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Apple AirPlay Direct to Bypass Wi-Fi for Wireless Hi-Fi Streaming

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But Apple being what it is would rather do this over a proprietary standard and that's where AirPlay Direct seems to be coming into the picture, bypassing standard Wi-Fi altogether.

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AAXA Technologies P4 WiFi and P4-X Pico Projectors

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Continuing to move forward, AAXA Technologies has now introduced two new additions to its pico projector family: the P4 WiFi and the P4-X.

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Radio Wave Vortex Could Solve Finite Spectrum Problem?

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We only have a finite amount of wireless spectrum and that's why providers are willing pay top dollar for their segment of said spectrum. However, it looks like some scientists have figured out a way for us to stretch that spectrum even further: twist the waves.

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Qualcomm WCN3680 Combo Chip Offers “5G” Connectivity

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Unless you have quite the interest in the wireless industry, it's easy to get all those acronyms confused. CDMA, GSM, HSDPA, HSPA+, LTE... I guess that's why they've pushed toward simplifying things with "3G" and "4G," even though the definitions are muddled at best. Well, Qualcomm Atheros is ready to push forward into the next generation, officially announcing the WCN3680 combo module. This supports the "5G" 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

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Live Shell Streams Video Directly From Camera To Ustream

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With Live Shell, you can stream directly from your camcorder of choice directly to the web, all without using a PC as an intermediary.

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CES: Asus RT-N66U Extreme Gigabit N Wireless Router

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Yes, that glossy black surface is nice and they've done an interesting job with that "weave" pattern on the top, but the Asus RT-N66U also happens to be really fast.

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Japanese Vending Machines By Asahi Dish Out Free Wi-Fi

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It's not just about Coke and Sprite, because you also get a range of iced coffees, iced teas, Calpis, and more. Now, it turns out that the "and more" with Asahi Soft Drinks vending machines refers to the inclusion of complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Galaxy Tab Update Causes Loss Of Wifi And More

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It appears that the newest feature for the Android 3.2 update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 is apparently the loss of WIFI on a WIFI only tablet.

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Republic Wireless $19/Month Unlimited Plan Has Soft Caps

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It looks like a real deal is being offered by new wireless carrier Republic Wireless, because they've got a $19 per month plan that gives you unlimited talk, text, and data. Yes, unlimited data too.

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Nokia Promotes Windows Phone With Free WiFi For Londoners

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So, to help spread the word about Windows Phone 7 (and WP7.5 Mango), Nokia is planning to launch 26 Wi-Fi hotspots spread out around London.

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IEEE 802.22 wireless network standard completed, offers 62 mile range

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Time to add another series of numbers and letters to your growing roster of acronyms. Most people know about 802.11 as the standard for Wi-Fi and some people might know that 802.15 as Bluetooth. Well, the folks at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers have completed the new IEEE 802.22 wireless network standard.

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Google Street View was sharing cell phone and laptop locations

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It seems that the Google Street View cars were not only taking pictures of the streets and buildings; they were also collecting (and sharing) the locations of millions of laptops, PCs, cell phones, and other WiFi-enabled devices. This goes beyond the sharing of unsecured WiFi networks that they already collected and shared.

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Android Faceniff App Makes it Easy to Hack Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

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FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it's not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.

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Sharp Wi-Fi Portable TV stalks you in every room

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Think about where you would normally watch television. This is usually for the living room or the family room, but you might watch TV on your computer monitor or tablet device too. Fitting somewhere between those realms is the new Free-Style AQUOS HDTV from the folks at Sharp.

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Stream Full Movies and TV Shows Free with Sony Crackle

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Sure, streaming media is nothing new. You can do that with no problem at all on Hulu or Netflix. However, there's just something to be said about free, and that's exactly the appeal of the Sony Crackle app for iPhone and iPad.

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