Awesome things that hide secret powers: These funky stickers are also 3mm thick bluetooth beacons

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

These colourful stickers might not look like much, but this is the digital age, and with the digital age comes smart technology. They’re known as Estimote Beacons and these 3mm-thick stickers help apps see through their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices, all through Bluetooth. So how could they be used?

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Pet-fi lets your pet help you get connected online

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 4 April 2014

Let’s face it, some of our pets are absolutely useless. When was the last time they actually earned their keep around the house? Pet-Fi (which sounds suspiciously like a joke and might just be one) is apparently the ‘world’s first pet-powered mobile broadband solution’ that puts your pet’s, er, roaming capabilities to good use. All […]

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Hilarious wifi network names

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 November 2013

This never gets old: wifi network names make us chuckle all the time. These are some of the best ones we found, screen-captured for all eternity on the Internet.

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This little bug will add wifi to any hardware you want

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 16 May 2013

Minneapolis-based Spark Devices, a team of engineers, designers and makers, have been working on the Spark Core, an open source Arduino-compatible device that connects the Internet to any hardware using Wifi. It’s a little board that looks more like a bug than the powerhouse it is: it has a 72 MHz ARM Cortex M3, a […]

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Microsoft gives away free wifi in issues of Forbes magazine

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Next time you pick up a Forbes magazine, check to see if it’s got free wifi. Yes, that’s right, Microsoft is giving out free wifi in a select number of Forbes magazines. The magazine is equipped with free wifi for fifteen days, and up to five devices can connect at a time. The magazine router […]

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Yes, that Israeli donkey ride comes with wifi

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 October 2012

Talk about roving wifi hotspots. At Kfar Kedem, a historical theme park in Israel, you can get wifi for your connection-starved devices on — of all places — a donkey. There are 30 donkeys at the attraction, of which five now carry wifi routers wherever they go so that park visitors can tweet, post Facebook […]

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