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Archive for September, 2004

Balloon Tales

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2004

Here’s just the ticket for your metropolitan event; the Urballoon. A balloon equipped with a projector and wireless connection enables people to submit content online and broadcast it in public spaces. The ball is tethered and floats at a height of approximately 3 stories. The images and text submitted via this site are projected directly […]

Jukebox + WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2004

A digital media software platform for pay-per-use jukeboxes and other digital media vending devices, will begin offering wireless Internet access through its national network of digital-downloading jukeboxes. Pronto Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class operations support systems will manage the large scale Wi-Fi networks. Through their new Ecast Unplugged service, which gives jukebox operators the […]

SipPhone Ticked Off

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2004

Broadband Reports says Vonage has struck deals with both Linksys and Netgear to create routers that integrate telephone adapters specifically designed to work with only with Vonage VoIP service, then pitching those products in retail chain stores. Upstart VoIP provider SIPphone isn’t happy about this, and has sued both electronics retailer Fry s and Vonage […]

Netgear’s HomePlug Gets G

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2004

Netgear today announced the a Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender that uses powerlines to link 802.11g access points. The compact kit consists of the new WGX102 54 Mbps Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender and the XE102 Wall-Plugged Ethernet Bridge. It utilizes a combination of HomePlug and 54 Mbps 802.11g wireless technologies. Used in tandem, the products extend […]

Captive Portal & 802.1X

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2004

Search results for Wi-Fi captive portal turns up lots of interesting and useful links but David Cook, over at Tom’s Networking, may have the best tutorial: How To: Using m0n0wall to create a Wireless Captive Portal. The m0n0wall [reviewed here] implementation of a Captive Portal was introduced in one of the early betas of m0n0wall […]

Nokia LifeBlog Turns 1.0

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2004

Lifeblog 1.0 is Alive and available for purchase from Nokia’s Lifeblog website. It plays well with Nokia’s megapixel 7610 camphone. All about Symbian also has a review. Lifeblog is described as an Automatic Multimedia Diary What do we mean by that? Automatic = there’s not much for you to do Multimedia = pictures, text, video […]