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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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Samsung NX300 hands-on: 3D mirrorless top-tier action

Samsung NX300 hands-on: 3D mirrorless top-tier action

This beast we're looking at right here is the Samsung NX300, just announced this week as the company's hero 3D-capable mirrorless camera - and it looks just as nice as it appears to work. What we've got here is not a SMART CAMERA, not a Android camera like the GALAXY Camera, but a full-on flagship made to be your professional digital top-notch hero for every single 3D photo you shoot from now on - and it feels just about as high quality as it gets, 20.3 MP APS-C and all.

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Samsung DV150F point-and-shoot with front-facing display hands-on

Samsung DV150F point-and-shoot with front-facing display hands-on

The Samsung DV150F is one of several cameras revealed this week carrying the ability to work with the company's SMART CAMERA 2.0 software. Here we're finding that even more enticing than the promise of next-generation sharing abilities is the display sitting on the front of the machine, giving us the ability to take full-on self-shots without the need of a mirror or a rather sizable flip screen. This machine was available for our perusal this week at the Digital Experience show put on by the folks at Pepcom during CES 2013 - have a peek!

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