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How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

Home Automation

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Google Project Fi Review

A few of my friends have picked up Project Fi, a wireless plan offered by Google. This is an innovative service because you can switch between US …

How Intel Is Using VR To Try To Change Sports Viewing Now And Into The Future

The tech giant has grand ambitions, and thinks that fully immersive live sports is the key to giving fans what they want–someday.<p>There are hundreds of millions, if not billions, of passionate sports fans around the world. And yet, according to Intel, no more than 1% of those people will ever get to …

Qualcomm unveils Mesh Networking Platform to boost home IoT devices

The platform has been designed with home IoT device connectivity and broadband demands in mind.<p>Qualcomm has announced the Mesh Networking Platform …

Top 4 Pros and Cons of New Wireless Provider 'Xfinity Mobile'

Comcast, one of America’s largest and most widely available cable TV and home Internet providers, began offering its all-new Xfinity Mobile wireless …

Services

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'Free TV' Android boxes finding their way into many Canadian households, study says

The devices come pre-loaded with software that makes it easy to pirate movies and shows, says expert<p>Forget illegal downloading; many Canadians are …

Verizon and AT&T both launched misleading services this week — and it points to a larger problem

To be clear: Both of these are nice upgrades. Faster internet is a great thing, and the customers that are fortunate enough to gain access to these services here will likely enjoy them.<p>The problem is they're both misleading:<p><b>Verizon</b> notes that what it calls "gigabit internet" averages between 750 …

Net Neutrality

Airbnb Is Working On A Device That Could Solve An Annoying Travel Problem

Airbnb is working on a concept for a “beam modem” device that could someday help travelers without Internet access or cell service navigate the unconnected world, according to a new patent filed this week.<p>Traveling outside the country without paying for cellular data is possible, but it’s annoying. …

Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse

The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we’ve had prices …

AT&T Introduces an Awful New "Unlimited" Prepaid Phone Plan

AT&T introduced a new unlimited option for its contract-free GoPhone prepaid plan today. For $65/month ($60/month if you sign up for AutoPay), you …

Comcast has a new service that'll fix the bad WiFi in your home

In addition to spending an extra $10 or so a month just to use it, they tend to be difficult to manage and come with wonky passwords and network names that are impossible to remember.<p>(You can save a lot of money in the long run by buying your own cable modem and router, by the way.)<p>But Comcast is …

Wi-Fi

Amazon opens data centres in Montreal to take advantage of the province's economical hydro costs

Fearing the high costs of hydro in Ontario, one of the world’s largest tech companies is fleeing to Quebec.<p>Amazon recently revealed that it has …

Canada

Rogers is putting its One Number VOIP service out of commission as of January 2017

Rogers has sent out messages to customers stating that its One Number VOIP service will no longer be available after January 31st, 2017.<p>One Number, …

Siri’s next stop could be iMessage, and it would be awesome

Apple was the first company to integrate a voice-controlled virtual assistant into a smartphone’s operating system, although its main competitors …

iMessage

Best WiFi & Bluetooth Smart Garage Door Openers | 2017 Listings and Reviews

Smart Garage Door Openers<p>These garage door openers offer built-in connectivity. Replace your old door opener unit to enjoy all the benefits of an …

Donald Trump’s transition team is assembling like a super-lobbyist Voltron

Donald Trump has assembled a team of advisors to help him staff his administration and plot policy going forward. Many members of the team working on economic policy are lobbyists, despite Trump’s repeated promises to “drain the swamp” if elected.<p>These advisors will assemble the ranks of officials …

Donald Trump

EE UK Launch New 4G SIM Only, 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE Tablet Price Plans

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today unveiled a new range of 4G (4GEE) SIM-Only, 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE Tablet price plans, which are apparently “<i>designed</i> …

Telecoms

Now Facebook plans to eat the $500 billion telecom equipment market

On Tuesday, it revealed several details of its plans.<p>This includes a new computer-network product invented at Facebook that it will freely share with the world, as well as a plan to design an open source cellular wireless network.<p>Specifically, Facebook announced a piece of network equipment known …

Social Media

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.<p>The web, they’ve said, will bring us closer through new forms of mass communication, connect us to business and government to give us more power over our lives, and deliver a …

Internet of Things

Here's A Robot That Will Mow Your Lawn, Rake Your Leaves, And Shovel Your Snow

Do you enjoy doing yard work? If so, this article is not for you. However, if mowing the grass, raking the leaves and especially shoveling snow aren’t leisure-time activities you look forward to, relief is on the horizon. A robot named Kobi will do all of these things for you because yard work is …

Gardening

I have found a secret tunnel that runs underneath the phone companies and emerges in paradise

Calyx is a famous, heroic, radical ISP that has been involved in groundbreaking litigation -- they were the first company to ever get a secret …

Nonprofits

New Comcast Wireless Service Will Piggyback On Your Home Gateway

Comcast today confirmed long-rumored plans that the company will be getting into the wireless business. Speaking to attendees of the Goldman Sachs …

How to save money with Wi-Fi calling

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>You might not have noticed, but you already have a cell tower installed in your house. It …

SMART HOME MARKET: Adoption forecasts, top products, cost & fragmentation problems

The US smart home market has yet to take off. Quirky's announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well.<p>At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the 'chasm' of the technology adoption curve, in …

Internet of Things

Google Fiber could use high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to homes

Eric Schmidt says it's 'cheaper than digging up your garden'<p>Google parent company Alphabet is actively exploring gigabit Wi-Fi technology, Chairman Eric Schmidt said on a shareholder call this week. Also known as millimeter wave technology, the system would serve as a replacement for otherwise …