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NanoNote Goes Wireless 83

dvdkhlng writes "Even though completely copyleft, the NanoNote hand-held platform failed to get the attention of many due to its low specs and the lack of wireless connectivity. The objective to keep things open had its price, and wireless technology is a mine-field of patents and NDAs. Now, a few gifted hackers designed an add-on card to bring wireless to the NanoNote. It's not what you would expect; WLAN compatibility was sacrificed, going for the less encumbered IPv6 over the 802.15.4 standard instead. The resulting dongles won't win a prize for the highest bandwidth, but excel at simplicity, energy efficiency and manufacturability. Want to see the ugly details? Designs, source code and production documentation are published under open source licenses."
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NanoNote Goes Wireless

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  • by Microlith ( 54737 ) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @01:38PM (#36486048)

    It's niche hardware, that makes it stupid. I hate it and so should you, and if you don't you suck. Everyone involved with it is a insane asshole (because I said so) and if you enjoy using this then you're mentally retarded and I hate you. Excuse me while I play mindless consumer and lock myself into an overpriced multi-year contract for something mostly unrelated to the subject at hand.

    I think I gleaned the true meaning of your blather.

  • Re:Scale (Score:5, Funny)

    by pnot ( 96038 ) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @05:48PM (#36487108)

    It would be a perfect place to keep your Bitcoin wallet. You could carry it around in your pocket to keep your bitcoins safe from hackers.

    In fact, I'm surprised the summary didn't read something like Potential Bitcoin wallet goes wireless. In Bitcoin news today, Bitcoin experts said that Bitcoin uptake of Bitcoins could increase with the addition of Bitcoin wireless to a device which might, potentially, at some point, be used to store Bitcoins. Asked to comment on the development, a Bitcoin-using Bitcoin promoter replied "Bitcoin Bitcoin Bitcoin Bitcoin. And furthermore, Bitcoin."

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