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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 03.09.2015 | 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.

Using Inflight Wi-Fi? Watch Out For The Guy In 27A

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.07.2014 | Travel

Accessing private information from someone on an airplane isn't as hard as portrayed in "Inception." In fact, the act can be completed simply by using...

Top 7 Myths In Small Business Wireless Security

Tony Lee | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Tony Lee

Is your network safe? The answer might surprise you. Here are seven common myths in WiFi security and some tips on how to properly secure your network.

4 Ways to Share Paid Hotspots

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

There are a number of scenarios you might be in where friends, family and colleagues need to jump on a (read: your) wireless connection, but they'd ra...

How These Seemingly Simple Technologies Have Changed the Way We Do EVERYTHING (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

While devices with Wi-Fi and touchscreens have become a constant presence in our everyday lives, engineers are working to expand our idea of what thes...

Does Size Matter? The New Age Of Soundbars

Joshua Estrin | Posted 01.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joshua Estrin

These sound "bars" offer a true alternative to a home theatre system with all of the benefits at a fraction of the cost along with none of the installation hassle and unsightly wires.

Review Roundup: Small and Medium Sized Wireless Speakers That Go Boom!

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 01.26.2014 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

With these speakers, there should be enough sound to go around. Be warned though, you may just break out and dance.

5 Rules For Using Coffee Shop WiFi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

In order to compete with the likes of the chain coffee shops and now fast food joints, just about every coffee shop or small restaurant is supplying i...