Plus this hack gives you adjustable control both up and down, and left and right. The concept here is getting the can to increase your signal.Â In addition, mounting the can and USB wifi dongle to a portable camera stand.Â This will give you the stability you need to keep the signal strength strong while in use.Â It will also allow you to keep the position for use from day to day. Continue Reading
It’s very common these days to see a media player with a USB port.Â Whether it be a Blu-ray player or a set-top box, chances are, a USB port is somewhere in the front or back. At first glance you say to yourself, “sweet, a USB port so I can play content off my flash drive” but then you think a bit more and wonder if you can hang a wireless dongle off the media player and stream content to your media box from a source computer? Well, Home Server Technologies Inc is one step ahead of you.Â Their new Wireless Media Stick will do exactly that; stream digital content to your media player. Whether it’s a laptop, TV, DVD player, Stereo or game console the Wireless Media Stick can stream the content and your media player will play it.Â There is no limit to the type of format, music, audio or video. Currently the USB Wireless Media Stick will only stream saved content from the source computer, but future updates will include the ability to stream internet content to your wireless setup, so now you’ll have the best of both worlds. The Wireless USB Media Stick is $99 USD. Continue Reading
Cisco says the Valets are so easy to set up that all users have to do is pop the included USB Setup Key in their PC or Mac, and the Valet software does the rest. Cisco says its Valet system takes the 20 or 30 steps normally involved in setting up a wireless network down to just three steps, and users can then move the USB Setup Key to additional home computers to painlessly get them up and running on wireless. Included Cisco Connect software then makes it straightforward to add more devices to the network (think iPhones, game consoles, etc.), set up a separate network for guests, establish parental controls, and customize security settings.Cisco is offering two models of Valet routers. The Valet and Valet Plus. The Valet offers 802.11n Wi-Fi networking and four 100 Mbps Ethernet ports for connecting to a wired network.Â The Valet Plus steps up to four gigabit Ethernet ports. The Valet is priced at Continue Reading
Wisair’s DisplayDock solution allows Mac users to connect to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, via a single wireless link with a single adapter that connects to a USB port on the MacBook.Â Since we haven’t seen a big offering to help out MacBook users we expect this to be a big hit with the MacFanBoys. Wisair will be OEMing the solutions via three vendors [Atlona, Source R&D, Cables Unlimited and Olidata in the UK. Some major points to consider:
- Point to point plug and play USB wireless
- Universal solution for MacBooks
- Distance up to 30 feet
- Doesn’t load over WiFi so your internet USB gadget surfing remains fast
- Wireless video supports up to 1440 x 1050 screen resolution
- Mac Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6) OS support.
iCarte is a snap-on device for the iPhone to allow it to receive RFID signals.Â This is great for all sorts of on-the-go applications.
The iCarte could be used for micro payments, such as public transportation payments or vendy machine purchasing.
Another application is getting RFID signals for promotional material.Â Such as walking past a movie theater and you would be asked to download the trailer for an upcoming movie.Â Or past a music store and you can get a sample of the latest releases.
Makes you wonder what the world will be like in a couple years, doesn’t it?
UberGizmo rumors that Apple might integrate an RFID feature in the next release, but who knows.Continue Reading