Verizon Wireless has started selling a book-sized device that boosts cell phone signals within a home for $250, making it easier for people to drop a
home phone line and rely solely on wireless.
The Verizon Wireless Network Extender needs to be connected to a broadband Internet line. Then it acts a miniature cellular tower, listening for
signals from a subscriber's cell phone. It covers up to 5,000 square feet, the company said Monday.
Such devices are known as "femtocells." Verizon Wireless, the country's largest carrier, is following in the footsteps of Sprint Nextel Corp.,
which started selling a femtocell under the Airave brand nationwide last year.
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The dangers of Wi-Fi radiation www.guardian.co.uk...
Tonight, a BBC Panorama programme is promising an "investigation shows that radio frequency radiation levels in some schools are up to three times
the level found in the main beam of intensity from mobile phone masts". The Guardian has already covered this with Scientists reject Panorama's
claims on Wi-Fi radiation risks, today, but the debate will run and run....
Dangers of Wi-Fi Should be Reevaluated, Possibly More Harmful Than Previosuly Indicated -
W-Fi could be a lot more dangerous to children’s health than previously thought, says a British health agency. The guy behind the call to arms, Sir
William Stewart, points to evidence that shows signal strength from a Wi-Fi router at a distance of one meter is stronger than a cellphone tower’s
at a distance of 100 meters. Or, in something I like to call “English,” Wi-Fi signals are a hell of a lot more powerful than cellphone signals and
therefore could pose more of a threat.
I wonder, if it’s discovered that Wi-Fi is indeed detrimental to one’s health, what would happen? Would the industry just collapse in on itself or
is the basic technology modifiable so as to eliminate the danger? And what of those people who are sensitive to electromagnetic waves already, are
they screwed either way?
I wonder if in a few years’ time, Future People will be all, “Can you believe they willingly subjected themselves to radiation without studying