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Google Chromecast 2015: Puck-on-a-string fun ... why not, for £30?

Review OK, so we all know what Google’s Chromecast is, yes? Someone at the back – why are they always at the back – seems unsure. In a sentence, then, Chromecast is a small Wi-Fi-connected slug that you slip into a spare HDMI port on your TV, and which plays video and audio under the direction of a remote control app. Google …
Tony Smith, 6 Oct 2015
Amazon Fire TV Stick

Entertaining prospect: Amazon Fire TV Stick

Review Amazon’s Fire TV Stick may well be late to the streaming HDMI dongle party but, as is the company’s wont, it’s even later when it comes to turning up in European markets. Still, it’s here now and keenly priced too at just £35. OK, so Google’s Chromecast is only £30 but at least Amazon supplies a remote control. Amazon Fire TV …
Bob Dormon, 13 Jun 2015

LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio

Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane has taken a massive leap in transmitting power with the installation of a mighty 900MHz ultra long range radio module - the RFD 900u Radio Modem by Oz's RF Design. the RFD 900 rig The diminutive module plugs straight into the Pixhawk autopilot, replacing …
Lester Haines, 28 Aug 2014
The Register breaking news

'I've read all the Harry Potters - and I'm proud to have done so for adverts'

QuotW This was the week when Stephen Fry didn't get upset with The Register, he just called everyone at Vulture Central "cruel and vicious". Fry was not upset about Reg hack Andrew Orlowski's calling him out on a wee slip of the tongue when talking about Alan Turing, when he said that he was responsible for the first programmable …
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ZTE make benefit glorious world's tiniest 4G dongle

Chinese telecoms kit maker ZTE has bolstered its credentials in the 4G space with the launch of what it claims to be the world’s smallest LTE data card. The Shenzhen-based rival to Huawei said the imaginatively named the MF823 is only 13mm thick, around a third the size of a first generation LTE equivalent and consumes a third …
Phil Muncaster, 29 Nov 2012
Novatel MiFi 2352

Ten... Mi-Fi HSPA 3G wireless mini-routers

Product Roundup Reg Hardware Mobile Broadband Week If you want cellular data connectivity when you're out and about you can cough up for a laptop or tablet with a Sim card slot, but they are hardly cheap. Or you can tether your phone if your telco lets you. Another alternative is a portable router. These can be bought with data contracts …
Alun Taylor, 23 May 2012
ZTE MF10 3G dongle hotspot box

Three touts dongle-sharing DIY hotspot box

Yes, you can use your Android or iOS 5 smartphone as a hotspot, but that hasn't stopped Three buying in a stack of ZTE-made 3G dongle-sharing Wi-Fi boxes anyway. The MF10 supports up to five devices within 30m of it. ZTE MF10 3G dongle hotspot box Three said it'll support HSPA+ dongles capable of 21Mb/s download speeds, and …
Hard Reg, 2 Nov 2011
Huawei E586

Three touts 21.1Mb/s mobile broadband dongle

Three UK is pitching a new 802.11n Wi-Fi enabled mobile broadband dongle, this one with HSPA+ technology on board capable of delivering download speeds of up to 21.1Mb/s. The operator does not fully supports the tech yet, though it is aiming to roll out HSPA+ on 80 per cent of its network by the end of the year. Huawei E586 …
Tony Smith, 17 Aug 2011

Janet 3G to go live in June

Janet (UK), the organisation responsible for the UK's higher education and research network, has announced that a new high capacity data service for universities and colleges will be launched in June 2011. Known as Janet 3G, the service will be provided by communications company aql, and has been developed to provide a range …
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Student racks up £8000 mobile broadband bill

Orange has hit a student with a bill for almost eight grand for using a 3G dongle in France for a month. The salutary story of William Harrison, 22, now in his third year a Nottingham University, was told in this weekend's Observer newspaper. Last summer, Harrison signed up for Orange dongle so he would have internet access …
Tony Smith, 22 Feb 2010
The Register breaking news

First seamless 4G mobile data devices in sight

Chip firm ST Ericsson says it has developed devices which will allow users to use the latest 4G mobile networks in Scandinavia seamlessly, without the need to switch dongles. TeliaSonera launched its 4G network in Sweden and Norway earlier this week, but early adopters are being issued with a pair of USB dongles for manual …
Bill Ray, 16 Dec 2009
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Orange declares mobile broadband price war

Orange has set the cat among the dongles with the UK’s lowest mobile broadband pay-monthly tariff. For £4.89 ($8.29/€5.75), Orange’s Internet Everywhere serve provides the firm’s existing pay monthly, pay-as-you-go and home broadband customers with a 500Mb per month download cap and connection speeds of up to 3.6Mb/s. …
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Dongle surfers unaware of limits

Blighty’s mobile web users are unaware of the low download limits normally applied to dongle-based tariffs, and risk incurring surprise costs if they exceed them - new research has concluded. Opium Research quizzed just over 2000 UK-based adults recently – on behalf of website Moneysupermarket, and discovered that 24 per cent …
James Sherwood, 29 Jul 2009
Huawei E812E

Huawei unwraps 21Mb/s HSDPA dongle

Modem maker Huawei has introduced an HSDPA dongle with a slide-out USB connector. Not only that, but it supports monster download speeds The E182E supports HSDPA 3G data transfers of up to 21.6Mb/s - provided the network can manage it, of course. That's the downlink - upload speeds run to 5.76Mb/s, Huawei said. Huawei E812E …
Tony Smith, 4 Mar 2009
Huawei E176

Huawei E176 Micro SDHC-ready HSUPA 3G modem

Review Huawei is the big cheese in the world of USB HSPDA 3G modems, though you might not know it. It makes the modems the likes of Vodafone, BT, 3, T-Mobile and others stamp their own names on before selling them on. Among Huawei's latest offerings is the E176. It builds on last year's E170, upping the radio specification and adding …
Tony Smith, 2 Jan 2009

Nokia readies HSDPA dongle for laptops

Nokia will ship a USB HSDPA 3G dongle early next year in a bid to grab a share of the growing laptop-oriented mobile broadband business. To date, Nokia has left the modem market to others, allowing Chinese connectivity specialist Huawei to grab the lion's share of the business, which it's battling the likes of Sierra Wireless …
Tony Smith, 12 Dec 2008
The Register breaking news

3 punts mobile email for £2.50 a month

UK operator 3 is celebrating their first year of mobile broadband by launching a new data tariff of £2.50 for unlimited email use, though the price doubles to a fiver a month for suit-wearers using Exchange or Notes access. Both tariffs include a data bundle, 10MB and 1GB respectively, but the e-mail access is completely …
Bill Ray, 4 Sep 2008
The Register breaking news

Holidaymaker gets £31k data roaming bill

Another jet-setting TV addict has fallen foul of unreasonable roaming fees, this time to the tune of £31,500, just to get their TV fix - just as the EU considers how best to curtail the operators' roaming rates. The chap concerned was on holiday in Portugal when he decided to forgo the local sights and download an episode of …
Bill Ray, 7 Jul 2008

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