Google brings faster WiFi to 7,000 Starbucks locations
July 31, 2013
Starbucks is often viewed as a great place to drop in, have a pick-me-up, and use free WiFi. If that’s your M.O., Google has made life a little bit better for you. Starting in August, Google will team up with Starbucks to bring faster WiFi speeds to all 7,000 company operated locations throughout the US.
State of the mobile industry
January 1, 2013
We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn't resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
Samsung partners with Instabridge to make sharing your WiFi incredibly easy
November 27, 2012
Instabridge is a Swedish company that's invented something so simple, and so awesome, that you've got to wonder what took this industry so long! Here's how it works: You install the Instabridge application on your smartphone, connect it to your Facebook account, and now pretty much anyone you're friends with can join your WiFi network without having to enter that crazy long alphanumeric password you can't remember.
Random Thought: Why hasn’t anyone made an Android powered WiFi router?
November 27, 2012
Consumer networking equipment doesn't get a lot of attention, frankly because no one really cares. You buy a router, it works, and you forgot about it because it's hidden behind a table. Once or twice a year you have to reboot it, but other than that ... why bother upgrading?
uTorrent for Android gets WiFi-only option
November 23, 2012
uTorrent Beta for Android now lets you download and share files on WiFi networks only, thereby reducing potential data plan overcharges.
Motorola wants a cut of Microsoft’s Surface profits
November 15, 2012
The legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola just had some gasoline added to it after Motorola requested Microsoft give them a share of their new Surface's profits. Today, in the opening salvo of Motorola's suit against Microsoft, the phone maker's lawyers brought up the Microsoft Surface and claimed that the device’s Wi-Fi technology infringes Motorola's patents.
Google, Microsoft to offer nationwide WiFi service in the UK through broadcast whitespaces?
November 5, 2012
While mobile data speeds are getting faster and faster, many users will still prefer to connect through WiFi networks, especially if the underlying infrastructure has a better quality and speed than the usual 3G or 4G connection. Companies like Google and Microsoft are vying for access to unused spectrum in some regions, in order to offer wide-area WiFi access to users.
“Open networks okay for sniffing”, says Illinois judge
September 10, 2012
So here's the scenario: You have your own home network. It's never been compromised as far as you know and it's basically for sharing connections with tablets and smart-phones. Your WiFi hub is dutifully spitting out and receiving packets. One day, you get a notice from the MPAA saying you have a DMCA violation. They note they found it through your open WiFi network. Illegal? Not according to one federal judge in Illinois.
A*STAR antenna boosts WiFi speed 200 times
September 4, 2012
Wireless networks are usually limited in terms of speed, mostly due to power limitations in small devices. Researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME), however, have found a way to boost WiFi speeds up to 200 times -- or up to 20 Gbps.
Google Nexus 7 with 3G coming in six weeks?
September 3, 2012
Sick of depending on WiFi and/or phone tethering? We might have some good news for you - Asus and Google are apparently working on a Nexus 7 3G version, that is currently in production. We'll you buy one or is WiFi just fine with you? Learn more after the break.