Delta Airlines will be expanding WiFi access to more than 150 international aircraft including Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus 330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 starting at the beginning of 2013. Existing air-to-ground service has been conveniently available on domestic flights within the US, but international access has always been constrained by this ground-based technology normally used by airlines.
O2 Secure Wireless, a company that currently works in the development of US wireless tower facilities and offers other broadband communication services, has announced that their first retail store in Palm Beach, FL is set to open July 9 offering a range of wireless services and products. The store will sell phone parts and offer performance repairs on the types of phones mostly commonly seen today.
Aiptek recently revealed a variety of new portable video projectors made specifically for Apple iOS and Android devices, which will allow users to project videos, movies, images, games or websites onto walls from their devices with a screen size of up to 60 inches. The projectors will have a brightness of 35 lumens and 640x480 (VGA) pixel resolution.
As part of the “Apollo” ultra-energy-saving vending machine development project, Coca-Cola parterned with Fuji Electric Retail Systems to develop the “A011” peak-shift vending machine that can keep products cool without using power for up to 16 hours per day. The vending machines shift their use of power for cooling away from peak daytime to nighttime hours when power capacity is high.
It was a few months ago when we got word of HP’s plans to release something called a “Community Edition” as an added part to webOS 3.0.5. Now, webOS Community Edition has been released for use on legacy TouchPad tablets. Users will be able to learn how the TouchPad works, make modifications and then eventually apply what they’ve learned to Open webOS 1.0 in the future.
National Geographic is gearing up for its “Chasing UFOs” series, and to celebrate, everyone has been invited to contribute to a reply that will be sent in response to the 72-second long signal known as the WOW! signal, which was detected by Jerry R. Ehman at Ohio State University in 1977. Since then, many have believed the signal was sent by aliens.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.
Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology have created a one-foot tall robot that does nearly everything that a real DJ can do. The robot--called Shimi--is an interactive “musical buddy” that acts as an Android smartphone docking station. Once Shimi gets access to the music library stored on your Android device, the bot can offer song recommendations, pick up the beat of the music, dance along to it and play songs based on feedback.
Cisco announced the new Linksys EA6500 today, its first 802.11ac router with up to 1,300Mbps data rate on the 5GHz and 540Mbps on the 2.4GHz. The announcement of the EA6500 also comes at the same time as does the Linksys AC Universal Media Connector featuring 802.11ac connectivity to a maximum of four ethernet devices. Both the Media Connector and EA6500 router should be available in August or September.