In case the SH100's 3-inch LCD screen isn't large enough, Samsung says its latest Wi-Fi enabled point-n-shoot can connect to your Android powered Galaxy S smartphone (which we presume to mean any Android phone) so you can preview shots in real time.
Perhaps that's a little gimmicky, but Samsung says you can also share your photos over the Internet and social networks, so long as you have Wi-Fi access. It can also automatically back up pics to your PC by pushing just two buttons, or by using DLNA to wirelessly connect to your HDTV and see your shots and videos right away, Samsung says.
Other features include a 14.2MP sensor, 720p movie mode, digital image stabilization, and a host of proprietary technologies. The SH100 will go on sale in March for $200.
A company called Warpia on Tuesday unveiled a device intended to let you watch media from your laptop on your living room HDTV in full 1080p glory. It's called the StreamHD and it wirelessly transmits pretty much anything you want, including movies, pictures, Facebook, Hulu, and so forth.
"Our improved technology gives customers the all-access viewing they've come to expect from Warpia, along with stunning HD quality," says Marc Levaggi, VP of Marketing for Warpia. "StreamHD makes wireless home entertainment seem effortless."
All a user has to do is hook up the receiver base to their television using the included HDMI cable, and then plug the USB dongle into their notebook. Warpia says the device has a line-of-site wireless range of 30 feet, and if you have optical inputs, you can shuttle 5.1 channel surround sound as well.
AT&T is expanding its public Wi-Fi access in New York and San Francisco to help ease network congestion in two of the carrier's busiest regions, according to the Associated Press.
The telco will make a formal announcement later today that it will expand its Wi-Fi "hot zones" in New York City's Times Square ahead of the New Year's extravaganza. In addition, AT&T is also targeting zones around Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said that existing hot zones have been successful in easing network congestion, and the company will look to add more in the future, including in sports stadiums.
Trendnet went for style points with the release of its new 300Mbps Wireless-N Media Bridge, model TEW-640MB. The new device sports a sleek glossy black finish and is able to connect Ethernet-ready living room devices, such as gaming consoles, network TVs, receivers, media controllers, DVRs, Blu-ray players, and more.
"Following the tremendous success of our 300Mbps Wireless-N Gaming Adapter, model TEW-647GA, we decided to build the foundation of the 300Mbps Wireless-N Media Bridge and use the same high performance chipset," stated Sonny Su, Technology Director for Trendnet. "The TEW-640MB is truly the result of listening to our customers. Users were saying that they absolutely loved the performance and the look of the TEW-647GA, but wanted more ports to connect all of their new media center devices to a high performance wireless connection. I believe the TEW-640MB delivers on its promise and will be well received."
Quality of Service (QoS) data prioritization comes as part of the package, as does Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology, one-touch wireless security setup, encryption up to WPA2-PSK, and up to 100 meters of outdoor coverage (up to 50 meters indoors).
On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Verizon Wireless plans to flip the switch on the "world's first large-scale 4G LTE network," which the company claims will be the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the U.S.
"Our initial 4G LTE launch gives customers access to the fastest and most advanced mobile network in America and immediately reaches than one-third of all Americans, right where they live," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. "That's just the start. We will quickly expand 4G LTE, and by 2013 will reach the existing Verizon Wireless 3G cover area."
Out of the gate, Verizon's LTE network will encompass several major metropolitan areas, including Akron, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and a whole bunch more.
Coinciding with the launch are new data plans, starting with a $50/month option for up to 5GB of data. Verizon will also roll out two new 4G LTE USB modems, including the LG VL600 (available at launch) and the Pantech UML290 (available soon).
Samson Technologies on Thursday announced its wireless Expedition XP40iw portable PA system, the latest addition to the Expedition family and the first to feature a built-in wireless microphone and rechargeable battery.
"The XP40iw sound system is perfect for any occasion where great sound and portability are a must," said Mark Wilder, Director of Marketing for Samson Technologies. "Setup is a snap so it’s easy to use at a backyard party Saturday night and to fire up the troops at a Monday morning sales meeting."
It also comes with an onboard iPod dock plopped right into the top handle. Samsung says the XP40iw is capable of up to 40W of full-range sound from a lightweight Class D amplifier and 6-inch woofer with titanium dome compression driver.
Networking specialist Trendnet recently announced what it claims is the world's smallest 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB Adapter, the TEW-648UBM.
Boring name aside, this nifty device measures just 0.59 x 0.74 x 0.28 inches. Pop it into an open USB port and Trendnet says it will extend a mere 0.3 inches from the edge of your PC. For most people, the adapter should be small enough to keep permanently plugged into your notebook, even as you shove it into your laptop bag.
"The TEW-648UBM eliminates size constraints when using wireless adapters. On-the-go users no longer have to worry about leaving their adapter plugged into their laptop," stated Sonny Su, Technology Director for Trendnet. "As well, the addition of a WPS button makes it really easy to connect to WPS enabled routers and access points."
“Websites have a responsibility to protect the people who depend on their services. They've been ignoring this responsibility for too long, and it's time for everyone to demand a more secure web. My hope is that Firesheep will help the users win.”
Is that true? Well, test the waters yourself with Eric Butler's Firesheep extension for Firefox--a one-button way to collect the unsecure logins and passwords being thrown across open Wi-Fi networks!
We first heard about the printer cartridge bombs on October 29, but now some details about the nature of the devices are coming to light. As New Scientist reports, our ability to use in-flight internet could be at risk following this latest terror threat. The bombs contained what appear to be stripped down cell phones, leading some to speculate they were to be detonated remotely. While this is not yet confirmed, the US Department of Homeland Security has reportedly locked in on the possibility.
Some security experts have said that Wi-Fi on planes is substantially more likely to be used in an attack. Due to the inconsistency of cell service, the internet connection afforded by in-flight Wi-Fi would be a better avenue of attack. According to UK explosives expert Roland Alford, in-flight Wi-Fi "gives a bomber lots of options for contacting a device on an aircraft." In-flight Wi-Fi has proliferated massively in the last few years, and many travelers have come to rely on it. Do you think in-flight Wi-Fi is going to come under fire?
Considering we do most of our typing indoors, a solar-powered keyboard sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. Logitech assures us, however, that its new Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 powers itself whenever and wherever there's light, inside our out.
"The keyboard is still the best input device for typing emails and IMs, updating your Facebook page or posting responses to your favorite blogs — and the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the next big innovation in keyboard technology," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops. "The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is powered by light but can work in total darkness for up to three months. Plus, with its PVC-free construction and fully recyclable packaging, it’s designed to minimize its footprint."
The plank comes with an integrated solar panel, which means no fuzting around with a power brick, charging cables, or swapping batteries. And to help keep track of things, the included solar power app (available November 15, 2010) features a lux meter so you'll know if there's enough light or not.
Logitech will begin selling the new keyboard later this month for $80.