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Hawking parabolic WiFi adaptor boosts range by 600%

Hawking parabolic WiFi adaptor boosts range by 600%

Long-distance WiFi accessories are nothing new, in fact you can craft one yourself from something as innocent as a Pringles tube, but Hawking Technologies have an option if hacking isn't your forte.  The Hi-Gain Wireless-300N is a high-gain dish adaptor, that hooks up via USB and can supposedly extend wireless range by up to 600-percent.  Supporting WiFi in b, g and n flavors, they're also claiming up to twelve times the data throughput.

NTT DoCoMo Super 3G (LTE) recorded 250Mbps downlink speed

NTT DoCoMo Super 3G (LTE) recorded 250Mbps downlink speed

We are astonished by the DSL/Cable like speed of HSDPA which gives 7.2Mbps downlink speed here in US (not even on US wide) but sadly to say, other countries have better wireless broadband enhancement than we do.

NTT DoCoMo is running a trial run of its Super 3G in Yokosuka Japan since February. The Super 3G or LTE (Long Term Evolution) recorded 250Mbps downlink and in theory could reach up to 300Mbps downlink and 75Mbps uplink.

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Sun Blackbox deliverable datacenter now for sale and shipping

Sun Blackbox deliverable datacenter now for sale and shipping

Its technically been renamed to the Modular Datacenter S20 (probably because its not black) but its still the same 20ft. shipping container with a datacenter inside that was previously mentioned. With this you can literally have up to 18 teraflops of performance and a max of 3 petabytes of storage delivered to your front door.

A taste of things to come: Android phone came making use of what’s available

A taste of things to come: Android phone came making use of what’s available

Its called WiFi Army and it’s a real life FPS that you can play on your own or against other players over WiFi. It uses WiFi, GPS, a Camera, and Google Maps to offer up a real life first person shooter game inside your city.

Right now its in beta, but they are talking about different types of armor, weapons, all sorts of cool upgrades that will be purchasable. They are also talking about making it into a full on social networking site to the likes of bungie.com.

CES 2008: D-Link – D-Life Networking Gadgets

CES 2008: D-Link – D-Life Networking Gadgets

So this week I got to look at some easy to use networking gadgets from D-Link. Networking your gadgets isn’t easy for everyone and so these handy in-home items will network themselves for you. There’s a camera, a phone, an answering machine and more.

WiMAX modem from Motorola keeps it simple

WiMAX modem from Motorola keeps it simple

Well, who ever thought that a day would come when they would make service provider networking hardware that was simple enough the consumer could set it up on their own. I thought it was all a scheme to make money when Comcast sent their installer and he was here for 6 hours doing a job I could have done in about 1 with some proper instructions.

Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

If upgrading your phone is not an option, but you still need WiFi capability on your smartphone, then Planex miniSD wireless LAN card GW-MS54G might be a good solution for you. It supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption protocol and works with any 802.11 b/g WiFi network. The card will be available in Japan by the end of December from retailers and Planex direct. No information on pricing and availability in US is still unknown.

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