Wi-Fi

China Eastern Airlines Introduces Wi-Fi on Domestic Service

China Eastern Airlines Introduces Wi-Fi on Domestic Service

China Eastern Airlines announced that it has begun offering in-flight Wi-Fi access on select domestic flights.  The service is provided by China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s eXConnect system.
Wi-Fi is currently available on one of the airline’s Airbus A330 planes used to operate flights between Beijing and Shanghai.  The carrier plans to eventually install the service on 26 more aircraft in its fleet, including 20 Boeing 777 and six …

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced the launch of in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service on its first domestic flight on Wednesday.  Three of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft now offer the service, which is provided by Internet company Gogo.
Internet access is now available on select domestic Japan Airline routes between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate.  The airline also plans to introduce the service to flights between Tokyo …

Home Automation Part 3: SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit

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In our continuing series on home automation, we now turn to specific products that centralize and automate control of lighting, doors, appliances and other devices, making life more convenient, energy efficient, and comfortable.  Today we’ll take a look at SmartThings’ Know and Control Your Home Kit.
While the concept of home automation is nothing new, practical solutions are only recently beginning to gain traction and popularity.  The SmartThings Know and Control …

Mobile Hotspot Rentals: How to Stay Connected While Traveling

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Today, more so than ever before, there is an expectation that your circle of acquaintances will remain connected, regardless of what time zone one may be in.  Connected to what, I hear some of you cry.  Well, to the Internet, of course, the tangle of wires and cables and routers and switches that enables your reading these words right now.
The idea of ubiquitous connectivity is not new.  Well before everyone …

Frankfurt Airport Expands Free Wi-Fi Offerings

Frankfurt Airport Expands Free Wi-Fi Offerings

Frankfurt Airport announced it is improving its free Wi-Fi service by increasing the amount of time made available to travelers.  The airport now offers 24-hour free access, instead of the 60 minutes of free service that it previously offered.
Passengers may log into the service via the Deutsche Telekom HotSpot Internet portal from more than 300 Wi-Fi access points located throughout the airport, many of which are situated in the departure …

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

Japan Airlines announced it will introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on select domestic routes beginning July 23. The service will be provided by U.S. in-flight Internet provider Gogo on the airline’s newly refurbished Boeing aircraft, which will also feature new cabin interiors.
The service will be available on select flights between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate. The airline also plans to introduce the service to select flights between Tokyo …

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

Visitors at New York-area airports will soon have access to free Wi-Fi but it won’t be unlimited.
On Wednesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the region’s three major airports, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International, said it had approved plans that will permit a free service to go ahead.
The service will be provided by Boingo, a wireless Internet company that already offers …