Organizations are working hard to promote exactly this kind of public-private partnership in the city
As if we didn't already know that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are awesome, here comes proof from iClarified (via MacRumors) that the devices offer extremely fast Wi-Fi throughput compared to the iPhone 5s. How fast? The iPhone 6 Plus was able to rip...
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the first Apple mobile devices to come equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which supports much faster data throughput speeds. 802.11ac Wi-Fi is able to offer connection speeds that are up to three times faster...Show More Summary
Keep your kids. Read the terms and conditions.
Android: TiVo has been the standard for home DVR for years, but its Android app learned a new trick: now you can stream your shows anywhere. Wi-Fi and mobile networks included. Read more...
Map via the Board of Supervisors (click to enlarge). After a few months of delays, San Francisco's free Wi-Fi program officially launches today. The city's Department of Technology secured a $600,000 gift from Google to bring wireless Internet service to...
So many cat videos to watch today. With reliable Wi-Fi and sometimes even an electrical outlet to spare, Starbucks is basically the go-to "coffice" of telecommuters everywhere. A new study by WeFi of internet use at 45 million hot spots...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices. Airlines will need to replace certain...Show More Summary
Cuban-style espresso brand Cafe Bustelo is hosting a pop-up cafe in Los Angeles from Friday to Sunday and from Oct. 10 to 12. There will be free coffee, wi-fi, more freebies and a lineup of live acoustic bands and DJs. Complimentary coffee drinks will include espresso with or without milk,...
Replacement of displays on more than 1,300 planes is estimated to cost nearly $14 million.
In order to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot in a London café, six Internet users unwittingly agreed to give up their parental rights
Blindly agreeing to a jargon-filled Terms of Service without reading it is a fairly common occurrence. But one security firm's latest experiment might make you reconsider that decision. In Canada Square, London, the security firm F-Secure set up a free Wi-Fi hotspot for everyone — given their agreement to a lengthy terms of service. Show More Summary
Atmel and Arduino teamed up at World Maker Faire to introduce the Wi-Fi shield 101. [Gary] from Atmel gave us the lowdown on this new shield and its components. The shield is a rather spartan affair, carrying only devices of note: an Atmel WINC1500 WiFi module, and an ATECC108 crypto chip. The WINC1500 is a nifty little WiFi module in its own right. Show More Summary
Would you give away your eldest child in exchange for free Wi-Fi? Six families in London agreed to do so when they accepted the terms and conditions of a free Wi-Fi hotspot set up by researchers without actually reading them properly. The … Read more ›
An Internet security experiment reveals just how careless people can be about their use of public Wi-Fi hotspots
Telstra will be switching on its first Wi-Fi hotspots this November as part of a nationwide trial that is set to include 1000 locations before Christmas. The first batch of hotspots will be located at payphone sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Canberra. For the rest of 2014, access will be free. More »
London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.
Following in the spiritual footsteps of cities like New York, Telstra is re-inventing its payphones strewn across Australia, turning some of them into Wi-Fi hotspots as part of its massive bid for nationwide Wi-Fi coverage. Here’s where you can use it. More »