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MIT researchers came up with a way to make Wi-Fi 10 times faster

WiFi Routers
We've all been there: You find yourself at a massive public event, whether it be a concert, a sporting event or a political rally and your reception is atrocious. In an instant, your smartphone with blazing fast LTE all of a sudden feels like it's a flip phone on Edge circa 2006. In an effort to combat this, many places have started implementing complimentary Wi-Fi so that attendees can text and browse the web with ease. That's great and all, but sometimes even an abundance of wireless routers can't help prevent congestion and painfully slow browsing speeds.

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Yoni Heisler

August 24th

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Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July

luma-wifi-2015-11-05-01 Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-order since last year, offer what the company calls “surround WiFi,” a mesh network that promises to get rid of wireless dead spots, while increasing speeds and security throughout the… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 16th

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No one needs a Wi-Fi router this overkill

Look, I get it. Bad Wi-Fi is one of life's worst tortures, up there with rush-hour traffic and Comcast customer service. But surely there's a solution that's a little more sane than this $400 Linksys router that looks like it wants to rip my head off?

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Chris Mills

May 28th

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Is it safe to use the free Wi-Fi at Starbucks?

Starbucks Free Wifi Security Concerns
Walk by any Starbucks within 100 miles of your house and chances are that you'll see several people sitting at a table, drinking coffee and enjoying the free Wi-Fi. Starbucks and free Wi-Fi have become synonymous with one another over the past few years — one unable to exists without the other — but the next time you log on to a public coffee shop hotspot, you might want to consider the risks you're taking.

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Jacob Siegal

May 19th

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Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords after public backlash

Windows 10 Wifi Sense
When Windows 10 first launched, one of its most controversial features was Wi-Fi Sense. If ticked, a couple harmless-looking boxes shared internet access to your Facebook, Skype and Outlook friends by default. The setting (and its enabled-by-default nature) caused some people to get a little angry, although Microsoft defended Wi-Fi Sense as a useful feature. A year later, and it looks like Microsoft is changing its tune.

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Chris Mills

May 12th

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Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords after public backlash

Windows 10 Wifi Sense
When Windows 10 first launched, one of its most controversial features was Wi-Fi Sense. If ticked, a couple harmless-looking boxes shared internet access to your Facebook, Skype and Outlook friends by default. The setting (and its enabled-by-default nature) caused some people to get a little angry, although Microsoft defended Wi-Fi Sense as a useful feature. A year later, and it looks like Microsoft is changing its tune.

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Chris Mills

May 12th

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Review: Definitive W7 + Play-Fi, hands on with an AirPlay competitor for home wireless music

I love the concept of streaming music around the home. There are a lot of great wireless Bluetooth speakers for wireless music on the move, but it’s still unclear what to choose for a static home environment. Apple’s answer is AirPlay, but it has flaws: no multi-room support from iOS devices, limited adoption by speaker manufacturers, and spotty reliability at best.

I’ve been trying an AirPlay alternative, called Play-Fi, which is a competing industry technology for home Wi-Fi music streaming from DTS. Specifically, I tested the Definitive W7 wireless speaker which integrates Play-Fi. Read on for my review  ….

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Filed under: iOS Devices, Reviews Tagged: Airport Express, iOS, Music, Music Streaming, streaming, wifi, Wireless

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Benjamin Mayo

April 22nd

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Google’s Giving Internet to Cuba

Cuba is one of the least digitally connected nations in the world. But Barack Obama has announced that Google will start providing the island nation with internet service.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 21st

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There’s a New Kind of Wi-Fi That Uses 10,000 Times Less Power

Wi-fi is already a very great thing. Problem is—especially for mobile devices—wi-fi is also an energy suck. But now, scientists have come up with a way of connecting to wi-fi that requires even less energy than a Bluetooth connection.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 23rd

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NYC’s New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast

Today, the first of New York City’s public, gigabit wifi hotspots opened to the public. I tried them, so take it from me: They’re insanely fast. How fast? Fast enough that Starbucks’ free internet is about to get killed.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 19th

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