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Is your WiFi-touting laptop killing the next generation?

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Here we go again. Two new studies are adding more fuel to the fire, providing further evidence that our laptops may not be in our best interest. This is especially true if you choose to use your laptop in your lap, because it could be preventing you from putting a bun in the oven. It could be making your little swimmers a little less viable. Catch my drift?

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Giving your heart its very own IP address

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Wireless technology often looked upon as a means for communication and resourcefulness, can also mean the difference between life and death for some people. Take cardiac patients for example, many have an implanted defibrillator that is designed to give an automatic "shock" every time their heart rate takes a spike.

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Wi-Fi Sync wirelessly syncs jailbroken iPhones with iTunes

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Wi-Fi Sync is an app for the iPhone that allows you to sync your iTunes library on your Mac over a Wi-Fi connection; the clincher, it has to be jailbroken. Apple doesn't allow wireless syncing for god knows what reason, but if they were planning on it than we would have probably heard of it in the iPhone OS 4 update. Until then, you will have to resort to seedy methods; the app sells for $10 from the hacked app store Cydia. A program similar to Wi-Fi Sync was started back in 2007 called uSync, it required executing shell scripts and libs: "SVN GTKPod/libgpod and SVN GNUPod (with a couple extra modifications)," and hasn't gone anywhere since.

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Sprint wants to make your iPhone 4G, maybe

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Enjoying a nice evening in front of the TV last night, a Sprint commercial came on touting the ability to "Make Your iPhone 4G". Being a bit of an iWhatever junkie and a slave to AT&T, I was excited to say the least. I instantly went to their company site for more information. Once there, Sprint promises to "Turbo charge your productivity with an even faster Mobile Broadband connection". What black magic would allow you to escape the clutches of your 3G carrier? Sprint's Overdrive 4G mobile hotspot comes to the rescue!

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Bell Mobility Starts Shipping MiFi Hotspot Device

Getting ready to head home for the holidays? Want to make sure that you stay connected to the Internet the entire time on multiple devices? Bell Mobility is jumping to the rescue with the timely release of the Novatel MiFi 2372, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device that’ll work anywhere you ...

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Free In-Flight Wi-Fi from Southwest and Alaska Airlines?

Short commuter flights aren’t so bad. You can pack an iPod or Nintendo DS and be satisfied for an hour or two. During longer flights, however, you may find yourself starved for an Internet connection. We’re starting to see more airlines offer in-flight Wi-Fi services, getting your smartphones and laptops ...

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