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How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. I envisioned creating a smart home with WEMO’s simple plug and play system but as I’ve outlined previously, it started…

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Boston

Jabra Evolve 75 Headphones Reduce Open Office Distractions [Review]

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

If you’ve worked in a startup in the past decade there’s a good chance you’ve worked in an open office layout or maybe even in a coworking space. In theory they are designed to foster collaboration, but in reality all it brings is noise…

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NYC

Skybuds Pack a Lot of Features in Tiny Wireless Earbuds [Review]

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Blame Apple as much as you’d like, but the world of wireless tech was inevitable. Between more IoT devices hitting the market, better connection types, and the endless accumulation of hours spent untangling wires, people were never designed to live in a wired world….

Mobile

Austin

The One SXSW Event Wireless Startups Need to Check Out

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Mobile and wireless startups are in high demand. After all, one of the biggest mobile priorities for enterprises today is a focus on cloud integration. However, that doesn’t mean life is easy for them. Wireless startups need just as many funds, networks, and mentors as any…

Gear & Gadgets

Denmark

Airtame Launches Cloud Platform to Unify Screen Connectivity

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 10:30 am

Developed in Denmark, Airtame is a wireless HDMI streaming solution aimed at the enterprise world. Its production began after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which raised over $1.5 million in 2014. While this wireless HDMI screen streaming dongle resembles other similar devices (Chromecast or…

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Paris

PK K’asq Get Wireless Earbuds Right, Sound Quality Average [Review]

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

When Apple announced the new AirPods in September, consumers lost their minds. Mostly because the likelihood of losing the fully wireless earbuds was pretty high. Even before Apple, another brand, PK paris, actually had nearly the same concept, albeit a different design to the…

Gear & Gadgets

Meet Air, a Better Wireless Headphone Developed for iPhone 7

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

Despite the name, the iPhone 7 is actually the 10th generation of Apple’s wildly successful smartphone experiment. Announced at the beginning of September, this new iPhone model generated a lot of buzz. However, most of that was not about amazing new hardware or features, but…

Gear & Gadgets

Headphone Jack Be Damned, the QCY Wireless Sport Earbuds Can Survive a Sweaty Run [Review]

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

By now we’ve all heard the news that the iPhone 7 no longer sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, and instead comes with a lightning port set of earbuds. Alongside the announcement, Apple also released the new AirBuds, a Bluetooth, wirefree pair of buds that…

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Axum Has Created the Wireless Sports Earbuds The World Needs

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Working out to music is a necessity in the active world. Not only is it motivational, but music provides you the entertainment necessary to push through even the toughest road blocks. Unfortunately, cords and cables get in the way of your range of motion,…

Google

Now Google’s Working on Wireless High-Speed Internet

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Google’s recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission is pointing to its plans for the future of the internet. Google appears to be trying to roll out a version of what techies call “wireless fiber,” a form of internet service that combines the benefits of…

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Boston

Blink’s Wireless Monitoring and Security System is the One to Buy [Review]

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Keeping an eye on your home, your family, and your furry little critters are not just an add-on, but a necessity. Security systems of yesteryear were cumbersome – requiring a professional to install the system, and coming with costly hardware and monthly services. But,…

Fashion

Those Are Some Cool Wireless Charging Pants

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers was unveiled this week in London as part of a new collaboration between Microsoft Inc. and British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. The trousers, described as a “wearable chino” by Sauvage to Business Insider, have been fitted with…

Gear & Gadgets

InStepNanoPower Charges Your Cell Phone While You Walk

By | Sep 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

Redefining what it really means to go on a “power walk,” InStepNanoPower has developed prototype shoes that harvest energy as their wearers walk around. The energy captured is enough to power portable electronic gadgets like your cell phone. More and more companies are developing…

Business

DC

LightSquared’s Nationwide 4G Network Faces Resistance from GPS Opponents

By | Jul 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

LightSquared, a firm looking to build the first nationwide 4G wireless broadband network, is facing a lot of resistance from makers of GPS devices. The US Department of Commerce’s telecommunications division released an assessment of problems that the LightSquared 4G service might create for…

Business

San Francisco

Rolling With 4G in San Francisco; You Could Win a Sprint 4G Device at the Tech Cocktail Mixer

By | May 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

Last December, Sprint rolled out 4G to the San Francisco Bay Area and also released this video (below) explaining 4G as well as the power of some of their 4G devices. Using a hotspot to tap into the Sprint 4G network, you can connect a…

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Los Angeles

Interview with Sprint’s Kevin Kunkel: Sprint Wants to Own “Green” in Wireless

By | May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Last year Sprint sponsored a number of our Tech Cocktail mixer events across the country, so we were thrilled to have them join us again for 2011 events in New York, LA, San Francisco, DC and Boston.  In an effort to get to know…

Mobile

Inflight Internet Provider Aircell Set to Expand with $35 Million Investment

By | Feb 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Great news for business travelers!  Aircell, the leading provider of inflight wi-fi, just secured $35 million in funding to expand service on commercial and private flights. Aircell’s broadband network is currently installed on all AirTran Airways, Virgin America and mainline Delta Air Lines flights…