News tagged with wireless networking

IEEE 802.11ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig

(Phys.org)—IEEE has adopted a new standard, 802.11ad, which marks the advent of 7Gbps wireless. The newly approved standard will be commercially known as WiGig, and the technology behind WiGig is seen as ...

Jan 18, 2013 report
4.8 / 5 (5) 8 | with audio podcast

Almost half of Americans yawn over 4G LTE

Who needs faster wireless networks? Nearly half of US consumers say they don't. A new survey finds that nearly half of U.S. consumers feel they just do not need 4G LTE. "Colossal power!" "Scorching speed!" ...

Aug 24, 2012 weblog
3.6 / 5 (9) 17 | with audio podcast

WalkSafe app shields smartphone pedestrians (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Smartphone users who as pedestrians are not very smart about crossing and looking both ways now have a protective shield in the form of an Android app which they can download for free. A research ...

Nov 28, 2011 report
2.3 / 5 (6) 12 | with audio podcast

WPA2 wireless security cracked

There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended ...

Mar 20, 2014
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Jamming LTE base stations easier than you may think

(Phys.org)—This much everyone knows: As technologies break new ground in speed and performance, mischief-makers also break new ground in finding ways to disrupt. Now an academic research group has warned ...

Nov 15, 2012 report
5 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast