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Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative

(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Telecom
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New Wi-Fi Technology Using White Spaces

(PhysOrg.com) -- A wireless internet network that uses portions of the old analog TV spectrum may one day become a reality. The plans for a computer network that uses "white spaces," which are empty fragments ...

dateAug 20, 2009 in Telecom weblog
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Free radio stations and podcasts sans computer

Television and radio broadcasts used to be free. Stick an antenna in the air and that's still true even though much of it has now gone digital. As technology advanced, we got better delivery methods of those free signals ...

dateAug 13, 2009 in Telecom
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Verizon gives free Wi-Fi to Internet customers

(AP) -- Verizon is giving some of its home broadband customers free access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots in airports and other public places, taking a page from competitors that already offer wireless Internet access.

dateJul 27, 2009 in Telecom
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Netbooks now being sold like cell phones

If you walked into the right RadioShack store last weekend, you could get an Acer Aspire "netbook" computer for free. The catch: You would have to sign a two-year contract for mobile Internet service from AT&T, at $60 a month ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Faster Bluetooth chips coming early next year

(AP) -- The next version of the Bluetooth wireless technology is expected to transfer data 10 times faster than the current incarnation. Gadgets using it could be on the market by early next year.

dateApr 22, 2009 in Telecom
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Bluetooth 3.0 Launches April 21

(PhysOrg.com) -- The short-range wireless standard Bluetooth 3.0 will officially launch on April 21. The Bluetooth 3.0 standard is expected to deliver faster short-range wireless speeds up to 480 Mb per second.

dateApr 10, 2009 in Telecom weblog
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