Wi-Fi

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 – Review

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 – Review

 

One major tech trend that’s seen significant advances in the past decade is the adoption of wireless capabilities in modern electronic devices.  From Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to Near Field Communication (NFC), consumers are all about ditching cables for wireless alternatives, and audio devices have been at the forefront of this movement.
Bluetooth or Wi-Fi audio solutions have become increasingly popular as well, and Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 wireless speaker system …

JetBlue Fly-Fi In-flight Wi-Fi – Review and First Look

JetBlue Fly-Fi In-flight Wi-Fi – Review and First Look

SOMEWHERE OVER NEW ENGLAND—My first in-flight Internet experience goes back roughly nine years to a Lufthansa flight and the German flag carrier’s FlyNet system that was using Boeing’s groundbreaking but ill-fated Connexion by Boeing technology.
While Connexion by Boeing shut down at the end of 2006, other companies stepped in to fill the void.
American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to offer domestic Wi-Fi, back in 2008.
Now JetBlue is launching its …

Audi’s Newest Telematics Offering First to Use 4G LTE

Audi’s Newest Telematics Offering First to Use 4G LTE

Audi announced that it will launch a new version of its Audi Connect Service in the spring of 2014, with the arrival of the all-new A3 sedan.
The service will run on 4G LTE networks, and boast speeds of 100 Mbps – up to seven times as fast as the previous generation of Audi Connect.  In addition to the faster speeds, the new Audi Connect will feature picture navigation, social media …

What Frequent Travelers Need to Know About the New FAA Regulations and In-Flight Wi-Fi Systems

What Frequent Travelers Need to Know About the New FAA Regulations and In-Flight Wi-Fi Systems

The new FAA guidelines for the use of electronic devices on aircraft brought great joy to frequent flyers, device manufacturers, and flight attendants but, while devices may be turned on during taxi, takeoff, and landing, what it will be capable of doing will vary both by airline and the Wi-Fi system on the aircraft.
The timetable for implementing the new rules will also vary by airline as not all carriers will …

Mandarin Oriental to Offer Complimentary Internet

Mandarin Oriental to Offer Complimentary Internet

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced that it will offer complimentary high-speed Internet access to guests who create an online profile and book their stay using the hotelier’s website.
The hotel group promises that, if guests can find a better rate than the ones it offers online, it will match that rate and offer an additional 10% reduction in price.
In addition, guests who book Mandarin Oriental’s best available rate through select travel …

Japan Airlines to Offer Gogo In-flight Internet on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines to Offer Gogo In-flight Internet on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced it will offer GoGo in-flight Internet service on its entire domestic fleet beginning next summer.  The carrier’s domestic fleet currently consists of 77 aircraft.
The new Gogo service will utilize the company’s Ku-satellite connectivity technology.  Japan Airlines is the first airline in Japan to offer domestic in-flight Internet service. Last year, JAL competitor ANA said it would not offer Internet on domestic flights.
Gogo was the first company to …

United Hits Milestone in Sat-based In-flight Wi-Fi with 100th Plane

United Hits Milestone in Sat-based In-flight Wi-Fi with 100th Plane

United Airlines announced that it has installed satellite-based in-flight Internet on 100 aircraft as of Monday.  The Chicago-based airline is outfitting approximately 30 aircraft each month with satellite technology.  The 100th aircraft was an Airbus A320, according to Charles Hobart, a spokesman for the airline.
United said it expects to have nearly 200 of its aircraft equipped with satellite-powered Wi-Fi by the end of this year. According to United, it currently …