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The 5-mile WiFi Bridge That Costs Pennies

Did I say pennies? What I meant was twenties. Yeah. Sorry about that. But all humor aside, I am a bit ticked off about something here. I hail originally from Philadelphia and it will always be my home to an extent. About 3 years ago, I had a photo taken of me by an AP reporter. He explained that it ...

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WiFi Predator Noses Out Free Signals From Afar

Unsecured networks, get ready for your worst nightmare (if you imagine this said in the voice of the movie trailer voice-over guy it’s much more funny.) No signal is safe from… The WiFi Predator. The Predator is basically a modified wireless router connected to a high powered antennae, which runs off of a custom honed firmware, scoping out Wifi signals ...

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Umbrella Offers Pre-Emptive Weather Reports

How many times have you walked out of your house in the morning without checking the weather, only to be stuck in the rain later that day, sans an umbrella? You really suck at life sometimes. Hell, we all do. But our hands are full. Smelling like wet dog is so unappealing, and you can only wish you look as ...

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Wi-Fi Umbrella Snaps Shots Of You At Your Soggiest

If you have an extra hand free to hold up an umbrella (and if not, there is always Nubrella), you might as well make it the coolest damn umbrella possible. The Wi-Fi Umbrella has a built-in camera which snaps shots of you as you stroll around town on a rainy day. The umbrella even allows you to upload the photos ...

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Coach’s Clipboard Keeps Coach Busy While You Slack Off

Sport team coaches have the habit of being overbearing. And by overbearing, we mean on your ass like a gerbil to his Richard Gere (oh…snap!). Coaches need a gadget to keep their minds occupied so you athletes can take a break. The Coach’s Clipboard uses Wi-Fi technology to keep your coach up to snuff with all of the latest coaching ...

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GPS-Equipped Walker Saves Grandpa From Making A Senile Turn

Oh, Grandpa you did it again. Brought home by the police for making a wrong turn and “accidentally” walking into the woman’s fitting room. What are we going to do about these old timers constantly getting lost in the shuffle? Some student researchers are playing around with the idea of including GPS connected through WiFi on walkers. This way, patients ...

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Desktops At Starbucks: You’ve Been Punk’d

If you’re one of those trendy little shits that camps out at Starbucks to steal their WiFi, you know that the cafes are crowded with others just like you. Notebooks in hand, ready for some free Internet access. A few pranksters from the comedy troupe Improv Everywhere set up house at a Starbucks, fully equipped with full desktop computers and ...

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James Bond Gear For Geeks: The WiFi Detecting Pen

No worries. This pen won’t self destruct. Or will it? Mwahaha. The WiFi Detecting Pen features 4 LEDs which show the strength of a WiFi signal within 30 feet. The pen itself runs off of two button cell batteries and will help you find a signal even when you’re deep within a terrorist compound, using your espionage skills against forces ...

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WiFi Laptop Case Knows Where To Mooch A Signal

There are a trillion and one ways nowadays to check for WiFi signals. From keychains to mobile phones. Another gadget with a WiFi detection feature couldn’t hurt. This WiFi Laptop Case can detect a wireless signal when you go on your hunt for WiFi enabled nooks. The Wiffinder series from Soyntec allows you track down a WiFi signal in a ...

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Fujitsu’s interactive UBWall in the wild, cramming products down your throat

The UBWall is a Fujitsu-made concept which has burrowed its way out from under the R&D walls into Japan’s busy consumer district. UBWall is an interactive touch display with integrated Wi-Fi and RFID capabilities which first appeared about two years ago, but is only recently being used in the wild. Financial-services company Nomura Securities is installing an still undecided amount ...

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