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Tweetster Twitter display

Tweetster Twitter display

Standalone Twitter displays aren't anything new, but we're particularly enamored of David Nichols' Tweetster.  Whether it's the open-air aesthetic, the laser-cut wooden parts or the fact that it reminds us of a flashing, Twitter-blurting sleigh, we don't know, but we've the OpenWRT project and an ASUS Wireless Router WL-520-GU to thank for the functionality.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router Review

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router Review

You'd be forgiven for mistaking the D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router for a cheap digital photo frame, at least from just glancing at it.  Dominated by a 3.2-inch LCD display, and lacking obvious giveaways such as external antennas, it's a stylish way to upgrade to draft-n WiFi.  There's also plenty of interest inside, with an internal hard-drive bay and surprising file-sharing flexibility.  Have D-Link forgotten their connectivity basics, however, in the rush to fill the spec-sheet?  SlashGear set to finding out.

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Route O’Clock concept router [Video]

Route O’Clock concept router [Video]

Routers are seldom the most interesting thing to look at in the tech world, but all that could change if the FutureRouters Route O'Clock concept ever reaches production.  Intended to easily convey periods of free-flowing or lumpen bandwidth, it uses historical information to suggest when might be good times for online gaming or downloads.

Video demo after the cut

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link’s DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it’s also just as capable as you’d hope.

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D-Link add CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routers

D-Link add CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routers

D-Link have announced new CAPTCHA security for selected models in their router range, promising more resilience against DNS-altering malware and spyware.  The new firmware - which is also available to upgrade on existing models - adds the familiar distorted letters and numbers to common router settings pages.

 

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Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

Verizon have officially launched their own personal internet gateway, the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.  First tipped back in March, the Verizon MiFi 2200 is based on Novatel's MiFi device and packs an EVDO Rev.A 3G connection into a battery powered WiFi b/g router.  That means users can share the mobile broadband hook-up with up to five WiFi devices at the same time.

Video overview of the MiFi after the cut

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LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

CP Technologies announced their latest product, the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot today, which is a 3G router that makes it easy to connect your broadband network to Wi-Fi.

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Tweet-a-Watt prompts XBee router hack

Tweet-a-Watt prompts XBee router hack

The Tweet-a-Watt project was good - in fact good enough to win a competition - but there are a few obvious flaws in the first iteration of the design.  Not least is the requirement to have a computer turned on to receive power-use stats and tweet about them; now Adafruit Industries are back with their solution, a hacked $40 ASUS router with XBee wireless capabilities.

Video overview after the cut

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Clearwire CLEAR Spot portable WiMAX router

Clearwire CLEAR Spot portable WiMAX router

If you've paid out for a high-speed WiMAX subscription, the last thing you want is to be stuck using it with just one device at a time.  That's presumably the motivation behind the Clearwire CLEAR Spot Personal Hotspot, a battery-powered router intended to share your WiMAX hookup with nearby WiFi b/g devices.

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Verizon MiFi 2200 personal mobile EVDO hotspot leaks

Verizon MiFi 2200 personal mobile EVDO hotspot leaks

Verizon are preparing to launch a personal mobile hotspot, in the shape of the MiFi 2200.  Basically an EVDO modem integrated with a WiFi router and battery for standalone use, the MiFi 2200 allows multiple computers to share a single Verizon CDMA connection.

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Cradlepoint PHS300 3G WiFi router reviewed: simple & flexible

Cradlepoint PHS300 3G WiFi router reviewed: simple & flexible

USB 3G modems are becoming more and more common, but sometimes you want to easily share the connection between more than one machine.  That's where the Cradlepoint PHS300 steps in, a compact battery-powered WiFi router that portions out a 3G connection.  Just Another Mobile Monday have been reviewing the $179.99 PHS300, and aside from a few reservations the judgment is good.

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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station announced

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station announced

If the dual-band WiFi-n support of the new Apple Time Capsule strikes you as something work having, but you're all set for backup, then you'll want to be looking at Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station.  It supports up to 50 users across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, offering maximum range, compatibility and throughput.

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