Articles about Wi-Fi
WiFi is wonderful, but somehow we are still stuck with lots of cables. Now Intel and others are working to eliminate the rest and deliver true wireless computing.
A year after gathering industry feedback on the technology, ICT regulator IDA finalizes the country's regulatory framework for TV white space in a bid to drive commercial deployments and ease demand for more bandwidth.
Subject to the approval of its board, Data#3 will have a minority shareholding in Wi-Fi analytics company Discovery Technology.
The railroad service is now soliciting bids for a proof-of-concept project that would bring a trackside wireless network to the Northeast Corridor.
Inmarsat to lead the EU wide roll-out of in-flight passenger broadband services with British Airways in the van.
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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Research from Aruba Networks suggests that businesses need to embrace 'GenMobile' employees as they work more efficiently when they are able to work any time, any place, and on any device.
Chinese technology giant Huawei has successfully trialled a Wi-Fi prototype that is 10 times faster than existing Wi-Fi capability commercially available today.
iiNet has announced it will build what it claims is the largest free WiFi network in Australia, with the company joining forces with the ACT government to blanket 12 Canberra business districts with over 700 Cisco wireless access points.
Google plans to offer SMBs discounted wi-fi gear and software in what is speculated to be a data-driven campaign.
Telstra will roll out 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots across Australia in cities, businesses and homes in a massive new project costing over AU$100 million.
The opening of an Australian office by 'social Wi-Fi' vendor AirTight Networks will allow local retailers to harvest social-media details provided by customers in exchange for free, fast Wi-Fi access.
AT&T has dreams of striking it rich in the big city, or rather, all of the big cities in the United States.
Air China, the country’s national flag carrier, said more passengers will soon be able to enjoy free broadband browsing services at 32,000 feet after a successful trial run on Wednesday.
Connecting to a wireless network just got that little bit easier, thanks to NFC support. No, that doesn't include you, iPhone users.
Here is a piece of news from the FCC that has a better chance at making everyone happy, not to mention connected.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the most popular Android tablet that is available on all four major US wireless carriers. In this gallery, with accompanying article and video, you can see three carrying cases with the ability to prop up the device for viewing video content and using an external keyboard.
On a lightning trip to Hong Kong, ZDNet Australia took a moment to travel the city camera in hand and document a sample of the technology the city has to offer.
T-Mobile rolled out their second HSPA+ device with the myTouch 4G and it is a fantastic device. You can buy it in four colors and experience a solid Android 2.2 experience on a fairly compact handset.
There are many of us who want to stick with our wireless carrier, yet still would like to experience the latest Apple touchscreen device. Thankfully, Apple launched the iPod touch in three different capacities and it provides consumers with the high resolution retina display, A4 processor, iOS 4.1, and HD video camera.
For those who still prefer a hardware keyboard on their smartphone, here are comparison photos of three great devices: Motorola Droid 2, Samsung Epic 4G, and BlackBerry Torch 9800.
Sprint is getting ready to roll out their second 4G WiMAX device, the Samsung Epic 4G. This is the third Galaxy S device to be released in the US and in my opinion it is the best. A full QWERTY keyboard is present, along with a front facing camera and all the other great features in the Galaxy S lineup.
Samsung is rolling out their Galaxy S line of devices to all four major US wireless carriers and the first carrier to get the device is T-Mobile with the Samsung Vibrant. The Vibrant is heavily focused on media and gaming with the Avatar movie included and The Sims 3 game. The Vibrant is the best Google Android device on T-Mobile at this time and available for $199.99.
The Motorola Droid X and HTC EVO 4G are the two largest display Google Android devices available and are designed to blow you away. The photos in this gallery show the Droid X in comparison to the EVO 4G and photos taken with each device, including the panoramic shots from the Droid X. Check out the full 5 page head-to-head article on the Droid X and EVO 4G.
Huawei last week demonstrated the company's Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai.
Google Android devices keep getting better and better and there is currently no other smartphone on the market that can match the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. There are a few new functions, utilities, and apps in the EVO 4G that you can see in this image gallery.
From robot maids to Bluetooth bicycles, 'touchscreen' skin to 1000 MPH cars, these dozen promising, scary and strange technologies live somewhere between a lab and your everyday life.
Barnes & Noble was quick to roll out an update when the Nook was first released last Fall. This current update continues to improve a great ebook reader device with games, a web browser, in-store reading support, and overall bug fixes and improvements. You can now browse when connected to a WiFi network and you don't have another device around.
This review is one of the hardest I had to write because I have a long history with Palm devices (started using them in 1997) and I had high hopes for their new WebOS operating system after they blew us all away at CES 2009. I actually stood in line and bought my own Sprint Palm Pre last summer and posted some thoughts on it at that time. There have been several software updates since last year and at CES 2010 Palm announced the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus launching on Verizon Wireless with the ability for the Pre Plus to act as a MiFi and share out wireless Internet. Palm sent me a device to try out for a couple of weeks and I am glad they did because they saved me a ton of money since I was considering a switch from my Verizon MiFi to the Pre Plus.
I recently purchased a Verizon Wireless MiFi and then saw that Sprint rolled out a 4G WiMAX network in my local area. I said I wanted a MiFi-like device to access this network and Sprint now has such a device available with their Overdrive device from Sierra Wireless. Sprint also lowered the price to $59.99 per month and if the 4G connection is not available you bounce back to a strong 3G connection. Observed download speeds were easily twice as fast as that seen on the Verizon Wireless MiFi so this looks to be the king of high speed wireless connectivity.
Aliph released their latest Jawbone headset, the ICON, that builds on their Bluetooth voice technology with a software platform for customization and personalization. The ICON comes in six different personalities to fit your style. The MSRP is $30 less than previous models and packaging is 100% recyclable. The headset is comfortable for hours of use and sound quality is excellent.
ZDNet's Larry Dignan believes the upcoming 3G version of the iPhone, plus improved security features and new iPhone apps, will keep customers salivating, but that international expansion is the primary reason Apple will hit the 10 million mark. The larger question, Dignan says, is by how wide a margin Apple will beat its target.
Cisco Systems is collaborating with cities around the world to see if broadband can be exploited to cut down energy consumption and traffic. In San Francisco, the company has rigged up municipal buses with free Wi-Fi to coax commuters out of their cars. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos grabs a transfer and checks it out.
Cesar Tizi, CIO AGL Energy speaks to ZDNet about his role at Australia's largest energy supplier where he's been focused on integrating and simplifying the company's billing and accounting systems. He also shares his thoughts on recent IT trends, such as virtualization, green datacenters, and RFID.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., celebrates a nondescript converted bread truck for its instrumental role in developing the first mobile and wireless Internet connection. News.com's Kara Tsuboi introduces the engineers behind a feat that happened three decades ago this month.
In a CIO Sessions interview, Graham Andrews, CIO of PricewaterhouseCoopers speaks to ZDNet Australia about new wireless technologies the company is deploying at the professional services firm. He also shares his vision for the changing IT landscape and how developments in virtualization and green are adding value to his organization.
Tipped-off by a reader, ZDNet's David Berlind takes HP to task in Tech Shakedown for what appears to be a serious problem with the Wi-Fi feature on some Pavilion notebooks. Despite many complaints listed on HP's Web site over nearly five months, there's been little response from HP. Instead, the forum shows customers banding together to figure out the remedial steps to solve the problems.
Look out, iPhone. Nokia's latest handheld Internet access device browses the Web, runs Flash and has GPS. It'll sell for $479 when it comes out in November. The downside: it has no cellular modem built in, so you have to use Wi-Fi or reach the Net via a Bluetooth link to your phone. Webware's Rafe Needleman takes a look.
At Digital Life in New York City, Nokia finally shipped the new version of its popular N95, the "iPhone killer" with double the memory of its predecessor, 3G compatibility on the GSM platform, and support for assisted GPS. Like the old N95, it comes with a 5-megapixel camera and, unlike the iPhone, is unlocked by default. In his interview with Nokia spokesperson Joe Gallo, ZDNet executive editor David Berlind also gets a look at a prototype of Nokia's next N81, which features a bigger display and 8GB of storage.
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