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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.

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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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HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly.

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Cisco builds switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

Cisco Systems is forging ahead with LAN switches designed to support faster Wi-Fi access points even while an Ethernet standard for the technology they use is still taking shape.

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Cities cheer Obama's push for municipal broadband

Dozens of U.S. cities are cheering President Obama's proposal this week for the Federal Communications Commission to allow municipalities to provide their own Internet broadband services even in states that have banned such services.

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Marriott backs off plan to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

Marriott International has dropped its request to block some outside Wi-Fi hotspots inside its facilities in response to customer feedback.

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Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air

Fujitsu is continuing its push into wearables for the workplace with a prototype Bluetooth ring that lets users "write" in the air so they can work hands-free.

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These IoT networks are 'unapologetically slow'

Low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs), which make up for extremely low data rates by going farther than a cellular signal and working in tiny devices may help grease the wheels of global commerce and government.

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As LTE-Advanced becomes more common, 4G speeds increase

Smartphone users are getting faster mobile broadband as LTE-Advanced and devices that can take advantage of the technology start to take off.

AT&T announces developer tool for WebRTC

AT&T announced a developer tool that enables technology called Enhanced WebRTC to provide voice and video calls between browsers without the need for a plug-in.

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Wire-free tablets with Intel Cherry Trail chips due this year

Charging a tablet could soon be as simple as placing it on a kitchen countertop, desk or table at a cafe.

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Ericsson pushes plan to send wireless apps over unlicensed 5GHz spectrum

Ericsson announced wireless technology today at International CES that's designed to improve coverage and speed for bandwidth-hungry smartphone applications such as streaming video.

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Moove it! Tracking the common cow

Farmers are tracking the health of their cows with technology that uses accelerometers, the same sensor that orients a cellphone screen.

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Hotel group asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will soon decide whether to lay down rules regarding hotels' ability to block personal Wi-Fi hotspots inside their buildings, a practice that recently earned Marriott International a $600,000...

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The hottest wireless technology is now sound!

There's been a surge of innovations that harness sound waves to transmit data and do other creative things. Here's what's going on.

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