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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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Amped Wireless unveils first high-power AC1900 long-range router and extender

Amped Wireless unveils first high-power AC1900 long-range router and extender

Amped Wireless, following the REA20 extender launched back in August, has announced the first long-range high-powered AC1900 WiFi router and WiFi extender, the RTA30 and the REA33. Both devices are slated for launch this coming summer, and as with other products from the maker, the router and extender comes with the Wi-Fi Analytics Tool. With this setup, Amped Wireless promises up to 10,000 square feet of Gigabit WiFi coverage.

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Pure Jongo S3 and Jongo T2 Review

Pure Jongo S3 and Jongo T2 Review

Think multi-room audio and your first thought is probably Sonos, but Pure is hoping to change all that. Initially started to demonstrate the wireless chips of parent company Imagination Technologies, Pure has since taken on a life of its own, not only with a line of speakers but a Spotify rivaling on-demand media service too. Still, not for nothing is Sonos known for spanning the worlds of audiophiles, streaming geeks, and mainstream users, so can Pure compete across all three? We've had the Pure Jongo S3, a Sonos PLAY:1 alternative, and the even more affordable Jongo T2 on the SlashGear test bench; read on for our full review.

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San Francisco lights up public WiFi 3.1 miles down Market St

San Francisco lights up public WiFi 3.1 miles down Market St

San Francisco is slowly lacing its streets with public WiFi, with the latest hotspot covering a 3.1 mile strip running down well-trafficked Market Street as the geek hub tries to keep its residents online. The free service follows Google's installation of public WiFi at city parks, and is being supplied by Ruckus Wireless and Layer42 in partnership on outdoor hardware and backhaul.

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Southwest Airlines launches iMessage WiFi plan with Android offer due 2014

Southwest Airlines launches iMessage WiFi plan with Android offer due 2014

Southwest Airlines has launched a new iMessage-only WiFi plan, offering iOS messaging addicts the opportunity to continue their conversations even if they're not interested in other internet access. The new plan, priced at $2 per day, is a fourth of the cost of Southwest's usual WiFi access, with the airline saying it has plans to offer a similar package for Android users in the new year.

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Android Device Manager app is one Google hopes you’ll never have to use

Android Device Manager app is one Google hopes you’ll never have to use

This week Google has released the app version of their device location service, this working with your machine's opt-in ability to be tracked (by you). What users will be doing with the Android Device Manager app is locating their full collection of Android devices, should they ever need to, using their device's GPS and Wi-fi signal locators.

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AVG PrivacyFix for Android app stops WiFi location tracking with new feature

AVG PrivacyFix for Android app stops WiFi location tracking with new feature

AVG is a company that has been making free and paid antivirus software for a number of years. The company also makes smartphone apps that are designed to make mobile users more secure. AVG has announced a new update is available for its Android application called AVG PrivacyFix for Android.

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