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Asus is giving away some of its wireless routers

Here in the UK, ISPs and their routers can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to speeds and range even on higher tier packages. However, ASUS appears to be pretty confident that its routers can improve your experience, which is why they are currently running a ‘Test …

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ASUS and Google partner up for the OnHub 2

It seems like the original OnHub only just launched but Google already has the next version of its router lined up. While the original was built in partnership with TP-Link, the OnHub 2 is being handled by ASUS, designed to be fast, secure and easy to set up. It’s a …

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Watchdog warns in-flight WiFi presents hacking risk

Hackers with enough technical know how could break into the flight controls of a plane using the on board WiFi, according to the US Government Accountability Office. It claims to have identified a significant danger in the use of in-flight WiFi that could make it possible for the plane to be …

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Intel unveils WiGig-powered 7Gb/s wireless docking tech for mobile PCs

Intel Corp. has formally unveiled its wireless docking technology first announced last year. The new tech will be supported by laptops, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid systems powered by the company’s next-generation microprocessors code-named “Skylake”. The new tech will rely on WiGig technology and will eventually be accompanied by Rezence, a …

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Nintendo to close DS, Wii online in May

Update: This has now been extended to the US as well. No word on European shut down, but presumably that will be around the same time or not long after. Original story: If you live in Japan or Australia and your favourite game on the Wii is an online one, …

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Aria stocking TP Link Wi-Fi extender

Listen up poor Wi-Fi-reception-home-owners, Aria is here to save the day. It’s got some new stock of TP Link 150MBps Wi-Fi extenders, but there’s only a handful available so grab one while you can. It’s a simple plug-in adapter, that sits near flush with the wall, keeps everything neat and …

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Tenda W300M Wireless N300 Portable AP/Router Review

Wireless networks in hotels and other locations are becoming commonplace, but that doesn’t mean that they are cheap to use, reliable or secure. Tenda’s W300M portable access point/router aims to solve those problems by converting the more secure port-based internet connection to a personalised wireless network. If you haven’t experienced the …

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Wi-Fi at seven Gbps coming soon

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Wi-Fi that can operate at up to seven gigabits per second could be just around the corner, as chipset firms Marvell and Wilocity have announced a partnership to develop the new high speed wireless technology. The standard, known as IEEE 802.11ad operates in the 60Ghz band and was originally created …

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US of A begins converting phone boxes to hotspots

In cities across the globe, public phone boxes are cultural icons. From the classic 1929 Mackenzie Trench design (which Dr Who uses to jaunt around the universe) to the iconic red boxes seen across London, we have been used to seeing them everywhere. But what happens when we no longer …

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Windows 8 to provide native mobile networking

One of MSDN’s most recent blogs goes into detail about Microsoft’s efforts to vastly improve wireless connectivity in Windows 8 to the point of even providing native connectivity support for 3G and 4G networking. As it stands now, specialized applications from hardware providers are required for mobile connectivity. The idea …

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Google hand out free inflight Wi-Fi to travelers

Google said yesterday that it was working with three airlines to give holiday travelers free in flight wifi. GoGo’s broadband service is normally a strictly pay only option at $11 for 24 hours, but Google are giving it away free with domestic flights in Delta, Virgin America and AirTran. This …

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