Yellowstone National Park is riddled with constantly changing geothermal hot spots—it's part of the reason for the park's famous geysers. But this past Thursday, the area around one section of road got so hot that asphalt literally started melting.
Skype Premium subscribers will now get access to Skype Wi-Fi for free—The service allows you to connect to "more than one million hotspots worldwide" using only your Skype account. That means that for $5 a month, you'll (almost) never have to sign up for a random service in random place just to get online.
The ability to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot is a fantastically useful little tool in and of itself. But Apple, being the generous overlord that it is, goes so far as to automatically generate a network key, keeping even the most absent-minded of Wi-Fi-beggared safe and sound. Or so we thought. According to a…
Having the ability to set up a Wi-Fi network wherever you need one can be great, but it can also come at a cost. Hotspots come with expensive plans, and more and more often, phone tethering does too. The Karma hotspot, on the other hand, is totally pay-as-you-go, and even comes with the built-in ability to accrue a…
Never content to be just the go-to search engine, Google's been barking up some interesting trees recently. Now, Google has gobbled up ICOA for $400 million, and the thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that come with it.
Microsoft just hammered out a deal to get Windows Phones access to 12 million Wi-Fi hotspots from its new partner Devicescape.
Wanna know the quickest way to make any mobile product more tantalizing? Give it a touchscreen! And that's exactly what AT&T and Novatel did with the 4G LTE MiFi Liberate, packing the finger-friendly tech into a form factor that looks like a Magic Trackpad.
Everybody hates roaming and the absurd charges that come with it, but what are you going to do? Disconnect for a few days? Of course not. Pick up a crazy portable hotspot that has 10 SIM cards? Doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
Former Gizmodian Brian Lam has a site called The Wirecutter, whose singular goal is to decide which gadgets to buy or not to buy. Today, he looks at the best Wi-Fi hotspot money can buy.
In a very short time frame we've become constantly connected, able to get our internet fix anytime, anywhere. Most of us are more than a little reliant on our Internet connections. MaximumPC breaks down some of the different devices and services that provide internet access across all fifty states, delivering that…
Sprint's latest 4G hotspot, the Overdrive Pro, is coming on March 20, allowing 8 users to connect over wi-fi b/g/n (instead of 5), and access the NAS-enabled microSD storage slot and GPS functionality. It's $50 with a two-year contract. [Slashgear]
Hi, AT&T? Loyal customer here. Really been digging the iPhone the last few years, and was excited to find out I can use it as a hotspot in March. That is, if you let us. And here's why you should.
With more cities being blanketed in the warm glow of WiMax every month, 3G speeds are going to start seeming primitive, fast. Clear's iSpot hotspot lets iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches get a taste of the delicious 4G future.
It's not just phones that can act as personal hotspots anymore. Sony's Vaio Z and Y series laptops will soon start shipping with Share My Connection (SMC), which turns your notebook into a MiFi for up to five devices.
In this recently released commercial from Sprint, altruistic "Matt" grants his friend "Steve" (ha!) 4G speeds on his 3G network iPhone by way of the Overdrive mobile hotspot. Then he eats an apple—so clever!
If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots.
Here's a neat Instructable for significantly increasing the geek factor in your car's rear windshield, showing how to modify a Wi-Fi-detecting t-shirt into a Wi-Fi-detecting window decal. At some point in some traffic jam, you'll make a fellow nerd's day.
The Apple iPad will come with two 3G data plans through AT&T, one of which is just $30 per month with no contract. You can cancel at any time with no penalty, and use AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots for free.
This fun video personifies the prowl for Wi-Fi. You could pay the password-pimp for a fast connection, but what about that loose hotspot? Jumping on free Wi-Fi is easy, but only while it lasts, and you gotta watch for viruses: