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JetBlue names its WiFi service “Fly-Fi”, coming later this year

JetBlue names its WiFi service “Fly-Fi”, coming later this year

JetBlue first announced that it would be bringing in-flight WiFi to its fleet of aircrafts back in 2011, but we have yet to see anything from the airline at this point, although they announced back in September that free in-flight WiFi would be available soon. The project is still making progress, though, as the company has announced the name of their WiFi service, as well as a few other details.

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Google $7m Street View fine shows how little we care about privacy

Google $7m Street View fine shows how little we care about privacy

If you've heard about Google's latest fine at the hands of privacy seekers across the USA, you know good and well that their Street View cars are roaming around your neighborhood with their sensors on. But what are we doing to prepare for these traveling information collectors? Apparently not a whole lot, as part of the penalty being leveraged against Google is a requirement that they inform the public how to turn on the security on their own personal wifi hubs.

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Google finalizes $7 million settlement in Street View debacle

Google finalizes $7 million settlement in Street View debacle

Google has finalized a settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia over its Street View privacy debacle. The entire issue began because of a "rogue" engineer who activated the wireless collection system on Google's Street View cars. The system tapped into various, unecrypted WiFi networks and obtained very private information from users, including their passwords, emails, website visits, and more.

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Google nears settlement over Street View privacy breach

Google nears settlement over Street View privacy breach

For most people, their worst fear is having their private information, like their search history or e-mails, leaked out to the public. While their information wasn't leaked publicly, many people found that their greatest fear almost became a reality when Google Street View cars accidentally came into possession of their passwords, adult-rated web site visits, and e-mails by activating their wireless collection system.

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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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