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Say Hello To KRACK: WiFi Is No Longer Secure

Researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK, which allows other nasties, including connection hijacking and malicious injection. It lets attackers monitor traffic between computers and wireless access points.

Security October 17, 2017

Twilio And T-Mobile Team Up For Programmable SIMs: Here's The Deal

Twilio and T-Mobile partnered up to bring Twilio Programmable Wireless into the tech world. The platform features API driven cellular connectivity, full Twilio stack and self-service, and is aimed at coders and businesses.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2016

MTA Will Introduce Mobile Ticketing And Wi-Fi For NYC Public Transit

The MTA has announced a fast track for implementing mobile ticketing, USB charging hubs and Wi-Fi in all subway stations.

January 8, 2016

Wi-Fi HaLow, All-New Type Of Wi-Fi For Smart Homes, Debuts At CES

CES 2016 saw the unveiling of a brand new type of Wi-Fi that is aimed and helping users to make their homes smart.

Smart Home January 4, 2016

France's Prime Minister Says The Country Will Not Block Tor Or Public Wi-Fi

Despite the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, French prime minister Maurice Valls has denied that the country will cease providing public Wi-Fi or Tor, despite the hypothetical threats both services could pose.

Society December 11, 2015

Wi-Fi Signals Can Now Track And I.D. You, Even Through Walls

A fascinating new technology developed by a group at MIT uses Wi-Fi signals like sonar to detect human shapes. It's still rudimentary, but it could be used to monitor the elderly or detect heart problems.

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015

Opera Mini For Android Features New Data Compression Technology

The latest Opera Mini version now has a 'High' compression mode that caters to users who want an optimized data compression experience under various network conditions.

Internet September 9, 2015

Researchers devise new method to use Wi-Fi for head counts

A team of researchers has found a way to count people using Wi-Fi, without relying on mobile devices.

FUTURE TECH June 9, 2015

Marriott Petitions FCC to Block Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

Marriott has petitioned the FCC to grant the hotel chain permission to block the personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices of hotel guests. The request cites security issues as its reason.

Business January 1, 2015

Nexus 5 Users Encounter Android Lollipop Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Nexus 5 devices running Android L were reportedly having issues connecting to a Wi-Fi network. The issue seemed to have also extended to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets.

Apps/Software November 15, 2014

LAX flight delayed due to Wi-Fi network terrorist joke

There's a time and place for comedy, and the airport isn't it. An American Airlines flight was delayed after a Wi-Fi network referring to the Al-Qaeda terrorist group was discovered late Sunday night.

Internet Culture October 27, 2014

Free Wi-Fi added to 40 more New York subway stations

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the completion of phase two of the city’s project to provide wireless Internet service to underground subway stations.

Geek October 16, 2014

San Francisco launches free Wi-Fi in public places with Google

San Francisco locals can now enjoy free public Wi-Fi in more than 30 public places such as parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. The project was paid for by Google in an attempt to continue to bring more Internet access to those without, as well as clean up their image with locals.

Internet Culture October 3, 2014

Did Apple fix its software bugs with the release of iOS 8.0.2?

Apple released an update of its iOS 8 operating software that fixes the bugs reported from the recent release of iOS 8.0.1.

Internet Culture September 26, 2014

Virgin Atlantic is gung ho for Wi-Fi, taps Gogo to make it happen

Virgin Atlantic welcome Gogo's satellite Internet service aboard its flights. Gogo now delivers Wi-Fi to more than 8,000 aircraft.

Internet September 18, 2014

Wi-Fi in Europe? No problem if you are a Comcast subscriber

Comcast Cable and Liberty Global have reached an agreement that will allow subscribers of each company to access Wi-Fi networks of the other company.

Business Tech September 12, 2014

Where is the best place to put your router? This physicist has figured it out

A physicist decided to determine where in the home is the best place to keep your wireless router. This is going to make watching Netflix so much easier.

Internet Culture September 5, 2014

GoPro Fetch camera harness lets dog owners document activity of man's best friend (Video)

GoPro helps pet parents view the world from a dog's perspective. GoPro's Fetch harness keeps camera secured to dogs during romps in the mud, frolics in the grass and splashes in the lake.

Wearable Tech August 26, 2014

Turn your cat into WarKitteh with this awesome Smart Collar: With great power, comes great responsibility

Ever wanted to hack your neighbors Wi-Fi but not sure how to go about it? No problem, just weaponize your cat and use it to patrol the area for unsecured and other vulnerable Wi-Fi networks.

Wearable Tech August 12, 2014

Starbucks' Internet is the fastest public Wi-Fi

Ordering costly coffee seems worth every cent since Starbucks offers the fastest free Wi-Fi. OpenSignal found that the download speed at Starbucks is faster than the average speed of AT&T and Verizon.

Internet Culture August 11, 2014

Cat collar is a WiFi network tracking device in disguise

An information security professional has created a whole new way of checking out WiFi in the neighborhood. No longer do you need to get in your car and cruise for an open network.

Internet August 10, 2014

Boston taps InMotion for speedy commuter rail Wi-Fi

Commuting to work is about to get better in Boston. A new deal by the MBTA and InMotion will deliver fast and reliable Internet by 2016.

Internet July 25, 2014

6 Best Movies About The Internet Including 'The Social Network'

With a short film about what happens when the WiFi goes down debuting this week, we've complied a list of the best movies about the Internet.

Movies/TV Shows July 11, 2014

Senators aim to introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

A bill introduced in the Senate would open new spectrum. The bipartisan sponsors hope it will help bring Wi-Fi to low-income areas.

Internet June 20, 2014

NYC phone booths may be wireless hot spots by summer of 2015

The city administration is looking to expand Wi-Fi access and one way may be to turn city public pay phone booths into hot spots. It's just one part of the city's strategy to make wireless access ubiquitous in the city that never sleeps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 12, 2014

AT&T is laying down more wireless track for NYC subway riders

The second phase of a wireless network project will provide connectivity to 242 more subway stations. Project is to be completed by this summer.

Internet April 10, 2014

Harlem to become home to largest free public WiFi network in the U.S.

The largest free public WiFi network in the United States will soon be completed in Harlem, New York. The network will be completed by May 2014 and will cover a whopping 95 city blocks.

Society December 11, 2013

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