Nice to see an airline really being cutting edge on technology. Together with Boeing, Lufthansa launches on-board WLAN service. With download speeds at 7 Mbit/s and upload starting at 128 Kbit/s (to be upgraded to 750 Kbit/s at a later date). I am wired and net-addicted enough for this to affect my choice of airline on my next trip over the atlantic :-)
This is a cool story, about HighWLAN: A Driving Wireless Network. When Casey West and friends decided to drive from Pittsburgh to St. Louis they first thought about using cell-phones to communicate, but ended up (as true geeks) with the first known mobile Wi-Fi setup for communication. They threw in a cell-phone with an internet hookup, and voilà – they had a internet connected Wi-Fi network. Very cool and geeky!
Interesting article in the New York Times today: Escaping to Bryant Park, but Staying Connected to the Web It was the perfect collision of technology and nature, at least the way Oren Eckhaus, a Brooklyn photographer, describes it. He was surfing the Internet on his Apple Titanium PowerBook one day last week and a leaf fluttered in a light breeze and landed on his keyboard. “I’m surrounded by all this technology, and this leaf falls — that is so amazing,” Mr. Eckhaus said, sitting in the shade on a bench
Phillip Torrone sent me an e-mail today telling me about his latest creation: Hobo Phil. Hobo Phil is your Pocket PC guide to reading Warchalking, and also helps you connect to the Wi-Fi networks you might find on your way. Seems like a useful application for everyone with a Wi-Fi equipped Pocket PC
The picture above is an example of how warchalking might look like. Maybe not something that you understand instantly, but if you go over to Everything Burns and look at the proposal there, you might get a better idea of what it means. Warchalking is the hobo-language for free wireless networking, in short – a way for people to mark where good wireless networking is available. Sifry explains: Starting in London, people are marking WiFi spots in chalk on the street, called Warchalking. Just like the hobos of old, these
The future of wireless networks?