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Study on smartphone users reveal surprising facts at the Mobile World Congress!

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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

At the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain, startling facts emerge as a study on smart phone users in the US and UK are revealed. Most of the findings were contrary to popular belief and took the mobile world by surprise.

While it was thought that mobile data consumption is on the rise, the study, done by a professional agency that provides Device-Based Analytics, Mobidia, reveals that the statistics could be wrong. Instead, they revealed that based on the study, WiFi data usage is on the rise.

According to the study,

Total data usage on smartphones is much higher than generally reported throughout the industry. In fact, the conclusions show that Wi-Fi data consumptions exceeds cellular by a factor of two-to-one and that Wi-Fi accounted for 70 percent of all smartphone-originated traffic within the sampled user base.

Also,

It is clear that, for an overwhelming majority of smartphone users, Wi-Fi is employed as the primary data connection of choice.

And,

Across the global smartphone user base sampled, 91 percent of smartphone subscribers use Wi-Fi for data usage purposes.

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Not only did we find that data usage on smartphones was much higher than the typical 100-500 megabytes average monthly usage that is often cited, but it was also found that Wi-Fi usage often outpaced mobile usage by as much as six-to-one in some countries. Now, that is alarming statistics!

What do you think? Do you prefer mobile data or WiFi data for internet usage?

10 Amazing WiFi devices that’ll make you want them now!

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

And we thought WiFi is all about mobile broadband, internet connectivity and stuff.  Looking at these gadgets, we’re surprised that we didn’t even know half of them existed.

Well, WiFi is an amazing technology that’s often under estimated. There are amazingly ridiculous things WiFi enabled gadgets can do. The thing is, we often see or go by other features and technologies in a product more often (not your fault, its often designed that way) than WiFi, which is sidelined.

Don’t trust us yet? Check out these amazing WiFi enabled gadgets and the surprisingly amazing things they can do to you. This will get the child in you excited for sure.

Amazing WiFi Device No.1
The WiFi Puppy Tweeter !

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if your dog could tweet? Now they can. Set up a Twitter account for your pup, upload the cutest picture of them for their avatar, plug the USB unit of Puppy Tweets into your computer and with a little setup, your dog is ready to tweet. ThinkGeek    Puppy Tweets

Clip the Puppy Tweets unit to your dog’s collar and whenever your dog moves, barks, or naps, the tag will send a WiFi signal to your computer which will then send a tweet on behalf of your dog. There are over 500 phrases so your dog will always be witty and fun. A bark may be translated as: “I bark because I miss you. There, I said it. Now hurry home.”

Product here.

Amazing WiFi Device No.2
The WiFi Weight Measurement Kit

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Let the looks of this guy fool you. This gorgeous hunk of glass and aluminum weighs you in kilograms, pounds, or stone with an accuracy of 100 grams. A must have if you are OCD about monitoring your weight. Through biometric impedance analysis, the scale accurately measures your body fat. This is all well and good, but what makes this scale so gosh-darned special? WiFi! By giving your scale access to the interwebs, it posts your every weight measurement sample to your own private custom webpage that tracks your body mass and shows you your progress. View your results in tabular or graph form, even on your iPhone using the included iPhone app!

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Amazing WiFi Device No.3
The WiFi T-Shirt !

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This is no normal T-Shirt. It’s a WiFi signal detector T-Shirt that glows randomly when a WiFi signal is detected. It’s a great way to turn heads too Winking smile

 

Amazing WiFi Device No.4
WiFi Alarm that donates money to a Non profit when you Snooze

That’s right. Every time you hit the snooze button, this alarm clock will donate a specified amount of your real money to a non-profit you hate. The problem of sleeping in is solved.

Wifi Donation Alarm Clock

Product here.

Amazing WiFi Device No.5
The WiFi Pet Rabbit !

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Yes. It’s a WiFi pet on your desktop and a cute one at that. Its called “Nabaztag”.

The Nabaztag has an interesting way to communicate though.It has colored lights all over, and it can waggle it’s ears. The best part is that it can speak! Yup. Speak and even play mp3s or voice commands that you request.  You control the rabbit via the Nabaztag web site. Get one!

Product link here.


Amazing WiFi Device No.6
The WiFi Web Radio !

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This is a retro looking FM radio enabled with Wi-Fi and web streaming technology so that you don’t have to be on your PC to listen to songs. You can carry it around to add to the excitement.

Product here.


Amazing WiFi Device No.7
The WiFi Helicopter with a cam !

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This is the coolest toy I’ve ever seen: the Parrot AR.Drone, a remote-controlled helicopter with a twist. It’s controlled over Wi-Fi from an iPhone or iPod Touch, and it’s got a camera in its snout that streams to your iPhone’s screen.


Amazing WiFi Device No.8
The WiFi Detector Cap!

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Similar to the Wi-Fi Detector Shirt, this WiFi detector cap combines apparel and technology into an irresistible geeky hybrid. The glowing bars on the cap light-up to indicate the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi strength in your general vicinity… and with your newfound Wi-Fi sense you’ll be sure to make lots of friends like routers and iPhones.


Amazing WiFi Device No.9
The WiFi Bath Tub!

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Yup, that’s right. This one’s probably the epitome of luxury, no wait, its yet another fancy thing. This bath tub promises sound vibration and music therapy while you sink in with the help of WiFi connectivity and its cleverly hidden speakers.

Product here.


Amazing WiFi Device No.10
The WiFi Bike Lock!

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Gone are those days of chain and wires. Bike locks have moved to an entire new level with bike locks going WiFi. These will sound an alarm (which is incredibly unpleasant to hear) on someone trying to break it. Innovative!

 

So, there have it. Some insanely innovative products built on WiFi technology. So, WiFi is indeed not just for internet and mobile broadband use! Talk future.