Monthly Archive: March 2006

Hotbox, a cell-powered WiFi hotspot 13

Hotbox, a cell-powered WiFi hotspot

Inside a Hotbox is a cellular highspeed data card—EVDO, Edge, whatever you want. The box converts the cellular connection into a local WiFi hotspot. The company that makes it has equipped the particular model above with an M-Tec...

Lowrance’s Fish-Lo-K-Tor, the good old days? 59

Lowrance’s Fish-Lo-K-Tor, the good old days?

It’s going to be short today, as these pictures speak for themselves. They probably date from the early 60’s, though even Lowrance (who provided them) doesn’t seem sure. But that’s about when the company’s...

New Furuno fishfinders, DSP and stylin 8

New Furuno fishfinders, DSP and stylin

Furuno has two new fishfinders, the FCV585 and FCV620, that seem interesting. For one thing, better seen in a big picture, they are styled more sleekly than normal Furuno gear. More important perhaps, they incorporate Digital Signal Processing (here’s Chuck Husick...

Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), a nice mini plotter? 11

Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), a nice mini plotter?

Panbo correspondant Jeff Siegel is excited about the nautical possibilities of this new PC architecture called UMPC, hyped recently as Origami,  and I can see why. I got excited when the first tablet PCs came out, until I realized that you...