Wi-Fi

Facebook testing out free Wi-Fi hotspot access for check-ins

Facebook testing out free Wi-Fi hotspot access for check-ins

Facebook is testing out a new service that hopes to encourage Facebook users to check in at physical retail stores. Presumably, the idea is that by checking in at retail stores friends and followers might be more inclined to visit the same store. In exchange for checking in at the retail locations, Facebook users get access to Wi-Fi hotspots at no cost.

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D-Link launches new Pocket Cloud companion cloud router

D-Link launches new Pocket Cloud companion cloud router

D-Link has announced the official launch of its Pocket Cloud Router DIR-506L aimed at people who are highly mobile. The router is the latest addition to the Cloud Router family of products providing an easy way to share digital content, and an Internet connection on the go. The slim Pocket Cloud Router is designed to fit into a small handbag or jacket pocket.

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Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

If you live in a home or work in an office where Wi-Fi network doesn't quite cover the entire building, Western Digital is a product that will help expand your wireless network. The product is called the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender. The device is designed to work with Western Digital's range of HD dual band routers.

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NYC phone booths to become free Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC phone booths to become free Wi-Fi hotspots

In many cities, phone booths are relatively rare. In my area, all the phone booths were removed years ago thanks the popularity of mobile phones. There's still a huge amount of phone booths in New York City and New York City is committed to ensuring that those roughly 12,000 phone booths don't become relics. The city is set to turn those phone booths into free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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NYC payphones begin transition to Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC payphones begin transition to Wi-Fi hotspots

Since it seems like most everyone has a cell phone these days, the need for payphones has predictably plummeted. So, what are we going to do with all of those sad-looking payphone kiosks now that no one is using them? New York City has a pretty excellent idea: turn them into free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Lennox unveils icomfort Wi-Fi thermostat

Lennox unveils icomfort Wi-Fi thermostat

Heating and cooling company Lennox has unveiled a new Wi-Fi enabled thermostat to help homeowners save money and add some geeky style to their home. The thermostat is called the icomfort and has a number of settings to help save power on heating and cooling when you're away from home. The thermostat has a one touch away mode that allows users to set specific temperature ranges for when they're not in the house.

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Knut can monitor just about anything

Knut can monitor just about anything

One of the things I like so much about Kickstarter is that you never know what kind of project will turn up. One of the most recent projects that caught my eye is the device called the Knut. This is a small battery-powered Wi-Fi enabled device that you can use for monitoring just about anything you can think of. It can be used to monitor environmental conditions in your home such as the temperature of various things and humidity.

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iPavement integrates Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into roads

iPavement integrates Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into roads

A company called VÍA INTELIGENTE from Spain is set to start manufacturing what it has dubbed iPavement this coming June. iPavement is a smart road surface that integrates both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity in small tiles that are actually inlaid into the roads around cities. The little pavement tiles have their own operating system and integrated apps.

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