SanDisk taps into Yahoo for remote Wi-Fi services on music player: The SanDisk Sansa Connect player released today ($250, 8 GB flash drive) works with Yahoo services like Launchcast Internet radio, Flickr photo sharing, and Yahoo Music Unlimited To Go's music subscription services. This is the first announcement of a Wi-Fi-enabled music player that actually uses Wi-Fi as a network medium instead of, as with the Zune, just a way to move files among existing music players.
Avis to offer Wi-Fi in cars: $11 per day gets you a portable router connected via cell data. The service rolls out in San Francisco next Monday, this story claims, and nine other major cities before May; then to 100 cities over six months. The router can be powered via car adapter or AC, and taken out of the car to use in a hotel room or other location. Autonet Mobile's system is the one in question; they'll sell their device for $400 and $30 per month this summer.
This thing sounds great. After a bit of digging I find that it does support WPA (though entering a passphrase is awkward).
I'm a bit biased because I love the Yahoo music service (specifically the subscription service). If you are an iTunes person then this device will be of no interest to you.
On the downside, it uses a proprietary connector for the USB. Why do they do stupid things like that.