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MiFi Home: hands-on with the do-all LTE router

MiFi Home: hands-on with the  do-all LTE router

Voice, data, and a battery backup for those times when ice storms take out your landline: that's the promise Novatel Wireless' MiFi Home is making, also known as the Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice. Unwieldy name but the hardware does a fair amount: like a traditional MiFi it'll share a mobile data connection, but plug a regular wired phone in and you can also make voice calls as if it were a landline, too.

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MiFi Tower Smart Home hub due Q3 from “Tier 1″ operator

MiFi Tower Smart Home hub due Q3 from “Tier 1″ operator

MiFi creator Novatel Wireless is developing a new home hub, dubbed the "MiFi Tower", not only cutting the cord on traditional voice and data, but integrating smart home functionality as well. The LTE device, already in testing and outlined during the company's recent financial results call, is billed as "MiFi Powered" and blurring the distinction "between fixed line and cellular infrastructure" with home connectivity, digital phone service, and internet access all wrapped up in a portable device that, one day, could enable total migration of voice and data services to IP-based equivalents.

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi test drive: Ford does gamification

2013 Ford Fusion Energi test drive: Ford does gamification

Electric vehicles are becoming all the rage these days, and Ford is looking to make a dent in the market with their own offerings. They have a small variety of hybrid vehicles, but I ended up checking out the 2013 Fusion Energi and giving it a brief test ride around one of Ford’s test tracks at their headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. One of the big features that the company is touting is the inclusion of gamification, which aims to encourage drivers to drive more efficiently on the road by providing a drive score.

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AT&T MiFi Liberate mobile hotspot Review

AT&T MiFi Liberate mobile hotspot Review

With the AT&T MiFi Liberate you've got what's straight up the most advanced mobile hotspot on the planet, complete with a full-color touchscreen, microSD card storage, and DLNA connectivity. This machine is unique in its abilities as well as its physical state, it sitting upright like a tiny folded-over book of notes with AT&T's 4G LTE network under the hood. The hardware here was created by Novatel Wireless and the network is all AT&T, and as this is just one of two AT&T hotspots on the market at the moment, you'll find that the few features it hold above the head of its brethren do indeed make it worth the extra few bucks you'll be paying right out the gate.

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Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot review

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot review

There's little to be said at this point about how powerful Verizon's 4G LTE network really is - we've found no more comprehensive coverage in the country at this point in history - but how well does this newest Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot harness that power? Verizon has several mobile hotspot devices in their store right this second, this being Novatel Wireless' newest look at pushing this LTE network to your many wonderful devices. You'll be getting fabulous data speeds in a tiny package - and this device has a lovely display, as well - but what's the difference when it comes down to it between this and the rest of the hotspots currently available at Verizon?

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Microsoft Visual Studio brings Gamification to app development

Microsoft Visual Studio brings Gamification to app development

So you're the sort of person who works best if you know there's a reward at the end of the battle - or better yet, you do best when you know you're competing against someone else for the biggest amount of stars, goals, or flags - you're in luck if you're a developer working to create Microsoft-based applications! What's going on here is that Microsoft is bringing forth a plug-in for their app-development software Visual Studio. This plug-in, aptly titled Visual Studio Achievements, has you the developer unlock badges and compete with your fellow coders on a leader board.

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