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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Asus RT-AC68U 1900 Mbps router hits pre-order

Asus RT-AC68U 1900 Mbps router hits pre-order

Back in June, Asus unveiled what it claims to be the world's fastest Wi-Fi router. The router is the RT-AC68U and it's capable of combined dual-band data rates as fast as 1900 Mbps. That gives the router three times faster performance than the typical 802.11n router on the market today according to Asus.

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Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 printers offer Wi-Fi Direct

Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 printers offer Wi-Fi Direct

Epson has announced two new printers that are aimed at families and photo enthusiasts. The new printers include the Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 Small-in-One. Both printers use Epson's MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium ink allowing high-quality photos to be printed at home.

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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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FreedomPop LTE Clip coming for iPad and Android tablets

FreedomPop LTE Clip coming for iPad and Android tablets

We've talked about FreedomPop on a few occasions. This company made the interesting sleeve for the iPhone that has LTE connectivity to older versions of the iPhone at no cost. The sleeve sells for about $100 and spent a significant amount of time stuck at the FCC for testing.

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Asus offers world’s smallest router called WL-330NUL

Asus offers world’s smallest router called WL-330NUL

One of the products that showed up at CES 2013 that might not have caught your eye was from Asus. The product is called the WL-330NUL and is billed as the world's smallest full wireless network sharing router. The little device looks a lot like a flash drive in weighs only 25 g.

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London cabs to become free Wi-Fi hotspots next year

London cabs to become free Wi-Fi hotspots next year

The city of London is constantly looking at ways to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots all around the city. Earlier this morning we mentioned that, the London underground was getting 20 new Wi-Fi hotspot stations. Now we have learned that starting early next year London's black cabs will be getting free high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots inside.

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D-Link unveils new Wireless Range Extender for Wi-Fi networks

D-Link unveils new Wireless Range Extender for Wi-Fi networks

If you live in larger home or have a lot of interference to wireless signals in your area, you know how challenging it can be to get a Wi-Fi signal into all areas of your home. D-Link has announced a new range extending product. The device promises to extend your Wi-Fi signal so it reaches everywhere in your home or office. The new product is called the Wireless Range Extender DAP-1320.

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