Articles about Wi-Fi

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile may have shut down the Sidekick service, but they are continuing to use the Sidekick name on a new line of Android device. The first device is the Sidekick 4G from Samsung and it actually is a pretty compelling device with features that rival the successful Samsung Galaxy S lineup.

published April 18, 2011 by

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HTC Inspire 4G: High-powered Android, low-ball price

HTC Inspire 4G: High-powered Android, low-ball price

The HTC Inspire 4G has the features to rival the top Android smartphones, while being launched at the meager price of $99 by AT&T, which is trying to lure new Android customers now that it has lost its exclusive hold on the iPhone. Here is our full unboxing of the Inspire and side-by-side photos next to popular rivals.

published February 23, 2011 by

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Hands-on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Samsung took forever to update the Vibrant to 2.2, but this new Galaxy S 4G launches with Android Froyo so no worries there. This latest Galaxy S device also has support for 4G, a front facing camera, the movie Inception, and a cool new back. It is available from T-Mobile for $199.99 after signing up for a 2-year contract.

published February 22, 2011 by

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Hands-on with the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G

Hands-on with the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G

HTC has been making 4.3 inch display devices for quite some time and the latest model feels great in your hand with an aluminum unibody construction. AT&T is finally getting into the Android game with good devices and $100 for the Inspire 4G is a great price.

published February 15, 2011 by

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Hands-on with the Motorola Roadster Bluetooth speakerphone

Hands-on with the Motorola Roadster Bluetooth speakerphone

If you want to talk on the phone while in your car then you need a headset or speakerphone and Motorola has a new one to check out called the Motorola Roadster. If you have an Android 2.2 device, then you will also get advanced features such as audible incoming text messages and the ability to respond via voice-to-text.

published February 14, 2011 by

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Hands-on with the Verizon 4G LTE LG VL600 USB modem

Hands-on with the Verizon 4G LTE LG VL600 USB modem

Verizon rolled out their 4G LTE network on 5 December 2010 and there are two USB modems available for you to choose from. The speeds currently being experienced on LTE are phenomenal and no other wireless network comes close. In fact, many home wired Internet connections cannot achieve the speeds being experienced on LTE.

published January 11, 2011 by

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Intel chairman pursues passions

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das speaks with Craig Barrett at the Intel Developer Forum about his quest to introduce technology as a means of advancing education in developing nations. Barrett gives us his take on the so-called feud between Intel and One Laptop Per Child, defends Intel's bullish stance on WiMax, spells out his goals, and explains why at 68, he's showing no signs of slowing down.

published August 21, 2008 by

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Inside the Intel Developer Forum

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with senior editor Sam Diaz about trends and products at this year's Intel Developer Forum. Diaz discusses how the chipmaker's latest processors pave the way for innovations that cut across industries. He also explains why Intel's ever-faithful support of WiMax may finally begin reaping benefits.

published August 19, 2008 by

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Will Wi-Fi fly with travelers?

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz gives his take on Delta Air Lines' announcement that it will be providing in-flight Wi-Fi for a fee later this year. Diaz says it's smart business because users can take control of their in-flight entertainment, whether they're accessing e-mail, playing video games, or watching streaming video.

published August 11, 2008 by

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IT Dojo: How to spoof a MAC address

When you support small offices, home offices, and remote offices, you often run across older wireless equipment. Equipment that's likely secured with MAC filtering and perhaps a hidden SSID and WEP encryption.Most techs would agree that MAC filtering alone isn't going to secure a wireless network and that even WEP and a hidden SSID aren't much better. But does MAC filtering at least keep out the lazy hackers? In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you just how easy it is to spoof a MAC address.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article, print the tip, and get links to additional remote support and administration resources from our IT Dojo Blog.

published July 14, 2008 by

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iPhone 3G buzz around the world

From Australia to Japan to San Francisco, Apple fanboys and girls are buzzing over the iPhone 3G's release. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi takes us on a spin around the world to gauge the pandemonium from some of the 70 countries hot to get their hands on the new Apple smartphone.

published July 10, 2008 by

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Drivers caught red-handed holding phone

Starting July 1, California drivers caught holding their cell phones to their ear while driving are being slapped with a $20 dollar ticket for the first offense, and a $50 ticket for the second. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi rode along with the California Highway Patrol near Berkeley, Calif., as officers nabbed violators on the first day of the law.

published July 7, 2008 by

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Californians weigh in on new law

California's hands-free cell phone law is set to take effect Tuesday. On the eve of the change, CNET News.com's Holly Jackson took tothe streets of San Francisco to see how consumers feel about the new legislation. Will it make them feel safer on the road?

published July 1, 2008 by

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Daily Debrief: Great, big Apple expectations

In two weeks, Apple fans will finally be able to get their hands on the iPhone 3G. In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the phone's new activation process and other rumors swirling around out there in the blogosphere.

published June 27, 2008 by

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Jobs unveils GPS for the 3G iPhone

At Apple’s WWDC 2008 in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates GPS on the new 3G iPhone. Jobs shows how an iPhone traveling in a car going down San Francisco's famously crooked Lombard Street can be tracked as its user navigates the curves.

published June 9, 2008 by

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Wireless inside the enterprise

With the rise of PDAs, Blackberries and mobile phones, the demand for wireless service inside large buildings is increasing every day. Leila Nouri, director of product marketing at MobileAccess, discusses one wireless infrastructure option called Distributed Antenna Systems, or DAS, which is both scalable and cost-effective.

published June 5, 2008 by

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