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]

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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 […]

Verizon to Offer Two Tiers for 4G LTE Smartphone Tethering

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Alongside the carrier’s new metered data plans that are set to go live on July 7th, the same day that the flagship Motorola Droid 3 is supposed to be unleashed, Verizon Wireless may finally announce its pricing plans for smartphone tethering. The carrier will announce two tethering plans–one for users who are grandfathered into the […]

HTC Thunderbolt: How to Get Better Battery Life [Android]

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The HTC Thunderbolt is a pretty amazing phone, but the first 4G LTE phone on Verizon’s network has at least one major issue — it can drain a standard battery in 4 hours while browsing in a 4G network area. While many will see their Thunderbolt last longer, since they won’t be browsing the web […]

Motorola Announces WiFi Xoom Available on 3/27 for $600

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After much speculations and many rumors and leaks, Motorola has finally announced a WiFi-only edition of its Android 3.0 tablet called the Xoom. The company initially launched a 3G-capable model for Verizon Wireless just prior to the Apple iPad 2 launch; that model will be eligible for a 4G upgrade for free in the future, […]

Leaked Staples Ad Reveals WiFi-Only Xoom Tablet Coming Soon

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The Motorola Xoom, which is currently available only through Verizon Wireless in the U.S. with integrated 3G that will get upgraded to 4G LTE support, will also be coming soon with a $600 WiFi-only version, a full $200 cheaper than the Verizon edition. That model, which eschews any mobile broadband wireless support, will retain all […]

Silver GSM Motorola Xoom Tablet Caught in Dubai

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In addition to a rumored WiFi-only model of Motorola’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom will also be headed to GSM networks. A silver model with a GSM radio was spotted in Dubai. That means that in addition to a 3G CDMA Xoom, a 4G LTE Xoom, there will be a WiFi-0nly Xoom, and a […]