wireless

Pro/Con: Why Google's Fi Could Be Awesome And Terrible

Today, Google announced its very own wireless network in the US. Just $US20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $US10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already?


The Best (Possible) Features Of Google's New Wireless Service

Google has a wireless service coming. We don’t know when or who can get in on it, but we now know a lot more of the (possible) details, thanks to a new leak. And some of these (potential) features sound (hopefully) pretty great.


Google's Mobile Service Could Come With Free International Roaming 

Yes, Google wants to be a mobile carrier. Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what mobile telecommunications carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost.


Google Wants To Become A Wireless Carrier, But Not For Why You Think

We’ve long heard whisperings that Google wanted to become a wireless carrier, and over the weekend, a Google executive confirmed those rumours. Intriguing! Just imagine Google Fibre — but for mobile. However, Google’s not trying to compete with the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world. Think of it more like Nexus for networks.


August Smart Lock And Connect Review: I'll Use Keys, Thanks 

When we first reviewed it, we called the August Smart Lock superb. I knew that sooner or later, I’d invite one into my home. I got my chance a few weeks ago with the August Connect dongle, a $50 add-on that gives the lock internet access so you can control it from anywhere in the world. Sadly, it also revealed the lock’s nastiest flaws.


Two Of The Big Wireless Charging Organisations Are Merging

There are way, way too many wireless charging standards, which is part of the reason that the technology is struggling to take off. Now, two of the competing bodies have decided to merge.


Seagate Makes Some Compromises For A Cheap $130 Wireless Drive

The easiest way to expand the storage capabilities of your smartphone or tablet is with a wireless external drive. It means there’s never any memory cards to swap (or lose) and you can share videos, photos, and music with multiple users at the same time. And while Seagate’s new Wireless drive isn’t the largest you’ll find, it perfectly balances features and functionality with a competitive $US130 price tag.


Bluetooth Is Named After A Medieval King Who May Have Had A Blue Tooth

Bluetooth was never supposed to be called Bluetooth. Back in 1996, a consortium of companies — Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, and later IBM — decided to create a single wireless standard. Each company had been developing their own short-range radio technologies, but all the names they came up with sucked. Then, along came an obscure Scandanavian king from the Middle Ages.


The Best Bluetooth Headphones For Every Discerning Ear

I love headphones, always have. That’s probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard — the treble, the bass and everything in between. But I don’t want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly.


This Cheap Little Circuit Could Double Data Speed On Your Next Phone

Wireless technology is already amazing. It’s any data you could ever want through the air. But some exciting innovations are hiding on the horizon. This cheap little circuit that allows a wireless antenna to send and receive data at the same time is one of them. It stands to double the rate at which your phone transfers data.