results in a feeling of being AWOL. With 25 percent of knowledge workers out of the office on any given day, the ability to remotely connect back into corporate communications and collaboration tools… Read More

  • Now They’ve Gone And Stuck Android Onto A Graphing Calculator

    Now They’ve Gone And Stuck Android Onto A Graphing Calculator

    Today in our ongoing series of people putting one thing into another thing, we present Android running on a Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX, a robust graphing calculator popular with the pre-calc set. The calculator has about 100MB of storage and 64MB of RAM but has enough power to run Android 1.6 aka Donut. Obviously you’re not going to make very many calls using your graphing calculator… Read More

  • The UDOO Neo Adds More Power To The Ultimate DIY Board

    The UDOO Neo Adds More Power To The Ultimate DIY Board

    The original UDOO board was pretty amazing. A merging of Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the system let you run a tiny computer on a single board as well as control electronic projects. It was a very geeky little tool and proved to be quite popular. Well, the UDOO is back and it’s a lot better. The new UDOO Neo includes a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino board, a 9-axis sensor, magnetometer… Read More

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