Tag: Wi-Fi

Losing Wi-Fi On Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e? You Might Be Holding It Wrong

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e owners are reporting that they're losing Wi-Fi on the tablet when holding it in a certain position. This could be the second coming of Antennagate.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2019

iPhone 11 Rumored To Feature Wi-Fi 6, Which Is 30 Percent Faster Than The Current Standard

The next line of iPhones to be unveiled in September will support the latest Wi-Fi standard, Wi-Fi 6. At least according to a Barclays forecast, that is.

Apple January 12, 2019

Starbucks Will Block Porn On In-Store Wi-Fi Starting Next Year

No more watching porn while using Starbucks’ Wi-Fi, the company has confirmed. Starting next year, a content filter will prevent anyone from accessing pornographic material while connected to the coffee chain’s network.

Internet November 30, 2018

Wi-Fi Alliance Makes Things Simple With Wi-Fi 6, Formerly Known As 802.11ax

The Wi-Fi Alliance decided to simplify the name of Wi-Fi versions, starting with renaming 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6. This will make it much easier for consumers and the industry to remember the names of the technology.

Internet October 4, 2018

Google Wifi's Network Check Can Now Tell You Your Devices' Connection Strength

Google just announced the new Network Check update coming to Google Wifi. The new feature will let users test each device's quality of connection to the Wi-Fi network.

Smart Home May 19, 2018

McAfee Alexa Skill Adds Voice Commands For Network Security

McAfee announced a new Alexa skill called the McAfee Secure Home Platform at MWC 2018. This skill will allow users to easily secure their home network, set parental controls, and more--all via voice commands.

Security February 27, 2018

Human Brains Have 'Wi-Fi' That Can Explain People's Gut Feelings

A phenomenon called the interbrain could explain our gut feelings and why people have a hard time maintaining eye contact in certain situations. This may also explain why laughter is infectious.

Neuroscience January 7, 2018

Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Objects That Connect To Wi-Fi And Don’t Even Need Power

Researchers were able to create 3D-printed objects that can transmit Wi-Fi signals. Oh, and these objects don’t even need power or any kind of electronics to communicate.

Gadgets December 6, 2017

Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway Modem Hits The Market, Shooting For Gigabit Speeds Over Wi-Fi

Comcast's xFi Advanced Gateway is now available nationwide in all markets where Xfinity broadband is available. The xFi Advanced Gateway promises power and simplicity, aiming to deliver Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi.

Internet December 6, 2017

Wrapping Your Router With Aluminum Foil Improves Wi-Fi Signal, Study Says

The claim that wrapping aluminum foil around a router’s antenna improves its Wi-Fi signal has been debated for ages, but it turns out it might actually be legitimate. Researchers from Dartmouth have developed a customized reflector that can actually improve Wi-Fi speeds.

Internet November 9, 2017

The iOS 11 Control Center Buttons For Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Don't Work The Way You Think They Do

The revamped Control Center is one of the best new features of iOS 11, which Apple recently rolled out to supported devices. However, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons do not work the way that most users would think they do.

Apple September 20, 2017

No, Bluetooth Mesh Is Not Going To Replace Wi-Fi Or Take Zigbee Out Of The Picture

Bluetooth Mesh is set to become another smart home standard, but just to be clear, it won't replace Wi-Fi. It's not taking Zigbee, another mesh networking player, out of the game either.

Apps/Software July 19, 2017

New Facebook Feature Can Help You Find Wi-Fi Hotspots Around The Globe: Here's How To Use It

Facebook announces the expansion of its Wi-Fi search feature for iOS and Android users. Find out how to access and enable the feature in the application.

Apps/Software July 2, 2017

Comcast Launches Xfinity xFi Cloud-Based Gateway: Smart Wi-Fi For The Smart Home, Now Easier To Manage

Comcast launched a new cloud-based gateway called Xfinity xFi, aiming to simplify home network management and deliver smarter Wi-Fi. With xFi, getting started is as easy as downloading an app.

Gadgets May 8, 2017

Airlines Offer Free Wi-Fi, Better Connectivity For Smartphones As Laptop Ban Hits US-Bound Flights

Turkish and Gulf airlines have began touting free Wi-Fi for their flyers' smartphones after a recent laptop ban in U.S.-bound planes. The restrictions apply to flights from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority nations.

Internet March 27, 2017

New Li-Fi Type Reportedly 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi, Never Overloaded

In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.

Internet March 24, 2017

PlayStation 4 Wi-Fi Issues After Update: Sony Is Aware Of The Problem And Is Working On A Fix

The PlayStation 4 update 4.50 broke the console's Wi-Fi connectivity, yielding error NW-31297-2. Sony is aware of the PS4 Wi-Fi issues and is looking into the matter, but no fix is available yet.

Gadgets March 23, 2017

JetBlue Launches Free Satellite Wi-Fi On All Local Flights: Was The Wait For Fly-Fi Worth It?

JetBlue has rolled out Fly-Fi to all local flights, offering passengers free satellite Wi-Fi connections with speeds of up to 20 Mbps per device. Was the wait for the service, first announced in December 2013, worth it?

Internet January 11, 2017

How To Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Wi-Fi Drone Disabler

Drones with high-quality video recording features, sold at an affordable price, have been the cause of alarm for some people because of the possibility to invade privacy. But disabling these drones is now possible through a Raspberry Pi disabling system.

Robotics November 5, 2016

Google Wifi Tiny Routers Mark A New Approach To Home Wi-Fi: Specs, Pricing And Availability [Video]

Google announced a bunch of new devices on Oct. 4, including the intriguing Google Wifi routers that aim to take internet connectivity to the next level. Here's what you need to know about Google Wifi pricing, specs and availability.

Google October 5, 2016

Google Maps Android App Update: Store Maps To SD, Use Wi-Fi-Only Mode To Save Data Costs

Google Maps for Android just got better-suited for emerging markets, with Wi-Fi-only option and SD storage capability. The company also offers more transportation possibilities than before, which should come in handy for tourists in many markets.

Apps/Software August 9, 2016

How To Make Your Wi-Fi Connection Faster: Here Are Some Tips

For those experiencing slowdowns in their Wi-Fi connections at home, here are some tips to try out. Among the things to try are finding the perfect spot for the wireless router and utilizing Wi-Fi repeaters.

Internet June 18, 2016

American Airlines No-Go For Gogo, Picks ViaSat To Provide Wi-Fi On 100 New Planes

American Airlines has chosen ViaSat over Gogo to provide Internet connectivity to its new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. While Gogo uses slower air-to-ground connections, ViaSat utilizes high-capacity satellite networks.

Business Tech June 6, 2016

Caltech Sues Apple And Broadcom Over Wi-Fi Patents

Caltech has taken Apple and Broadcom to court in a technology patent infringement case. The university claims that four of its Wi-Fi patents are being deployed in a large assortment of Apple products.

Business Tech May 31, 2016

Portal Turbocharged Router Promises To Fix Your Wi-Fi Problems

A sleek new router could deliver three times more bandwidth to your home's wireless network. It takes FastLanes around the congestion to deliver better speeds and improved range.

Computers May 12, 2016

You No Longer Have To Reset Your Router Yourself Thanks To This Wi-Fi-Fixing Smart Plug

This smart plug will automatically reset your router when your Internet starts acting up.

Life & Style May 4, 2016

Google Equips 9 More Indian Train Stations With High-Speed Public Wi-Fi

Google has deployed high-speed public Wi-Fi to nine additional train stations in India. During his visit to India in December 2015, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the plan to equip 400 rail stations with high-speed Internet as part of the company’s expansion efforts.

Internet April 20, 2016

Samsung Quietly Releases More Potent Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung quietly released refreshed variants of its current generation Galaxy Tab S2 high-end tablet. Consumers can get the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 at the German site at prices that begin from €449 (around $513).

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2016

Forget Passwords: New MIT Wireless Technology Makes Password-Free Wi-Fi, Safer Drones, Smarter Homes Possible

The new-age Wi-Fi system, Chronos, brought to light by the MIT research team, might be the answer to a password-free wireless device. From a single Wi-Fi point, this system tracks localization with 20 percent more accuracy and may ensure safer drones and prevention of Wi-Fi theft.

FUTURE TECH April 3, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Let You Share Wi-Fi Connection With Other Mobile Devices

Samsung released a new feature exclusively for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The new tethering option allows other devices to use the flagship handsets as connectivity boosters for Wi-Fi networks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2016

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Is A Cool New Entry-Level DSLR Up For Preorder Now At $550

Canon recently opened preorders for its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T6. The nifty image snapper combines the complexity and features of a DSLR with the user-friendliness of a smartphone.

Gadgets March 11, 2016

Eero Is A Smart, Simple Solution To All Your Wi-Fi Problems At Home

The eero Home Wi-Fi System is a clever router which can solve your Wi-Fi problems. Here's how it works and what experts say about eero.

Internet February 24, 2016

New iOS App Allows Users To Track Internet Service When On The Subway

Subspotting is a new iOS app that allows New York commuters to see where they have Wi-Fi service when riding the subway.

Apps/Software February 8, 2016

Obamas Complain Of Bad White House Wi-Fi In Pre-Super Bowl Interview

The Obamas complained about the bad Wi-Fi at the White House during a Pre-Super Bowl interview. The President said the connection is patchy and the first lady said their daughters are irritated by it.

Internet February 8, 2016

FCC Approves LTE-U Testing Of Verizon And Qualcomm

The FCC has given Qualcomm and Verizon the necessary approval to test LTE-U at two facilities belonging to Verizon. It has granted Qualcomm special temporary authority for conducting performance assessment tests on LTE-U equipment.

Internet February 2, 2016

FreedomPop Uses $50 Million New Funding To Accelerate Global Expansion, Launches New Global Hotspot And SIM

FreedomPop has raised $50 million in financing, which the company will use to fuel the growth of its service and launch the new Global HotSpot and SIM. With Global HotSpot, subscibers can access a free and seamless data connection across the United States and Europe.

Business January 21, 2016

Cassia Networks Rocks CES 2016 With Breakthrough Tech, Boosting Bluetooth Range More Than 30 Times With New Router

The first Bluetooth router is here, and it will set you back a cool $100. The device can have up to 22 Bluetooth devices connected to it at the same time, and it extends the Bluetooth range more than 30 times.

Smart Home January 6, 2016

No Wi-Fi, Having Runny Nose Among Top First World Problems, Survey Reveals

Animal charity group SPANA found 30 million adults in Britain experience first world problems daily. Their biggest complaint: a runny nose. The SPANA survey also found 85 percent of adults in Britain like to complaint about something.

Society January 2, 2016

Pew Study Finds That Even At Home, More People Use Their Smartphones For Internet Access

Home broadband use has plateaued, and smartphone-only Internet access is on the rise, according to the Pew Research Center's 2015 survey results on Internet usage in the United States.

Internet December 22, 2015

Sony Devices Get One Step Closer To Android 6.0 Marshmallow With New Japan Certification

Android 6.0 Marshmallow just got Wi-Fi Certified for a number of device models in Japan, suggesting the update could be ready to roll out soon. The certification is good for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z4 on various carriers.

Apps/Software December 18, 2015

Lumia 950, 950 XL Users Complain Of Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems: Here’s A Quick Fix

Microsoft just launched the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, but numerous users have been complaining about Wi-Fi connectivity issues. A temporary fix has surfaced, though.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 11, 2015

Verizon To Roll Out Wi-Fi Calling To Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Devices This Week

Verizon joins the other three major U.S. carriers to provide customers with free Wi-Fi calling.

Internet December 7, 2015

Parents Say Daughter's Death Due To Rare Wi-Fi Allergy: What To Know About Electro-Hypersensitivity

Jenny Fry, 15 years old, took her own life over misery caused by a rare WiFi allergy. Her parents are campaigning to take all wireless technology out of schools to protect students against its harmful effects.

Life December 6, 2015

Are Airlines Ready To Ditch Wi-Fi For Li-Fi On-Board Entertainment?

Data communications via LED bulbs are still be three to four years away from real consumer use. However, airlines and submarines are already looking into Li-Fi technology for use on-board carriers as a potential replacement for current Wi-Fi systems.

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

Li-Fi Uses Lightbulbs To Deliver Broadband 100 Times Faster, But Don’t Throw Out Your Wi-Fi Router

While Li-Fi can deliver 100 times faster Internet speeds than Wi-Fi, the lighbult-based technology won't be taking over every Wi-Fi spot anytime soon because of a few restrictions.

Internet November 29, 2015

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