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Volvo turns all its cars into mobile hotspots (with a catch)

Volvo turns all its cars into mobile hotspots (with a catch)

Volvo is making 3G connectivity standard across its cars, with the company's Sensus Connect infotainment system now standard on all US models, functioning as a WiFi hotspot, remote control gateway, and more. All 2015 Volvo cars will include web music streaming support, including Pandora, TuneIn, and Rdio, as well as Yelp POI reviews, Glimpse location-sharing, and live weather updates, served through an AT&T connection.

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AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

In April of 2013, AT&T announced that it had connected the first 36 NYC subway stations to its voice and data networks. This month, almost exactly a year later, AT&T is announcing that it will be adding 242 more subway stations in NYC to its voice and data networks. The additions will allow people to continue talking, texting, and surfing the web as they wait for trains.

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Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Fitness tracking wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone UP are big business right now, but what if you want more from your heath monitoring? mHealth startup Vital Connect is weighing into just that market, with a disposable wireless health monitor that can unlock your biometrics for your smartphone, the cloud, and even remotely to your doctor, nurse, or medical specialist. We caught up with the company to find out what was involved, and whether we should expect wireless fitness tracking to get serious.

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Wi-MM Bike+ tracks your bike through the cloud

Wi-MM Bike+ tracks your bike through the cloud

Is your bike 3G-enabled? Wi-MM thinks it should be, and the startup's Bike+ BPU-100 anti-theft and cycling computer system is the way it hopes to help cyclists keep track of their metal steeds. Built in partnership with Verizon's Innovation Center in San Francisco, Wi-MM - "Wireless Machine-to-Machine", and not to be confused with the Google-acquired smartwatch company WIMM - plans to strap a combination GPS and 3G-enabled adapter to your bike's crossbar, initially integrated into a water bottle holder, which constantly pings its position to the cloud.

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Huawei UltraStick SD card brings 3G internet to laptops

Huawei UltraStick SD card brings 3G internet to laptops

It would appear that the engineers at Huawei have decided that you need your USB ports open more than you need that SD card reader free as they've created a 3G-capable SD card for the masses. This device is able to connect to your laptop the same way you'd plug in a USB "MiFi dongle", but it does so through a standard full-sized SD card slot. No more worrying about every passerby cracking your web with a simple karate chop - this web fits all the way in.

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