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Trends

Is the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Television?

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Smart TVs have been all the trend for a few years, and it’s not hard to understand why. You get access to the web, streaming services, social media websites, and more, straight from your set. It’s been surmised that one of the next steps…

Reports & Rankings

India

10 Countries for People That Can’t Live Without Internet

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent decades, the internet has gone from delightfully convenient perk of the tech community to an undeniable necessity for human life. Everything from work communications and bank transactions to personal calendars and family photos are now stored on the web, making the internet…

Apple

Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Express, Networking Options That Don’t Suck

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 8:05 am

I’ve been using Apple’s line of AirPort networking products since 2008 and have purchased and installed more than 20 AirPort devices in that time. While Apple doesn’t have a reputation for being a leader in networking devices, most likely because they’re busy leading in…

Gear & Gadgets

How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. I envisioned creating a smart home with WEMO’s simple plug and play system but as I’ve outlined previously, it started…

Space

Albuquerque

This Company Plans to Offer WiFi to Space Tourists

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Ah, space: The final frontier for a billionaire’s vacation. But while the Mad Men-style space tourism of the 1960s never got off the ground, space tourism in the 2010s looks like a real possibility. And that means one thing: Space tourists will need their…

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Gear & Gadgets

Here’s What Might Be Slowing Your Wireless Router (and Here’s How to Fix It)

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

Most networking hardware vendors will have you believe your wireless router simply needs to be taken out of the box, plugged in, and assigned a silly name so that your neighbors know how funny you are. This is not true, especially for city dwellers…

Tips & How To’s

Phoenix

Cyber Tips for a Plugged-In Summer Vacation

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The summer months are often the most popular time for Americans to take vacations. However, as we shift our focus from every day routines to booking flights and scheduling time off, cybersecurity may quickly fall to the bottom of our list of concerns. According…

Gear & Gadgets

Xfinity xFi Provides the Ultimate WiFi Experience for Families

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

While the world depends on it more than clean drinking water, the everyday user still knows almost nothing about their home WiFi. Even with routers in millions of homes around the world, people rarely take a vested interest in what their internet connectivity is…

Reports & Rankings

Study: Almost Every American Thinks Internet Speeds Need Improving

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, a quality internet connection was a luxury. Downloading games from floppy disks, video chatting on AIM, and pirating illegal music on Napster at reasonable speeds were nothing more than pipe dreams for avid online enthusiasts. However, since then, internet…

Drones

Santa Barbara

Researchers Have Developed WiFi-Based X-Ray Vision for Drones

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have proposed a new method for 3D mapping a structure through closed walls. It involves drones. Yes, that’s right: We’re on more step closer to replicating every single one of Superman’s powers. We now have flying and x-ray vision…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Smart Home Gadgets That Cost Less Than You Think

By | Feb 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The typical smart home costs between $564 and $2,260, according to HomeAdvisor, which is a pretty huge range. The discrepancy can be attributed to the price of smart home components. Not all smart home gadgets are created equal. A lot of them cost more than…

Opinion/Analysis

You’re Really Going to Miss Net Neutrality

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The internet is currently in its “wild west” phase. Illegal downloads, cyber attackers, and unregulated content roams free through this vast digital dystopia. Governments and corporations have widely debated the best ways to curb this unchecked power held by smartphone wielders and keyboard warriors….

Gear & Gadgets

Linksys WRT 3200ACM Brings Back Original Design, DD-WRT [Review]

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

For most consumers, a standard high-speed router is all we really need. However, in our current political climate, it never hurts to think about one’s privacy and security, which is where having an integrated VPN and more control over your flow of data becomes…

Trends

The Future of Overloaded WiFi Consumption [Infographic]

By | Nov 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

It has been about 20 years since the first devices with WiFi capability were created. The technology has caught on like wild fire and has quickly become a more popular option than traditional network cables. The reduced clutter has changed the home and workplace environment,…

Security

6 Important Ways to Prevent Public Wi-Fi Attacks

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

Free Wi-Fi is a popular amenity for those of us looking to stay connected on the go. Whether you’re at the airport or at the dog park, the convenience of free Wi-Fi is simply undeniable. Although it seems harmless enough to connect your device…

Security

Your Airbnb Wi-Fi Is Not Secure: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Short term rentals have grown exponentially over the last five years. This market is said to be a $100 billion industry, on track to be worth $170 billion by 2019. At the BlackHat Conference in Las Vegas, Jeremy Galloway pointed out the specific threats to wi-fi security for…

Funding

Startup Zenreach Secretly Raised $50M

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

WiFi startup Zenreach raised a stealth $50 million over the last three years. Peter Thiel is on the board of the startup, which exists to monitor a physical store’s returning customers. It’s a metric that stores have long wished they could track, and since the…