A potted history of communication networks from the pony express and the telegraph to ethernet and wi-fi.
Monday, January 17th, 2022
Monday, January 30th, 2017
A marvellous story of early twentieth century espionage over the airwaves.
In one proposal, hidden instructions were interspersed within regular, ordinary-looking messages by slightly lengthening the spaces between dots and dashes.
Monday, September 26th, 2016
The Museum of Wi-Fi exists to preserve these vestiges of our neighbourhood battlefields.
Some are brilliantly smart, some are just purely gross. They all belong in the museum.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
An early look at the just-in-time interactions that Scott has been working on:
Nearby works like this. An enabled object broadcasts a short description of itself and a URL to devices nearby listening. Those URLs are grabbed and listed by the app, and tapping on one brings you to the object’s webpage, where you can interact with it—say, tell it to perform a task.
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Google’s plan to bring internet connectivity to remote areas by using balloons wafting in the stratosphere.
Considering that Google seems to put as much time and effort into its April Fool’s jokes as it does into its real projects, you’d be forgiven for assuming this was a spoof.
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Before there was phone phreaking there was …radio interception hacking?
A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi’s wireless telegraph
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
At lunch the other day, Josh was telling me about this magic new WiFi-enabled SD memory card that allows you to upload pictures to Flickr straight from your camera.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Dear Santa Claus, I have been a relatively good boy this year. Please may I have a t-shirt that actually detects and displays WiFi signal strength? No, I'm not kidding. Give my love to the elves, Jeremy.
Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Sounds like Brighton is ready to become one big WiFi hotspot.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
Looks like Google is getting into the WiFi game.