Wi-Fi Articles

Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software After All Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software After All
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Nearly two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission released a heavily redacted report about Google’s sponging up of emails, passwords, and other personal data via unsecured wi-fi networks, the company has released a full version of the report that reveals …

90% of Tablet Use In Wi-Fi: No Need For Data Plans 90% of Tablet Use In Wi-Fi: No Need For Data Plans

If you are putting off buying a tablet because you can’t afford to buy the necessary data plan required to surf the net, you don’t need to. It appears most users are merely using wi-fi to do a majority of …

San Jose Is Getting “Disturbingly Fast” Free Wi-Fi San Jose Is Getting “Disturbingly Fast” Free Wi-Fi

San Jose, California is about to give free Wi-Fi to everyone visiting its downtown. A partnership between the city, SmartWAVE Technologies, and Ruckus Wireless will bring what they call on the “fastest Wi-Fi networks available” to the city. “This will …

Netgear Introduces Better Wi-Fi Solution Netgear Introduces Better Wi-Fi Solution
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Netgear has created a Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender to combat dead spots and other obstacles to wi-fi coverage in and around the home. If you’re tired of spotty coverage and constant internet buffering, this device might be helpful …

Audi A8: 2012 Connected Car of the Year Audi A8: 2012 Connected Car of the Year

Audi A8 recently was honored in the first annual Connected World Connected Car of the Year awards, which spotlights vehicles with technology that strikes the right balance between safety, convenience, and infotainment. Chosen by the editorial team at Connected World …

Hack Displays Porn To Young Children At South Carolina Best Buy
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Say what you want about what was broadcast for a couple of minutes at one South Carolina Best Buy, but it was probably better than that repetitive Dave Matthews Band concert that they usually show. Customers in Greenville, South Carolina …

Asus Under Fire For Transformer Prime GPS Issues
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It’s the iPhone 4 reception problem all over again – it’s just turning into a class action lawsuit this time. Colin Fraser is leading a class action lawsuit against Asustek for their Transformer Prime tablet. The lawsuit alleges that the …

HTC Phones Suffer From Bug That Allows Wi-Fi SSID & Password Theft HTC Phones Suffer From Bug That Allows Wi-Fi SSID & Password Theft

What is up with smartphones and their knack for having so many vulnerabilities just waiting to be exploited? HTC is the latest smartphone maker to acknowledge a vulnerability in their software that allows a user’s Wi-Fi password and SSID to …

Wi-Fi Matters! Wi-Fi Matters!

According to a recent survey, free internet Wi-Fi access rated number 1 as the most important factor in choosing a hotel. The participants in the survey included 1,000 US travelers and 600 hotel representatives. Almost 90% of these travelers expect …

Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook

I love to fly, but what I hate are the lines, the delays, and the impersonal service. To top it all off, on long flights, I feel like i’m in a time warp and out of touch with reality during …

Bad Wi-Fi Signal? Your House Could Be To Blame Bad Wi-Fi Signal? Your House Could Be To Blame

If you’ve recently moved into a new house and are having some difficulty getting a strong Wi-Fi signal, your house could be the culprit. Specifically the foil coating that might be residing under the exterior. PCPro’s Real World wireless expert, …

Aircell Raises $35 Million For Inflight Wi-Fi

Aircell, the company that provides Gogo inflight Internet service, said today it has raised $35 million in financing with its existing investors.

Michael-Small Aircell offers Gogo on nine of the 11 major U.S. airlines and on nearly 6,000 business aircraft. The financing will be used to fund growth in both commercial and business aviation markets.

Google Offers Free Inflight Wi-Fi For The Holidays

The Google Chrome browser team said today it has partnered with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America, to provide free Gogo Inflight Internet to travelers during the holiday season.

People flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free Wi-Fi on any of their domestic flights.

Starbucks Adds More Partners For Digital Network

Starbucks today released more details about its digital network launching this fall in the U.S. in partnership with Yahoo.

The company said Rodale, Nick Jr. Boost and DonorsChoose.org will join the previously announced content providers iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and Zagat.

Google Wi-Fi Scandal Concerns Most Americans
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A majority of Americans are concerned about Google’s Street View cars that collected private information from their Wi-Fi networks and want better privacy protections put in place, according to a new poll from Consumer Watchdog.

Overall, 74 percent of Americans view Google favorably, but 65 percent say the Wi-Fi scandal is one of the things that "worries them most" or a "great deal" with another 20 percent saying it "raises some concern" when considering online issues.

Wireless Internet Access Becoming More Widespread
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Cell phone and wireless laptop Internet use have each grown more widespread over the last year, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Nearly half of all adults (47%) go online with a laptop using a Wi-Fi connection or mobile broadband card (up from the 39% who did so as of April 2009) while 40% of adults use the Internet, email or instant messaging on a mobile phone (up from the 32% of Americans who did this in 2009)

Man Indicted For Hacking And Email Threat To VP Biden
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A Minnesota man had indicted in federal court for hacking into his neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection and allegedly posing as the neighbor to make threats to kill Vice President Biden and email child pornography.

The indictment, filed today, charges Barry Vincent Ardolf, 45, of Blaine with two counts of identity theft, one count of making threats to the president and successors to the presidency, one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of distribution of child pornography.

Google Comes Clean About Wi-Fi Network Data Collection
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Google opened up in a blog post today confirming that they have been collecting data from Wi-Fi networks with their Google Maps Street View Cars as they have driven around. This is a subject that has been brought up, but in a recent blog post Google said that it had not been collecting "payload data", but is now saying that it actually has been.

iPad Wi-Fi Issue? Apple says: “Adjust your screen brightness”
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Apple has updated a support document, which details some of the much-publicized Wi-Fi connectivity issues surrounding the iPad. In the document, Apple states “a very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity” they even give out a few possible workarounds for anyone having Wi-Fi issues.

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eBay And Delta Partner On Free Wi-Fi

eBay has partnered with Delta Airlines to offer passengers free Gogo Inflight Internet service on all Wi-Fi equipped flights from November 24-30.

Delta says its has 260 Wi-Fi enabled airplanes flying more than 1,000 flights each day, and during the Thanksgiving promotion it expects more than 1 million customers will access the service.

Google Offering Free Wi-Fi In Airports During The Holidays

Google said Tuesday it is working with airports in the U.S. as well as Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and others to provide free Wi-Fi as a "holiday gift" through January 15, 2010.

The free Wi-Fi is available in 47 airports, including Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte. As a result of this project, Burbank and Seattle airports will begin offering airport-wide free Wi-Fi indefinitely.