Why I love In-Flight WiFi Even Though I’m on a Couch

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I am in love with in flight WiFi. But, unlike many of the reviews of in flight WiFi, I’m not on a plane, or even planning to travel. I’m sitting on my couch, completely enamored with In-Flight WiFi from GoGo. Why is in flight WiFi so great for someone who is sitting on a couch […]

Faster WiFi Speeds as a Benefit of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Chips

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In addition to delivering impressive processing power and updated graphics performance, Qualcomm’s next-generation dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will also offer faster WiFi speeds as well. The company is integration a combination radio chipset to its S4 SoC ARM architecture, which will combine WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM radios onto the processor. The new combo wireless radios […]

AT&T Brings 9 COWs to Indianapolis for Super Bowl 46 (Video)

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As the New York Giants and New England Patriots prepare to face off in Indianapolis for Super Bowl 46, AT&T shares details about how it has trained and prepared for the huge Super Bowl crowds, some of which are already descending on teh Indianapolis downtown area while they await kickoff at the Lucas Oil Stadium. […]

WiThings Smart Baby Scale Tracks Weight and Height on Your Phone

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WiThings is best known for their WiFi connected health accessories, and at CES 2012 we got a look at a new tool that will be of interest to parents, especially parents obsessed with tracking their child’s height and weight. The WiThings WiFi baby scale connects to your home network and seamlessly sends your child’s measurements to the app on your iPhone, Android or web […]

Samsung Already Working on a Galaxy Note Successor?

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It appears that Samsung may already be working on a successor to the Galaxy Note, a device that straddles the smartphone and tablet space with its 5.3-inch high resolution 1280 X 800-pixel display. Though there’s little information about the successor(s) to the original Galaxy Note, which will be headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network soon […]

iOS 5 Killing WiFi Reception on Devices

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Reports on Apple’s forums are coming in with users claiming WiFi woes when upgrading to Apple’s iOS 5, and the latest iOS 5.0.1 software update doesn’t seem to be helping matters either. Devices affected include the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, and potentially the iPod Touch. Users are reporting, according to Engadget, either […]

Siri Doesn’t Like Switching Between WiFi and 3G

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I’ve discovered something about Siri this week. I’ve been in and out of the office quite a bit this week. As those who’ve followed my mobile ramblings here at GBM might remember, I save a lot of my phone calls for when I’m in the car. Siri makes this easier as I can keep the […]

Patent Troll Leaves Door Open to Sue Home WiFi Users

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There’s a reason Shakespeare’s famous quote in Henry VI, “First thing we do is kill all the lawyers” resonates today and will continue to resonate through ages to come. TechDirt is reporting that the law firm of Niro, Haller, & Niro, which apparently is the firm that gave us the name patent troll, is following […]

Intel Pair and Share is AirPlay for Android, iOS and Windows [Video]

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Intel is showing off a new technology at IDF 2011 called Pair and Share, which lets your iOS and Android devices share video and pictures wirelessly to your Intel computer — and even on to your HDTV with a WiDi adapter. Similar to AirPlay, which streams video and images to your AppleTV connected HDTV, this […]

Welcome to the Wireless Free Zone in Green Bank, WV

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If you travel through the Allegheny mountains into West Virginia, you may find your cell phone signal start to fade, and a noticeable lack of free WiFi hotspots. You’re not about to star in a Deliverance 2, but if you see a sign welcoming you to Green Bank West Virginia, you are in the middle of the Radio Quiet Zone. This […]

Travel Tech and In Flight WiFi Usage Trends [Infographic]

Travel Tech and In flight WiFi Infographic

When you have to grab your gear and hit the road, what do you take? When you fly are you using the in-flight WiFi service? I’m not your average traveler, normally carrying two notebooks, at least one tablet and a smartphone when I fly, but based on this infographic from GoGo, the in flight WiFi […]

Cell Networks Buckle After Earthquake: How To Work Around Their Failures

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Virginia just experienced a 5.9Magnitude earthquake which was felt throughout the East Coast up through New York and over into Ohio. Several of our writers experienced the quake in a multitude of ways. After the shaking died down, there was a common topic among our Twitter followers — the failure of cell networks. We don’t […]

TouchWiz UI Update Coming to Galaxy Tab 10.1 August 5th

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Though Samsung had stated earlier that it would release a special softare update to its Android 3.1 Honeycomb Galaxy Tab 10.1 slates to New York City patrons first, the company is only now announcing that the same update will be coming this Friday, August 5th, to owners of the company’s WiFi-only slates. Targeting the WiFi-only […]

Cheaply Control Your Thermostat with a Smartphone!

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The ability to control the temperature of your home from anywhere with an Internet connection sounds expensive, but thanks to advances in technology you can purchase a WiFi connected thermostat for just $99. The Filtrete 7-Day Touchscreen WiFi enabled thermostat brings the convenience of a programmable thermostat into your house as well as the ability […]

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Android App Now Available

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Seagate has just released an Android app that connects to their recently released Seagate GoFlex Satellite WiFi equipped hard drive for streaming movies and music. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is a 500GB hard drive with a built in battery and WiFi, which allows your smartphones and tablets to connect to the hard drive. The GoFlexSatellite can connect support up to 3 different devices streaming 3 different HD movies at the same time. Seagate announced today […]

The Best VoIP Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad

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As our smartphones continue to become more “smart” and less “phone,” we all still need to make calls sometimes. However, the carriers’ rates for voice minutes can be a little overwhelming (especially when added to data and texting plans). With today’s data speeds, VoIP is a legit option for many people who want to avoid […]

evoz Turns Your iPhone into a Baby Monitor/Baby Logger

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It just got easier for parents to keep an eye on their baby without the need for another bulky gadget to lug around the house. The new evoz service turns your iOS device into a baby monitor, but not just any baby monitor. The evoz app and service delivers a smart baby monitor that can […]

WiFi Xoom is Latest Honeycomb Tablet to Suffer Price Drop

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The WiFi-only model of the Motorola Xoom is the latest Android Honeycomb tablet to undergo a price drop. Originally launched at $600, the Xoom is now available for $499 at Walmart. Though the mega-retailer has not given any reason for the drop in price, possible reasons may be increased competition in the space along with […]