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Kansas City gets 'smart': New streetcar line opens amid free public Wi-Fi zone

Kansas City, Missouri, has high hopes for the smart technology it's deploying as it launches on Friday a new streetcar line in its downtown innovation district and public Wi-Fi that spreads over two square miles.

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world.

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NYC scowls at LTE-U in open letter

The City of New York became the latest entity to weigh in on the subject of LTE-U, as an open letter from the mayor’s office to policymakers at the 3GPP standards body pushes for thorough protection for existing Wi-Fi.

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The race to create smart homes is on

Smartphones, mesh networks and cloud computing are enabling the long-awaited smart home. Standards and open-source software could make them ubiquitous.

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Dell adopts Aerohive WLAN management for its wired switches

HiveManager NG software extends WLAN vendor Aerohive’s management platform to oversee Dell’s N Series wired edge switches.

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Review: Hot cloud-based tools for Wi-Fi hotspot management

Cucumber Tony, SputnikNet, Tanaza deliver management support for multi-vendor wireless networks.

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Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Google will soon begin testing innovative 3.5 GHz wireless capabilities by using antennas on light poles and other structures in parts of Kansas City, Mo.

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Why even Google can't connect Cuba

Reports say Google intends to help wire Cuba and bring the island into the 21st century. But that's not going to happen.

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The battle between LTE and Wi-Fi may have left LTE-U out in the cold

After more than a year of rancor over whether it would hurt Wi-Fi, a technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum may have already missed its window of opportunity.

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New wireless tech from MIT could bring password-free Wi-Fi

New wireless technology developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab promises to kill the Wi-Fi password at last.

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Network World Explains: All about HaLow

Confused about the new HaLow wireless standard proposed by the Wi-Fi Alliance? Worry no more! Network World explains what this is all about in this handy animated video.

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AT&T uses low-power antennas to prevent cellular interference with telescope

AT&T engineered an unusual low-power antenna system inside a radio quiet zone at a snow resort in rural West Virginia, giving thousands of daily smartphone users network access for the first time.

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Google to bring Internet to unconnected Cuba

Google has set a deal to bring Wi-Fi and broadband connectivity to Cuba, but some are already wondering how much information and access will freely flow to the Cuban people.

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Wi-Fi Range Extender from TP-LINK Currently 43% Off - Deal Alert

TP-LINK's extender promises 4K HD streaming and online gaming with Wi-Fi speeds up to 1750Mbps. Coverage boost of 10,000 square feet. Available now at 43% off list price.

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Why Cuba could be the next Silicon Valley (eventually)

Cuba is an Internet backwater, but I think its next revolution could be digital.

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Users will get free, faster Wi-Fi from hubs in New York

New York City is replacing pay phones with new high-tech LinkNYC hubs that will dish out free high-speed Wi-Fi, mobile device charging and access to city services.

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NYC and Los Angeles still lag in mobile network performance

The nation's most populous metro areas -- New York and Los Angeles -- again finished below average in the latest RootMetrics test of mobile network performance.

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Google Fiber to use existing fiber optic cable in San Francisco

Google said it will use existing fiber optic cables in San Francisco to bring its gigabit Internet service to some apartments, condos and affordable housing properties instead of building the fiber from scratch.

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