Wi-Fi

WiFi passport powered by Google launches in Jakarta

WiFi passport powered by Google launches in Jakarta

Google has announced the launch of a new method to help people get online in the form of a new offering called WiFi Passport powered by Google. The service is currently only available in Jakarta and promises an easy and affordable way to get online in the area. The service requires users to obtain a voucher and sign into their Google account to enter the voucher code to access the nearest hotspot.

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Li-fi successfully tested at 150 Mbps, say Chinese scientists

Li-fi successfully tested at 150 Mbps, say Chinese scientists

Scientists at Fudan University have successfully transmitted data via "li-fi" at speeds up to 150 Mbps, reports Xinhua News. Li-fi, or "light fidelity", is a theorized way to stream data via LED lighting instead of Wi-Fi. Although still under investigation, the technology could be used in high-speed, visible-path transmission applications. The scientists are scheduled to demonstrate a set of example li-fi kits at the China International Industry Fair on Nov. 5 in Shanghai.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-on with Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-on with Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Integrated with NVIDIA's upcoming handheld gaming device SHIELD, Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 brings on a rather unique set of abilities. Here with the final release iteration of SHIELD, we've gotten the opportunity to take the AR.Drone 2.0 out for a spin - again. While we've seen this device combo in action before, and even got the opportunity to take a look at it with Google Glass on to boot, here we're taking a bit of a different approach.

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Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader makes it easy to transfer data to and from iOS devices

Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader makes it easy to transfer data to and from iOS devices

It can be very tricky to get information to and from Apple gadgets since Apple doesn't include a memory card slot. On many of the Android devices on the market all you need do to get information off the smartphone or tablet or onto it is take out the memory card, slip it into your reader, and transfer it to or from your computer. You have to go through more steps to do that same thing for iPhones.

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O2 customers will get free Wi-Fi on London subways

O2 customers will get free Wi-Fi on London subways

If you are an 02 customer in the UK, the company has announced new Wi-Fi access for users at no additional cost. 02 announced this week that it has joined forces with Virgin Media to give O2 customers free Wi-Fi access on the London Underground. O2 isn't the only wireless provider in England offering free Wi-Fi on subways.

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Satechi Wireless Multifunction Mini Router costs under $40

Satechi Wireless Multifunction Mini Router costs under $40

Typically, a wireless router is a rather large and bulky device that can be difficult to place in a crowded office or room. The other problem with your typical wireless routers is that they have a lot of different cables that go along with them. Satechi has a new wireless mini router that is small enough to easily fit in a pocket or briefcase to take with you on the road and takes up little space in your office or hotel room.

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