Mobile devices are collecting and disseminating a wealth of data about our health—from smartphone-based glucose monitors to Wi-Fi–enabled pacemakers. These innovations allow patients, doctors, and the business world to identify, manage, and research ailments in an unprecedented way. Show More Summary
Companies like Mattel are readying electronic toys that will use Web connections to talk back to children, raising some concerns about privacy.
Abundant Wi-Fi is one of the best 21st century conveniences. But while the ease of an open hotspot may be enticing, be careful: Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerable access points intercept data. Earlier today we reported on a huge internet vulnerability plaguing the hospitality world. Show More Summary
Recent reports have shown that Wi-Fi routers are frequent targets for hackers who try to reroute some of the Internet traffic from the homes of unsuspecting users to fake websites that masquerade as genuine trusted sites. From there,...Show More Summary
The Control Center joined the iOS party with version 7.0 and is a useful way of accessing shortcuts for Wi-Fi, brightness, music control and so on. However, it can pop up inadvertently when you're gaming, browsing maps, or binge-watching your way through a Netflix marathon. Here's how to disable the feature if you want to switch it off. Read more...
Comcast may be using your home router to broadcast a public wi-fi hotspot. Find out what that means, and how to get rid of it. There are a lot of Comcast cable modems leased by residential and business customers. Millions, in fact. In...Show More Summary
Revogi is a smart power strip that connects to a home Wi-Fi network, making it possible for users to monitor and control appliances remotely with a mobile device. The company’s mobile app can schedule devices to turn on and off and measures energy consumption in real-time. The strip is available now through the Laughing Squid […]
AT&T is looking to strengthen the bond it has gained with its growing base of small to medium business (SMB) customers that use its U-verse and wireless services, particularly restaurants and retailers, with its new Wi-Fi Small Site service.
A zero-day vulnerability affecting popular hotel Internet gateways has been discovered and closed.
Although I have now lived and worked in London for the past 43 years, my first 23 years were spending living and studying in Manchester and Manchester is now claiming to be the best city in the UK when it comes to Wi-Fi in the street. You can read more here.
This post originally appeared in Wired. Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability...Show More Summary
iOS-based home automation accessories are becoming more and more popular as open standards like Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi gradually supplant the more closed X.10 and Z-Wave systems of yesteryear. OORT is the latest startup to toss its hat into the ring with SmartFinder ($30), SmartLED ($40), and SmartSocket ($50). Show More Summary
Tonight’s episode of CSI: Cyber is called “Fire Code.” Fire codes are safety regulations related to fires. Pretty simple. But the “code” here could also refer computer code. It’s a double meaning. There’s so much going on already, and that’s just the title!Our episode begins with a chase scene. Agent... More »
Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable. Read more...
Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow...Show More Summary
Potential presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and rising Democratic Sen. Cory Booker are pushing a bill to improve Wi-Fi access for the public. However, experts say their proposal could sideline a new effort to prevent up to 80 percent of car crashes. Kris Van Cleave reports from the Department of Transportation research lab that's testing this new technology.
The cat food company Whiskas is currently developing a special cat collar named Catstacam, this tiny bit of tech will automatically take photos and upload them to an Instagram account, when in Wi-Fi range. Perfect if you want to know what your cat gets up to on its travels. Currently the Catstacam is being tested […]
An end to end IoT system utilising Microsoft Azure Cloud Technology and an embedded device, the Texas Instruments CC3200 LaunchPad (Single Chip Wi-Fi MCU).