Google In Deal With U.S. Cellular For More ‘Project Fi’ Speed And Coverage

Google has partnered with U.S. Cellular to increase both speed and coverage area of Project Fi. Project Fi is Google’s to program to deliver a fast, easy wireless experience by forming close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and subscribers.…

Researchers Developing Deep-Sea Wifi

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,…

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…

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?

Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’…

Netflix Gives Android Users WiFi-Only Option

Netflix just launched the ability stream content on Wi-Fi networks only from Android devices. In a brief post to the Netflix US & Canada blog, director of product management, Roma De, wrote: We know many of you love to watch…

Nielsen Says People Aren’t Watching TV Anymore

It’s bad news for advertisers and television studios alike. Nielsen says many people just aren’t watching the old boob tube anymore. An interesting metric for Nielsen to record, the number of people who watch television at least once a month,…

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

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

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…

Living in Google’s World; or, Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying

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…