Wi-Fi

ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router

Wireless routers have been, for years, ugly black rectangles that we've habitually tried to bury behind our TVs and bookshelves. ASUS is hoping that you'll think differently about the Blue Cave, its new WiFi router that looks like an electric pencil sharpener on human growth hormone. The device …

Wireless Routers

A UK Pilot Refused To Take Off After A Scare Involving An Unsettling WiFi Name

For some, it feels like just yesterday that getting on a flight made you feel like Don Draper, hurtling through the sky in style. Laptops were being used, free meals with <i>two</i> olives were being handed out, and you wouldn’t have the crap beaten out of you for refusing to get off the overbooked plane. …

Aviation

How to Automatically Lock Your Windows 10 PC with Dynamic Lock

One of the new features in April’s release of the Windows 10 Creators Update was Dynamic Lock. For those that work in a public space, or perhaps …

iOS

U.K.-Bound Flight Canceled Due to ‘Jihadist’ Wi-Fi

<i>PHOTO: A Thomson Airways flight was canceled after passengers spotted a suspicious Wi-Fi hot spot on board (photo via Flickr/Aero Icarus)</i><p>On the same …

Aviation

Terror at 30,000 feet: I can’t get the WiFi to work

SOMEWHERE OVER MEMPHIS – I’ve never been a fan of tech support. Perhaps it comes from having survived the most grueling, intense experience that …

New Orleans

ASUS' GT-AC5300 8-Antenna Router Will Let You Slay Packets With The Best

Image: ASUS<p>Is it awesome or awkward when your router has more grunt than your notebook? Well, depending on how old your laptop is and your fondness …

Technology (Australia)

Apple may be working on a dedicated AI chip for the upcoming iPhone

US tech giant Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Apple Neural Engine, that would power …

Apple

Save 50 percent or more on these Amazon Warehouse closeout deals

Amazon Warehouse offers a lot of killer deals on pre-owned tech that can save you hundreds on refurbished and repackaged electronics. For a limited …

Amazon

With free wifi and easier parking, Jerusalem of gold to become smart city

Israel’s Communications Ministry has given the Jerusalem Municipality a first permit to set up an independent municipal wireless communications …

Smart Cities

How hackers can ruin your summer vacation - CNET

It was the Summer Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta. Ken Spinner, then a systems consultant -- and tourist in the city -- lost his credit card …

Identity Theft

Upgrade Your Digital Security: 5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

Life isn’t just in the real world anymore.<p>We hang out in virtual chat rooms, our “friends” on various social networks are often people we’ve never …

Security

Wireless Is Wonderful…When It Works

To begin, some quotes from recent reviews:<p>• “I found the app to be a little cumbersome and glitchy...on quite a few occasions it would not find one …

Audiophile

Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express passengers’ grouse: Bad WiFi, music and movies

Want to use the WiFi on-board Tejas Express, India’s first ultra-luxury high-speed train? Tough luck, it is only accessible to passengers travelling …

India

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Researchers in New York found a way to make “an unlimited supply” of blood in the lab, their peers in Belgium built a “brain-inspired” chip that …

The Android app for ASUS' upcoming Lyra mesh Wi-Fi network system is already available

Everyone's getting into the mesh Wi-Fi business these days. Google Wifi was released last year, Samsung is working on a mesh router, and a hanful of …

Technology

Wi-Fi hotspot called 'Jihadi' grounds flight

A Thomson flight this week was grounded because of concerns over a Wi-Fi hotspot named “Jihadi London”.<p>The aircraft, which was due to fly from Cancun …

Aviation

AT&T completes its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule

Your IoT devices may soon have a new network to connect to in order to transmit data directly to the cloud. AT&T has completed its nationwide rollout of its LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network.<p>This rollout, which involved a software update to AT&T’s existing LTE network, enables IoT devices to …

Internet of Things

Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing

Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon’s marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to …

Telecoms

Retro Elegance: Klipsch Three Wireless Music System

<b>PRICE</b> $400<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Impeccable fit and finish<br>Streaming via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Excellent sound<p>Solid bass<br>Remote control <b><br>Minus</b><br>App could be more …

Audiophile

Scientists now able to ‘SEE through walls’ using Wi-Fi

SCIENTISTS have created a way to see through walls using Wi-Fi, leading to major privacy concerns.<p>Boffins have developed a system to create images of …

Privacy

Up close with Olive & Dove's Wi-Fi camera and doorbell

Home Automation

Will a VPN hide me from the Snoopers’ Charter?

The short answer is that it'll definitely help<p>Much has been written about the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, or Snoopers’ Charter, but despite …

Privacy

This device wants to keep your home secure with just your Wi-Fi signal. (Yes, really.)

By Lee Turner<p><i>Pros: Incredibly simple set up, elegant and unobtrusive, works nicely for small apartments, IFTTT support.</i><p><i>Cons: Expensive for what it</i> …

Home Automation

Pilot Cancels Transatlantic Flight Because Of Passenger's Wifi Hotspot Name

The Sun reports that earlier this week a Thomson flight from Cancun to London Gatwick was canceled after the disturbing name of a passenger’s wifi …

Airlines

Ikea's smart lights get voice control from Siri, Alexa and Google

Ikea has moved to improve the functionality of its line of Wi-Fi-connected lights known as Trådfri. The retailer has announced that in the coming …

Home Automation

How Smart Thieves Hack Your Smart Home

For the tech lovers among us, the rapid advancements in smart home technology are exciting developments. It won’t be long until most homes have …

Smart Homes

3 Stocks With TrueCar-Like Return Potential

TrueCar has delighted investors lately with a 140% return in a single year. These three stocks seem poised to replicate that feat.<p><b>TrueCar</b> …

Stocks

Average FttN line capable of 68Mbps but will never hit 1Gbps: NBN

40 percent of Australia will not be capable of 1Gbps broadband speeds thanks to a combination of fibre-to-the-node, fixed-wireless, and satellite …

Internet

Managing the Private Cloud at 35,000 Feet

Recommended for You<p>Author: Ariel Maislos<p><i>As CEO, Ariel brings over twenty years of technology innovation and entrepreneurship to Stratoscale. After a</i> …

Software

TP-Link Smart Bulbs Get Amazon Alexa Support in The UK

TP-Link has announced that their TP-Link Smart Bulbs are now supported by Amazon Alexa in the UK with the “TP-Link Kasa” smart home skill.<p>Amazon …

Home Automation