All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wi-Fi’

Is Google Building The Next Generation Of Wireless Networks?

Whenever Google experiments in something, the results are oftentimes pretty awesome. Google Glass, self-driving cars and Google Fiber are all examples of something that started out as an experiment and are now some of the most exciting tech being developed in our nation. Now it seems Google may be experimenting in something that definitely needs a shot of innovation – …

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Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To Chelsea Neighborhood In New York City

It was speculated this morning that Google would be bringing fiber Internet to residents of New York City due in large part to a job posting. That rumor turned out to be a bust as Google has instead announced that it will be bringing free Wi-Fi to a neighborhood in New York City. At a press conference this morning, Google …

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For $850K, This Company Will Bring Broadband Wi-Fi To Rural America

The Internet is universally important to all Americans, and that’s especially true to rural Americans who are denied access to broadband Internet. The ISPs say it will cost too much to extend service to backroad homes and hard to reach areas in mountainous regions, but one company thinks all of that is a bunch of bollocks. GlobalWirelessPOD is a startup …

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Google Buys Wireless Broadband Company ICOA for $400 Million? Nope.

Update: This seemed kind of fishy from the beginning, but now reports are out that both Google and ICOA have denied that this is real. As noted in our report, the only source of the news seemed to be an odd press release from PRWeb, which was not acknowledged in Google’s own press center. Someone’s just messing with us. Original: …

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WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700%

Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options (4G) can always fall back on them if the going gets too slow, but for those that rely solely on …

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Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies And Its Location Analytics

Cisco announced today that it has acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, an Ireland-based location analytics technology company. Cisco’s Hilton Romanski had this to say about the news in a blog post: The widespread proliferation of mobile devices and services provides opportunities for enterprises and service providers to better serve their end users based on location and preferences inside venues and retail spaces. …

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Microsoft Thinks Wi-Fi Is Just Fine For All Your Surface Needs

Do you like to use mobile data with your tablets? You might want to sit out on Microsoft’s Surface tablet, at least at launch. There’s no doubt that Wi-Fi is still the most popular, and preferred, method for people to connect to the Internet via their mobile devices. Tablets are no different and Microsoft should obviously know this. There are …

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Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia

The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation into Google’s use of the Street View cars to sponge up information from people using unsecured wi-fi networks. Today, Australia’s …

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Google Street View “Rogue” Engineer Identified in Spying Scandal

When basically anything you want to know about the world is out there on the internet and all you need in order to find it is some gumption and know-how, is anybody surprised that the concealed identity of the engineer at the center of Google’s Street View scandal would stay concealed very long? Ironic, then, that the identity of the …

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Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software After All

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 that, in spite of Google’s previous claims that the data-collected software was unauthorized, supervisors and others were actually aware of …

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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 their surfing anyway. If you have wi-fi in your home or office, you probably won’t need the connectivity in too …

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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 bring disturbingly fast Internet access to Downtown, and is part of San José’s strategy to partner with industry leaders who …

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