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Iridium brings Wi-Fi to remote corners of the world

Satellite communications provider Iridium has introduced a new Wi-Fi hot spot that will allow iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to access the Net in the remotest parts of the world.

By Sep. 7, 2011


New 9555 Iridium handset released

The Iridium satellite network releases its third-generation handset. It is smaller, lighter, and more functional than any of its predecessors.

By Dec. 1, 2008


On Road Trip, setting up a mobile, off-the-grid office

Roving reporter heads deep into the forest with a satellite modem and phone, a battery-operated Bluetooth-enabled printer, and a lot of fully-charged batteries.

By Jul. 22, 2009


Satellite tech, app connect your iPhone anywhere in the world

Iridium technology now lets iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners connect to the Web on 90 percent of the planet, where wireless networks aren't available.

By Nov. 22, 2011


On Road Trip 2009, when wireless met 'wilderness'

CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman set out to be able to get online deep in the Wyoming wilderness. How did he do?

By Jul. 30, 2009


High-end audio amplifiers, born in the U.S.A.

Indy Audio Labs is reviving two famed American brands, Aragon and Acurus, and still builds them here in the U.S.A.

By Aug. 1, 2012


Pop music finally put to good use tracking space junk

Australia's Murchison Widefield Array was built to probe intergalactic gas, but it can also use FM radio waves to determine the orbits of space junk.

By Nov. 30, 2013


$250 gadget helps you stay InReach when off the grid

A relatively small portion of our planet has mobile coverage. DeLorme's InReach keeps you in touch from anywhere.

By Nov. 22, 2011


NASA's Fermi telescope dodges a 3,100-pound bullet

Evasive actions had to be taken to ensure the spacecraft wouldn't end in a massive collision high above Earth.

By May. 2, 2013


$2,000 Zafirro Titanium razor has sapphire blades

Super-sturdy razor is blasting the competition out of the water with titanium construction, sapphire blades, and a hefty price tag. It will make disposable razors whimper and go hide.

By Sep. 12, 2011