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2014 is shaping up to be a game-changing year for Next Generation Hotspot. Boingo’s vice president Zack Sterngold recently shared an update on the bold moves that the company is taking to move Next Generation Hotspot from roadmap to reality with Cisco’s SP360: Service Provider blog. Continue reading

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Got Fire? Now There’s a Boingo Wi-Fi App for Kindle Fire Owners!


Splendid news for eReader fans: we have officially launched the Boingo Wi-Fi app for the Amazon Kindle Fire! You can download the free app from the Amazon Appstore for Android. The Boingo Wi-Fi app helps you locate and connect to free and Boingo hotspots worldwide. Get online at over 400,000 Boingo hotspots on your Kindle Fire and download movies, music, magazines, books, games and more.  If you already have a Boingo account, just launch the app and enter your login information. Or, you can sign up for a new account directly from the app. Own a Barnes & Noble Nook Color? There’s a Boingo Wi-Fi app for that, too.

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10 Cool Kid Tech Gifts Under $50


It’s no secret kids like tech toys as much as we adults do. But gadgets tend to be expensive, and they’re more fragile in the hands of kids. So we browsed around the interweb and found ten cool kid tech toys that won’t break your bank nor fall apart too easily during play. Please note we haven’t tried and tested all the products below. If you have, please share feedback on your experience. Know of other kid tech toys under $50? Please let us know in the comments section! 1. Scrabble Flash Cubes ($9.95): Scrabble is a board game classic but this digitized version is a great portable option. The set comes with five cubes that keep track of words and points electronically. For ages eight and up. 2. The Digi-Piggy digital coin counting bank ($14.95): This is a great little contraption for introducing kids to the habit of saving money. A little electronic screen on the pig’s snout displays the total amount of money in the bank. Every time coins are added, the screen updates. Comes in pink and white, requires AA batteries. Buy directly from the Digi-Piggy site or through Amazon. For ages three and up. 3. Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts For the Gadget Mama


Last week, we posted our Mother’s Day gift guide for the Travel Mama. Now, we bring you ten gift recommendations for the Gadget Mama this Mother’s Day. If your mama enjoys both travel and tech — lucky you! You’ll definitely find something among our suggestions that will bring a sweet smile to her face. 1. Gadget charger: make sure Mom never runs out of juice on her gadget! Check out these super-duper chargers: a) Brookstone 4-in1 Power Charger ($39.95): works with iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Samsung, Motorola Droid, Nokia, digital cameras and other micro/mini USB powered devices. Mom has a choice of four power sources: a standard wall plug, car power socket, computer USB port or 9-volt battery (battery sold separately). b) iGo Charge Anywhere ($39.99):  works with multiple devices, including mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS devices and more. This is a portable charger/battery with two USB outputs for charging devices anywhere. c) Powermat Portable Mat with Powercube ($59.99): compatible with most mobile devices and simultaneously charges up to three devices. 2. Extended gadget battery: perfect for those situations (e.g., conferences) when Mom doesn’t have access to a power outlet. All she has to do is install an extended battery, and she’s

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Tech Thursday Deals – 4/7/2011


If you’re in the market for a desktop computer, check out the Dell OptiPlex GX520 for $249.99 via 1saleaday (list price: $1199.99). Specs include: 3.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR2 DRAM & 640GB hard drive. The computer comes with a 17″ LCD Monitor, Windows XP Professional, keyboard and optical mouse. Buy within eight hours as of the time of this writing. (Via 1saleaday) Get the new Xbox 360 4GB Console for $199 via Amazon and receive a $50 credit towards a future purchase (spend it on games, perhaps?). The new Xbox gets an average rating of four stars out of five (182 total reviews), with customers proclaiming it the “best Xbox so far.” Specs include: built-in Wi-Fi, specialized port for connectivity to Kinect Sensor, five USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI output, and optical audio out port.  The price includes: wireless controller, one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership, and 1 year limited warranty on console. Need another reason to be excited? Free shipping! (Via Gadgetreview) One of our favorite online retailer of bags, eBags, is having a 20% off sale on Timbuk2 merchandise. Check out the great selection of iPad and eReader Cases, laptop bags, and laptop sleeves. We dig the gray and red

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Tech Thursday Deals – 3/10/2011


Taking the plunge on the iPad 2? Check out the new selection of cases from Case Logic. We like the compact netbook sleeve for $21.99. Or if you’re accident-prone, consider the water-resistant case for $29.99. (Via Case Logic) The iPhone 4 with 32 GB of memory is going for $299.99 at Best Buy (list: $799.99). Or get the 16GB version for only $199.99 (list: $699.99).  A two-year service plan with Verizon is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 3.5-inch multi-touch display and 5 MP camera. (Via Best Buy) If you’re in the market for a compact camera bag that fits your various accessories, check out the Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag for $34.95 (list: $50.00). Customers gave the bag an average rating of four and a half out of five stars but say it’s most ideal for those looking for a bag on the smaller side. (Via Amazon) The Android-powered Samsung Vibrant is on sale at Amazon for only $69.99 (list: $599.99). A service plan with T-Mobile is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 MP camera and 16GB internal memory. (Via Dealzmodo) Nick Bilton, lead writer for the New York Times tech blog, is the author

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 2/17/2011


Cirago 80 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $29.99 through Amazon (list price: $59.99): This one is dedicated to all you digital pack-rats. Free up space on your computer’s hard drive by transferring old videos, photos and other unnecessary files to an external hard drive. Doing so not only gives you the flexibility of storing more current and relevant files, it may also speed up your computer (assuming all else is fine). This Cirago hard drive stores a generous 80 GBs and it’s in a compact form factor. The average rating on Amazon is four out of five stars — pretty good. (Via Gadling) Bushnell Digital Binoculars for $47 through Zwee! (list price: $89.99): These are among the fanciest binoculars we’ve seen. They have 10x magnification and a 35 megapixel camera built in so you can capture the images you’re zooming in on. Sounds perfect for live sports fanatics and bird watchers! Purchase comes with two-year warranty. (Via Zwee!) Buy one Ubisoft Wii dance title ($19-$39), get a Wii game 30% Off through Amazon: Is it fair to say that most people aren’t comfortable dancing in public? Perhaps we speak only for ourselves. In any case, our fears

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 1/20/2011


Check out the tech deals that caught our eye for Thursday, 1/20/11. We haven’t tried any of these products firsthand, but if you have, please fill us in on your assessment. Panasonic TA-1 Ultrathin HD Video Camcorder for $89 through Amazon (list price: $169.95): We love that this HD camcorder is small enough to fit in your pocket, gives you the option of taking decent resolution photos (8MP), and converts into a Skype webcam for VoIP calls. Amazon users, whose ratings for this device average four out of five stars, mention the product takes high-quality video and is easy to use but recommend the purchase of a memory card. (Via Dealzon) TsirTech 15-Item Accessory Bundle for Apple iPad 3G/Wi-Fi for $29.99 through Amazon (this is the list price): We thought there had to be a catch to this deal, but the five customer reviews all rate this five out of five stars. Notable items included in the bundle: three different cases (leather, silicone and crystal clear), stylus pen, screen protector, USB cable, car charger, travel pouch and reading light. (Via Gadling) Hype Briefcase USB Turntable for $59.99  through 1saleaday (list price: $169.99): Still got vinyl records? Nothing wrong with that

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 1/13/2011


We’re excited to bring you a new weekly post, Tech Thursday Gadget Deals, designed for those of us afflicted with a fetish for gadgets. Each week, we’ll feature five gadget deals geared towards helping you save money as you build your empire of tech toys. For Thursday, 1/13/11, here are a few discounts you might find compelling. Samsung Galaxy Tab for $299 through Sprint (list price: $499.99): Sprint is currently offering the lowest price on this tablet, hailed by the WSJ as the iPad’s “first credible competitor” in this article. We were wowed when we saw a demo of the Samsung Galaxy Tab at CES 2011. Read more about our impressions. Note that a two-year data contract is required with purchase. (Via Tablets Planet) HTC EVO 4G Android Phone through Amazon (list price: $299.99): We’ve had the opportunity to play with this device and we think it’s darn awesome. High-level specs include: Android 2.1 OS, 4.3” 480 x 800 WVGA OLED touch screen, 1 GHz processor, and 8MP camera with video. Note that a two-year Sprint data contract is required with purchase. (Via TechDealDigger) 40-inch Toshiba 40E200U LCD HDTV for $433.99 through Amazon (list price: $699): This Toshiba HDTV looks