Articles about Wi-Fi
An experimental project called i-Locate is looking to become the indoor equivalent of Open Street Map, by allowing users to customise their navigation.
Finnish startup Verkotan acquired mobile equipment testing facilities from Microsoft to offer wireless and 5G performance testing in Northern Europe.
The next upgrade phase of the Melbourne Cricket Ground will see the installation of a new Wi-Fi network and LED lighting system by IBM, Cisco, and Cockram.
The Dutch watchdog has handed down its first fines, to Vodafone and KPN, for failing to uphold neutrality law.
The social media network hopes ZipDial's 'missed call' technology will bring Twitter to those in emerging markets where Wi-Fi connections can be unstable.
Because unified communications represents one of the most important trends in networking in the last decade, this series introduces you to Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007). Although...
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A clever experiment in Portugal is showing how adding new technology to the city's vehicles - including garbage trucks - can be put to new uses.
Virgin Galactic and Qualcomm are working together to bring high-speed Internet across the globe through hundreds of satellites.
The hotel chain bows to the opposition and states it will not block guest hotspots anywhere on its properties.
Norwegian startup Celerway is aiming to make users' mobile and wi-fi usage an altogether smoother ride.
Want 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds at an affordable price and with open-source software under the hood? If that's you, then you're going to want to check out Belkin's Linksys 1200AC.
A Google engineer who connected to in-flight Wi-Fi service Gogo was surprised when she noticed that her browser was using a spoof SSL certificate... for Google.
Will we finally get real-world 1 Gigabit per second Wi-Fi in 2015? D-Link's new line of 802.11ac routers may just do it.
Linktel wins tender to roll out and support the service at several key terminals across the country
Telstra is rolling out 'small cell' 4G data infrastructure to 16 towns in eastern Australia by Christmas, with another 34 set to get coverage in early 2015.
Telstra has kicked off the free trial of its national public Wi-Fi network, with 150 sites around Australian set to come online by Christmas.
It's fast, it has a super-strong signal and it's blue and black like Linksys devices from the old days. Unfortunately the software hasn't advanced as quickly as the hardware.
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
Google Glass (or glasses) is almost ready to hit the streets. Just what will those people brave enough to wear the funny-looking, geeky glasses be able to do with them?
With more and more smartphone use, there is a need for external speakers that provide audio output and speakerphone functionality. In addition, you can use it to charge up your smartphone.
Everyone wishes they could get more out of the battery built into their iPhone or iPad. Apple has set up the operating system with convenience in mind, and some of these settings don't necessarily give the best battery life possible. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help you squeeze more out of each charge. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do.
T-Mobile has an extremely fast 42+ Mbps HSPA+ data network and is offering more and more Android devices that support these network speeds. The latest device is the rather inexpensive Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
So many of us work from home nowadays. Freelancer or teleworker, here are 20 gadgets you will need for your home office.
There are a number of keyboard solutions for iOS and Android devices and the latest model from ZAGG supports both of these leading smartphone and tablet platforms.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Inside the 4G Android smartphone he found hardware from Samsung, VIA Telecom, FCI, and Texas Instruments.
There are plenty of wireless speaker solutions out there, but the Jambox from Jawbone really sets the bar with a small size and big sound that blew me away. Is this little speaker worth the $199.99?
Vendors are starting to release 2nd generation Windows Phone devices with the 7.5, aka Mango, operating system preloaded out of the box. The first Mango device to arrive is the HTC Radar 4G from T-Mobile and it is available for just $99.99 with a 2-year contract.
Cameras on today's smartphones are getting better all the time and in many cases people are leaving their point and shoot behind. I decided to test out some of the newest devices and put together an image gallery and video below from the HTC Amaze 4G, Apple iPhone 4S, Nokia N8 Symbian device, and Nokia N9 MeeGo device. There are other contenders, but these four are representative of the latest and greatest available today.
While we hope people can pull over to a safe place to make calls, there are still times when calls need to be taken while driving and the best way to do that is what a Bluetooth speaker. I found the SuperTooth HD to be one of the best ever with rare charging needs and never having to turn it off.
T-Mobile is rolling out two high end Android Gingerbread smartphones with the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II. The tough thing with devices this good is deciding which of the two to purchase. Both are amazing Android devices with similar internal specs and different design features.
While the history of mobile computing is littered with dozens of failed devices, we picked through the cream of the crop of products which legitimately launched but horribly underperformed in the marketplace, resulting in their cancellation. Here are our choices.
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, reveals his favorite consumer gadgets of the year at the Churchill Club’s annual gadgets program. On his list: tangle-resistant ear buds and an iPhone case complete with a beer-bottle opener. Mossberg also demos the latest in Ultrabooks and wireless USB drives.
At the company’s developers conference in San Francisco, Google's Sundar Pichai announces the first Chromebook laptops. Samsung and Acer will each be offering machines starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.
At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.
At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman talks about optimizing mobile applications in a world with network congestion. He says, the company considers file size and network congestion and adjusts bit rates accordingly when streaming live baseball events to its mobile users.
At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless CTO Anthony Melone talks about the launch of the company's new 4G LTE network later this year. He discusses four trends that will occur because of faster speeds and lower latency that 4G offers; they include real time delivery, video collaboration, cloud computing, and enhanced machine-to-machine communications.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discusses "context-aware computing." The new technology will soon be embedded in mobile devices and will be able to learn about who you are, where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want. Tim Jarrell, publisher of Fodor's Travel, demos how the technology works as a personal vacation assistant for travelers to San Francisco.
Virgin America is trying to take airplane service to new heights by creating on-board features that cater to the techie in all of us, whether it's texting a fellow passenger from your seatback, choosing food through an online ordering system, or connecting to a Wi-Fi hot spot 35,000 feet in the air. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reveals the innovations that could improve your next flight.
At an Apple press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPad. The new mobile device is a half-inch thin and weighs 1.5 pounds. It's powered with a 1GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new device plays movies, music, TV shows, and acts as an e-reader. It will cost $499 for the 16GB version.
Tired of carrying checks in your wallet because you can't find the time to cash them? Texas-based USAA bank has developed a mobile application that allows customers to make deposits using an iPhone. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how mobile banking could put an end to those time-consuming bank branch visits.
Monte Ford, CIO of American Airlines describes how the company’s new passenger service system will work in the future. He says it will be easier for customers to handle reservations, ticketing, and flight information through their mobile devices.
iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.
Acer's Aspire 9504 incorporates a lot of empowering technology, although its chief TV offering is rather weak.
An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.
This all-in-one solution from Belkin incorporates an ADSL modem, 4-port router and an 802.11g wireless access point suitable for a multi-PC home or SOHO user.
O2's latest PDA/phone-hybrid, the Xda IIs, adds a slide keyboard, Wi-Fi, a quad-band antenna and improved battery life to its predecessor.
The nx9110 offers a good compromise between performance, features and price for the mobile executive.The HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9110 is aimed primarily at business travelers, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it.
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