Internet appliance

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Internet appliance

(1) See Internet-connected appliance.

(2) An earlier computer specialized for Web browsing, email and other Internet services. Also called an "information appliance" or "Web appliance," such devices cost much less than desktop computers and were designed for ease of use. Today's Internet appliances are Chromebooks, although smartphones and tablets run a huge number of Internet-based apps as well. See Chromebook, email appliance, digital photo frame, digital photo frame, network appliance, server appliance, Internet TV, network computer and smartphone.


One of the First
In 2000, this Linux-based machine was dedicated to Web browsing. It had no hard disk, and files were stored on the Internet. (Image courtesy of The New Internet Computer Company)







The Ergo Audrey
The only product in 3Com's Ergo line, Audrey's functions were activated from buttons on the side. The touchscreen was tapped by finger or the clear, plastic stylus (holder on top of unit). Introduced in 2000, Audrey was dropped in 2001.







The "iLoo" Internet Toilet
In 2003, Microsoft's U.K. division announced a street-side, public toilet with access to the MSN network. There were also rumors of website ads on the toilet paper. Quickly shelved after the announcement, people thought Microsoft had lost its senses, but it was just a prank to advertise MSN. In England, a "loo" is a toilet.
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Swisscom is also doubling the bandwidth of its affordable Vivo packages, while the new Internet Box 2 router significantly improves wi-fi reception at home.
The iKydz plugs into the main internet box at home and interacts with parents' smartphones, showing them what sites or devices are being used at any one time.
11 January 2011 - France's second biggest mobile operator SFR, owned by media and telecoms company Vivendi (EPA:VIV), will offer as of January 18 unlimited calls on mobile phones as part of its new Internet box Evolution.
En ese lugar, por ejemplo, se fabrican las Internet Box de AMD que, comentabamos en el numero anterior, comercializara la telefonica dominante.
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I connect it to the hotel room Internet box, then use my laptop anywhere around the room, or in the next room if I have a suite.
ANTRIM Coast can continue his prodigal son-like return to favour by taking the Unison TV Internet Box Handicap at Naas today.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) today announced nationwide availability of the Telmex Internet Box Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) for citizens across Mexico.
Swisscom has developed a new Internet Box to support the new 1 Gbps speeds.
70 yesterday at close in Paris amid rumors about the release of its new Freebox V6 Internet box.
La semana anterior fue trascendente por la presentacion a los medios de comunicacion de h propuesta tecnologica de AMD, que inicia]mente era el Personal Internet Communicator, pero que apenas resulto ser la Internet Box .

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