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Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. From there, you can do all sorts of stuff that iOS will allow you to do, such as upload it to your Photo Stream or share it with a friend, as well as upload the photos to Lytro's website.

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iOS Mobile Hotspot crackable in 50s if you stick to defaults

iOS Mobile Hotspot crackable in 50s if you stick to defaults

iPhone and iPad users who use their iOS device to share a 3G/4G connection are being advised to change the default Mobile Hotspot password, after researchers showed it was possible to crack them in under sixty seconds. Apple supplies mobile hotspot users with a preconfigured password when they enable the feature, but the default is generated from a limited number of dictionary words, researchers at the University of Erlangen in Germany discovered. With some GPU-accelerated brute-force shuffling, the team managed to break into any iOS hotspot using the default password within 50s.

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Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray deck packs WiFi Direct for digital converts

Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray deck packs WiFi Direct for digital converts

Pioneer has outed its latest Blu-ray deck, the BDP-160, seemingly targeted at those torn between high-res physical media and the convenience of digital downloads. The WiFi-toting player supports not only Full HD Blu-ray playback, but uses WiFi Direct to stream content from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, including support for YouTube's "Send to TV" function for one-touch big-screen playback.

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Google’s Project Loon uses giant balloons to bring affordable Internet

Google’s Project Loon uses giant balloons to bring affordable Internet

On May 24, we reported on a tip that Google plans to launch wireless Internet service in emerging markets that have little or no access to the Internet. While the leaked details were extensive, one bit stuck out among the rest: the use of balloons to transmit signals over long distances. At least that aspect of the rumor has turned out to be true, with Google announcing the method as Project Loon.

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iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iPhones and iPads running Apple's new iOS 7 later this year may be able to roam more easily between WiFi hotspots, thanks to quietly added support for Hotspot 2.0. The feature, confirmed among the new functionality in iOS 7 that Apple didn't have sufficient keynote time to detail yesterday, builds on the Wi-Fi Alliance's "Certified Passpoint" system, effectively a simple roaming system for WiFi access points.

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WiSee uses Wi-Fi to detect gesture commands from any location

WiSee uses Wi-Fi to detect gesture commands from any location

Gesture control systems abound, with one of the most popular devices enabling this perhaps being Microsoft's Kinect. One of the limitations of gesture control is the requirement to be positioned in front of the related device, something that is removed with the WiSee wireless Internet-based system. Using WiSee, an individual can use gesture control from anywhere within their home or wherever the network is located.

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