FCC Reallocating Spectrum From Automotive Safety to Boost WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to free up spectrum currently reserved for automotive safety to improve WiFi.

Comcast Hotspots Free to All Through 2020

Comcast has announced that its Xfinity WiFi hotspots will remain free and open to anyone through the rest of 2020.

5G is Delayed, But a Whole New World is Coming

The fact is as much as 5G is going to be tremendous, and it’s going to bring an amazing architectural shift to our economy and to our markets and economy, it’s still not here, says Skyworks Solutions CEO Liam Griffin. It is here in certain areas but the rollout has been somewhat delayed due to coronavirus.

Verizon and NASCAR Partner to Deliver 5G and WiFi to Racetracks

Verizon and NASCAR have partnered to bring improved WiFi and 5G connectivity to 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks around the country.

Samsung Working on Quick Share: AirDrop For Android

XDA Developers is reporting that Samsung is working on Quick Share, an Android alternative to Apple’s AirDrop feature. AirDrop is a peer-to-peer service on Apple devices that allow them to share files without the need to email, upload to the…

FBI Warns Travelers About Automatically Joining WiFi Hotspots

On the eve of the holiday travel season, the FBI’s Oregon field office is warning travelers about the danger of letting their computers and devices automatically connect to open WiFi networks. Many devices have a feature that allows them to…

How WiFi6 Will Change Your Workplace

You know those days in the office when everyone is there and the WiFi just seems so laggy? As it turns out, even the most advanced WiFi technology up until now could only connect to a few devices at a…

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…

NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections

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

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

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…