Wi-Fi

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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HTC Media Link HD Hands-on

HTC Media Link HD Hands-on

The hero series of HTC devices known as HTC One has its wireless partner up and running this week and we're taking a look at it first-hand: the HTC Media Link HD is here in all its glory. This dongle was described when the HTC One series was first announced all the way over in Barcelona and comes this week in as simple a form as expected - it's just a little black box. At the bottom end (below the HTC logo) you'll find a microUSB and a full-sized HDMI port, it's connections to your HTC One series phone entirely wireless.

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Intel crams Wi-Fi radio inside Rosepoint processor

Intel crams Wi-Fi radio inside Rosepoint processor

Convergence is a big deal in the computer world. The more functions can be combined into a single chipset or processor, the less space is needed for hardware components and often less power is required. The less hardware is needed inside a device, the smaller the devices get. Less power consumption means that batteries inside notebooks and tablets run longer. Researchers at Intel have come up with a new way to make Wi-Fi faster and more energy-efficient by combining a Wi-Fi radio with the CPU.

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Nintendo 3DS hack makes Nintendo Zone content available at home

Nintendo 3DS hack makes Nintendo Zone content available at home

The Nintendo Zone is a special gateway for your Nintendo 3DS if you happen to be in one of the thousands of special Wi-Fi hotspot locations that Nintendo has set up across the country. These hotspots are in Best Buy stores, airports, malls, and many other locations throughout the country and give gamers with a 3DS access to special content. Now, though, it's possible to gain access to that same set of content without leaving your house.

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Toshiba debuts FlashAir 8GB SDHC card with WLAN

Toshiba debuts FlashAir 8GB SDHC card with WLAN

Toshiba is announcing a new SDHC memory card called the FlashAir that is WiFi-enabled. The card features an embedded wireless LAN that allows it to both transmit and receive files wirelessly. The FlashAir is being touted as the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard.

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Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple likes to differentiate itself from competitors, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Besides a stubborn unwillingness to adopt Flash and HDMI ports, the company also insists on calling its wireless connectivity by the name of AirPort, which can be confusing since it is more commonly known as Wi-Fi. But now, it looks like with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple may be caving into what's popular by dropping the AirPort name.

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