WiFi

Google’s Project Loon ‘internet balloon’ takes flight in California

In an effort to bring WiFi and internet access to many parts of the developing world, Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.

Starbucks WiFi provider shifts from AT&T to Google

Free WiFi has long been available at Starbucks locations and while that is not going away, there will soon be a change in providers. Basically, it looks like Google will be taking things over from AT&T and while Starbucks visitors will still be able to get their free WiFi fix, it does look like there will be some improvements.

NYC adds cell and WiFi service to 36 more Subway stations

In an effort to have all Subway stations completely wired by 2016, the MTA has announced that around 36 stations are getting smartphone cell service and WiFi access in New York City. More than 8.5 million daily subway riders will be happy to learn that they'll have complete wireless service deep underground at more than 30 new locations. Time to check Twitter and Facebook on the Subway.

Samsung Galaxy Camera WiFi model hits the streets for $449

Samsung's popular and quite capable Galaxy Camera is about to become readily more available to consumers interested in an Android-powered camera. With both AT&T and Verizon rocking 4G models, today Samsung has announced a slightly cheaper WiFi only version will hit the streets for just $449. The new model is identical to the data-toting version of this smart camera, only no data plan and 2-year contract is required.

GOWEX lighting up New York with free Wi-Fi

GOWEX, for those not familiar with the name, is a company that promises to "reinvent your city" and transform it into a Wireless Smart City. That being the case, it looks like they have begun transforming a new city -- New York. Based on details we have seen, GOWEX will be rolling out nearly 2000 hotspots across the city. Or more specifically, they have said they will be offering 1,953 hotspots in and around some of the biggest neighborhoods of the city.
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