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Asus to bundle netbooks with Boingo WiFi software, discounts

Asus has reached an agreement with Boingo Wireless to bundle the WiFi hotspot operator’s software with new Asus Eee PC notebooks. Basically, if you pick up an Asus Eee PC 1005PE, 1008P, or 1201N, there’s good chance it will come preloaded with Boingo software for connecting to the 125,000 WiFi hotspots around the world. Unfortunately, […]

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Novatel develops a combination 3G/WiFi module for Dell notebooks

Novatel Wireless has filed documents with the FCC demonstrating a new laptop module that supports both WiFi and 3G wireless connections. Typically you need two separate modules for these different features, but by combining a 3G modem with an 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi module PC makers may be able to cut down on size and price. The […]

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Atheros launches 802.11n/Bluetooth combo Mini-card

Atheros has unveiled a new half-mini card that combines 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth wireless capabilities on a single PCIe card. This means you can install a single solution in netbooks, notebooks, or tablet computers while freeing up space inside the computer for additional components such as TV tuners, GPS receivers, or VoIP dongles. Ultimately, using […]

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TRENDnet unveils “world’s smallest” Wireless N travel router

I’m always wary of anyone that claims their product is the smallest in the world. That said, TRENDnet’s new TEW-654TR router is pretty small as routers go. So whether it’s actually the world’s smallest 300Mbps Wireless N router or not, this travel router might be worth checking out if you’re in the market for something […]

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Study: US netbook sales highest in big cities on the coasts

Netbooks have a few things going for them. They’re smaller, lighter, and cheaper than most laptops. But they also tend to emphasize internet connectivity with built in WiFi capabilities. But while plenty of folks have installed 802.11b, g, or n networks in their homes, ultraportable devices really shine when you take them out of the […]