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Researchers Developing Deep-Sea Wifi

Researchers Developing Deep-Sea Wifi

By Mike Fossum October 18, 2013

Researchers at the University of Buffalo are developing an underwater wifi network for use at sea. Alas, hold your horses – This doesn’t mean there will be any Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebookery, Tweeting, Vining, Myspacing, Google Plussing, Tumbing, Flickring, Foursquaring, Goodreading, …

First London Underground Wifi Stations Named First London Underground Wifi Stations Named

London is installing 80 new wifi hotspots in its subway system, and some of the stations in the Underground that will be connected have been announced. Transport for London has named King’s Cross, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus and …

Buffalo Releases First Ever 802.11ac WiFi Router Buffalo Releases First Ever 802.11ac WiFi Router

The 5th generation of WiFi routers is here with the newly introduced Buffalo AirStation WZR-D1800H wireless router and WLI-H4-D1300 wireless media bridge. The new Router and bridge offer speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n and are fully backward …

Wifi-Blocking Wallpaper To Go On Market In 2013 Wifi-Blocking Wallpaper To Go On Market In 2013

Have you ever wanted to block somebody else’s WiFi out of your living space? Coming soon in 2013, that dream will become reality. To achieve blocking out all outside WiFi signals, a new wallpaper will be unveiled that you can …

Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying-gate Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying-gate
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A friend of mine spotted the Google Street View car here in my city a couple of days ago. It’s always fun to hear about those sightings because it feels like catching a glimpse of a full-on double rainbow or …

NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections
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Back in 2010, it was reported that the FCC and Google had been working with moving forward with white spaces, which are unused television bands that can be used for ultra-fast wifi connections. The National Association of Broadcasters had objected …

Hotel Guests Want Free Wi-Fi More Than Anything Hotel Guests Want Free Wi-Fi More Than Anything

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Back in the days before the Internet became an integral part of our lives, a hotel was simply a hotel, where not many criteria was involved, other than it having a bed to rest on overnight while traveling a long …

Wifi Roaming Initiative in the Works Wifi Roaming Initiative in the Works

A new initiative between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance could allow billions of mobile device users the ability to switch between mobile and Wifi networks on the fly, without having to locate hotspots or enter passwords. Today’s announcement …

Delta Adds Pay to Download Content Delta Adds Pay to Download Content

Delta Airlines is adding pay-to-download content to their ever-growing selection of a la carte services. Passengers can access the airline’s wifi to get TV shows for 99 cents, and movies for $3.99. This content can be ordered without having to …

Free Skype WiFi For NYC New Year’s Eve Celebrations Free Skype WiFi For NYC New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Skype offered free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. Now, they’re expanding their holiday generosity to include New Year’s Eve – for those celebrating in NYC, that is. Skype is providing the service …

Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays

Skype announced it is offering free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. “Travelers passing through or delayed in over 50 airports across the country,” Skype’s Shadi Mahassel says, “will be able to access …

Verizon iPhone Hotspots Will Cost You
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Now that the confetti from the “Verizon’s getting the iPhone” hubbub has died down, it’s time to talk turkey.  It’s not going to be cheap to use Verizon’s iPhone to begin with — unlimited data packages, anyone? — but now, information about the additional charges potential users will face are surfacing, and, suffice to say, the results are typical.

That is, you’re going to have to pay for pretty much every little capability the iPhone has, including using your phone as an Internet hotspot.

Google Could Have Collected WiFi Data From Members Of Congress
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Google’s Street View cars could have recorded communications from some members of Congress, involved in national security issues, via unencrypted WiFi connections, according to an investigation by Consumer Watchdog’s InsideGoogle.

Rep. Jane Harman, D-CA, chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee and former member of the Intelligence Committee has at least one wireless network in her Washington, D.C., home that could have been breached by Google.

Starbucks, Yahoo Partner Over Free WiFi
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Individuals who tend to both tote laptops and drink lots of coffee will have reason to think better of Starbucks and Yahoo in coming months.  Starbucks intends to provide free WiFi in all of its stores, and then a partnership with Yahoo should result in the creation of a unique "Starbucks Digital Network."

Google Named In Class Action Suit Over Street View
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Google has been named in a new class action lawsuit filed by Carp Law Offices on behalf of Galaxy Internet Services and it WiFi users in Massachusetts.

The suit is focused on the collection and storage of WiFi information by Google’s Street View team. The suit alleges Google had covert packet sniffing WiFi receivers to help gather data on WiFi users. The suit says the practice is in violation of both federal privacy laws and Massachusetts’s new data privacy law.

Google Begins Cleanup After WiFi Data Blunder
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However facepalm-worthy Google’s accidental collection of sensitive data sent over WiFi networks may have been, the search giant is at least wasting no time in remedying the situation.  At the request of the Irish Data Protection Authority, Google has already deleted the data it accumulated in Ireland, and the company appears set to dispose of the data it collected in the UK, as well.

Aircell Offers Monthly Inflight Internet Subscription

Aircell, a company that provides wireless inflight Internet access to a number of major airlines in the U.S., has introduced a new monthly subscription plan for its Gogo service.

The Gogo Monthly Subscription is aimed at frequent fliers and is available for $34.95 each month. Aircell says the service automatically renews each month.