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Android Oreo Now Tells You Wi-Fi Speed Before You Connect

35 minutes agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

Tired of connecting to public Wi-Fi only to find out that the network is far too slow to be useful? A new feature rolling out to Android 8.1 devices should save you the frustration for good.

Android 8.1 tells you how slow or fast Wi-Fi networks are before connecting to them

New Android speed labels rate the speed of Wi-Fi networks and help avoid time wasted connecting to slow ones.

Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks rolling out now on Android 8.1

Any device running on Android 8.1 will soon display speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks, ranging from “slow” to “very fast.”

Android Oreo Now Displays Wi-Fi Network Speeds Before Connecting

After announcing the arrival of Oreo, its new Android operating system, Google recently unveiled a handy additional feature for its newly released  8.1 version. As per The Verge, Oreo can now suggest which nearby Wi-Fi networks are worth connecting to based on how fast they are. Located in the Wi-Fi settings menu, the display will now offer one […]

New Xbox One update rolling out to public with Wi-Fi improvements and more

A new Xbox One update is now available to the public – here's what you need to know. While Microsoft continues to test the next Xbox One update among select Xbox Insiders, a new batch of changes is rolling out to consoles worldwide. The latest build, now available to the public, delivers a range of fixes upon last year's fall update to all Xbox One owners....

Android 8.1 now shows how fast public Wi-Fi networks are before you connect

The latest feature in Android 8.1 Oreo introduces speed labels for public Wi-Fi networks. Google has enabled a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that lets you see how fast a public Wi-Fi network is before you connect to it. Previously, all you could see was the signal strength indicator, so you had to manually connect to a network to gauge its speed. Show More Summary

Android 8.1 Oreo now shows public Wi-Fi network speeds before you connect

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Google started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo in December 2017. One feature, however, was only turned on today: Wi-Fi connection speeds under the names of public networks. Mobile devices already show Wi-Fi signal strength via an icon with four or five bars. The more bars, or the fuller the icon, the stronger the signal. Google […]

Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting

Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1’s updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more compelling of the bunch, offering estimated network signals prior to logging on. Show More Summary

Android 8.1 Phones Gain Public WiFi Speedometer

16 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Google is giving Android devices a new tool to help users decide whether or not to connect to public WiFi networks. "Public Wi-Fi can be spotty," explained Google in a Tweet. "For the first time, Android Oreo 8.1 lets you take out the...Show More Summary

Good deal on a Wi-Fi bodyweight scale: $25

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This wireless scale works with Apple HealthKit and costs $25 when you use the coupon on the Amazon page and apply promo code D7DQA4SJ. It measures body fat, too, but I don't think any scale is very good at measuring body fat.

Android 8.1 will now tell you the speed of a Wi-Fi network before you connect to it

Android Oreo brings new features like picture-in-picture and notification dots, and now Google has confirmed another new feature for Oreo. Google says that it’s now rolling out a new feature to Android 8.1 users that’ll show the speed of public Wi-Fi networks before you connect to them. [...]

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: –Vitagene DNA Test Kit: Ancestry + Health Personal Genetic Reports – $149.00 $79.00 –WeMo Switch Wi-Fi Smart PlugShow More Summary

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Is the Cortana-Alexa partnership still happening? #AskDanWindows 37

On this week's episode, I talk about the value (or lack thereof) of 3x3 Wi-Fi antennas for laptops and some more Cortana including that Amazon Alexa partnership with Microsoft. ...

Comcast’s surprisingly good mobile network just got a little easier to access

Xfinity Mobile is a Comcast subsidiary that runs a virtual mobile network using Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon's cell network. Whatever you might think about Comcast's home internet or cable service, Xfinity Mobile is actually great value...Show More Summary

How To Use Your Smartphone To Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi

Image. Gizmodo Bad wi-fi got you down? You've got a host of hardware options that can help you out, from mesh routers to Wi-Fi repeaters, but before you upgrade any set up, do some detective work -- with some carefully chosen apps you can work out where your wi-fi network is failing and come up with better possible solutions. More »      

Stop Your Snoring and Track Your Sleep With a Wi-Fi Smart Pillow

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's made to keep you from snoring, track your sleep, and let you jam to music without your partner hearing.

Google releasing fix for Chromecast Wi-Fi crashes

After knocking WiFi routers offline, Google is releasing a fix on Jan. 18 for its Cast software that powers the Chromecast.

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