The FiiV Case Straps A Hotspot And Battery To Your iPad

If you pick up a Wi-Fi iPad only to then find out you need wireless on the go all the time, your options for getting it access aren't ideal. You either activate the hotspot feature on your phone, wast

Facebook Pilots Free WiFi For Students’ Homes In The Backyard Of Its NC Data Center

Just as the FCC has approved a plan to invest $2 billion into U.S. schools to improve WiFi, Facebook is taking a step to improve WiFi for students in their homes. Today the company is announcing a pil

Comcast Acquired PowerCloud Systems, Gears Up For Smart Home Play

Update. I have now confirmed that Comcast has indeed acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed hardware and software to monitor broadband usage in your home or office. From wha

Two US Government Agencies Are Working Together To Lower The Cost Of Installing Wi-Fi In Schools

The FCC is working with another U.S. Government agency to purchase WiFi equipment in a pooled fashion, allowing them to save money on new tools. This could help lower the cost of bringing WiFi to more

Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

Sure it's not made of metal nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn't a cool hack. The folks at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.spark.io/">Spark

TC Startup Battlefield Alum Open Garden Launches Wifi Opener To Make Wi-Fi Password Sharing Easier

<a target="_blank" href="http://opengarden.com/">Open Garden</a>, a former TC Startup Battlefield contestant, launched its latest product today. <a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/

Wi-Fi Indoor Positioning Firm YFind Launches Analytics Tool

Prepping for its U.S. expansion, Singapore-based indoor positioning technology firm YFind has launched a broader analytics tool so that its customers can slice and dice foot traffic information in mal

MTA And Transit Wireless Expands Coverage To 30 NYC Underground Subway Stations

At last. Starting today, the MTA is switching on wireless and cellular connectivity in 30 underground subway stations around Manhattan, and the fledgling network will expand to all 277 of the MTA’s

Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View Wi-Fi Data Collection Case

After a week of rumors, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise anymore: Google today settled the privacy case brought against it by 37 states and the District of Columbia. In total, Google will pa

Open Garden 2.0 Makes Sharing Your WiFi And Mobile Connections Easier And Faster

<a target="_blank" href="http://opengarden.com/">Open Garden</a>, one of the finalists at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/21/open-garden-lets-you-crowdsource-your-mobile-connectivity/">Te

A Look At Karma, A Tiny Wi-Fi Hotspot On A Mission

We wander the streets with tiny computers in our pockets and in our hands. We talk casually to these computers, just like Captains Kirk and Picard talked to the computers on their Enterprises. With th

JiWire Jumps Into The Free WiFi Game With AWG To Boost Its Ad Network In U.S. Airports

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.jiwire.com">JiWire</a>, the location-based advertising company that uses WiFi networks to locate users and deliver ads, has signed a deal with <a target="_blank" hr

Karma Launches Its $79 4G Mobile Hotspot And Pay-As-You-Go Data Plan That Reward Users For Sharing Their Bandwidth

The founders behind <a target="_blank" href="http://yourkarma.com/">Karma</a> (no, not <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/18/facebook-acquires-karma/"><em>that</em> Karma</a>) think that the

WiFox “Congestion Handler” Could Speed Up Wi-Fi Without Hardware Tweaks

In practice, most Wi-Fi routers offer much less than their advertised speeds. Although I've seen some fast throughput in my time, most of the gear we use is rated for much higher than network traffic

Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the <a target="_blank" href="http://googlefiberblog.blo

Boingo Wireless Buys Ex-Googler’s Cloud Nine Media, Digs Further Into Sponsored, Free WiFi And Ads

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.boingo.com/">Boingo Wireless</a> may have made its name with paid WiFi hotspot access, but today it is doubling down on free: the public WiFi operator is buying <a

Google Offers And Boingo Bring Free WiFi To Manhattan This Summer

In a world where <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/12/verizon-wireless-intros-share-everything-plans-unlimited-talktext-and-shared-data-for-up-to-10-devices/">limits go down and pricing goe

Study: 61% of U.S. Households Now Have WiFi

In the U.S., 61% of all households currently have WiFi networks installed at home. According to <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120404006331/en/Strategy-Analytics-Quarter-Households-W

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Takes The Guesswork Out Of Container Gardening

Houseplants can be hard to care for, even when watered regularly on a sunny windowsill. A new device from Swiss startup <a href="http://www.koubachi.com">Koubachi</a> takes the guesswork out of plant

Gillmor Gang 12.24.11 (TCTV)

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took a WiFi stroll through the forest that is Hollywood's attempt to lock down our TVs. It's really too late, what
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