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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 07.05.2014 | 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.

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.

June 15th Is Reserved for Dads

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Father's Day is on Sunday and we know you've probably already bought the annual T-shirt, cap or tie saying "World's Greatest Dad," but are you reaching the inner tech dad?

Without WiFi, Life Would End (aka Teen Internet Addiction)

Russ Warner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

The Internet is just like the world. It can be wonderful and amazing or frightening and terrible. Each person must choose the path to take.

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

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...

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 ...

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.

Too Connected When You Travel?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is hard to get lost when your Smartphone's GPS won't let you. It is hard to allow absence make the heart grow fonder when you are connected 24/7.

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

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...

What to expect from 5G networks

Evgeny Rudenko | Posted 02.17.2014 | Technology
Evgeny Rudenko

It's already obvious that the introduction of 5G networks will be a revolutionary step in the development of communication systems and networks.

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.

School WiFi Often Open and Insecure

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.13.2014 | Education
Robert Siciliano

Many elementary, middle and high schools are offering WiFi, and of course colleges and universities provide it as well. Some provide the networks ...

Rick's Consumer Report on a Wi-Fi Hotspot Rental

Rick Steves | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Perhaps you've noticed how regularly I've been posting to my Facebook page. Part of the reason is this year I've had the luxury of my own portable Wi-...

Connectivity Is a Crucial Right

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

UM students don't need to worry about the cost of Internet, how much data they can use, or how to go about gathering information. But five billion people on this planet can't say the same.

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...

Off-grid Solar Powered Wi-Fi

Justin Guay | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Ironically, jaldi is actually a Hindi word that means fast and according to company founders the name started almost as a joke. (As you can imagine Wi-Fi connections in rural India are mostly anything but.)

What Is the Future of Content Branding?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 05.12.2013 | Media
Laxmi Hariharan

Provide something that makes a real difference to your consumers' lives, and they will come. The days of just providing a simple tune-in message and expecting viewers to come are over; it has to be teamed with engagement tactics and add value to the viewers' lives.

Google Is Finally Paying Up For Street View Snafu

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into a snoopy software program that enabled the Internet...

Making Your House as Smart as Your Car and Even Your Phone

Kevin Price | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Kevin Price

Once Steve Jobs put Wi-Fi in the laptop, all the other computer makers and gadget developers followed suit. Wi-Fi is now everywhere. Now, Cees Links and many of the same Dutch engineers are developing the next generation wireless home network - ZigBee.

Flying High, Wirelessly

Fly.com | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Fly.com

Just because an airline says that it offers Wi-Fi does not mean that it will actually be available on your flight. While most major U.S. airlines have adopted some kind of wireless strategy, not all aircrafts have been Wi-Fi enabled. In fact only Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and Delta have deeply embraced the technology across most (if not all) of their fleets.

Subway Wi-Fi A Hit With Straphangers

AP | FAY ABUELGASIM | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Emily Langmead was hesitant when she first heard of free Wi-Fi in the subway. Like many New Yorkers, she wondered what the catch was...

Using the Summer as a Break From the Internet

Christian Holub | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Christian Holub

Sometimes the Internet really sucks. Sometimes you need to unplug. Thankfully, I was given an unintentional respite from it for a few weeks.