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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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AT T dangles gigabit broadband plans over 100 US cities
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:35

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Keeping pace with rival Google Fiber, AT&T has announced a possible expansion to its GigaPower broadband internet service.

The company said that it would be looking at plans for bringing its gigabit service to 100 new cities in 21 metropolitan areas around the US. The proposal would include major population hubs such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Currently, AT&T only offers the GigaPower service to end users in Austin, Texas . The company is also in talks to offer the service in Dallas, Texas, and the

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Sniping 2.4GHz
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:00

sniper

A long time ago when WiFi and Bluetooth were new and ‘wardriving’ was still a word, a few guys put a big antenna on a rifle and brought it to DefCon. Times have changed, technology has improved, and now [Hunter] has built his own improved version.

The original sniper Yagi was a simple device with a 2.4 GHz directional antenna taped onto the barrel, but without any real computational power. Now that displays, ARM boards, and the software to put this project all together are cheap and readily available, [Hunter] looked towards ubiquitous computing platforms to make his Sniper … Read the rest

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Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:18

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Virgin Media has apologised for a blunder that resulted in some of its customers being bombarded with a deluge of emails.

The broadband biz emailed Brits who use its virgin.net email service, which is provided by Google, to warn them of some changes: from the end of April, Virgin Broadband customers won't be able to log into Google websites, such as YouTube, using their virgin.net addresses.

But any email replies to that message were sent to everyone on the mailing list: the email address the update was sent from acted as a conduit

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Google eyes business service in latest Fiber trials
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:20

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.

Local paper The Kansas City Star said that the company is informing businesses in that area of city that they are eligible for a limited trial of the service, which will take place in coming months.

The company has also set up a questionnaire site for local businesses which will gather information for the company ahead of a possible launch. The page is being offered to firms who are on Google's

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