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OnLive gaming gets WiFi beta feature

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on September 20th, 2010

OnLive is cloud-based gaming service that lets players buy video games in digital formats. The players can then play the games from any computer with a web connection and the OnLive software installed. One of the catches to the service was that officially you needed to be on a wired connection to play.

OnLive has announced that it now has a beta WiFi wireless gaming option available for people to try out. If the user launches OnLive on a machine using a wireless connection it will be detected by the game app. The user will then get a prompt where they can choose Wi-Fi Beta to connect.

Clear iSpot brings 4G WiFi to iPad and iPhone

Posted in Clearwire by Shane McGlaun on August 4th, 2010

Clearwire has been rolling its 4G WiMax network out into cities around the country via its own network, Sprint, and other partners. The 4G network offers very fast speeds and today Clearwire has announced a new device called the iSpot.

The iSpot is a mobile WiFi hotspot that provides 4G speed WiFi to any Apple device including the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. Clearwire says that the device is made specifically for Apple gear, but any WiFi enabled device can use it.

Barnes & Noble WiFi only Nook available for pre-order

Posted in Best Buy by Shane McGlaun on June 21st, 2010

The original Nook eReader that Barnes & Noble unveiled had integrated 3G connectivity for downloading books on the go. Many people found that they only downloaded books at home and wanted a cheaper device without 3D and Barnes & Noble have complied.

The WiFi only version of the Nook has landed on BestBuy.com. You can pre-order the device at BestBuy.com for $149.99 with delivery by July 3. The device is just like the original Nook sans 3G.

Trendnet ships TEW-691GR 450Mbps WiFi router

Posted in Routers by Shane McGlaun on June 10th, 2010

When it comes to gadgets and electronics there are few things that we don’t want more of. We always want more performance, more bandwidth, and more battery life. Trendnet has announced that its latest router offering more wireless bandwidth than other devices on the market is now ready to ship.

The router is the TEW-691GR and it is designed to provide 450Mbps of theoretical wireless bandwidth. To get that level of performance Trendnet uses three antennas that each broadcast three spatial streams per antenna on 2.4GHz spectrum.

Google says Merry Christmas with free WiFi

Posted in Google by Shane McGlaun on November 10th, 2009

google-logoThe holidays are here with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away. There will be millions of people across America traveling meaning that the airports will be packed. Google has announced that for the holiday season it will be giving travelers in some of the largest airports in the country free WiFi.

The free WiFi is available now through January 15 2010 in 47 different airports across the country. Some of the major airports include Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis, and Charlotte.

ASUS WiFi, 3G and WiMAX ebook readers confirmed for March 2010

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

ASUS WiFi, 3G and WiMAX ebook readers confirmed for March 2010We had heard that Asus was planning some ebook readers and now some new details have emerged. Executives from the company apparently confirmed that WiFi, 3G and WiMAX versions will be announced before the year is out. The ebook readers will apparently hit carrier partners in the US and Europe in March 2010, with prices that will be “competitive” with what’s offered from Amazon and Sony.

Previous rumors have ASUS readying two different sized readers, one with a 6-inch e-ink display while a second model will have a larger 9-inch panel. WiMax seems like overkill, but Asus apparently thinks it will sell well.

Pure Sensia DAB WiFi radio with touchscreen, streaming, Facebook

Posted in Radio by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2009

Pure Sensia DAB WiFi radio with touchscreen, streaming, FacebookPure Digital has just unveiled the Sensia, which is loaded with features and nice design. The style is futuristic, not retro and we love the 5.7-inch touchscreen (640 x 480). It boasts DAB and FM tuners and is also equipped with an 802.11g module to pull radio streams from the web and stream other media from networked PCs / storage.

Some other specs include two 3-inch full-range drivers, RF remote, optional rechargeable battery and a 3.5 millimeter socket for connecting to your other devices. Users can also access a bunch of applications for weather, news, Picasa or social networking.


Samsung’s ST1000 camera with WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2009

Samsung's ST1000 camera with WiFi, Bluetooth and GPSSamsung has a world’s first, with the 12.2 MP ST1000, which they are calling the “first multi-wireless compact camera”. It sports a 3.5″ touch screen LCD with 1.2 million dot resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS geotagging built-in.

Some other features include a 5x zoom, HD video recording (1280x720p), ISO 4800 sensitivity and a Smart Gesture UI that allows you to access things with a tap or hand gesture. We don’t have an official price or release date just yet, but rumors suggest that it will be around $600.

Withings WiFi Body Scale sends your weight to your iPhone

Posted in Exercise Gadgets by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2009

Withings WiFi Body Scale sends your weight to your iPhoneThe Withings scale has a sleek and stylish look along with WiFi functionality. The latter will beam your weight and body fat measurements to a web dashboard that can be accessed using a free iPhone app. This way you can track your measurements to help motivate yourself.

It even has “ideal” values that you can try to live up to. Somehow, we think that if you are not motivated enough get fit without this thing, than this isn’t going to do much except get you down. And at $183, it’s hard to get motivated to even buy this.

Satechi INSP3 WiFi radio

Posted in Radio by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2009

Satechi INSP3 WiFi radioMaybe you’ve found that most internet radio designs are too traditional. Apparently Satechi thinks so too. Check out this odd design. Their INSP3 WiFi radio has a strange barrel shape, but forget looks. It can stream music from both internet stations and from any UPnP network device.

Either WiFi b/g or wired ethernet is used to get onto the network, and the INSP3 can be used without a PC or Mac turned on. The remote will navigate both internet radio and local streaming content, with twin 8W stereo speakers and both line-in/line-out connections for plugging in a PMP and headphones.

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 with WiFi comes to AT&T

Posted in Mobile Phones by Darrin Olson on March 13th, 2008

RIM Blackberry Pearl 8120 with WiFiToday AT&T announced the availability of their own new version of the BlackBerry Pearl with the 8120 as a replacement for the 8100. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 comes to AT&T with some new features that are already enjoyed by Sprint and Verizon, but most notably has WiFi added to its connectivity and forgoes the GPS.

An external-facing microSD slot, regular-sized 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 megapixel camera with video recording and an improved browser round out the updated features on the new smartphone. It also of course has all the features of the 8100 model as a quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz) world phone along with the slim candy bar design, Bluetooth and the almost-QWERTY keyboard.


Denon WiFi iPod Dock

Posted in Denon,Dock,iPod Accessories,Wi-Fi by Darrin Olson on July 25th, 2007

Denon ASD-3W WiFi iPod dockDenon has been coming out with a number of products lately with one of the cooler ones being this WiFi iPod dock. The small round docking station connects to your home theater components via RCA and S-Video to let you stream music and pictures to them wirelessly from your PC, or from the iPod that’s docked in it.

Controlling the device is done through an included remote control and can be visually navigated on-screen through your connected television, which will also show information on the current track playing and can control your iPod when docked. The dock is compatible with any 3rd generation iPod on up including iPod video, iPod Nano and iPod Mini and will also charge the devices when connected.

The WiFi iPod dock is available in colors of gloss white or black and will be available in September for $229.99

Source: Crunchgear

WiFi iPod From Apple This Year?

Posted in iPod,Wi-Fi by Darrin Olson on April 14th, 2007

WiFi iPodAccording to a recent report from DigiTimes, Apple has plans to launch a WiFi enabled iPod that could be available to ship by Q3 of this year.

The report states that as soon as this month Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will be shipping the components that will make the WiFi capabilities possible to Foxconn, who will then assemble the new device. Foxconn would then have enough of the devices assembled and ready to go by the 3rd quarter of this year, which would mean that these new WiFi iPods would be ready to go in plenty of time for the holiday rush.

This seems to makes sense for Apple to do in order to stay competitive with the Zune and its WiFi capabilities. There has also been rumors that Sony and Samsung are preparing a WiFi enabled DAP, and Sandisk has already shown offer a similar device. One …

Apple Unveils New Airport Extreme with 802.11n

Posted in Apple,Networking,News,Routers by Darrin Olson on January 10th, 2007

Apple released the new Airport Extreme Base Station with 802.11nAlthough greatly overshadowed by recent releases of the Apple TV and the iPhone, the new Apple Airport Extreme Base Station was also recently released by Apple and probably deserves a little more recognition than it’s gotten so far.

The new Airport Extreme is an upgrade from the previous version in multiple ways. The design changed to a square look, similar to that of a mini-Mac or the new Apple TV, with small dimensions of only 1.3 inches high and 6.5 inches square. The wireless capabilities are the other major upgrade which now covers the new 802.11n standard, but is still backwards compatible with the 802.11b and 802.11g technologies.

“The new Airport Extreme is the most powerful and easy to use Wi-Fi base station that we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide …