According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you’ve ever seen before. It’s a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even breathes, sort of.
This month, the Federal Aviation Administration will strongly consider relaxing its rules on the use of electronic devices during flights.
Editor’s Pick Free Zone claims to have 220 million Wi-Fi hotspots in its database. Its new premium version will give subscribers full access to commercial Wi-Fi hotspots.
What can you do about it besides march, shout, and protest?
According to a report by Routehappy.com, 38 percent of U.S. flights now offer Internet connectivity. WiFi may soon be the norm on domestic and international flights.
This new whole-home gesture recognition system, called WiSee, uses good ol’ WiFi to give you ultimate cosmic power through the magic of gestural control from any room in your house.
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband Internet in schools.
JetBlue’s lack of in-flight Wi-Fi — now a necessary tool for business travelers and tech geeks alike — has been its biggest weakness. But that’s about to change.
The “world’s first internet-enabled sex toy” is shipping at the end of the month. Soon, Zeus and Hera will be able to satisfy and be satisfied, even when continents apart.
Belkin is acquiring Cisco’s Home Networking unit, the company announced today, including its products, employees and the popular Linksys brand, which makes routers for home access points.
Grown-ups have FitBit and Up and assorted other fitness trackers to monitor their own health. Now babies have their own “smart scale” that lets parents “monitor, understand, and share” their kids’ growth.
Total cumulative global WiFi shipments reached five billion in 2012, according to ABI Research. And the pace of innovation isn’t slowing, with new WiFi protocols rolling out in 2013 and close to 20 billion WiFi-enabled devices predicted to be in the market by 2017.
Most of those five billion chips won’t be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the internet.
Mobile commerce has been the next big thing for some time now, and it’s not all hype: 16.3 percent of all online Black Friday online sales were consummated over mobile.
Cisco just announced its intent to buy wi-fi startup Meraki Inc. for $1.2 billion.
Celeno believes it can create faster WiFi through smarter antennae and new mathematical techniques.
JetBlue seeks to distinguish itself with fast in-flight WiFi.
After introducing the first-ever stereo headphones in 1958, Koss is aiming to change the world again the Wi-Fi striva pro headphones.
Guest Post It’s been a little bit more than three years since in-flight WiFi started to really take to the skies, but it’s already becoming an indispensable tool for many travelers.
Apple has changed the name of the latest generation of its cellular-connecting iPad in some countries, calling it simply “iPad WiFi + Cellular,” after a wave of complaints from people claiming that Apple’s previous branding was wrong and misleading.
Guest Post The South by Southwest (SXSW) conferences have given geeks a lot of social inroads over the last few years. They brought us blogging, then microblogging; they were a launchpad for Twitter and Foursquare. Thanks to those web services, meeting at SXSW IRL (In Real Life) turned the geeks hiding behind glowing screens into “friends”.
Eye-Fi, a company that produces wireless-transmitting memory cards for cameras and tablets, announced today it has raised $20 million in its fourth round of funding.
Qualcomm Atheros expects that the next-generation of WiFi wireless networking will roll out in a smoother manner than past industry transitions and with less confusion for consumers.
Seagate is announcing today that it is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to create the first 4G LTE mobile wireless storage devices for use with smartphones and tablets.
Fresh air, green grass and the sound of birds chirping: These are the joys of the outdoors — or, they used to be. Now it’s more likely that you’ll hear the tap-tapping of laptop keyboards and the “ping” of iPhone notifications, as New York City residents and visitors alike have traded in Mother Nature for free Wi-Fi at parks across the five boroughs.
Nintendo and wireless service provider Boingo announced a new partnership today that gives 3DS owners free wi-fi access at 42 airports across North America.
Education technology is a red-hot market, and both startups and investors are taking note.
Nine companies showed their stuff at SSE Labs‘ demo day in Palo Alto, Calif., today. SSE Labs is a startup accelerator that is actually now named StartX. The accelerator provides student entrepreneurs with housing, office space, cash stipends, workshops and mentorship — much like storied incubator Y Combinator, except the advisors don’t take an equity stake in any of the companies.
Apple’s iOS 4.3 update for the iPhone and iPad has officially landed, bringing with it new features like improved support for AirPlay media streaming, and WiFi hotspot capabilities that let you share your mobile internet connection with other devices.
Wi-fi hotspot provider Boingo has filed to go public on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker “WIFI” and is looking to raise $75 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Apple still hasn’t confirmed that it’s releasing a CDMA version of the iPhone next year for Verizon’s wireless network (and other CDMA networks globally), but at this point we can rest assured that it’ll happen.
Here’s some of the latest action we’re following on the GreenBeat today:
AT&T finally has a MiFi, a device which lets you share mobile internet to multiple wireless devices, of its own. The company announced today that it will offer the Novatel MiFi 2372 starting November 21 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
As if you needed another reason to lust after T-Mobile’s new myTouch, the carrier announced today that it will be one of the first Android phones to support WiFi calling.
Row44, a provider of internet connectivity for flight passengers, announced on Thursday it raised an additional $37 million in its second round of funding led by PAR Capital Management.