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Google is rumoured to be unveiling a router that will be capable of mesh capabilities, starting from $129. Google WiFi, as it's called, will be shown off on October 4th alongside the Pixel phones.
The European Commission is in the midst of proposing a vote that would enable members of the EU to have access to free WIFI anywhere as well as roll out the new 5G cellular standard.
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Manchester city centre has now got its first smart bus shelters. They will provide commuters with free device charging and free Wi-Fi access. They are designed to lure car drivers to public transport.
Four years after the original model shipped, the Raspberry Pi 3 has gone on sale for $35 packing onboard Bluetooth, WiFi and a new 64-bit CPU providing 50% more grunt compared to the Raspberry Pi 2.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced details of the HaLow standard. HaLow devices will use less power and double the range of today's Wi-Fi. The new standard is particularly beneficial for IoT devices.
Recently, it was discovered that Home Hub 1000 and 2000 series routers supplied by Bell Canada were susceptible to attack via its Wi-Fi interfaces due to a flaw involving WPS.
The Virgin Group's American-based airline branch will begin offering free access to Netflix during long distance flights next year.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai details a partnership that will bring Wi-Fi to 400 rail stations and connect 10 million passengers a day. Pichai also recounts being a student at Chennai Central station.
Google starts taking pre-orders today for OnHub, a home WiFi router billed as fast and simple, with mobile companion apps and automatic updates; it will also work with Google's IOT solutions.
Google and one of its startups is looking to give cities around the world free Wi-Fi by imitating a project that recently took place in New York, called LinkNYC. The service would be paid for by ads.
Microsoft is launching a new service called Microsoft WiFi. This is partially a rebranding of the old Skype WiFi feature but it also brings important changes, including Office 365 integration.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 build 10130 and have experienced sync issues with Outlook Mail and connectivity issues with Wi-Fi, there's a patch for that, available now on Windows Update.
At San Francisco's RSA conference, mobile security firm Skycure has revealed an iOS vulnerability to malformed SSL certificates that can throw an iPhone or iPad into a perpetual boot loop.
If you needed further proof that normal users don't think about computer security, look no further than this statistic: 65% of users who file taxes online do so using an open Wi-Fi hotspot.
The UK government is spending £47.8m to bring fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi to trains in five rail franchise areas across England and Wales - including the new TSGN super-franchise - from 2017.
The two tech giants are just some of the big names fighting against an initiative by hotel companies, which are lobbying the FCC to be allowed to block their guests' personal WiFi hotspots.
NYC is looking to build a public Wi-Fi infrastructure with gigabit speeds in 2015. The project will supposedly be funded by advertising revenue and the first hotspots will be operational next year.
Although a new initiative from Comcast to turn home routers into 'public wi-fi hotspots' across 19 cities in the US has left some customers angered, just 1% have reportedly opted out.
Google has donated 1 million US dollars to New York for the purpose of free WiFi hotspot rentals at libraries around the city. Around 10,000 hotspots will be made available as a result.
With the upcoming release of the next technical preview build for Windows 10, Microsoft has updated the way the Wi-Fi connections pane currently works and it is likely the first change of many.
Marriott hotels has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 to the FCC as well as cease their unlawful actions in response to an investigation claiming that they illegally blocked guests' WiFi.
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Just after a year of creating the Internet.org project, Facebook is at it again. They have made plans with the Rutherford County School District to bring free WiFi to its students.
A new report has shown that the Android L update can increase battery life by as much as 36% with the 'Project Volta' program, providing two more hours of power on a Nexus 5 under certain conditions.
What I thought would be an electronics board with LED control and perhaps FM functionality, unraveled into a world which included Bluetooth, WiFi, displays and controllers as well as advanced robotics
Comcast has confirmed that a number of its broadband customers cannot currently get their Xbox One game consoles to connect to the Internet for online gaming via its Wi-Fi hardware.
Sky has continued to improve it's HD PVR boxes for their Satellite service over the past few years and today we are covering their latest top-end box, the Sky+HD 2TB which now includes built in Wi-Fi.
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The new Nexus 7 is now available in the UK as well as parts of Europe starting at £199.99 for the 16 GB Wifi version, but the 4G version offered on O2 won't be available for two more weeks.
Amazon seems to be experimenting with the possibility of starting its own wireless network. It started running tests through satellite communications company Globalstar in Cupertino, California.
With Wi-Fi using the finite radio spectrum for transmission of data and the sales of electronic goods skyrocketing annually there are indications the protocol could slow as a result of its popularity.
Microsoft has sent out a security advisory that states passwords on a Windows Phone device can be access by hackers if the phones are connected to a rogue WiFi hotspot.
Microsoft has announced that paid Skype Premium users will be able to access any of the Skype WiFi hotspots around the world for free during the month of August.
Starbucks has announced a new partnership with Google that will see the over 7,000 coffee stores served by faster Google WiFi connections, in a move that could be a prelude to expanding Google Fiber.
Apple have released an update to Mountain Lion, its desktop OS, in the form of OS X 10.8.4. The update includes Wi-Fi improvements, better compatibility with Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft's latest firmware update for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets have been released, which offer some WiFi improvements for the Pro version and speaker upgrades for the RT tablet.
German regulators have fined Google €145,000 ($189,230) over the company's previous practice of collecting data via the WiFi antennas for Google's Street View cars.
Today's planned software update for the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft will concentrate on fixing more WiFi related issues that have popped up with the Windows RT-based tablet.
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Some owners of the Surface Pro tablet from Microsoft are reporting they are still experiencing issues with its WiFi connectivity, despite an update earlier in March designed to fix the issue.
Microsoft has released a software update for the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet, which fixes some issues related to the WiFi connectivity and reliability features.
Eyetease Media announced today that it will launch CabWifi in 2013. The project will add free WiFi access to all of London's well known black cabs, in exchange for seeing a short ad every 15 minutes.
Windows Phone 8 users are in for a nice surprise. Microsoft is incorporating Devicescape software directly into its phones giving users access to millions of free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Microsoft and Google are currently in discussions with UK government and regulatory officials for the use of white space to create a free national WiFi service that could be used on mobile devices.
Microsoft has launched a Windows 8 promotion that offers residents in New York City and San Francisco free access to WiFi hotspots from provider Boingo from now until the end of 2012.
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