28 Nov '14, 6am

#Luiis_3x ] Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Serv... [ #Luispokel ]

So how does Lantern work? The device continuously receives radio waves broadcast from space by Outernet’s satellite transmitters. It turns the signals into digital files, such as readable webpages, ebooks, videos, and music. The device can receive and store any type of digital file, and to view stored files users simply turn on its Wi-Fi hotspot and connect with a Wi-Fi-enabled device . Users just need a browser installed to get going. A homemade satellite receiver could perform the same function, but the Lantern packs down the equipment requirements into a flashlight-sized unit. The device even has its own solar panels to charge itself.

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