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Review: Pogoplug Wireless Adapter

The first-generation Pogoplug, from CloudEngines, has been around for...

Review: Palm Pre

Palm PrePrice: about $150 (with cellular plan)Pros: Cool dual-interface...

Review: Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101 Netbook

Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101 netbookPrice: about $400Pros: Bigger screen than...

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Muni Wi-Fi 2.0?

WiMAX? Who needs WiMAX? Ruckus Wireless thinks the time is right to take another kick at the metro Wi-Fi can. Ruckus today officially launched its Wi-Fi Broadband Access (WBA) solution, a suite of products...

The Future of 4G: LTE vs. WiMAX

LTE, the 4G mobile broadband technology backed by major cellular network equipment providers and operators, casts a long shadow across the WiMAX landscape—even though LTE products are thin on the ground and no operator...

Review: Palm Pre

Palm PrePrice: about $150 (with cellular plan)Pros: Cool dual-interface form factor, powerful processor, good Wi-Fi performanceCons: No Outlook desktop synchronization, Wi-Fi under-utilized The Palm Pre, Palm’s “revolutionary” response to the Apple iPhone, has much to...

Review: Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101 Netbook

Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101 netbookPrice: about $400Pros: Bigger screen than many netbooks, excellent keyboard design, hard drive, under 3lbs.Cons: Under-powered for compute-intensive tasks, no optical drive, only fair Wi-Fi performance Netbooks have come a long way,...

How to: Use Cloud Storage

Online storage--uploading your data over the Internet to a service provider’s data center--makes such perfect sense that the market is now glutted with vendors all hoping for a share of the anticipated revenue. And...

Global WiMAX Status Report

In this ongoing multi-part series, Canada-based contributing writer, Gerry Blackwell, examines the state of the WiMAX industry in 2009 in key regions around the globe. WiMAX Faces Tough Competition from 3G in UK[January 23, 2009]...

WiMAX in North America Defying Global Trends

We’ve been on a virtual tour of WiMAX markets around the world. Now with this final installment in the series, we’re back home in North America. It may be the most interesting and singular...

WiMAX Gives Boost to Education in Pakistan

Combine federal aid funding, gung-ho American entrepreneurship and the “serendipity” of relatively widespread WiMAX coverage in Pakistan and you might just have a winning formula for bringing desperately needed improvements to public education in...

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