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Add Wi-Fi to any device easily w/ this Ethernet to Wireless adapter: $24.50 (Reg. $35)

Amazon offers the IOGEAR Universal Ethernet to Wi-Fi Adapter for <b>$24.42</b>. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders of $25+. Normally $35, this is less than $1 above its all-time low and the best available. Rated 3.9/5 stars.<p>IOGEAR Universal Ethernet to Wi-Fi Adapter features:<p>Add High-Speed …

Wi-Fi

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties<p>The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from <i>CNBC</i>, the …

Huawei

5 reasons you need a VPN

Even if you don't think you're being tracked online, you are.<p>Your internet service provider (ISP) can see everything you do. While there probably …

Privacy

The modern state of Wi-Fi

So easy to take for granted, yet impossible to ignore. I’m speaking, of course, of Wi-Fi, the modern lifeblood of virtually all our tech devices. …

Wi-Fi

Expand and improve your home Wi-Fi with the Netgear Orbi for $179.99

Normally $250, this expandable tri-band mesh system includes a router and one satellite. Plus: a $5 mobile accessory and $8 sport earphone!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.</i> …

Wi-Fi

Top Five Time-Saving iPhone Tips: Searching Web Pages, Swipe to Delete in Calculator, and More

If you're looking to cut down on the amount of time you spend performing certain actions on your iPhone, there's usually a solution hidden in Apple's mobile operating system. Here are five quick iOS tips that once you start using will make you a lot more time-efficient in the long run.<p>This article …

iOS

New security service from Cloudflare hopes to kill the VPN once and for all

Remote workers or business travelers have long been familiar with the travails of working through virtual-private network software, but Cloudflare …

With WPA3, Wi-Fi security is about to get a lot tougher

Finally, a security reprieve for open Wi-Fi hotspot users.<p>At last, Wi-Fi security -- or lack of -- is about to get its day in the sun.<p>The Wi-Fi …

Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

Thursday's the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama's rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing.<p>I got a preview of what's to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I …

Net Neutrality

AirPort firmware updates arrive with important security fixes

[<b>Update</b>: Apple’s release notes detail that these updates include fixes for the KRACK and Broadpwn vulnerabilities.]<p>Apple has today released firmware updates for its AirPort devices, including the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express.<p>The 7.6.9 update is for 801.11n base …

Wi-Fi

8 Tips for Setting Up a Strong Home Network

Whether you’re moving to a new home or just want to improve your Internet connection, setting up a strong home network can feel daunting. But …

Wi-Fi

Emergency services organizations call for Apple to implement life-saving location feature

Emergency services organizations around the world are calling on Apple to implement a location feature which they say would save thousands of lives.<p>Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is a capability built into carrier networks which can automatically identify the exact position of someone making a …

Emergency Medicine

First-Ever Photos Show Wild Lion Nursing Leopard Cub

While the photos are undeniably cute, an expert says the strange pairing might not end well.<p>African lions and leopards are not what you'd call friends. In fact, lions have a habit of killing leopards.<p>So it was quite surprising when a five-year-old lioness was seen nursing a weeks-old leopard cub …

Wildlife

10 Companies Changing The Way We Use Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi has been introduced 18 years ago and changed the way we access information. It enabled rapid technological progress and created dozens of opportunities.<p>However, with great benefits, always comes great responsibilities and threats. The absence of network connection, security breaches and …

Wi-Fi

Why VPNs Are More Important Than Ever for iPhone Users

If you’ve been clued into the news on internet privacy recently, you’re probably no stranger to the buzz around Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). So, …

AT&T offers fixed wireless service to eight more states

The carrier's internet service provides wireless connectivity to rural areas that don't have cable or DSL infrastructure.<p>People living in rural and underserved parts of eight Southern states can finally get access to high-speed internet service from AT&T, the carrier announced Monday.<p>AT&T's Fixed …

InnSpire builds a computer into an Ethernet cable

Plug one end of InnSpire's InnCable into an Ethernet socket, the other end into a TV set's HDMI port, and you have a very neat Android set-top box. …

Mountain Lions Are Terrified of Humans—and That’s a Problem

We typically think of large predatory animals like mountain lions as fearless beasts that’ll stop at nothing to procure a meal—even if that meal …

Wildlife

How to Record Calls on an iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy to record phone calls, but it's not impossible. Here's how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Scientists develop tech to create Wi-Fi holograms

By detecting the disruptions of Wi-Fi signals, holograms mapping the immediate vicinity are created out of thin air.<p>Soon Wi-Fi could do more than connect you to the internet.<p>Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have developed a holographic imaging process that uses the radiation of a …

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Wi-Fi

Send Wi-Fi companies floor plans, receive the ultimate mesh networking test | Ars Technica

When Wi-Fi companies have suggestions, why not let them participate directly?<p>The old showbiz adage continues to hold true (even in Wi-Fi testing): …

How to turn your Mac into a digital video recorder for over-the-air TV

I’d prefer to think I’m ahead of my time instead of a contrarian. My wife and I cut the cord many years ago, and have survived ever since on discs, …

Smart TV

What on Earth Makes a $500 Router Worth It?

Once upon a time you could squeak by in life with a $60 router, which would do the simple job of blanketing your house in a respectable cloud of …

3 ways to print from your iPad

AirPrint is the easiest way to print from an iPad, but there are other options.<p>If you're one of the many people who use their iPad for work, you'll likely wind up wanting to print something out. Fortunately, the current iPad printing situation is a lot better than it used to be. An Apple-designed …

3D Printing

802.eleventy what? A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks | Ars Technica

The good news is that it doesn't have to suck, if you build it out properly.<p>When wireless networking based around the 802.11b standard first hit …

8 ways to improve iPhone battery life

If your iPhone doesn't hold a charge like it used to, these tips should help you get a boost from your battery.<p>Ask any iPhone owner for a wish-list of improvements and I guarantee "better battery life" will be at the top.<p>It just seems like there's never enough juice. That's in part because we use …

iOS

Everything you need to know about RCS messaging

SMS and MMS seem positively archaic by the standards set by today’s popular data based messaging platforms, and the industry could do with a refresh to its default communication standard. Fortunately, carriers are already moving on to the new Rich Communications Services (RCS) standard, and we’re …

Apps

Unsecure routers, webcams prompt feds to sue D-Link | Ars Technica

D-Link failed to maintain confidentiality of private key used to sign its software.<p>The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued Taiwan-based D-link …

Symantec doubles down on network security with the Norton Core, a stylish home router

Securing your home network has become more important than ever, especially if you found a new smart-home device under the Christmas tree this year, and Symantec plans to help you out. Announced Tuesday, Symantec's Norton Core home router combines super-fast home Wi-Fi with best-in-class network …

Wi-Fi