Nokia has launched a new wireless protocol called “Wibree”. Wibree is similar to Bluetooth in that it allows wireless communication (not “wifi”, which specifically refers to wireless internet communications) between two devices. However unlike Bluetooth, Wibree is designed for and aimed at smaller applications which require low power, such as watches, and chips in sports monitors such as pedometers. In fact, despite a lot of media coverage comparing Wibree to Bluetooth, Wibree is not only not intended to replace or compete with Bluetooth, Wibree is intended as an adjunct to Bluetooth.
The new Nikon CoolPix S7c has built in wifi, and if you purchase it and sign up before September 2007, you can get twelve free months of T-Mobile hotspot service for your wifi camera.
Remember when we told you about Alexander Erik Smith, the man charged with theft of services for repeatedly using the free wifi offered by the Brewed Awakenings coffee shop in Orchard, Washington? Well, Alexander Erik Smith has pleaded guilty to trespass in the case.
Alex Eric Smith parked his truck outside the Brewed Awakenings coffee shop regularly for months, using Brewed Awakenings’ free wifi without buying anything. Now he has been charged with theft of services.
Massachusetts start-up MicroCHIPS has announced that they have developed a technology using “off-the shelf electronic components and a handheld wireless communication device.” The way that…
President Bush has proposed taxing the use of wifi (wireless), and is proposing a “user fee” for use of the spectrum which includes wifi!
Free wifi for Sunnyvale! Hurrah! MetroFi has brought free wifi for Sunnyvale online this week!
Google free wifi is coming to Mountain View, California. While no date has yet been announced, Mountain View mayor Matt Neely says that the free Google wifi will come to Mountain View “in the very near future.”
A law being proposed in New York would mandate wireless network security by making it illegal to maintain an unsecured wireless network.
Wifi digital cameras are here, with offerings from Canon, as well as Nikon and Kodak.
Nintendo DS games can be played over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection at McDonalds around the country. Would you like free wifi with that?
American Airlines, along with Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines, have been ordered to stop operating free wireless hotspot locations by Logan Airport. The wireless hotspot locations compete with Logan’s Internet access service, for which they charge $8.00 a day.
Google Wifi, or Goog-Fi, has been quietly launched, along with Google Secure Access, a free piece of software you can use with Google Wifi to help make the connection more secure.
The city of Seattle is testing out wireless Internet access on public transportation, namely buses. The wifi-enabled buses are currently servicing two routes, with plans to expand the test to others.
Nikon has introduced a new wifi camera, with built-in wireless LAN support. The new CoolPix P1 and CoolPix P2 wifi cameras sport full wifi capabilities, and are on sale now.