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2016 Jun 4, 11:27
they've really doubled down on the "world-ending ritual chamber" look and feel for wifi routers these days
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CodePlex - Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2

2014 May 21, 2:30

The original open source Wifi Hotpot for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012!

Free open source software based router you can run on Windows to wirelessly share your Internet connection with other devices

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Hotel Wifi JavaScript Injection (justinsomnia.org)

2012 Apr 5, 3:23

In short, Marriott is injecting JavaScript into the HTML of every webpage its hotel customers view for the purpose of injecting ads (and in the meantime, breaking YouTube).

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With WP7 Mango available for all, Microsoft pushes ahead with new updates

2011 Dec 1, 3:22

“including driver updates to enable Internet sharing on some models such as the HTC HD7” Just upgraded and saw this. Very cool.

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Hidden device distorts news on wireless networks, brews beer, is time machine - Hack a Day

2011 May 30, 3:13"We covered the Newstweek, a wall-wart sized box that injects fake news stories over public WiFi connections last February, but now there’s a great walk through and it seems our doubts about this project were disproved."PermalinkCommentssecurity journalism wifi hack technical

HotelChatter's Annual Hotel WiFi Report 2010 || HotelChatter

2010 Apr 29, 11:45"...Well guess what? The demand for hotel WiFi has not gone away, quite the opposite, a growing number of hotel guests not only demand the hotel they book have proper wireless access but most will consider *not* staying at a hotel that can't meet their basic access needs."
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Solar Wi-Fi Flowers Create Harmony Between Man, Nature And Machine - The Design blog

2009 Jul 23, 10:32Toyota's 3rd gen Prius ad. campaign features giant solar powered flowers that seat ten, provide free wi-fi and power, and will be placed outdoors in major cities across the US.
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The Grid, Our Cars and the Net: One Idea to Link Them All | Autopia | Wired.com

2009 May 13, 11:04To summarize: build the smart grid on top of the Internet, and put wireless mesh routers in power meters and cars.PermalinkCommentsdavid-weinberger network wifi mesh-networking wired article robin-chase car smart-grid

Xbox Achievements for Everyday Life

2008 Sep 16, 7:54

I just upgraded to the Zune 3.0 software which includes games and purchasing music on the Zune via WiFi and once again I'm thrilled that the new firmware is available for old Zunes like mine. Rooting around looking at the new features I noticed Zune Badges for the first time. They're like Xbox Achievements, for example I have a Pixies Silver Artist Power Listener award for listening to the Pixies over 1000 times. I know its ridiculous but I like it, and now I want achievements for everything.

Achievements everywhere would require more developments in self-tracking. Self-trackers, folks who keep statistics on exactly when and what they eat, when and how much they exercise, anything one may track about one's self, were the topic of a Kevin Kelly Quantified Self blog post (also check out Cory Doctorow's SF short story The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away featuring a colony of self-trackers). For someone like me with a medium length attention span the data collection needs to be completely automatic or I will lose interest and stop collecting within a week. For instance, Nike iPod shoes that keep track of how many steps the wearer takes. I'll also need software to analyze, display, and share this data on a website like Mycrocosm. I don't want to have to spend extreme amounts of time to create something as wonderful as the Feltron Report (check out his statistic on how many daily measurements he takes for the report). Once we have the data we can give out achievements for everything!

Achievements for Everyday Life
Carnivore
Eat at least ten different kinds of animals.
Make Friends
Meet at least 10% of the residents in your home town.
Globetrotter
Visit a city in every country.
You're Old
Survive at least 80 years of life.

Of course none of the above is practical yet, but how about Delicious achievements based on the public Delicious feeds? That should be doable...

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RFC 3675 - .sex Considered Dangerous

2008 Jun 30, 3:55FCC wants nationwide free wifi that's free of porn. They should read this. "Periodically there are proposals to mandate the use of a special top level name or an IP address bit to flag "adult" "unsafe" material or the like. This document explains why thiPermalinkCommentsdomain dns rfc ietf internet porn government politics censorship

xkcd - "Zealous Autoconfig"

2008 Apr 28, 11:53Wifi autoconfig that goes beyond expectations.PermalinkCommentshumor comic network wifi xkcd wireless

bunnie's blog - Blog Archive - Chumby Wifi Sniffer

2008 Apr 8, 1:08"... a version of the chumby that sniffs wifi and renders captured packets onto the display."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman chumby wifi sniff security sniffing wireless network

Chumby will be cool, despite its name

2008 Feb 19, 1:51

Bedside ChumbyI signed up for the pre-release beta and purchased a Chumby last year. Chumby looks like a cousin to a GPS unit. Its similar in size with a touch screen, but has WiFi, accelerometers, and is pillow like on the sides that aren't a screen. In practice its like an Internet alarm clock that shows you photos and videos off the Web. Its hackable in that Chumby Industries tells you about the various ways to run your own stuff on the Chumby, modifying the boot sequence (it runs Linux), turning on sshd, etc, etc. The Chumby forum too has lots of info from folks who have found interesting hacks for the device.

When you turn on the Chumby it downloads and runs the latest version of the Chumby software which lets you set alarms, play music, and display Flash widgets. The Chumby website lets anyone upload their own Flash widgets to share with the community. I tried my hand at creating one using Adobe's free Flash creation SDK but I don't know Flash and didn't have the patience to learn.

Currently my Chumby is set to wake me up at 8am on weekdays with music from ShoutCast and then displays traffic and weather. At 10am everyday it switches to showing me a slide-show of LolCats. At 11pm it switches to night mode where it displays the time in dark grey text on a black background at a reduced light level so as not to disturb me while I sleep.

I like the Chumby but I have two complaints. The first is that it forces me to learn flash in order to create anything cool rather than having a built-in Web browser or depending on a more Web friendly technology. The second complaint is about its name. At first I thought the name was stupid in a kind of silly way, but now that I'm used to the name it sounds vaguely dirty.

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ThinkGeek :: SnūzNLūz - Wifi Donation Alarm Clock

2008 Jan 14, 10:24Alarm clock that donates money to a charity you dislike when you hit the snooze button.PermalinkCommentsalarm clock humor geek gadget gift thinkgeek wifi wireless product alarm-clock

chumby

2007 Oct 17, 10:49Chumby is a hackable little wifi computer. Its like an expensive alarm clock that also shows you stuff off the Internet. I kind of want one.PermalinkCommentspurchase shopping wifi wireless opensource flash design hardware chumby

spacenamespace

2007 Apr 19, 3:35Interesting projects related to maps of physical space and the semantic web.PermalinkCommentsarchitecture data map ontology rdf place semanticweb tag wifi xml space research

Don't fall victim to the 'Free Wi-Fi' scam

2007 Jan 26, 3:20I wondered how long it would take for these to appear. Maybe you don't pay money to use your neighbors WiFi connection but you do pay in information.PermalinkCommentsarticle wifi free security windows airport

Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router - Lifehacker

2006 Dec 20, 4:29How to update my router with cool new business and things. Why I would do this: increased signal strength.PermalinkCommentsrouter wireless hack howto linksys wifi diy article blog linux open-source tutorial

Upside-Down-Ternet

2006 Jul 31, 1:07Guy messes with wireless theiving neighbors using fun proxying.PermalinkCommentshttp humor internet prank ip wireless wifi proxy

Slashdot Comment - Setting Up The Greenpeace Ship w/WiFi

2005 Apr 3, 4:20PermalinkCommentshumor slashdot advice
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