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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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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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