Wi Fi

  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling March 6, 2014

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the Gorkha...
  • US company to beam free wi-fi to entire world from space February 26, 2014

    Washington: A US company is planning to build an 'Outernet - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet - for free. The idea is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of...
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity at New Delhi Railway Station soon July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Waiting for a train to arrive will no longer be boring as Railways is equipping India's busiest station with free Wi-Fi connectivity, a first in the country, to ensure value-added amenity for passengers. New Delhi railway station, which handles about 300 trains and 5 lakh passengers a day, will...
  • BSNL launches first wi-fi network module for cars April 3, 2013

    Indore: In a development which is probably the first of its kind in the country, BSNL's Indore division on Wednesday launched a wi-fi technology module for cars which will enable people to use Internet while they are travelling. A wi-fi technology module which costs around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 was...
  • Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani to have Wi-Fi connectivity April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Passengers on the Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani would now be able to connect to internet through Wi-Fi facility while travelling, a railway official said on Tuesday. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will launch the facility on the train at the Delhi station on Tuesday, according to the official. "Many passengers feel the...
  • Indians consider Wi-Fi, free breakfast a must in hotels February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian travellers consider Wi-Fi, free breakfast and beverages as important amenities while looking for hotel accommodation, be it during leisure or business travel, according to a recent survey. "Among Indian travellers, 26 per cent consider Wi-Fi as an important amenity while looking for hotel accommodation during leisure travel. The...
  • Boeing uses potatoes to test its in-flight wi-fi system December 24, 2012

    London: US planemaker Boeing has used the humble potato as an unusual substitute for passengers to test its in-flight wi-fi system. Passenger seats on a decommissioned plane were loaded with huge sacks of the tubers for several days as signal strengths were checked. The company's researchers said that potatoes "interact"...
  • Huawei launches WiFi data card E355 at Rs 5,499 August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Huawei has announced the launch of its WiFi data card - Huawei E355. The Huawei E355 Wi-Fi modem functions both as a data card for a single user and as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, which can simultaneously connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, allowing users to enjoy internet...
  • Shanghai buses to have Wi-Fi July 10, 2012

    Shanghai: Commuters in China's commercial capital will soon be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service inside its city buses. Shanghai Bashi Group, the bus operator, said it intends to provide Wi-Fi in response to passengers' increasing demands, and was working with telecom companies, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman with the Shanghai...
  • BSNL launches 3G WiFi Router for Rs 5,800 July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in association with Shyam Networks launched a 3G WiFi router, Winknet MF 50, bundled with its SIM for Rs 5,800. R K Upadhyay, chief managing director, BSNL said, "3G WiFi Router, Winknet MF 50, will be made available from tomorrow at all the BSNL...
  • Gujarat village with 24-hr Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras July 3, 2012

    Punsari: Ever heard of a village with CCTV cameras, 24-hour Wi-Fi Internet and solar-powered lamps? Well, Punsari village in Gujarat is providing its citizens much more than what even some urbanites can hope for. And all this is being done without any NRI funding or any special donations. Their formula...
  • BSNL to launch a WiFi pocket router for Rs 5,800 July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in association with Shyam Networks will launch a 3G WiFi Router, Winknet MF 50, on Tuesday with attractive data plans to boost the uptake of its 3G services. BSNL spokesperson said to The Mobile Indian, "3G WiFi Router, Winknet MF 50, will be made...
  • HTC One X faces Wi-Fi issues due to improper gripping June 16, 2012

    New Delhi: When Apple announced the iPhone 4, a lot of users began taking to the forums voicing their concerns about their handsets losing signal. Later on Steve Jobs addressed this issue by stating that it was an antenna issue and one would need to grip the handset in a...
  • MPs can now use iPads with Lok Sabha going Wi-Fi June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha members would soon be able to use iPads in the house with a parliamentary panel clearing Wi-Fi connectivity in the Lower House of Parliament. The facility is already available in the Rajya Sabha. According to Lok Sabha Secretary General TK Vishwanathan, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has...
  • iPhone app tells you when to water your plants May 21, 2012

    London: Now your garden plants need not die of neglect, thanks to an iPhone application that tells you when they need watering. The Koubachi Wi-fi plant sensor and application costs a steep 99 pounds. It requires a sensor which sits with the plant, monitoring it and checking its vital signs against...
  • Why you don't need a 3G tablet April 13, 2012

    When buying a tablet most people look for a built in 3G feature, however, since there is a great price difference between the WiFi-only version and the 3G version, approximately Rs 7,000 in the case of top of the line tablets, one needs to question the rationale of buying the...
  • All Nokia Lumia phones to get Internet sharing March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Nokia's Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 phones will soon get the mobile hotspot functionality, which they currently lack. If you take a close look at tech specs of these phones, you will find that these phones lack the tethering support, which means sharing the Internet connection of an...
  • T'puram has high hopes from Rail Budget March 14, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi presents the Railway Budget on Wednesday, the city will be hoping to get a slew of projects as well as the pending budgetary allocation. Among the new trains that the State is hoping for, a direct train from Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai is one among...
  • Using wi-fi on a laptop 'damages sperm' November 30, 2011

    London: Here's an advice for the tech-savvy generation - browsing the net on a laptop computer connected with wireless technology can damage sperm counts, a new study has claimed. An international team has discovered that a laptop, using wi-fi, which is placed near male reproductive organs reduced men's sperm quality...
  • Google to offer location opt-out to Wi-Fi owner September 14, 2011

    San Francisco: Google Inc. is going to let people with home wireless networks decide whether they want to be lumped into a system that helps pinpoint the locations of people on cell phones. The concession announced Tuesday will give wireless, or Wi-Fi, networks the right to forbid Google from listing...
  • Secure your WiFi connection from terrorists' use December 12, 2010

    New Delhi: A Navi Mumbai disc jockey was baffled and shocked when police came to his house on Tuesday night asking him about an Indian Mujahideen e-mail claiming responsibility for Varanasi blast. The e-mail was sent by Akhil Talreja's unsecured WiFi connection, minutes after the blast....
  • Varanasi blast: FIR filed against WiFi hackers December 9, 2010

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified persons for hacking into unsecured WiFi network in Navi Mumbai and allegedly concealing the existence of a design to wage war against India, police said on Thursday. The unidentified persons were booked on Wednesday under relevant sections of Information...
  • US seeks to tap unused airwaves for super WiFi September 13, 2010

    Washington: US consumers clamoring for more video and email while they're on the go might see a whole new breed of faster wireless devices in a couple of years if regulators move as expected later this month to start opening up empty airwaves for mobile broadband. Tech companies are lobbying to...
  • Coming soon: Internet, live TV on flights July 9, 2010

    Hong Kong: Full broadband Internet access, mobile phone service and even live television may soon be a reality on flights after a leading international airline revealed plans to introduce them. Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has announced plans to fit its entire fleet with Internet broadband service, a...
  • Google mapped Britain's entire WiFi network June 1, 2010

    London: Britain's entire wireless network has been mapped by Google's street view car fitted with radio aerials in order to use the database for commercial purposes through its internet search engine. Every WiFi wireless router, the device that links a computer with the internet, has been entered into a Google database....
  • German court orders Wi-Fi passwords for all May 13, 2010

    Berlin: Germany's top criminal court ruled Wednesday that Internet users need to secure their private wireless connections by password to prevent unauthorised people from using their Web access to illegally download data. Internet users can be fined up to euro100 ($ 126) if a third party takes advantage of their...
  • Top 10 tips for home users to secure WiFi networks July 1, 2010

    Before five bomb blasts ripped through Delhi on Saturday, an Islamic outfit known as the Indian Mujahideen sent an e-mail to various news organisations threatening a terror attack. On July 26, the same outfit shot out a similar e-mail minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts. According to cyber crime cell, terrorists hacked...
  • Learn: How to secure your wi-fi connection September 15, 2008

    There are 15,000 unsecured wi-fi networks in Mumbai alone, and terrorists have already misused two. Rati Choudhary explains how you can avoid being their next target. ...
  • Mumbai may soon be country's first wi-fi enabled city August 9, 2008

    Mumbai: It’s a city on the fast lane and if the BMC has its way, Mumbai will soon be the country's first wi-fi enabled city, which means wireless Internet in any part of the metropolis. This Rs 300-crore public-private partnership will involve the civic body shouldering the responsibility of erecting...
  • IBN LIVING: Social drinking leads to alcohol addiction August 2, 2008

    Alcoholism is a silent epidemic that is taking over urban India. Most of the people don’t even realise when their social drinking turns into full-blown alcohol addiction and make them a beast in the end. IBN Living talks to Vijay Simha who had a similar experience. And, for people who...