Wi-Fi Direct allows P2P connections without Wi-Fi hot spots (w/ Video)
Researchers find way to boost WiFi performance 400-700 percent
As many WiFi users know, WiFi performance is often poor in areas where there are a lot of users, such as airports or coffee shops. But researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new software program, ...
Mobile learning with iPhone now possible
Developing countries often lack the appropriate infrastructure and trained personnel to enable lifelong learning or continuing education. Although broadband Internet is on the rise, it still requires a big funds investment. ...
Researchers show how to use portable devices' built-in motion sensors to improve data rates on wireless networks
For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles or so of the transmitter, you could pick up ...
Most internet anonymity software leaks users' details
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC ...
Researchers discover dangerous ways computer worms are spreading among smartphones
Professor Kevin Du and a team of researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University have recently discovered that some of the most common activities among smartphone users—scanning ...
New algorithm resolves Wi-Fi interference problems
To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring ...
Say it with light: Using LEDs to move data faster
It's like using fiber optics to communicate – only without the fiber.
Study: Unlicensed spectrum space worth $100 billion for wireless use
A study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. estimates that the unlicensed "white spaces" spectrum coveted by the software giant and other technology companies could be worth more than $100 billion over the next 15 years.
The little black box bringing the internet to Kenya
The BRCK is, in a sense, just like the archetypal little black box. It does what you need and you don't have to worry about its inner workings.
On the hunt for naked Wi-Fi hotspots with a wireless detective
To my untrained eyes, it was a bright and clear Silicon Valley day as we sat in the parking lot of a North San Jose high-tech company. But Dr. Amit Sinha, Motorola engineer and Wi-Fi detective, knew we were surrounded by ...
Variables play into how well wireless works
In a recent column, Dianne Dunlap, a customer support engineer specializing in wireless technology for Cisco Systems, gave a thorough breakdown of how to check whether wireless Internet connectivity problems are due to wireless ...
Tech firms aim to wear the future
A wristwatch that reads your text messages out loud, a jacket that heats up when you're cold, eyeglasses that display directions as you walk down the street.
Tech review: Devices let Internet go where you do
I'm envisioning a future where you get Internet access everywhere through the air, like your cellphone.