wifi

Apple dominates the sky according to WiFi provider Gogo

Apple dominates the sky according to WiFi provider Gogo

Apple's iPhone and iPad reign supremacy above the clouds when it comes to in-flight internet access according to a new infographic being detailed today. The popular in-flight WiFi company Gogo has just released some detailed information regarding what devices are most preferred, at least while in the air. With smartphones and tablets taking in nearly 67% of all devices read on for the full breakdown.

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GOWEX free wifi hits NYC: yes, it’s real!

GOWEX free wifi hits NYC: yes, it’s real!

This week the folks at GOWEX have begun their roll-out of free wireless internet across the fine city of New York. With this push, the company will be testing their "FREEWiFiGOWEX" network to see if it's truly worth the effort for them to trade their services for subsidies from mobile brands like AT&T as well as advertising dollars from massive amounts of partners they've got on-hand. And it's live - you can connect right this second!

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LG Wireless Ultra HD Transmission hands-on: quick as a whip!

LG Wireless Ultra HD Transmission hands-on: quick as a whip!

This week we've had the opportunity to take a peek at - and play with - LG's brand new Wireless Ultra HD Transmission technology - the world's first! Of course such claims are a always a bit subjective, but from what we've experienced here, they're not kidding around with this technology being mightily impressive. The demonstration came from Mobile World Congress 2013 where LG had an LG Optimus G connected (wirelessly) to a rather high definition LG television, playing a fabulous first-person game to show the instantaneousness of the transfer of information.

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FCC Wifi expansion sees slight Auto Industry hold-up

FCC Wifi expansion sees slight Auto Industry hold-up

This week the FCC's proposal for opening up a new large bit of spectrum in the USA reserved for wifi internet having some car trouble. The auto industry - via the Transportation Society of America (ITSA) has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking them to to heed their warning. Their warning, in this case, was that these new wifi networks could potentially interfere with vehicle-to-vehicle communications networks coming in the near future.

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Samsung WB250F and DV150F WiFi smart cameras hit stores

Samsung WB250F and DV150F WiFi smart cameras hit stores

Samsung's new smart point-and-shoot cameras for 2013 have begun to turn up in stores, with the WB250F and DV150F revealed at CES last month already hitting shelves. The WB250F, which has an 18x optical zoom and 14.2-megapixel sensor, and the DualView DV150F, which has displays front and back for easier vanity shots, are each on sale from today, priced at $249.99 and $149.99 respectively.

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iPhone 5 “greyed wifi” situation gets wild and wacky fixes

iPhone 5 “greyed wifi” situation gets wild and wacky fixes

This week it's become apparent that there's a bit of a bug that's affecting a select few iPhone 5 users that forums have been calling the "greyed wifi" issue. The issue rises up especially today as iOS 6.1 was released just yesterday without a specific mention of the issue, and though it is possible that Apple has worked on the reported bug, users continue to see it appear. Keeping in mind that there still may be user error in play here, folks, we've come across some rather wild fixes to this problem that you'll have to make happen at your own risk - get ready for oddities!

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London’s free Tube WiFi gets expensive

London’s free Tube WiFi gets expensive

Free access to London's WiFi network on the Tube has ended today, with the Virgin Media-powered underground internet service kicking in its controversial WiFi Pass pricing scheme. Ending several months of free internet that has progressively rolled out cover 103 stations, the change in terms means users will have pay from £2 to get online; however, subscribers of certain UK networks will continue to get free access to the WiFi as part of their existing agreements.

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MeCam delivers hovering, person-following video for $49

MeCam delivers hovering, person-following video for $49

There's a little quad-helicopter device coming to the market relatively soon known as the MeCam, developed and manufactured by the friendly folks at Always Innovating. This little chopper has its own video camera and will connect to your smartphone as well as follow you around automatically while otherwise accepting voice-commands galore. This little monster will also only cost you $49 USD.

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United becomes first international US-based airline with wi-fi

United becomes first international US-based airline with wi-fi

This week the folks at United Aircraft have let it be known that they'll be bringing wi-fi connectivity to their planes, this making them the first US-based international carrier to offer said connections while traveling over the ocean. Jim Compton, Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer for United, spoke up about the service, noting that this is part of their efforts to make the airline the top choice for international flight - “With this new service, we continue to build the airline that customers want to fly.”

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