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How Caltrain is Preparing for the Super Bowl and Other Fun Facts

Quora | Posted 02.01.2016 | San Francisco
Quora

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Best Wi-Fi Tips for Working Travelers

Thrillist | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer @mmeltrez Credit: Flickr/Aslakr When people hear you "work remotely" (especially if you're a travel writer), they pretty much assu...

7 Reasons Why I Keep My Home WiFi-Free

Carmella Guiol | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Carmella Guiol

The Internet is a great tool, but it is also a risky one. We have all fallen victim to the Internet's black hole effect, reemerging hours later to wonder where the day went. We pay in time and peace of mind what we get in "convenience." These are a few reasons why I keep wifi out of my home.

'Tell-the-Truth' Legislation and the 'Schmuck Device' Uses the 'Internet of Things'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As I've been tracking the providers of telecommunications networks and services, we find that these companies can pretty much say anything they want without any fear someone is going to do something about it.

Get Faster Wi-Fi With These Easy Router Tricks

Thrillist | Posted 12.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Alex Bracetti Credit: Flickr/Thomas Wi-Fi is basically on par with water and oxygen in terms of basic human needs, so when your Internet starts...

Hello Barbie, Goodbye Privacy? Hacker Raises Security Concerns

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology

Barbie dolls are at the top of some children's wish lists this holiday season, but parents may want to ignore these requests and instead grant...

The U.S. Airlines With The Best Wi-Fi

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Many airlines are installing faster satellite-based systems with enough capacity to satisfy everyone. So which airline is the best?

Six Ways You Could Become a Victim of Man-in-the-Middle (MiTM) Attacks This Holiday Season

Michael Gregg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
Michael Gregg

The man-in-the-middle attack is a tricky one for consumers because most of the time victims don't even know they've been hacked. It's a silent attack and hard to detect unless you know what you're looking for.

Today's Google Doodle Honors This Hollywood Beauty And Wi-Fi Inventor

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology

Once called the "most beautiful woman in the world," Hedy Lamarr was a coveted Hollywood star and daring sex symbol. She romanced Clark Gable,...

In Our Wi-Fi World, The Internet Still Depends On Undersea Cables

The Conversation US | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
The Conversation US

The biggest problem with cable systems is not technological -- it's human. Because they run underground, underwater and between telephone poles, cable systems populate the same spaces we do. As a result, we accidentally break them all the time.

Why Google's Plan to Blanket Wilderness With Wi-Fi Is a Bad Idea

The Conversation US | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
The Conversation US

Shouldn't there be places in the world where cellphones, tablets and other high-tech pieces of modern communications are off-limits and their use curtailed to emergencies only?

They Laughed When I Suggested Drones Would Be Used For Distribution

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Ira Kalb

Buyers can take their merchandise once they identify themselves via some unique codes (numeric, eye or finger print), and buyers can press a button to send the drones back to their point of origin. Think of this as an electronic version of Harry Potter's owl, Hedwig.

Tech Addicts Beware: These New Gadgets are Waiting for You

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Tech addiction: The inability to stroll through the aisles of a computer/box/department store without drooling over and buying computer-based/electronic items you really don't need.

Watch Out for Malicious Wi-Fi Connections at These Popular Tourist Destinations

Hipmunk | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Think twice about logging onto Wi-Fi while vacationing in popular locales. A new analysis found that travelers at highly trafficked tourist attractions are increasingly at risk from malicious Wi-Fi networks.

Help! This Wi-Fi Hotspot is Worthless

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Tim Kreth's Wi-Fi hotspot won't connect. Does he deserve a refund? Question: I recently ordered a $40 Wi-Fi hotspot from FreedomPop, a reseller of ...

You Need to Do This If You're Using iOS9 and Not on Unlimited Data!

Richard Eaton | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Richard Eaton

As part of iOS9 on iPhone's and iPad's a new feature called "WiFi Assist" was added. In theory this is great as when your device doesn't have a great WiFi connection it automatically switches across to 3G/4G data instead.

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

Groove to the Music in Every Room Using Play-Fi and AllPlay

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

In the beginning, the Great Technician created the Sonos speaker system. And it was good, as music reverberated around the Earth. But, realizing his new invention would not play well with others, he ordered the creation of Play-Fi and AllPlay and urged them to be fruitful and multiply.

Why You Always End Up Paying Too Much For In-Flight WiFi

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology

Surfing the Internet while flying used to feel like a modern miracle. But in the decade since airlines first began rolling out the service, we've com...

Tech Gadgets for College Students: Back to School Gift Guide

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-fo...

See What Life Is Like In A Town With No Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

We often talk about ways to escape the bombardment of push notifications, text messages and other digital distractions in our lives. But ver...

New York City Is Turning Smart Garbage Bins Into Free WiFi Hotspots

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab.  Garbage cans may no longer be just for junk. Bigbelly, a Massachusetts-based waste management compan...

The International WiFi Struggle

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

It all sounds trivial, but I've made friends with Germans in Amsterdam, bonded with Kiwis in Copenhagen and gotten to know Brits in Madrid all because we were trying to figure out how to log in to the hostel's WiFi.

Don't Blink: The Future Is Happening Now

Raj Talluri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Raj Talluri

We live in a “what’s next?” era. Technology is evolving at an ever-more-rapid pace: Our devices become smarter, do more for us, and connect us t...

The REAL Reason Airplane Wi-Fi Costs So Much

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Gogo -- not the airlines -- have control over prices, and consumers are already accustomed to paying high rates