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Go Ahead and Trash that Router You Taped to a Roomba Because Tiny WiFi-Conducting Robots Exist Now

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If a wireless router that just chills under the TV set in the living room is too boring and predictable for you, you’re in luck: a PhD student at Michigan State University is developing a tiny running, jumping robot that has wireless communication abilities.

The so-called “tailbot” prototype “can jump like a frog and maneuver like Read More

Wireless World

Cable Operators Do A Nice Thing, Kinda, Team Up to Offer Free Wifi

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Hey, look: The cable companies all went in together to get something nice for you. The Wall Street Journal reports that Comcast, Time Warner, Cable Vision, Bright House, and Cox are banding together and opening their Wifi hotspots to each other’s customers. That means more than 50,000 hotspots around New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando and Philadelphia. Nor will users have to remember umpteen different brand names; providers will now take the marvelously generic “CableWiFi” as their network name. Read More