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Wi-Fi gets a new standard, and more importantly a new naming scheme
Wi-Fi gets a new standard, and more importantly a new naming scheme
For most people Wi-Fi is just Wi-Fi, and the cryptic numbers and letters alongside don't reveal a thing. Why would Wi-Fi Alliance keep the ...... 04 Oct 2018
Wi-Fi is getting way more secure, thanks to WPA3
Wi-Fi is getting way more secure, thanks to WPA3
Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are going to get much, much more safe in the near future. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las ...... 11 Jan 2018 - 2 comments
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 biggest subway system, including Wi-Fi connectivity across all 278 stations. 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 the most basic security features. 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. 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. 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 nation, spanning just under 100 city blocks. 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 19 May 2013 - 6 comments
Samsung unveils Wi-Fi-only version of Galaxy Camera
Samsung unveils Wi-Fi-only version of Galaxy Camera
Will cost less and not require data 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
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