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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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Marble WiFi router lets you grow a small plant on its surface

Marble WiFi router lets you grow a small plant on its surface

As technology ever-encroaches into our daily lives, it can be harder to stop and smell the flowers, both literally and figuratively. The Consortium for Slower Internet is aware of such an issue, and wants to make you aware of it, too, via its marble and wood router. With this router, which to the naked eye appears to be an organic brick with a couple antennas coming out the rear, you can grow a small plant that serves as a reminder to unplug every so often and enjoy nature.

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Belkin WeMo Insight Switch arrives for power-tracking home automation

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch arrives for power-tracking home automation

Belkin's WeMo Insight power-tracking wireless power socket has finally launched, offering internet-of-things and home automation fans a way not only to remotely control appliances, but see how much electricity they're sucking down. The switch, revealed back in September, works with Belkin's existing WeMo line-up of motion-sensors and remote plugs, with control from an iOS or Android device whether inside the home or outside it.

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Southwest Airlines to offer gate-to-gate WiFi service

Southwest Airlines to offer gate-to-gate WiFi service

With the FAA now easing restrictions on electronic devices that can be used in all phases of flights, airlines are moving to offer WiFi service during more of the flight. Southwest Airlines has announced that it will become the first carrier in the US to provide passengers with gate-to-gate WiFi service. Southwest is likely to have the distinction of being the only carrier to offer this service for a while.

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