Wi-Fi

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless Unveil Jetpack Global Hotspot

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless Unveil Jetpack Global Hotspot

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless announced the Verizon Jetpack, a global hotspot that supports 4G LTE data in the U.S. and EDGE and HSPA abroad.
The mobile hotspot supports up to 10 connected Wi-Fi devices, has VPN support, and allows for download speeds as high as 5 to 12 Mbps.   It supports WEP/WPA/WPA2 security and works with most Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Toshiba Introduces New 3D Smart TVs

Toshiba Introduces New 3D Smart TVs

Toshiba introduced a new line of 3D Smart TVs today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The new TV features include bezel-less design, an ePortal, a graphic interface, a tablet remote app for Android devices, built-in Wi-Fi, four pairs of passive 3D glasses, 2D to 3D conversion, 1080p full HD panels, and Audyssey sound enhancement.
The L6200 3D Smart TV will be available with 42-, 47- and 50-inch screens. The …

Toshiba to Bring Excite X10 Tablet to U.S.

Toshiba to Bring Excite X10 Tablet to U.S.

Toshiba announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it plans to bring the world’s slimmest 10-inch tablet, the Excite X10 to the U.S., in the first quarter of this year.
At 0.3-inches thick (7.62 mm) and weighing 1.18 pounds (0.53 kg), the Excite X10’s features include a 10.1-inch display, both front- and rear-facing cameras, micro-HDMI and USB ports, and a micro-SD slot. Powered by Android, it offers both …

XCom Global MiFi Hotspot Review

XCom Global MiFi Hotspot Review

Over the past few years, I’ve become accustomed to having Wi-Fi everywhere I go in the U.S., thanks to the various portable hotspots my colleagues and I have been using.  But I spend a considerable amount of time in Europe and I need to stay connected for work while underway. In addition, using your own hotspot is more secure than using whatever Wi-Fi signal happens to be coming your way, …

Marriott Rewards Adds AC Hotels by Marriott in Southern Europe

Marriott Rewards Adds AC Hotels by Marriott in Southern Europe

AC Hotels by Marriott is the newest brand to participate in Marriott Rewards, with more than 80 properties in Spain, Portugal and Italy which are the result of a joint venture between Marriott International and Spanish group AC Hotels.
New customers who sign up for Marriott Rewards while staying at any AC Hotel by Marriott by January 31, 2012 can earn a free night’s stay by completing one additional stay at …

Majority of World’s Subway and Metro Systems Have Internet Access

Majority of World’s Subway and Metro Systems Have Internet Access

Do you use your smartphone or tablet on the go?  What about when you are underground for your commute?  Take our poll and tell us about your usage habits.
A recent study by the New Cities Foundation, a Swiss non-profit institution, showed that 60% of subway or metro systems worldwide offer Internet access.
The study showed that the highest availability of mobile Internet services was in South Korea and China, where travelers …

Poll: Do You Use Your Smartphone or Tablet to Access the Internet in Subways and Metros?

Do you use your smartphone or tablet on the go?  How about when you are underground for your commute?  Take this poll and tell us about your usage habits.