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  • Vendors see good times for wireless despite downturn

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    Despite the downturn, the future is bright for wireless, even in the immediate future as the recession lingers, according to a sampling of vendors and operators at the International CES trade show.
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    Powerline networking - a buyer's guide

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    While not as well known or widely used as Wi-Fi or Ethernet, powerline networking—using your existing home electrical wiring to transmit data, turning every outlet in your house into a potential network connection—can be a lifesaver when Wi-Fi won’t reach or when you can’t (or won’t) run Ethernet cabling.
  • Fast fixes for common PC problems

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Every computer user hits a speed bump now and then. Whether the bump is a dead power supply, a slow-booting PC, a soaking-wet cell phone, or an e-mail attachment lost in cyberspace, sometimes technology seems more trouble than it's worth. But just as flat tires can be patched, most common PC problems can be fixed--and fast!
  • 10 things that won't survive the recession

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    it seems to me that this recession will be something unprecedented. One reason is that that there was no Internet or mobile technology in the 1930s. That means individual people and companies have very low cost, high efficiency alternatives for doing a wide ranging of activities. That will accelerate the demise of those things fated to be replaced anyway. Here are 10 things that I believe won't survive the recession.
  • Delta's in-flight Wi-Fi service takes off

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Plans by Delta Airlines to roll out Wi-Fi across its entire fleet by 2009 seem to be coming to fruition. On Tuesday, Delta is expected to have four of its eight shuttle planes wired for Wi-Fi service on runs between New York-Boston and New York-Washington, according to USA Today.
  • Vopium further extends its reach by launching in Germany and France

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 1:55 pm

    With its latest launch in Germany and France, Vopium users can get 30 minutes trial call along with 100 SMS free. Experience this amazing offer now!
  • Fifteen tech secrets for the serious road warrior

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 12:18 pm

    These 15 mobile tech tricks and tools will have you working better, smarter, and faster on the go.
  • Try the latest improved version of Vopium WiFi (beta) for Symbian

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 8:23 am

    Vopium now brings an improved version of Vopium WiFi for Nokia Symbian phones. This new version is faster and better that allows people to make free or low cost international calls to their friends and relatives abroad.
  • Meru looks to make Wi-Fi as reliable as Ethernet

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 5:12 pm

    On Monday, Meru Networks announced virtual ports, a technology designed to make Wi-Fi networks as reliable as wired Ethernet.
  • Meru brings virtual ports to Wi-Fi

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 3:33 pm

    Meru announced Monday it is bringing virtual ports to Wi-Fi.
  • HP offers its first 802.11n access point

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 3:02 pm

    HP's ProCurve networking unit Monday announced its first high-speed 802.11n access point based on its recent acquisition of Colubris Networks Inc.
  • AT&T buys Wayport hotspot provider

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    AT&T announced plans to acquire hotspot provider Wayport for $275 million.
  • Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 10:23 am

    Researchers plan to disclose a partial crack of the WPA wireless security standard next week.
  • FCC Considers Bigger Space for Wi-Fi

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    While most of us are caught up in a historic U.S. presidential election, the FCC will be creating its own drama when it votes on the future of unfettered wireless Internet access.
  • AT&T gives iPhone owners free Wi-Fi ... really, this time

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    After several false starts earlier this year, AT&T Inc. Thursday rolled out unlimited free wireless access for iPhone users.
  • Free Wi-Fi for iPhone, take three

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:04 pm

    After two false starts, AT&T is again announcing free Wi-Fi for iPhone users -- and this time, the company swears it's for real.
  • Porn filters on in-flight Wi-Fi may be just the start

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 5:09 pm

    A reported decision by Delta Air Lines to block "inappropriate" Web sites from its planned in-flight WiFi service could be just the tip of the iceberg for airlines' control of Internet use.
  • Militants send terror messages in India by 'wardriving'

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    Citizens need to be vigilant and patch poorly secured wireless networks, the Indian police said Monday after announcing the arrest of technology-savvy members of a militant group that exploited insecure wireless networks to send messages.
  • Broadcom, Skyhook join for better location data

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 10:40 am

    Broadcom will enhance its mobile device chipsets and location-based services (LBS) infrastructure through a partnership with Skyhook Wireless, the company that powers the iPhone's location feature using Wi-Fi access points.
  • How to fortify your connection

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 10:35 am

    Mobile workers connect to hot spots in airports and hotels, they access the Internet through their home router while working from home and they use public WiFi to check company email while taking a coffee break at Starbucks. It's essentially impossible for anyone in today's business climate to completely avoid public networks. But there are things you can do to keep your company's IP safe.
  • 10 great WiFi gadgets for work and play

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 3:14 pm

    You've done the hard work of optimizing your WiFi network, and it reliably beams high-speed data to every nook and cranny of your home or office. Now, it's time to take it to the next level by connecting more than just computers.
  • 5 easy hacks for your PC and wifi network

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:37 am

    Without spending a dime, you can boost your processor's speed, give your graphics card a performance boost, increase your wifi range, or add sophisticated features to your old router. You can even beat the rising cost of energy by underclocking your CPU to a more modest, power-saving level. Here's how...
  • Porn nightmare at 37,000 feet?

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    American this summer started offering passengers a fee-based wifi service that lets them access the Internet while in flight. The potential problem: What happens if passengers in close quarters indulge a penchant for graphic sex or violence?
  • 3G modems for laptops booming

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 2:19 pm

    Fast cellular modems for laptops are flying out the door as business users hit the road and tire of looking for wifi hotspots, an ABI Research analyst said Friday.
  • SMC updates 802.11g wifi hotspot gateway

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 3:58 pm

    SMC Networks has released an updated 802.11g gateway targeted at the small and midsize enterprise market for quick, simple, secure wifi hotspot deployments.

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