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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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NBN Co: Melton trial document SMELLS BAD
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:03

NBN Co is still complaining about media and political attention being given to the leaked results of a deployment trial conducted in an area of the Victorian town of Melton.

Speaking to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow described the leak as having “a bad smell” and reiterated the company's claim that the paper was “not an official document”.

Morrow said the document describing the trial had never been brought to the attention of NBN Co management, and had not yet been peer reviewed. Chief operating officer Greg Adcock said that review

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Atmel and Arduino Announce Wi-Fi Shield 101 at World Maker Faire
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00

Atmel and Arduino teamed up at World Maker Faire to introduce the Wi-Fi shield 101. [Gary] from Atmel gave us the lowdown on this new shield and its components. The shield is a rather spartan affair, carrying only devices of note: an Atmel WINC1500 WiFi module, and an ATECC108 crypto chip.

The WINC1500 is a nifty little WiFi module in its own right. WINC handles IEEE 802.11 b/g/n at up to 72 Mbps. 72Mbps may not sound like much by today’s standards, but it’s plenty fast for most embedded applications. WINC handles all the heavy lifting of the wireless … Read the rest

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE
Friday, 26 September 2014 17:55

BT has claimed that ultrafast modern broadband can be delivered using a decidedly old school method: copper wires.

The telco has released research which found that combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) is possible using a mix of fibre and copper.

It admitted that many folk assumed that these sort of speeds could only be achieved by running fibreoptic cable all the way from an exchange to wherever an internet connection was needed, which it said was a "expensive, disruptive and time consuming process".

BT hailed its research as proof of the

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A 1920’s Doorbell is Upgraded with 2010’s Technology
Sunday, 28 September 2014 16:01

Doorbell

When you move into an old house, you are bound to have some home repairs in your future. [Ben] discovered this after moving into his home, built in 1929. The house had a mail slot that was in pretty bad shape. The slot was rusted and stuck open, it was covered in old nasty caulk, and it had a built-in doorbell that was no longer functional. [Ben] took it upon himself to fix it up.

The first thing on the agenda was to fix the doorbell. After removing the old one, [Ben] was able to expose the original cloth-insulated … Read the rest

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