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London Buses trialling free wifi

Transport for London has announced a trial of wifi on a handful of buses which, if successful, could roll out to thousands of other buses that serve the capital. Pic from here. The technology has been installed on a bus on route 12, between Dulwich and Oxford Circus, and the RV1…

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New app to name and shame crappy wifi comes to Android

You know the feeling. You're somewhere unfamiliar and you desperately need to upload that video or carry out some other bandwidth-intensive activity. But where to do it? After a long search, you find an oasis of wifi in the middle of a desert of no signal... and then... the wifi doesn't work. Perhaps it says you're connected even…

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James O'MalleyNew app to name and shame crappy wifi comes to Android

The Cloud partners with Arqiva to bring the first 3G and Wi-Fi network to a UK underground transport system

Have you ever wished you could tweet about that crazy passanger spinning the crystal ball on his index finger, update facebook, or check your email while on the tube? Well thanks to Europe's larges mobile Wi-Fi provider the Cloud…

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LauraScottThe Cloud partners with Arqiva to bring the first 3G and Wi-Fi network to a UK underground transport system

Chuck Norris' PDA – the Getac PS535F

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Do you work in a field where you need rugged equipment? Perhaps you’re a field engineer, a geologist, or maybe even a stuntman? Well, then the Getac PS535F is right up your alley. It’s a super-rugged PDA for use in tough environments.

It comes equipped with a GPS, 3.5″ VGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, altimeter, electronic compass and Windows Mobile 6.1. There’s no modem, annoyingly, but it does have Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. There’s 2GB of onboard memory.

The device weighs 300g, has battery for 8 hours and in keeping with its rugged design, it’s resistant to drops, water, dust and extreme temperatures. I’ve got an email in to Getac asking how much it’ll cost and when it’ll be available, so I’ll update this post when I know more.

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Duncan GeereChuck Norris' PDA – the Getac PS535F

CES 2009: Palm shows off rumoured touchscreen device – the Palm Pre

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The rumours were true. Palm’s got a brand new device to go with its spangly new Nova operating system. All we knew previously was that it had a portrait touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but now there’s a bit more info to go with it.

That touchscreen measures 3.1″ diagonally, at 480×320 resolution. The slide-out keyboard doesn’t come straight out – it sorta curves. There’s oodles of connectivity – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and EVDO. There’s a removable battery, microUSB connector, support for USB mass storage and – YAY! – a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It’s running the new Nova OS, but more about that in another post. It’ll be available in the “first half” of 2009. In the meantime, for more CES coverage, click here.

(via Gizmodo’s liveblog)

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Duncan GeereCES 2009: Palm shows off rumoured touchscreen device – the Palm Pre