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Wireless technology leads to a need for enhanced EMC tests and services
The wider integration of wireless technology into products has caused a shift in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test services from classic or non-wireless testing to wireless testing. This has resulted in a higher number of new frequency bands …
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Why isn't wireless charging a thing yet?
The technology is there. Whether it's inductive or magnetic resonance doesn't matter one bit to most people. What entices consumers is the notion of being able to toss down a phone, tablet and pair of wireless headphones on the bedside table and have …
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Wireless technology forums aim to go beyond jargon
Getting beyond the jargon and understanding what the wireless revolution means to Wisconsin is the goal of the Wisconsin Wireless Technology Forums, the first of which was held Friday in Sturtevant. Two others are scheduled for June 25 in Appleton and …
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Intel Customer Support Tech101 – Episode 10: Wireless Technology

This video explains the basics about wireless technology.
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What do I need? (Wireless Router etc.) 10 pts. asap!!?

Question by Cujo: What do I need? (Wireless Router etc.) 10 pts. asap!!?
Needing to get internet on my computer which is in two rooms over from the other computer. I don’t know much about wireless routers and I need to know just what I need. My computer is a HP pavilion desktop. Very fast where as the other computer is simply a dell and is a pretty slow. I need to pick up internet from the dell.

I was looking to buy a Netgear N150 wireless router for my computer but then the description said ‘2.4GHz 802.11n draft 2.0 adapter, 802.11b/g wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer’ so what does that mean exactly?

Also the technician said I would need some type of wireless access card but my boyfriend said that some computers come with the ability to pick up wireless internet if you have the wireless router..

So…what do I need to make this work?

Asap!

Best answer:

Answer by kim
you need the router to emit the signal from your internet connection and a wireless net work adapter to pick up the signal

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New wireless technology could help patients with medical implants

New wireless technology could help patients with medical implants
New wireless technology could help patients with medical implants. Stanford professor Ada Poon is behind the discovery of 'mid-field waves,' which could power tiny devices inserted into the body. The technology could eliminate the bulk of charging …
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Formula E team owner to commercialise wireless energy technology
Former UK's Minister of Science has launched a new venture that will seek to commercialise wireless energy technology which has been developed over a number of years at Imperial Collage London. The new venture is part of Drayson Technologies, known …
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Wireless connection on an airplane?

Question by Hey now!: Wireless connection on an airplane?
Does the new AT&T wireless connection card work on airplanes? I mean, in the commercial, the guy is working from a swamp!!! If not, is there any other such card that could be used? Also, must AT&T be your ISP or can you just buy the card and connect? I am taking a trip from FL to AZ and will not only want to be connected while in-flight, but also when I am in the mountains in Sedona.

Thanks!

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Answer by travel guy
Here’s your answer – hot off the press, posted at 4:00 AM this morning on YAHOO NEWS.
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By Alexandra Marks
Tue Oct 9, 4:00 AM ET

NEW YORK – Coming soon to an airplane near you: broadband.

That’s right, wireless Internet service that will allow passengers to send messages, surf the Web, and, yes, check in with the boss at 30,000 feet.

American Airlines is first out of the starting gate domestically. It expects to have a test plane operating by December, and its whole transcontinental fleet of 767s ready in 2008. Virgin America is close on its heels with plans to equip every seat back with high-speed capability by mid-2008. And Alaska Airlines will run a test next spring and, based on its outcome, the company hopes to outfit its whole fleet.

Surveys show that as many as 70 percent of passengers want wireless Internet, also known as Wi-Fi. Many of them would be willing to change airline loyalty for the service. And so every other major US carrier is watching these experiments closely. They’re also engaged in serious discussions about if and when to wire their fleets, according to broadband innovators AirCell and Row 44, the two major companies providing the technology for planes.

Aviation experts say the advent of Wi-Fi skies is all but inevitable, offering one of the few bright spots on the horizon in these not-so-friendly times when a third of all flights are now delayed.

“Could you imagine a world five years from now where it wasn’t the case that you had access to broadband virtually everywhere, including in the air?” says Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition in Radnor, Pa.

This isn’t the first time airlines have experimented with airborne broadband. Boeing offered a service called Connexion, which Lufthansa and several Asian airlines used in 2004. But in August 2006, Boeing discontinued the service, saying the market they’d hoped for hadn’t materialized. Part of the problem was that the antennas used to pick up the satellite signal were heavy and only appropriate for wide-body planes like a 747. The antennas created drag and increased a plane’s fuel burn. Also, because so few planes were equipped with it, passengers sometimes were unaware Wi-Fi was available.

“Anybody that used it, loved it. For $ 30, you got eight hours of productivity on a transatlantic flight,” says Robert Mann, president of R.W. Mann & Co., an aviation consulting business in Port Washington, N.Y. “Unfortunately, it never broke out of an introductory, beta-test pricing model.”

In the five years since Boeing started its Connexion experiment, technology has changed. Antennas are now lighter and less expensive and can be installed on everything from a Jumbo 747 to a regional jet. Even the type of broadband offered has expanded.

AirCell, which is servicing American and Virgin America, is using a ground-based technology that accesses existing cell towers. Row 44, which will provide broadband access to Alaska Airlines, is using a satellite-based system like that in Boeing’s Connexion. Row 44 executives tout their system as better because it will work over water.

“We can go where land is not, so we can provide service over the oceans for example,” says Wendy Campanella, director of business development at Row 44, which is based in Westlake Village, Calif. “We don’t have to build any ground infrastructure.”

But AirCell’s executives are just as adamant that their system is superior because it uses the vast network of cell towers already in existence.

“There’s absolutely no way you can provide as robust, cost-effective, or as good broadband service using any other technology,” says Jack Blumenstein, president and CEO of AirCell, which is based in Colorado and Illinois. “It’s simple: If you can communicate with a cell tower that’s five miles away versus a satellite that’s 38,000 miles away, there’s absolutely no choice about which is going to be the lowest-cost, most effective, technology.”

That said, AirCell plans to eventually provide satellite service for overseas flights.

Such fierce competition is also evident in airline industry itself. That’s in part because the carriers operate on very thin margins. The profitability of a flight can be determined by just a few passengers per plane. And so airlines work very hard to engender loyalty in their customers. And since many passengers want Wi-Fi, and would be willing to switch airlines for it, the race is on to be wireless in the sky.

“If less than a single percentage of passengers changed from one airline to another, it would have an enormous impact on profitability, particularly if they’re a high-value business traveler,” says Mr. Blumenstein.

Executives at American say they’re “excited” about the opportunity to test the system, which will allow customers to use their laptops and personal digital assistants.

“We’ll be testing this on 15 planes when fully implemented: They are the 767-200 class fleet that is chiefly used for transcontinental flights,” says Charles Wilson, managing director for external communications at American Airlines.

Virgin America plans to integrate broadband into its existing seat-back entertainment system on all its Airbus A320s. That way passengers wouldn’t even need to bring a computer.

“You could access your e-mail from a seat back: Every one of our handsets already has a ‘www.’ button,” says Charles Ogilvie, Virgin America’s director of in-flight entertainment.

Eventually Virgin America passengers will be able to log in with their frequent-flier number, and things will pop up like their playlists and chat names.

Both companies say there will probably be a charge for the service, except for first-class passengers. The amount hasn’t been settled upon, but it’s expected to be about $ 10.

As for passengers concerned about cellphones in the sky, there¹s no reason to panic, at least not yet. For now, sky-high cellphones are still banned by the Federal Communications Commission. And American Airlines plans to disable voice-over-Internet options, such as Skype, so passengers don’t have to worry about being an unwilling captive audience to one side of someone else¹s private conversation.

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Bluetooth wireless technology?

Question by Eclipse: Bluetooth wireless technology?
“Bluetooth wireless technology” on a phone means that i can share ringtones with anyone for free, right?

btw, im thinking about getting a M300 by Samsung from Sprint.

thanks. =]

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Answer by karuppu s
yes u can callect the freeringtones for ur phone through mobiledownloads4u.com

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Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software

Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced a comprehensive software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart …
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Why Algorithms Are The Next Star Designers
The traditional design process can be a laborious one, full of iterations and tweaks to make a product just so. For years, design software maker Autodesk has been working on an alternative: a program that sorts through all the ways to make a product of …
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Infor and 'No Fugly Software': Design as a competitive weapon
For Infor, design has a much broader meaning that includes engaging intensively with customers to understand their business goals, at a strategic level, but also diving down to specific tasks that employees, workers, and other stakeholders perform.
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