wireless

  • GoGo inflight porn-surfing is GO!

    American and Virgin airlines will roll out an inflight WiFi product called GoGo in about six months, ensuring that every douche with a MacBook — all of CG included — will now be able to Twitter from 30,000 feet. Gogo uses a ground-to-air system that allows small antennas on the planes to pick up signals being pumped out terrestrially. Aircell has 92 giant antennas spread across… Read More

  • Nyko Cord-Free wireless Wii Nunchuck adapter is available now

    [photopress:wiicont.jpg,full,center] Rid yourself of the stupid and useless cords on the nunchuck, Wii owners. Nyko’s wireless adapter for the nunchuck is now available in stores. The Cord-Free add-on lasts up to 60 hours via two AAA batteries and operates up to 15 feet away. It’s well worth the $20 price tag and you know it, Wiiers. Product Page Read More

  • Rumors Gone Wild: Is Sprint looking to spin-off Nextel or is T-Mobile looking to buy Sprint? Or both?

    According to the “anonymous Wall Street professional” who writes Seeking Alpha’s Notable Calls blog, a rumor started late yesterday that Sprint “has hired Morgan Stanley and initiated director Ralph V. Whitworth’s plan to spin-off Nextel” and that we should expect the announcement in the next two to four weeks. I’m not really convinced that… Read More

  • Sprint to release CDMA/WiMAX handsets this year

    Dan Hesse, Sprint Nextel’s new CEO and the man in charge of turning the troubled company around, said in a conference call yesterday that Sprint’s still exploring the possibility of a WiMAX partnership with Clearwire. “Sprint has an enormous asset—nearly 100 megahertz of un-utilized spectrum—and we have the opportunity to have a three-year head start with our… Read More

  • Sprint pulls dividends with EVDO-like quickness

    It appears that it might be time to call upon the spirit of motivational speaker Matt Foley to help Sprint figure out how to get “back…on…the right…track.” Sprint announced an almost $30 billion quarterly loss today. That’s such a big loss that Sprint also announced that it will stop paying dividends to shareholders for the “foreseeable… Read More

  • S-AIR to potentially give Sonos, Logitech a run for their money

    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a way to transmit music wirelessly through his home and you’ve got a locked in consumer. The S-AIR system works in two ways. It allows you to add rear satellite speakers to any 7.1 system or add a receiver anywhere in the house to play back audio streamed from the main receiver. Full release after the jump. Read More

  • Meet GiFi, what could be our new ultra-fast wireless standard

    [photopress:gifi.gif,full,left]GiFi, you say? I feel dumb enough saying “WiFi”, but now I’m going to have to say “Gifi”? Okay, sure. It’s like WiFi, but faster. Way faster, actually, up to 5Gbps. It’s still in the development stage, and likely won’t be for networking, but imagine if you could wirelessly connect to your portable drive and copy… Read More

  • Hitachi creates UTHDTVs with wireless HDMI-compatible video

    [photopress:HITACHI.jpg,full,center] Not only is Hitachi using Tzero’s Ultra Wideband tech to make it’s new ultra thing HDTVs capable of playing HD video wirelessly, it’s also creating a new acronym it wants us all to use. UT, which stands for Ultra Thin, is being added as a prefix to HDTV, which we are now to call UTHDTVs. Great! Anyway, the technology more or less acts like… Read More

  • Motorola attempts to blow minds with new WiMAX hardware and a poor man's Keanu Reeves

    Hell yeah. This guy knows the score. He’s standing in the middle of a busy metropolitan street as debris blows around behind him. Debris uprooted by Motorola’s super-fast WiMax devices, no doubt. How very green of you, Moto. Thrill to the speed of the “CPEi 750” WiMax router with data and VOIP ports, run wild with the “200” PC card for notebooks, and sit… Read More

  • Modu to launch in three different countries in October

    Modu, the mysterious modular cell phone doohickey that we told you about a couple weeks ago, “is set to announce Thursday that it will launch the phone, also called Modu, on Oct. 1 with Telecom Italia SpA in Italy, OAA Vimpel Communications in Russia and Cellcom Israel Ltd,” according to the Associated Press. Read More

  • 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

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