Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil's new SmartChef Gas Grill connects to a smartphone app so you can monitor your dinner while doing anything else.
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I travelled to China for work recently. I'll admit, my paranoia level was at an all-time high; the country is known to filter and monitor internet activity. They don't call it The Great Firewall of China for nothing. Compounding my fears was the fact that I had to rely on public WiFi networks in a hotel. Considering my room had four broken power points, my confidence in the hotel's WiFi network security was low. All this got me thinking about ways to protect myself on public WiFi networks in general. Here are a few techniques you may find useful as well.
Unless you've upgraded to a whole home Wi-Fi solution like Linksys' recently announced Velop, you're probably finding your wireless network struggling to keep up these days. If you're a gamer, the last thing you want is lag and dropped frames during online multiplayer matches because someone in another room is watching The Crown on Netflix. So Linksys has created a wireless router that puts gamers first.
Data specialist Mark Rittman wanted to make a cup of morning tea, but found himself in an 11-hour saga trying to get his Wi-Fi tea kettle to work. He documented his struggle on a website that's also struggling, a social network called Twitter.com.
It's been over a year-and-a-half since the GoPro Hero4 Silver and Black were introduced, and we're finally getting our first look at the brand new Hero5. It's still a cute little cube that will record your adventures, so what exactly is new this time? Here's a clear breakdown of the latest action camera in the company's lineup.
If you're living in a house out in the sticks that doesn't have fixed-line internet, or even a house in the city with a terrible ADSL connection — like me — then you have an alternative, provided your download quota requirements aren't too high. D-Link's DWR-921 is a router that you can plug a SIM into and have instant fast 4G access, as long as you're happy to pay Telstra or Optus or Vodafone for mobile data.
We've all struggled with dodgy Wi-Fi at home. It's really hard to find a decent router — even an expensive and powerful one — that can cover every room, nook and cranny of your house with fast and more importantly reliable wireless. That's usually because your router sits in one place, likely near the front of your house where your internet connection is. Netgear's new Orbi router, though, has dedicated Wi-Fi satellites that evenly distribute fast wireless over a dedicated network.
Anyone who's ever signed up for a NBN connection or even a regular ADSL line knows how frustrating it is to wait for a tech appointment. But eventually, one day that might be a distant memory. Telstra has just announced plans to release a home modem router early next year that includes integrated 4G as well as a fixed-line connection — cutting what can sometimes be a painful wait for customers to get their home 'net connected.
If you see an especially odd-shaped plane taking off from Sydney Airport this afternoon, don't stress. It's not some secret government project — it's the Honeywell Test Flight, which is in the country for a short while flying short trips across the Tasman to test out in-flight Wi-Fi. The Honeywell jet, which stands out because it has a distinctive pylon just behind the cockpit that can mount a third engine, is testing and demonstrating JetWave high-speed inflight wireless using the same Ka-band satellite technology that powers the NBN.
Qantas is gearing up for the rollout of free in-flight wifi on about 100 domestic aircraft, under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat that will tap into the NBN network.
The new service will feature speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional on-board wi-fi, meaning you can not only stream movies, TV shows, the latest news bulletins and live sports on domestic flights via the internet, but the Qantas Flight Operations and Engineering teams are looking at how they can use inflight connectivity to help with turbulence, maintenance, medical emergencies and connections.
Soon enough, you'll stay connected to your social media even from 40,000 feet as you travel on Australia's national carriers. A few months after Qantas promised free inflight internet via NBN satellite, Virgin has promised similarly zippy inflight Wi-Fi on both domestic and international flights from the middle of next year.