Most new laptops have built-in wireless, but if you still have an old laptop or desktop that you want to connect wirelessly, Hawking Tech has something for you.
On Thursday, the company introduced its first Hi-Gain compact Wireless-N USB adapter, the HWUN3. This little device comes with a removable antenna that can be replaced with one of Hawking's Hi-Gain Wi-Fi Range Extending antenna.
The HWUN3 supports 802.11n and connects to a computer via a USB 2.0 connection. According to Hawking Tech, when coupled with one of its Hi-Gain antenna, the HWUN3 can boost the range of a … Read more
Comcast broadens reach of DOCSIS 3.0, 50Mbps connections http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a4BqkB8tlV.s http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081022-comcast-broadens-reach-of-docsis-3-0-50mbps-connections.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10073404-2.html
Broadband users reach … Read more
Something tells us that Steve Jobs' delicate sensibilities might be offended by Griffin's new "ClearBoost" case for the iPhone, mainly because its built-in antenna ruins the clean lines of the fashion-conscious uber-handset. And while the case deserves credit for addressing functionality rather than just aesthetics (unlike many other unfortunate versions), its reception claims are yet to be seen in any significant way.
The protruding stub, according to Griffin, results in "a better signal, especially in border areas--which translates to fewer dropped calls, wider coverage areas, and faster downloads when browsing through your cellular connection." But … Read more
NEC has announced a wideband wearable antenna that you can attach to your clothes to supplement the signal when reception is poor. Or when you want to look like an insect.
The mobile antenna uses a conductive fabric that can be attached to garments or other items, and folded up for easy carrying. NEC says the wearable antenna works equally well in open spaces and when situated close to the signal-impeding human frame.
NEC will first test the antenna to receive digital TV broadcasts between the 470 and 770MHz frequency bands, but the principle lends itself to other applications, which … Read more
The U.S. government wants to build and deploy a huge stratospheric airship, three times the size of the Goodyear blimp, that is capable of spying on an entire city.
The idea is that the blimp, dubbed the "Integrated Sensor is Structure" (ISIS), would hover above the jet stream at 70,000 feet and use its giant, flexible radar antennae to acquire a "dynamic, detailed, real-time picture of all movement on or above the battlefield: friendly, neutral or enemy." And we thought surveillance satellites were sitting ducks.
One of the challenges has been to come up … Read more