Wireless

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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Apple iBeacon arriving in 100 American Eagle Outfitters stores via Shopkick deal

Apple iBeacon arriving in 100 American Eagle Outfitters stores via Shopkick deal

In late November 2013, Apple's iBeacon technology made its first big public debut with Macy's in Union Square and Herald Square in conjunction with Shopkick, which has penned a deal with American Eagle Outfitters. Under this deal, iBeacon will be installed in 100 American Eagle stores across the nation, as well as its Aerie brand stores. As such, this marks the biggest apparel deployment to date.

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Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

As we reported, Titanfall will be arriving in March for the Xbox One, as well as its older sibling and the PC. To coincide with this, Microsoft will be releasing a limited edition Titanfall wireless game controller, which is decked out with game-themed artwork created to feel "as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands," according to Respawn's Joel Emslie.

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Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

While it's not headed to market for a while yet, seeing a completely wireless* mouse capable of recharging itself on the go wasn't something we expected to see this week from Mionix. Then again we have discovered - over the past year or so - that this relatively small group of creators are capable of making fantastic gaming peripherals, and don't put it past them to figure out the dilemma they've got facing them in this product here this past week at CES 2014. While we can sit still and charge with this prototype mouse - wirelessly - we'll still have to stop with the charging while we're playing.

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Airtame dongle offers wireless HDMI streaming from computer to TV

Airtame dongle offers wireless HDMI streaming from computer to TV

Whether for an impromptu movie session or to use as a giant monitor, there are occassions where one needs to connect their laptop to their television or other display. Such involves cables, and cables are inherently limiting -- that's where Airtame's wireless dongle comes in. The company has shown off its device at CES, which plugs into the HDMI port on a display and connects with a laptop via an accompanying app.

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Braven BRV-X HD wireless outdoor speaker has noise cancelling, is water resistant

Braven BRV-X HD wireless outdoor speaker has noise cancelling, is water resistant

In addition to the circular Mira Bluetooth speaker introduced this week at CES, the company has also taken the wraps off its new BRV-X, a wireless offering it is calling "the first true outdoor speaker." Aimed solidly at outdoor enthusiasts -- but perhaps applicable to all sorts of outdoorsy individuals -- the BRV-X offers HD audio amidst a rugged case and design intended for outdoor usage in open-air locations.

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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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