Knowing your way around a router has its perks, mainly that of knowing your way around a router, but it also means you’re recruited by less technically-inclined relatives to “repair the magic sky energy beams that deliver the Friendface”. Show More Summary
Wireless routers aren't kept up-to-date and networks are growing ever more vulnerable.
This week we discovered how to get rid of telemarketers, voted on the five best Wi-Fi routers, calculated what you need to support your family, and found the best add-ons for Google Drive. Here's a look back. Read more...
Do you use a complicated password for your Wi-Fi network? You should. But that password can feel like a liability when letting trusted friends connect to your network. Well, it turns out there’s a simple and pain-free way to allow them to access your network without having to type anything. Show More Summary
Red Roof Plus+ will offer premium rooms with microwaves, refrigerators, free Wi-Fi and other amenities.
You have Wi-Fi, plenty of storage, and a "fast enough" processor. What else do you need in a computer? Try a super crisp, high-resolution display, and you may never go back. You have Wi-Fi, plenty of storage, and a "fast enough" processor. Show More Summary
For $45 a month you can get unlimited talk, unlimited text and absolutely no data. Sprint's experimenting with the idea of a smartphone that can only connect to the internet through Wi-Fi.
I’ve spent the past decade of my professional life working to enable connectivity everywhere with Wi-Fi. Back when I started working with Wi-Fi, it was a way of connecting laptops to the network more easily. These days, Wi-Fi is mor...
If you're ever on a United flight and your Wi-Fi craps out, there's something you should know: You're entitled to a full refund. Apparently, United's flight attendants are supposed to keep this little courtesy a secret, but you can head over here to fill out a request for a service refund. The more you know. Read more...
Bring your iOS device or laptop on an upcoming United Airlines flight and you may have free access to 150 movies and 200 television programs over Wi-Fi. The airline launches the new entertainment option next month.
This weekend I visited my parents. As these things tend to go, they had a list of things that bothered them about their computers. I like helping them and ended up moving my mother’s blog to a new host, and optimizing their Wi-Fi network. Show More Summary
In this modern age, there aren't many sleeping beauties to wake, dragons to fight or treasures to hunt. But there are plenty of ageing family members whose Wi-Fi needs fixing—and that's the tack this animated fairy tale takes. Read more...
Easy Wi-Fi upgrade for Windows computers
Do our cities even need Wi-Fi anymore? Regardless of the answer, Melbourne is charging ahead with a plan to deliver Wi-Fi into the CBD. More »
Every time I go to my parent’s place, there’s a tech support question. You probably know how I feel, dear reader. The next time you feel like you’d rather upturn every table in sight than fix the goddamn Wi-Fi again, just imagine that your task is being narrated like this amazing clip from Archer‘s H. Jon Benjamin. More »
Vivint has found another use of 802.11ac. Instead of putting it in customers' homes to connect their laptops and smartphones to the home network, it's putting it on rooftops as their primary connection to the internet.
Soundwall is a speaker system that is concealed in a framed work of art. The system uses Wi-Fi and a built-in computer to play music wirelessly from iPhones, Android devices, and more. It can be ordered with an art print, custom photo, or as a blank canvas. photo via Soundwall via The Next Web
A good wireless router can mean the difference between fast, speedy access everywhere in your home, or choppy, slow access on wired and Wi-Fi connections. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best home Wi-Fi routers. Now it's time to crown our winner. Read more...
With more TVs, tablets, phones, laptops and set-top boxes sucking down home Wi-Fi in every room of the house, I bought a great wireless range extender from Amped Wireless last year. Now, the company has a better model with 802.11ac and dual-band support.
Gogo has been showing off a new app at the SXSW 2014 festival. The app aims to make in-flight communications a lot easier. Major airlines already offer in-flight Wi-Fi and other connectivity options, Gogo seems heavily invested in the idea of letting passengers make calls and texts while they’re 35,000 feet up in the air. Show More Summary