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Marriott Won’t Block Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Anymore

Frequent tech-savvy travelers are used to hotels charging big bucks for the privilege of using the hotel’s provided Wi-Fi as a service. In my experience (and others agree), this Wi-Fi can become quite slow, especially when it’s trying to handle all the smartphones, laptops, and tablets we take with us while traveling. (Have you ever [...]


The Future of Public Communications is Coming to NYC

And it’s gonna be here sooner than you might think. LinkNYC is a unique and unprecendented communications network that will bring the fastest available municipal Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers and visitors. The five-borough LinkNYC network, which will be funded through advertising revenues, will be built at no cost to taxpayers and is looking [...]

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This Sword Detects Wi-Fi And You Can Build Your Own For Less Than $40

Years ago, the world was fair, the mountains tall, and we didn’t need WiFi at all. Now, we seek it everywhere we go. Thankfully, a blade called Sting has been modified to glow near WiFi. Looks like WiFi’s back on the menu, boys! Forged by the smiths of Gondolin, Sting accompanied Bilbo and Frodo Baggins throughout Middle Earth. In [...]


Here’s How The FCC Plans To Speed Up Wi-Fi

Big news for anyone who believes that Wi-Fi is the future: The FCC is planning on helping boost the speed and capacity of Wi-Fi networks by increasing the spectrum made available for the wireless protocol. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said that the new scheme, aimed at increasing speeds and alleviating congestion in [...]


Cardboard USB Flash Drives: Disposable Storage

I love clever little concepts like this. The price of USB flash drives are plummeting as fast as the price of 3.5” floppy disks once did. It won’t be too long before something like this comes true: Disposable Flash Drives Concept-design for tear-off, disposable flash-drives from Art Lebedev, who predicts, “Stick will become even simpler [...]


The Wi-Fi powered LED light bulb you control with your smartphone

With your new iPhone you’re going to want to be able to do other cool things. The ability to control the lighting in your house in more ways than you could have imagined might be one of those things. Enter LIFX, ‘The Light Bulb Reinvented’: LIFX is the smartest light bulb you’ve ever experienced. It’s [...]


In London? Watch out for the Olympic Wi-Fi Police.

So, if the International Olympic Committee wants to stop people from setting up their own Wi-Fi hotspots, how will they stop them? The answer can be found on Twitter. This is the almost scary looking Wi-Fi Police Officer: Of course, everyone can use their smartphone or tablet in the venues. However, too many Wi-Fi hotspots [...]

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New York Swaps Pay Phones for Free Wi-Fi

A pilot program is being tested in New York that installs free Wi-Fi hotspots in place of payphone kiosks. The hotspots will allow users to connect to the Internet after agreeing to some simple terms and conditions. This transformation could help reduce crime in the city, as well as provide more digital inclusion for residents. [...]


A Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is Announced

When I started using the iPad hotspot functionality I realized something quickly – for basic website and video watching LTE is just as fast as Wi-Fi. Obviously LTE is ridiculously expensive, and unreasonable if you have multiple computers downloading big files. Also, LTE coming off a little iPad can get overburdened, which is why Wi-Fi [...]

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Would You Want Your iPad Built In To Your Car?

Some people may ask, “Why would you put a perfectly good iPad into your car when you could just carry it with you everywhere (including into the car)?” I honestly don’t know…. BUT, it’s a cool idea right?! Imagine being able to FaceTime with your friends while you’re driving. Granted, you will definitely need some [...]

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