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The massive NYC subway system will have Wi-Fi by the end of the year
The massive NYC subway system will have Wi-Fi by the end of the year
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have announced a massive technology overhaul for the world's ...... 11 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Your baby monitor is currently being hacked
Your baby monitor is currently being hacked
According to a new report, a few of the most popular web-connected baby monitors are extremely vulnerable to being attacked as they lack even ...... 05 Sep 2015
$2 billion school Wi-Fi plan gets approval from FCC
$2 billion school Wi-Fi plan gets approval from FCC
The FCC has approved a new $2 billion fund that will help schools build school-wide Wi-Fi networks. "Because of what we do today, 10 million ...... 13 Jul 2014 - 2 comments
Report: Google building app for connecting to hotspot Wi-Fi networks automatically
Report: Google building app for connecting to hotspot Wi-Fi networks automatically
According to sources, Google is building an app that would help you automatically connect to wireless hotspots such as those offered by Starbucks. ...... 21 Feb 2014 - 10 comments
Transit Wireless bringing Wi-Fi to 40 more NYC subway stations
Transit Wireless bringing Wi-Fi to 40 more NYC subway stations
Last year, Transit Wireless started bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to New York City's bustling subway system. Starting in March, 40 more ...... 19 Feb 2014
Harlem getting largest free, public Wi-Fi network in the nation
Harlem getting largest free, public Wi-Fi network in the nation
New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced this week that the Harlem neighborhood will get the largest free public Wi-Fi network in the ...... 11 Dec 2013 - 1 comment
Samsung: Some Galaxy S4 have Wi-Fi connection issues with D-Link routers
Samsung: Some Galaxy S4 have Wi-Fi connection issues with D-Link routers
Samsung has confirmed that some of its Galaxy S4 handsets have issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks that use certain D-Link routers. "This ...... 19 May 2013 - 6 comments
Samsung unveils Wi-Fi-only version of Galaxy Camera
Samsung unveils Wi-Fi-only version of Galaxy Camera
Samsung has announced a Wi-Fi-only version of their Android-based Galaxy Camera. Galaxy Cameras offer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4.8-inch ...... 07 Apr 2013 - 3 comments
United Airlines adds Wi-Fi for international flights
United Airlines adds Wi-Fi for international flights
United Airlines has announced the introduction of satellite-based Wi-Fi for international flights. The move is the first for a U.S.-based ...... 16 Jan 2013 - 12 comments
Google to offer free Wi-Fi to NYC neighborhood
Google to offer free Wi-Fi to NYC neighborhood
Google has announced it will be offering free Wi-Fi in Chelsea, an affluent neighborhood in Manhattan. The company's local headquarters is ...... 09 Jan 2013 - 4 comments
Alleged iPad Mini to be Wi-Fi only?
Alleged iPad Mini to be Wi-Fi only?
A new report claims that Apple's still unconfirmed 'iPad Mini' will be Wi-Fi only, leaving out cellular data support. The alleged device, ...... 10 Oct 2012 - 6 comments
Amazon clearing out Kindle inventory
Amazon clearing out Kindle inventory
It appears that Amazon is preparing for a new line of Kindle devices, as current generation tablets and e-readers are disappearing from their ...... 12 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
New York making payphone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots
New York making payphone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots
Payphone booths, once a staple of life before cell phones, will get a second chance at life in New York. The city is piloting a program which ...... 13 Jul 2012
Cable companies make deal to expand free Wi-Fi offerings
Cable companies make deal to expand free Wi-Fi offerings
The U.S.' major ISPs have announced they will be making more free Wi-Fi hotspots available to customers. Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, ...... 22 May 2012 - 2 comments
Apple looking into rare Wi-Fi issues on new iPad
Apple looking into rare Wi-Fi issues on new iPad
According to an internal Apple document uncovered by 9to5mac, the new iPad is having some Wi-Fi issues. Users have complained about slow ...... 06 Apr 2012 - 4 comments
Motorola Xoom getting Android 4.0.4?
Motorola Xoom getting Android 4.0.4?
Motorola's one-time flagship tablet, the Motorola Xoom, is likely to get the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update in the near future. ...... 29 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
iOS app OTA limit increased to 50MB
iOS app OTA limit increased to 50MB
Apple has announced today that the limit on OTA downloads in the App Store is now 50MB. Until today, the store only allowed up to 20MB. ...... 08 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Nintendo strikes 3DS free Wi-Fi deal in Europe
Nintendo strikes 3DS free Wi-Fi deal in Europe
Nintendo has announced a new deal with free-hotspot.com to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots to European 3DS owners. The deal will give gamers access ...... 01 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Airports getting free Wi-Fi via Skype
Airports getting free Wi-Fi via Skype
Skype has said this week it will be making free Wi-Fi available at over 50 airports in the U.S. The promotion goes live today and will last ...... 21 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Tesco adding free WiFi to biggest stores
Tesco adding free WiFi to biggest stores
Tesco has announced today that they will be adding free Wi-Fi to their Tesco Extra stores in the UK. The only catch is you will need a Clubcard. ...... 04 Dec 2011
New HP mouse connects via Wi-Fi
New HP mouse connects via Wi-Fi
HP has now begun selling a wireless mouse than connects to the computer via Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for Bluetooth or RF. The HP Wi-Fi ...... 20 Jun 2011 - 10 comments
AT&T announces free Wi-Fi in NYC parks
AT&T announces free Wi-Fi in NYC parks
AT&T has announced today that it will begin offering free Wi-Fi access in NYC parks, in a partnership with the city. The Wi-Fi will now be ...... 10 Jun 2011 - 2 comments
Nintendo offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers
Nintendo offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers
Beginning next week, Nintendo will begin offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers, giving them a chance to download from the eShop ...... 04 Jun 2011 - 2 comments
Samsung releases Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab for $350
Samsung releases Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab for $350
Samsung released their first Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab, last November. The device sold with two-year data contract for $400 at start, ...... 09 Apr 2011
Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi now available
Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi now available
Motorola Mobility has launched the Wi-Fi-only model of the Xoom tablet this weekend, for $599, giving a users with no need for 3G/4G a chance ...... 28 Mar 2011 - 1 comment
Wi-Fi-only Xoom coming on March 27th?
Wi-Fi-only Xoom coming on March 27th?
Droid Life has posted a leaked ad from Staples which shows the Wi-Fi-only model of the Motorola Xoom coming on March 27th. The tablet will ...... 13 Mar 2011 - 3 comments
32 percent admit to leeching off neighbor's unencrypted Wi-Fi
32 percent admit to leeching off neighbor's unencrypted Wi-Fi
According to a new survey commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance, 32 percent of respondents admit to logging into their neighbor's unencrypted Wi-Fi ...... 04 Feb 2011 - 22 comments
Qualcomm to acquire Wi-Fi networking hardware company Atheros
Qualcomm to acquire Wi-Fi networking hardware company Atheros
Qualcomm, the largest mobile phone chipmaker in the world, has confirmed today that they are purchasing Atheros, one of the top Wi-Fi networking ...... 05 Jan 2011 - 1 comment
Tokyo taxis being equipped with Wi-Fi, PSPgo
Tokyo taxis being equipped with Wi-Fi, PSPgo
The Japanese ISP NTT DoCoMo has said today that they will begin equipping taxis with free Wi-Fi. Additionally, some of the taxis will have ...... 08 Dec 2010 - 3 comments
     

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