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New tech syncs small speakers for big sound

In the past week, new methods for synchronizing speakers to create loud, high-quality sound have emerged. Finally.

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Verizon, Qualcomm set to supply controversial unlicensed LTE starting next year

Verizon and Qualcomm are on track to extend LTE networks into Wi-Fi frequencies by the end of next year despite a heated controversy over whether that would slow down wireless LANs.

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Underappreciated and underrated, voice over LTE is here

VoLTE is still a voice product, but recent developments show how easily it can offer much more to enterprises.

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AT&T to sell Wi-Fi hotspots from ZTE for vehicles

Connects to five devices for $100 without a contract.


Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.


In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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The Wrap: Intel drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi, IFA preview

Intel has invested millions of dollars in a Chinese drone maker as it hopes to catch up to Google and Amazon.  In-flight WiFi will speed up now that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared in-flight Internet...

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802.11ac gains ground in enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

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Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70M bps.


Wi-Fi challenges Bluetooth for the beacon market

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently unveiled Wi-Fi Aware as an alternative to Bluetooth Smart for beacons. Is Wi-Fi Aware sufficiently different and compelling to entice developers?

Wi-Fi at DEF CON - dealing with the worlds most dangerous network

Wi-Fi can be done securely, even at a hacker conference like DEF CON. Just avoid open networks and Android.

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Google launches stylish $199 Wi-Fi router meant to be shown off

Google is giving the ugly Wi-Fi router a makeover, with its own device that the company claims is easier to use.

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Wi-Fi provider kicked users off their own hotspots at conventions

Smart City, a provider of Internet services at convention centers and hotels, will pay the Federal Communications Commission $750,000 for kicking users off their personal hotspots to try and force them to use its Wi-Fi service.


How new 'white space' rules could lead to an urban super-Wi-Fi

The underutilized UHF band is perfect for wireless data and can carry for miles, not blocked by walls or trees.

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What to expect from 5G wireless

5G wireless will be a series of enhancements implemented over the next several years. It will connect everything as well as everyone, fueling new applications and the shared economy.

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iPass has tech in beta to solve Wi-Fi's most irritating problem

Trying to connect to a Wi-Fi spot can be an exercise in frustration depending on the device, the hotspot provider and even where you are standing. iPass has technology in beta right now that may solve that problem.

A look at the security of Wi-Fi on a plane

On a recent plane trip, I looked into the architecture of the Wi-Fi networks onboard, and couldn't find any security.

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Review: 2 tri-band routers push wireless network speeds

Two new tri-band Wi-Fi routers from D-Link and Linksys bring real-world half-a-gigabit speeds to your 802.11ac network.

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