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D-Link battery-powered WiFi router and charger hits shelves

D-Link battery-powered WiFi router and charger hits shelves

D-Link's unusual little portable WiFi 11AC router and mobile charger has hit shelves, offering both an AC-adapter free to share a data connection with multiple devices, as well as keep a phone topped up. Announced back at CES, the AC750 Portable Router and Charger DIL-510L can be hooked up to an ethernet connection - as you might find in a hotel room - or alternatively a USB 3G/4G modem, sharing them to multiple WiFi a/b/g/n/ac clients.

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Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

Volvo has demonstrated Apple's CarPlay in action, as well as confirming that a wired connection won't be the only way to hook up an iPhone to your dashboard. Although CarPlay will initially require a physical link via Lightning cable between iPhone and infotainment system, Volvo says that "in the near future" there'll be a WiFi option for wireless use. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has revealed a batch of its own screenshots showing CarPlay running on its cars.

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WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

Just about every electronic device that we buy today has WiFi hardware embedded inside. Our game consoles like the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and portable devices all ship with wireless connectivity. Strategy Analytics has issued a new report that shows 68% of all consumer electronics devices sold in the US now include WiFi capability.

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Glass gets GoPro video streaming with Hindsight

Glass gets GoPro video streaming with Hindsight

Google Glass wearers can now stream video directly from their GoPro sports cameras, thanks to a new app that hooks up the WiFi-enabled camera to the wearable. Hindsight, the handiwork of developer team ShadyDev, allows a GoPro like the Hero 3 to pair directly with Glass and then stream video from it, all controlled with voice commands.

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Linksys Business Wireless-N300 and N600 access points launch this month

Linksys Business Wireless-N300 and N600 access points launch this month

Linksys Business is kicking off its business networking product lineup expansion with the announcement of two new wireless access points, both of which are aimed at businesses. The access points can double as range extenders, and bring a variety of security measures to the table.

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Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that several tech companies are planning to announce a coalition called WifiForward today. The group will "add heft" to lobbying in Washington for increased WiFi airwaves, and aim to expand access to the wireless networks that permeate so many daily lives.

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AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

This week the app known as AllCast has gone (once again) fully live, ready for the Chromecast world first and foremost now that the Google team behind development for the device has released an official Chromecast SDK. This means software developers of all kinds can work on apps that integrate streaming abilities with the Chromecast hardware while the hardware remains up for sale by Google. The AllCast app was one of the first to take advantage of the Chromecast device's abilities before Google was technically ready to allow 3rd party app developers roll forth.

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WiFi network and password for Super Bowl stadium leak during pre-game coverage

WiFi network and password for Super Bowl stadium leak during pre-game coverage

The biggest football game of the year was played last night when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium suffered from a significant security breach for its wireless network during the lead up to the game. During a news broadcast, the WiFi network name and password for part of the stadium was clearly displayed.

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Fujifilm X-T1 packs super-speed viewfinder and weatherproofing

Fujifilm X-T1 packs super-speed viewfinder and weatherproofing

Fujifilm has outed its latest X-Series camera, the X-T1, a 16.3-megapixel interchangeable lens model with a wide-angle 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder promising more of a preview than on any other camera. Set to hit shelves next month, the X-T1 is dust and water resistant as well as safe from freezing at up to -14 degrees Fahrenheit, while the OLED viewfinder has the highest magnification - at 0.77x - of any digital camera, paired with an ultra-fast 0.0005s lag rate.

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Fon inks Qualcomm and Google funding for US social WiFi drive

Fon inks Qualcomm and Google funding for US social WiFi drive

Communal WiFi hotspot service Fon could be showing up in many more wireless routers in the near future, closing a $14m funding round that will also see the company's technology baked into new Qualcomm chipsets. The new round - led by Qualcomm Ventures but also featuring cash from Google, Deutsche Telekom, and others - will be used to fund Fon's US expansion, having begun quietly offering its routers in America late last year, while the partnership with the chip manufacturer could exponentially increase compatibility with the sharing service.

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LG challenges Sonos with new home audio streamers

LG challenges Sonos with new home audio streamers

LG is taking on Sonos with a new range of streaming home audio speakers, offering whole-home music playback. Shown off at CES 2014 NP8540 and NP8740 pack 40W and 70W respectively, with both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as the ability to create a mesh network to expand coverage beyond the range of your WiFi network.

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D-Link debuts DIR-510L router and charger plus two range extenders

D-Link debuts DIR-510L router and charger plus two range extenders

D-Link has unveiled some new hardware at CES 2014 with the addition of some new range extenders for WiFi networks that support 802.11AC technology. These new products include the Wireless AC1200 dual Band Range Extender DAP-1650 and the Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender DAP-1520. Both products aim to extend existing wireless networks for better connectivity through a home or office.

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