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WiGig breaks 1-watt barrier, 5Gbps wireless hopefully on its way to smartphones

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Panasonic has developed a new WiGig radio chip that uses less than 1 watt of power, making it the most power-efficient WiGig radio chip in the world. The new chip is intended to be used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, hence the extremely low power requirements.Prior to the...
WiGig breaks 1-watt barrier, 5Gbps wireless hopefully on its way to smartphones

DailyDirt: Smaller, Better, Faster Wireless

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The term wireless is a bit strange because it classifies a whole range of modern technology by the lack of a wire. Cordless technologies are getting better all the time, but the reliability and transfer speeds of wires are still superior in many ways. Thankfully, there are plenty of folks...
DailyDirt: Smaller, Better, Faster Wireless

Netgear's $39 Wi-Fi extender could be a mobile data saver

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Using your own wireless network at home can save on mobile broadband data charges, but how do you manage those dead zones in the house? Netgear has a new solution and it’s relatively inexpensive. The $39 Netgear WiFi Booster for Mobile is a plug-and-play piece of hardware that extends the...
Netgear's $39 Wi-Fi extender could be a mobile data saver

Boeing fills plane with potatoes for WiFi breakthrough

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Boeing photo from part of the process of wireless signal testing. Boeing says it has developed a new method for measuring and analyzing wireless signals inside airplanes, a technological breakthrough that promises to improve the quality of wireless Internet connectivity in passenger cabins. And they’ve confirmed that it works by...
Boeing fills plane with potatoes for WiFi breakthrough

Optical 'LiFi' could alleviate spectrum woes, hit 1Gbps wireless speeds

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The advent of high-speed, low-power wireless radio technology over the past decade has been one of the great technology stories of the early 21st century. As wireless devices have proliferated, however, total demand for frequencies in the relevant portions of the electromagnetic spectrum have skyrocketed. Balancing the current and future...
Optical 'LiFi' could alleviate spectrum woes, hit 1Gbps wireless speeds

Texas Instruments dual WiFi module lets your tablet connect to your TV and the web simultaneously (hands-on)

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Texas Instruments is helping to lead the way when it comes to mobile computing -- when we want an early look at what's to come months and even years down the road, TI is always one of our first stops. At this year's Mobile World Congress, the semiconductor leader...
Texas Instruments dual WiFi module lets your tablet connect to your TV and the web simultaneously (hands-on)

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

In a smartphone world, everything is an accessory

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In the race to create slicker products, mobile phones are the new brains for hire. At Ceatec, Japan's largest electronics show, the booths are packed with the latest round of "smart" products, from cars that suggest what you should eat to fitness scales that tell you what not to....
In a smartphone world, everything is an accessory

Sony's 'Music Unlimited' On Demand Music Service Coming to iOS

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TechRadar reports that Sony is bringing their Music Unlimited service to iOS devices "in the coming weeks"."We will be launching our music service on iOS in the next few weeks," said Layden, who was speaking at the IP&TV World Forum with TechRadar in attendance. "We want to be on as...
Sony's 'Music Unlimited' On Demand Music Service Coming to iOS

Apple wins patent for inductive charging docking station

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A new docking station patented by Apple would include technology to recharge iOS devices, enhance the wireless signal, and improve the speed of data transfers. [Read more]...
Apple wins patent for inductive charging docking station

How To Make Sure Your Smartphone Will Help You Through The The Hurricane

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In emergencies like the coming storm, your smartphone is like a Swiss army knife--a crucial, multipurpose survival tool. Even if the power goes out, you may be able to get a wireless signal to connect ot the outside world. With expected power outages and evacuations, you'll want to make sure...
How To Make Sure Your Smartphone Will Help You Through The The Hurricane

Phi: a wireless re-routing card that puts you in control of the airwaves (video)

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For all the talk of convergence in mobile devices, there's relatively little chatter about the coming together of wireless signals themselves. In other words, why should we have a separate device to interact with each type of wireless signal? And so, with that intriguing question, begins the pitch for...
Phi: a wireless re-routing card that puts you in control of the airwaves (video)
Extending your network's range with a wireless repeater
Government asks: when can we shut down wireless service?

New wireless transmission tech hits 2.56Tbps, leaves WiFi feeling inadequate

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Stoked about the gigabit speeds your new 802.11ac WiFi router is pumping out? One group of scientists hailing from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and universities in the US, Israel and China isn't so impressed, having generated a wireless signal clocking in at 2.56Tbps. Proof of the feat was published...
New wireless transmission tech hits 2.56Tbps, leaves WiFi feeling inadequate
Using Wi-Fi signals, artist makes the invisible visible

Western Digital Wi-Fi extender boasts 3-by-3 antenna array

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Western Digital on Thursday announced its first My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender so you can get wireless signal in those Wi-Fi dead zones in your house. My Net boasts a dual-band 3-by-3 antenna array, which WD claims gives a faster and more reliable signal compared with slightly less expensive...
Western Digital Wi-Fi extender boasts 3-by-3 antenna array

The Final Frontier: WiFi Hack Broadcasts Porn On Best Buy TVs

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Signal hacking, which probably reached its Zenith with the infamous and surreal "Max Headroom" hack of a Chicago TV broadcast in 1987, may be making a bit of a comeback with the advent of WiFi enabled Smart TVs. That's one possibility suggested by the WiFi hack of a South Carolina...
The Final Frontier: WiFi Hack Broadcasts Porn On Best Buy TVs

Satechi releases mini router that fits in a purse, works as a repeater

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If you've ever found yourself stuck in the only corner of a hotel room where the WiFi actually works, then Satechi may be able to get you back to the desk. Its Multifunction Mini-Router not only gives you a private WiFi access point from a hotel's wired internet, but...
Satechi releases mini router that fits in a purse, works as a repeater

Zoompass Trials Mobile Payment Tag

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Zoompass, a mobile payment service launched last year by a consortium of Canadian telecom players, is branching out with the introduction of a wireless payment sticker that can be attached to a mobile phone, effectively turning it into a “tap-and-pay” debit card system. Zoompass was developed by EnStream, a...
Zoompass Trials Mobile Payment Tag
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Kymeta: Is this Bill Gates' next billion-dollar company?

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Wireless technology company Kymeta Corp. has been in business for a grand total of seven months, but already it has landed a $6.2 million engineering contract with the Inmarsat satellite company to accelerate its product development. Kymeta has grown to more than 40 employees and contractors, including some of the leading experts...
Kymeta: Is this Bill Gates' next billion-dollar company?

MIT devs want to solve your weak wireless signal with error correcting codes

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No matter how far we come with technology, it seems that the pain of intermittent connectivity will always plague us. Even in major cities like New York, you’d be hard pressed not to lose cell reception at random, yet highly inconvenient times as you travel across town. With this in mind,...
MIT devs want to solve your weak wireless signal with error correcting codes

Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK

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Ushahidi, the non-profit tech company best known for disaster mapping, is branching out into hardware. The Nairobi-based organization just launched a Kickstarter campaign today for the BRCK, described as “a backup generator for the Internet.” Ushahidi Executive Director Juliana Rotich had dropped the news of the device at our Dive...
Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK
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