Google May Be Laying The Groundwork For A Super-Fast WiFi Network

Google May Be Laying The Groundwork For A Super-Fast WiFi Network

News reports this week suggest that Google may be laying the groundwork for testing new technology that could lead to a super-fast wireless network in the near future. The report from Reuters comes on the heels of Google quietly filing an application with the Federal Communications Commission in the United States where the company requested [...]

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This Antenna Allows Smartphones To Text Even When There Is No Cellular Signal

A New York City company is selling a small antenna-like gadget that will pair with smartphones to create a long-range wireless network for sharing text messages and GPS coordinates even in areas where cellular of WiFi service is non-existent. goTenna is the name of the company and the device that goTenna founders hope will become [...]

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[Viral Video] The Sad Reality of How Our Gadgets (and WiFi) Own Us All

This week’s viral video from Julian Smith is a reminder of how much we rely on our gadgets. Tablets, phones, laptops, and other devices consume us at times, and when those stop working, we panic. Give it a watch and when you’re finished, step away from whatever device you’re reading this on, go outside, and [...]

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Your Smartphone Can Help Find A Cure For Cancer

When I was in college, I “donated” my computer’s off-time to SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. A cool cause, but not necessarily a noble one. Now, you can do your part in the fight against cancer and Alzheimer’s by letting the University of Vienna borrow your Android’s brain power while you sleep. Called Power [...]

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AmazonFresh Gets Even More High Tech

If you don’t live in the Southern California, San Francisco, or Seattle areas, you may not be aware of AmazonFresh. And once you read about it, you might feel a twinge of jealousy. AmazonFresh is a super cool same-day and early morning delivery service that allows you to order more than 500,000 Amazon items, including [...]

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Satellite Connected ‘Iridium GO!’ WiFi Hotspot Gives You Calls, Text, And Web Anywhere

Leading satellite communications manufacturer Iridium is launching the first satellite-connected WiFi hotspot in the coming months, giving travelers of the boondocks connectivity on their existing smartphones, laptops, and other connected devices, that terrestrial wireless networks can’t provide. Iridium builds and sells the top-rated satellite phones in the world, and maintains the broadest communications satellite constellation [...]

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Know Thy App

Apps use data. That’s a fact. So how do you know how much data your apps are going through on any given day? Check out Know My App, a website that tests popular apps and gives you estimates on how much data these apps use for both iOS and Android devices. Let’s take SnapChat as [...]

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NYC is Rolling Out the Nation’s Largest Free Public WiFi Network

If you live in the Big Apple, specifically Harlem, we’ve got good news. By the end of this month, the first of a two-part rollout will be complete on the Harlem WiFi Network. It will be completely free to the public, operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will offer speeds of [...]

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Use iMessage from Takeoff to Landing on Southwest Airlines Flights for Just $2 Bucks

Good news for those of you who travel with Southwest Airlines: for just $2 bucks, the airline will enable iMessage on your iPhone or iPad (running iOS 5 or later) so you can keep in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers from gate to gate. If your flight is a short one, it might [...]

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This Smart Kettle Texts You When Your Water’s Boiling

You know what they say: a watched pot never boils. But with the iKettle, there’s no need to watch; it’ll shoot you a text when it’s ready. This is just one of the many features of this smart-kettle—it connects to your Wi-Fi network and works with a mobile app giving you complete control over all [...]

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