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Don't Settle for Lousy Home Wi-Fi

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

This fractured FaceTime episode exposes three disturbing problems in our increasingly Wi-Fi dependent lives.

New Tech Makes Routers Powerhouses for WiFi

Michael L. Berman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three of the newer generation routers from Netgear, Linksys and D-Link and, although they all had one clear objective - - - to make wireless connections more accessible in larger homes and offices - - - each had one or two features to separate it from the pack.

The Internet Makes A Sound -- And It Will Drive You Nuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

Turns out the Internet is pretty damn noisy. A new project from director and designer Timo Arnall puts the viewer at the center of service provide...

Go Plant Your Magazine!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Go plant your magazine! That's right. Belgian magazine Humo embedded flower seeds in one of its editions, telling readers to simply bury the page in ...

Home Monitoring Sytems Let You Control Devices While You're Away

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

These systems allow you to see and hear what's happening in your house when you're not there, see who's at the front door before opening it and lock and unlock your doors remotely.

New Parental Controls Nix the Fear, Up the Features

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parental controls -- the real, technical kind -- can support you in your efforts to keep your kids' Internet experiences safe, fun and productive. They work best when used openly and honestly in partnership with your kids.

Ready to Open Up the Throttle of High-Speed Networking?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

A fairly new, high-speed technology that is quickly taking over the networking community and can be found in many of the new routers and other network devices that have hit store shelves in the past few months.

Your Wi-Fi Router Might Be Easy to Hack

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Recently I became aware that many if not most home Wi-Fi routers are very easy to hack by cyber criminals. I thought, my mom has Wi-Fi, and so probab...

Wi-Fi: Three Steps to Stay Safe

Christopher Burgess | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Those who have followed my writing on the subject of Wi-Fi security know my passion for taking seemingly basic steps to keep one's wireless activity s...

Will New Cisco Router Really "Forever Change the Internet?"

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Cisco's CRS-3 can deliver a whopping 322 terabits of data. But I've heard plenty of hyperbole after three decades covering technology companies in Silicon Valley.