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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Bluetooth backers plan to give the technology a way to form mesh networks, dramatically extending its range and its role in the Internet of Things.

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Samsung, SKT to demonstrate 7.5Gbps wireless data next week

Samsung Electronics and South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom plan to demonstrate next week research into future "5G" wireless and data transmission at 7.55Gbps.

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Mobile networks prep for the Internet of Things

Wireless carriers are making changes behind the scenes to make their mobile networks more efficient and flexible.

Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attcks

Several of Netgear's wireless routers contain a vulnerability that allows attackers to extract sensitive information, including admin passwords and wireless network keys.

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Sprint shows biggest gains in network performance in last half of 2014

Sprint showed the greatest network performance improvement of the nation's four largest wireless carriers for the last half of 2014, according to RootMetrics.

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Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom eye LTE on Wi-Fi spectrum

In the hunt for ways to improve coverage and increase cellular speeds, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in the U.S., and SK Telecom of South Korea, are considering using LTE over 5GHz, which is used by Wi-Fi networks.

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As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Wi-Fi may carry many voice calls within the next few years, but the technology required to make those calls is still young in some ways.

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Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

If unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum is like a cool, independently run cafe, then mobile operators using those frequencies for LTE may sound like a corporate chain buying out your favorite spot.

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Over-the-air software coming soon to your next car

As Tesla Model S's sat quietly in their garages, Elon Musk tweeted that the all-electric vehicles will receive wireless upgrades to their powertrain – boosting their performance. This first-of-its kind wireless powertrain upgrade is...

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Faster mobile uploads on the way, with video apps big winners

A 180 percent capacity improvement over current LTE networks will be possible

7 smartphone rules changed this week

The FCC and FTC have been on a roll lately, using their power to side with smartphone users. Here's what you need to know.

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel today announced the availability of the new fifth-generation Core processors for PCs with support for technologies that eliminate a myriad of cables and connectors

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Wi-Fi growth set to drive sales of new Ethernet speeds

Growing demand for faster enterprise wireless LANs is expected to drive sales of Wi-Fi gear and a new type of Ethernet for connecting next-generation access points.

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Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, hoping again to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

DNS hijacking flaw affects D-Link DSL router, possibly other devices

A vulnerability found in a DSL router model from D-Link allows remote hackers to change its DNS settings and hijack users' traffic.

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.


Google preps for wireless services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

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Big visions for 5G before the FCC

Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google,...

Google wants to become a mobile carrier

Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA.

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