Phantom Terrains is an experimental tool that makes Wi-Fi audible by streaming digital signals to a listener’s hearing aids: Each Wi-Fi element – such as router names, data rates and encryption modes – are assigned their own tones, which are sent to a phone and picked up using his hearing aids. The foreground and background […]
A deaf man has modified his hearing aid so that he can “hear” the presence of wireless networks. Writing in the New Scientist, Frank Swain says it’s an experiment to explore the way tech works for deaf people. With the modifications, the hearing aid makes different sounds to indicate both the quantity and type of […]
With increasing concern from consumers and municipalities about the power of big broadband monopolies, this year has seen several initiatives that would improve broadband access around the U.S. New York is planning to replace its phone...Show More Summary
Spark first came into limelight this summer when it was successful in raising more than $560,000 for its Arduino like Spark Core
Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi. Show More Summary
Google knows that it’s a bummer when your phone has no Wi-Fi or LTE connection. Because of this, it’s hidden a game in its Chrome mobile browser that you can play when your phone isn’t connected to the web. RELATED: This secret tweak...Show More Summary
Apparently wireless access is still a privilege, not a right.
Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Monday which fixed a number of issues. Users have been reporting an issue with the Wi-Fi on their Macs but the update seems to have fixed that problem. However, not all users who have upgraded to 10.10.1 Yosemite have had the problem fixed and the Wi-Fi connection issue still persists.
Petition for rulemaking follows $600,000 consent decree. Hotels, convention centers, universities, hospitals among those potentially affected. Last month we reported that the FCC had whacked Marriott Corporation for a cool $600,000 for messing with guests’ Wi-Fi hotspots. Show More Summary
Eyefi has announced universal access to its Eyefi Cloud service for the first time to photographers who do not own the company’s Mobi Wi-Fi SD card. This lets anyone use their smartphone or Wi-Fi enabled camera to unify and organize their photos via Eyefi’s online library. Show More Summary
Man, I never save my receipts. Then again, I never drop a grand on email. Jeremy Gutsche is the CEO of the Toronto-based consulting company Trend Hunter. He is also a man who made a very serious mistake while on a recent flight from London to Singapore. Show More Summary
Microsoft released a set of updates for its Surface Pro 3 tablet today, including fixes for the tablet-hybrid’s Wi-Fi connectivity, a part of the device’s performance that some have flagged as problematic. I’ve had some Wi-Fi issues with my loaner Surface Pro 3, but haven’t been sure if they stem from Windows 10?s nascency, or the device itself. Paul Thurrott… Read More
An initiative to replace pay telephones with free Wi-Fi hot spots around the City of New York will start sometime next year at a cost of approximately $200 million... The post Am I Wrong to Want Free Wi-Fi? New York City Does Not Think So appeared first on The Gate.
As one unfortunate traveler recently found out, charges for staying connected in the air can rack up very quickly.
If there’s one thing that used to drive me crazy about my hometown it’s that the local Tesco had zero phone signal once you ventured more than three feet inside, and the in-store Wi-Fi wasn’t much help. Imagine my joy when I heard that Tesco was teaming up with BT to offer high speed Wi-Fi in 806 Tesco Extra and... Show More Summary
Social media is an essential part of the business of fashion week not only for designers, but for models as well. Anyone with an Instagram account and Wi-Fi connection can attest the Spring 2015 shows were all about bringing the live...Show More Summary
The deal struck by Mayor de Blasio to bring free Wi-Fi to neighborhoods across the city sounds too good to be true.
We live in an increasingly connected society, so much so that breaking news and the latest happenings needs to be shared right there and then – anything slower than “instant” would be considered anathema. With social networks playing...Show More Summary
An indoor navigation system that tracks your gait relies on magnetic beacons instead of Wi-Fi for sub-meter accuracy