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Tag: Wi Fi

Slingbox 350 & 500: Content Place-shifting Gets a 1080p Upgrade

Slingbox 350 & 500: Content Place-shifting Gets a 1080p Upgrade
There are plenty of apps that allow you access to some of your content when you’re away from home, but what if you want to access all of it at the same time? The new Slingboxes might fit the bill, since they will allow you to do that.

KANZ Field Power Desk Helps You Live and Work Well off the Grid

KANZ Field Power Desk Helps You Live and Work Well off the Grid
You know that when World War Z happens, you better be prepared because there’s no way that you’ll be able to charge your smartphone when the power grid is down. The KANZ Field Power Desk will help all technological zombie fighters to keep working and playing as long as the sun is still in the sky.

Wi-Fi Sensor Tells You When Your Plant Needs Some H2O

Wi-Fi Sensor Tells You When Your Plant Needs Some H2O
Some people have green thumbs while others are known for their plant-killing black thumbs. The former are naturally great at keeping their potted plants and gardens alive and green, while the latter are notoriously known for causing plants to die or wilt a few weeks after they start ‘caring’ for them.

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises
Drones seem to be everywhere these days, but in most cases they can get expensive and most remote spy planes are used overseas. Aerospace engineer algorhythmic decided to see what sort of vehicle he could cobble together on a limited budget.

Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi

Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi
It’s true that surfing the web through public connections isn’t that safe. I still remember a crazy computer virus I got in Thailand that migrated from my compact flash card onto my home system. Cloak aims to improve network security by sending traffic through a VPN that encrypts all of your Internet traffic.

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need
A group of students from Boston’s Northeastern University have built a robot that should become every gadget lover’s best bud. Why? Because this unnamed hero is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It can even extend its network by dropping wireless repeaters.

4G Provider Karma Actually Wants You to Share Your Connection

4G Provider Karma Actually Wants You to Share Your Connection
It seems to me that each time wireless carriers change policies what they’re really saying is that they don’t want you to use their data connectivity however you want. Carriers want you to pay more if you use your data connection with other devices and overage charges can be very expensive.

Terra Offers Free Wi-Fi in Exchange for Dog Poop

Terra Offers Free Wi-Fi in Exchange for Dog Poop
Coca-Cola rolled out some vending machines in Singapore that gave people free cans of Coke if they hugged it. And now a Terra, a Mexican internet service provider, has launched a similar campaign where free Wi-Fi is up for grabs.

iPavement Puts Wi-Fi Hotspots in the Road

iPavement Puts Wi-Fi Hotspots in the Road
Over the years, I have seen a number of interesting ways to have a city wired with Internet access. Some have tried basic mobile broadband service offered by wireless carriers. Other cities have wired their utility poles with Wi-Fi hotspots, and I’ve even heard of some places in Europe running wires through sewage systems.

Securifi Almond Wi-Fi Router Gets Touchscreen Controls

Securifi Almond Wi-Fi Router Gets Touchscreen Controls
A touchscreen on a router sounds like a gimmick at first, but I think start-up company Securifi has it on their device for the right reasons – making the router even more user-friendly. The Almond router’s 2.8″ 320 x 240 screen provides easy access to settings and info on the device itself.

Samsung Echo-P and X Series Display Names Surface, New Screens Coming Soon?

Samsung Echo-P and X Series Display Names Surface, New Screens Coming Soon?
Looks like Samsung has a couple of new display lines in the works, to be sold under the “Echo P” and “X Series” product line names. I just spotted these on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification list.

Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!

Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!
It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks like it probably isn’t a problem in Japan either, because Asahi’s vending machines will now act as free Wi-Fi hotspots, where people can use the web without having  to register or log in.

Wi-Fi and Gonads Don’t Mix, Says Study

Wi-Fi and Gonads Don’t Mix, Says Study
Guys, if you are the sort that uses a notebook with Wi-Fi running in your lap all day long, there is a new reason not to. Over the past few years, the main reason to not do that for me was the fact that notebooks were randomly catching fire.

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes

BBC Develops Daleks That Are Controlled by Doctor Who Episodes
Daleks just got even scarier. The fine folks at the BBC’s R&D division have created a system in which Daleks in front of a TV can mimic the actions of the Daleks on the screen. In other words, when the Daleks on screen move towards their target, like the Doctor for instance, so will the model in your living room.

Russound AirGo Outdoor Speaker Extends Your Wi-Fi Network to Your Backyard

Russound AirGo Outdoor Speaker Extends Your Wi-Fi Network to Your Backyard
The Russound AirGo is a weatherproof and AirPlay compatible outdoor speaker. This 40-watt speaker isn’t just a nice way of pumping out your tunes from your music player, it can also extend your Wi-Fi network wherever you place it.

Sony PSP and PS Vita to Communicate Using Ad-hoc Mode – It’s Mostly Gossip

Sony PSP and PS Vita to Communicate Using Ad-hoc Mode – It’s Mostly Gossip
You probably want to get in on the PS Vita action, but are worried that you will be lonely. After all, your friends all have PSPs. Well, here’s some good news my PS loving friends. The Sony PSP and PS Vita will be able to play nice together and talk via Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc mode.