Motorola Embeds CDMA Femtocell into Digital Photo Frame

I have to hand it to the guys at Motorola for coming up with the idea to integrate a femtocell and a VoIP soft phone into a digital photo frame. Femtocells » 9/24/08 5:20pm 9/24/08 5:20pm help cover weak spots in a cellular network by sending calls over the internet—which is a good idea except that it would involve yet another device cluttering up…

A Look Inside Defcon's Network Ops Room, The Most Secure Conference…

Network access at conferences sucks, pretty much without exception. That is, unless it's built by the badge-wearing network ops volunteers of the Defcon hacker convention, who are affectionately referred to as the "Goons" (read: IT badasses). Wired's Threat Level got a chance to look behind the scenes and snap some… » 8/11/08 4:00pm 8/11/08 4:00pm

Google May Buy a Balloon Company to Build Huge Wireless Networks


According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is considering either a partnership or a full-on buyout of Space Data Corp—a company that provides balloon-based wireless networks. If you think that seems a little strange, consider this: the balloons can help bring wireless service to individuals in rural areas and they… » 2/20/08 8:51pm 2/20/08 8:51pm