FireChat’s — the group chatting application that works without cell service — latest version is out just in time for this year’s Burning Man.
One Laptop Per Child’s newest offering, a low-cost tablet, will get an Internet boost thanks to a crucial partnership with Open Garden.
The architecture of our mobile networks is going to have to change to keep up with more people and devices, and crowdfunded options like the Serval Project and BRCK may show us a path forward.
Open Garden, a small San Francisco startup that is helping users create and share their own personal mesh networks for PCs, Macs and Android devices, has raised $2 million from assorted angels. Open Garden is helping promote the idea of social wireless sharing.
Internet access is limited by service providers, who act as gatekeepers to the treasures of connectivity. But could crowdsourcing connectivity be the answer to the problem for mobile users? That’s the question startup Open Garden is looking to answer.