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SanDisk announces the Connect Wireless Stick, a personal Wi-Fi media server/USB flash drive

by: Matthew BensonJuly 17, 2015
SanDisk has a new USB flash drive that doubles as a personal Wi-Fi media server perfect for streaming, storing, and sharing files between your PC and phone.
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Researchers charge a fitness tracker using Wi-Fi

by: Rob TriggsJune 8, 2015
Researchers from the University of Washington have managed to harvest power from regular Wi-Fi signals at distances of 20 feet, using their technology called PoWi-Fi.
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Hotels ask the FCC if they can control all customer Wi-Fi activity

by: William Neilson JrDecember 30, 2014
Hotels believe that even though signal jammers are banned by the FCC, such banning does not apply to the unlicensed frequencies of Wi-Fi.
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In the UK, stealing your neighbor’s Wi-Fi is common

by: William Neilson JrOctober 24, 2014
The UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990 implies that it might be illegal if you guessed your neighbor's Wi-Fi password.
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Grandmother spends over $6,000 to block Wi-Fi and cellular signals in her house

by: William Neilson JrOctober 23, 2014
A grandmother has spent over $6000 "WiFi-proofing" her house for supposed health reasons.
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Two hard drives may decide Google’s fate in data collection lawsuit

by: William Neilson JrOctober 1, 2014
20 people are suing Google for capturing private data from Wi-Fi networks through Google's Street View Cars.
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Southwest passenger creates Wi-Fi hotspots like “Bomb On Board”

by: William Neilson JrSeptember 15, 2014
A passenger created a Wi-Fi hotspot named "Bomb on Board."
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Researchers reveal new Wi-Fi tech that can power battery-free IoT devices

by: Andrew GrushAugust 11, 2014
Wi-fi backscatter is a new technology that could potentially power battery-free devices for use in the Internet of Things.
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The next gen Wi-Fi standard is coming. Wi-Fi’s 802.11ax could reach 10Gbps

by: Gary SimsJuly 15, 2014
Work on 802.11ax Wi-Fi has started and it could offer amazing per device speeds. But don't hold your breath, it won't be ratified until 2019!
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Storm brewing as security experts reckon that Google knows nearly every Wi-Fi password on the planet

by: Gary SimsSeptember 16, 2013
Because of Android's "Back up my data" service, Google knows the passwords to all the Wi-Fi networks you access and the NSA can get at that data too. The simplest option right now is to de-activate the service, but how many users will bother?
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