A high altitude WiFi internet hub Google Project Loon balloon is displayed at the Airforce Museum in Christchurch on June 16, 2013. Google revealed top-secret plans on June 15 to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.
In my tests, I was able to largely confirm Intel’s battery-life claims. This was especially true of the 13-inch MacBook Air I evaluated, whose battery life in my test jumped 65% from my last test of the machine, even though it hasn’t been significantly redesigned, except for the inclusion of the new Intel chips, faster Wi-Fi and solid-state storage and a slightly more potent battery ... It has become a computer capable of all-day use when performing typical tasks, even though its dimensions and 3-pound weight are unchanged.
We congratulate Marvell on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac test suite ... Marvell has been instrumental in the development of our industry-wide certification program.
We are also excited to clearly mark SDN's transition beyond the data center by successfully testing our Software Defined Mobility technology with many SDN products at the ONF's PlugFest event. Software Defined Mobility applies SDN technology to the delivery of managed WiFi services enabling wireless operators to connect mobile users to the network services they demand.More quotes »
Guantanamo hack threat prompts WiFi shutdown
-- The U.S. military has shut down wireless internet service at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba because of online hacking threats.A spokesman for the Guantanamo Bay prison says that officials have also blocked access to social networks such as Facebook Read more »
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Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing
The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. From there, you can do all sorts of stuff that iOS will al 4:11 PM from Slashgear Read more »
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1600 EA6400
course, just choose to manage the router locally. As with the AC1750, the interface offers a list of devices—both wired and wireless—connected to the router, guest access (which is turned on by default, I noticed: the router loses points for that), parental 4:10 PM from PC Magazine Read more »
Wi-Fi Alliance Announces 802.11ac Certification Program
and preserve bandwidth on the less-crowded 5GHz band for media streaming and other high-performance applications. Nowadays wireless local area networks (WLAN ) is a mission critical part of the network no longer an afterthought. BYOD is a reality and mobile 4:04 PM from CIO.com Read more »
Analysys Mason: Wi-Fi provider Fon's partnerships bring multiple benefits to operators
An increasing number of operators are signing partnerships with Fon to deploy Wi-Fi networks that partition a proportion of bandwidth from consumers' fixed broadband line for public use. The results of such partnerships have been promising, particularly in 3:53 PM from Fierce Wireless Read more »
Lytro finally enables camera's WiFi chip, introduces iOS companion app as well
touch device to experience and share light field pictures taken with Lytro cameras. The app communicates with Lytro cameras, whose wireless capabilities can be activated with a free software update, letting camera owners preview and upload pictures to Lytro.com 3:52 PM from Engadget Read more »