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Archive for July, 2005

Roaming Roundup

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2005

Three roaming vendors announced software upgrades or roaming expansions today: iPass and KT Corp., Korea’s WiBro carrier, today announce an agreement to allow iPass enterprise customers to use KT’s Wi-Fi network, NESPOT, which includes more than 14,000 hotspots. The agreement will enable the 500,000 plus active monthly iPass users to access KT hotspots as part […]

Wavesat Delivers WiMax, Intel, Not

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2005

  Taiwan-based WiMax vendors are developing WiMAX solutions using chips from Canada-based Wavesat, since they’re having difficulty getting WiMAX chipsets from Intel, according to Digitimes. Being the sole ODM partner for the production of related 802.16-2004 enabled CPE (customer premise equipment) products in Taiwan, GemTek Technology is currently the only Taiwan-based company that can secure […]

New Wifi Record – 125 Miles!

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2005

  A new distance record was set this weekend at Defcon for unamplified wireless — 125 miles! Wifishootout challenges teams to wirelessly connect two computers at extreme distances using stock “WiFi” radios. On July 30, 2005, the efforts the iFiber Redwire team paid off. They drove a trailer loaded with equipment to Utah Hill, near […]

OSCON 2005

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2005

  OSCON, the Open Source Conference, will be held August 1-5, in Portland and the Oregon Convention Center. This year, O’Reilly will introduce the Open Source Business Review, along with an impressive group of keynotes, speakers, sessions, tutorials, events and exhibitors. A Schedule, Blog and Wiki is also available. The Convention Center has a Wireless […]

Skype VideoPhone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2005

  I knew it was over when I downloaded Skype, Michael Powell, chairman, Federal Communications Commission, explained. When the inventors of KaZaA are distributing for free a little program that you can use to talk to anybody else, and the quality is fantastic, and it s free it s over. The world will change now […]

$200 Wireless Helicopter

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2005

  Want to obliterate low flying traffic reporters? What you need is this four-bladed terror from the sky; the remote controlled X-UFO from Firebox. The X-UFO can be operated 4 to 5 minutes on rechargable batteries depending on flying conditions. It uses 4 X AA batteries and a 12V NiMH rechargeable battery and can be […]