Tag: LTE

Billion BiPAC 7800DXL Router Modem Unboxing

Leading on my article from yesterday I had to replace my old Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ router modem given that it no longer worked. Even after having the line speed reduced on the DSLAM did nothing so out I went and fetched the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL router modem. Unboxing video is below: This router modem has …

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Huawei E589 4G Mini Wi-Fi Modem Unboxing

Here is the unboxing video for the¬†Huawei E589 4G Mini Wi-Fi modem! It’s about the size of a deck of cards and is small enough to pop in your pocket or handbag while still keeping your other devices connected. I’ve not yet tested battery life but I’ll get a better idea in the coming weeks. …

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Incoming Gadget – Huawei E589 4G Mini Wi-Fi Modem

Just a heads up that I got myself a new mobile broadband modem in the form of a Huawei E589 4G Mini Wi-Fi modem this week to replace my existing 3G USB modem. I thought this would be a suitable replacement given the inability of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet to connect to cellular networks …

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Why Voice is a Peril for Google

Since the iPhone 4S came out Siri, the enhanced voice control functionality found only on the iPhone 4S (for the time being), has become a a focal point for the state of the art of speech recognition. With smartphones packing quite a punch in terms of CPU power and access to the cloud becoming ubiquitous …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked From Sale in Australia and a Possible Workaround

Today, there have been numerous stories on various Australian news sites about Apple blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 for various patent infringements. Of course, the immediate effects for consumers is that they cannot buy the device within the country and businesses such as carriers and technology shops are unable to sell the …

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Net Filtering vs NBN – What’s it Gonna Be?

As the last few years (and particularly the last few months) have unfolded, we have seen the mandatory web filtering debate get knocked around the press whilst the NBN (only now coming online in a few towns conveniently before an election) got its fair share of airtime. Apart from the issue of credibility and electability …

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Converged vs Standalone Devices – Which is Best?

Particularly over the last decade, we have witnessed convergence of technology at any increasing rate. Ten years ago, mobile phones did little more than make and receive calls and SMS. MMS was later introduced while camera and video functionality started to appear as entry level features. Mobile phones have also turned into mobile broadband modems …

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iPhone 4 – It’s not 4G!

One thing I have noticed lately is that people are incorrectly referring to the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4G. This also occurred well before the official announcement of the device. ¬†Sure, some people might not know any better but the technological purists amongst us do have a good point as to why we should …

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