The New York City Mayor’s office has announced plans to turn old payphones into free municipal WiFi hot spots. The plan is being called LinkNYC and is expected to start offering free public WiFi to New York City residents by the end of next year. LinkNYC is a partnership between the city and CityBridge, a New York-based consortium comprised of Qualcomm, Titan, Transit Wireless and others.
Not that long ago we showed you Windows 98 running on Samsung’s Gear Live Smartwatch, now it looks like someone has decided to install Windows 98 on an iPhone 6 Plus! This little hack comes from Chinese form member who goes by the alias of xyq058775 on feng.com.
The Birthday for Android, Google’s mobile operating system is most popularly celebrated on November 5th, despite all of the controversies around the final date of this popular operating system. It is crazy to think that it has already been 7 years! The first mobile phone to use Android was T-Mobile’s HTC G1 or HTC Dream.
The internet being what it is was not satisfied with Apple’s statement and a new website was created called One of the Nine. The goal was to collect photos of bent iPhones to show that more than nine units were affected like Apple said. Not much media coverage was brought to the site, but they have already received 327 photos of bent iPhones. The first 300 images have been turned into a video that you see below.
TP-LINK has just introduced the world’s smallest travel router in their 150 Mbps Wireless N Nano router (TL-WR702N). As you can guess this router is geared towards mobile users and hotel travelers. The TL-WR702N is ideally suited for travellers wanting to share their hotel room’s Internet with wireless devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets or game consoles.
Wearables seem to be like the next hot thing with everyone coming out with these devices. It looks like Lenovo is the next big company to jump one this craze. They have quietly put up a product page for the Smartband SW-B100. The device is said to be able to track fitness, sleep and heart-rate, but it also has another big feature that is not on competing devices.
It has been quite a while since we have heard anything about Google’s Project Ara. This is of course Google’s ambitious fully modular smartphone project. The idea behind it is that users can select each part of their phone (screen, camera, battery, etc) and create a perfect smartphone to fit their needs. Well it looks like Google is moving along with the project and will be creating an online store, much like Google Play for the device.
We always rely on wired connections for the fastest speeds available, but we are eventually going to be headed towards a wireless world. Samsung knows this and has announced a new development in the WiFi space which would allow users to send files, photos and anything else a record speeds!
If you own a smartwatch you know how frustrating it can be to try and type on the miniature keyboard that is on the small display. Surprisingly Microsoft might have solved this problem with their Analog keyboard prototype for Android wear.