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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

Wi-Fi Network Names That Make You Want to Rethink Your Netgear23

PureWow | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
PureWow

Guys. These are all real people's real Wi-Fi networks.

Magazines Thrive, Still Surprise

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Can print magazines survive, thrive and surprise, what with all the existing online, digital and mobile fare? Absolutely, say media industry experts, adding that those who have declared magazines' demise are off-track.

Where To Place Your Router To Get The Absolute Best WiFi Connection

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology

Your WiFi router is almost certainly in the wrong spot in your home.

5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job To Travel Now

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Stop kidding yourself. How long has it been since you said, "If I just get to X, I will take that trip"?

Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. ...

5 Hotels To Book For Incredible Free Wi-Fi

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel

If you're not able to unplug every time you travel (and let's face it: most of us aren't), then you'll need to stay somewhere with great Wi-Fi. Some m...

When It Comes to Pure Sound, Does Size Matter?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three portable Bluetooth speakers ranging in size from "desktop" to "briefcase" and discovered that the smallest of the trio gave us the best sound.

What Do a Keyboard, Range Extender and 'Free' TV Have in Common? Absolutely Nothing!

Michael L. Berman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We in Jocgeekland have been playing with a few items that have absolutely nothing in common, other than their appeal to those of us that salivate over...

Wifi Connected But No Connection

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Technology may offer us the hardware and the software to connect. But then, real connection, it seems to me, will only happen if we use our heart-ware. So how connected are you?

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.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Polaroid Enters the Action Camera Business with XS100i

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Usually when we think of sports action cameras, GoPro is the first brand that comes to mind. Well, the folks at Polaroid are determined to change that...

Facebook Is Just Giving Away Free Internet To Some Teens

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook is giving students access to the Internet. On Tuesday, the company announced a new pilot program to provide free Wi-Fi access to high sch...

What Is Wardriving?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Wireless networks have certainly brought a lot of convenience to our lives, allowing us to work and surf from almost anywhere. But unfortunately, wireless connectivity has also brought convenience to hackers, giving them the opportunity to capture all data we type into our connected computers and devices through the air.

These Are The Colleges With The Faster Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

Turns out that money doesn't buy everything, or at least not Internet speed. Colleges and universities with the biggest endowments do not have the...

The Internet of Very Dumb Things

Mark Morford | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Mark Morford

The Internet! Not a kid anymore, you know? Got big, hairy muscles. Got attitude and leer. Got bizarre hang-ups, social anxiety, joy and corruption, an...

The 28 Lessons You Learn On Birthright

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.07.2014 | College

Who would’ve thought that sleeping in the desert, riding camels, and eating an unlimited supply of hummus would make for the perfect week-and-a-half...

Generation Connected Disconnected: An Unexpected Study of Living Without WiFi

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

I admit it: I am powerless over WiFi. My life, along with that of scores of University of Florida undergraduates with whom I'm traveling on our college's summer study-abroad program, now is unexpectedly unmanageable.

New York City Seriously Wants To Turn Pay Phones Into WiFi Hotspots

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.09.2014 | Technology

The City of New York has issued a request for proposals to turn its aging public pay phones into a citywide WiFi network. The Department of Inform...

WiFi Security Truths and Falsehoods

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Security truths evolve -- meaning, they change, and you must keep up with this, particularly with wireless security. Advice for wireless security can quickly become outdated. There are actually three big wireless security myths swirling around.