A recent report talks about how companies are considering replacing the good old WiFi with next-generation private 5G networks
The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi 6, and, at the same time, has announced a new naming system for Wi-Fi standards moving forward.
According to the official wording, the WPA2 protocol will continue to be enhanced, but it will also be built upon, with the new WiFi WPA3 protocol.
As a successor to the 802.11ac standard, the upcoming 802.11ax will offer 4x the throughput of its predecessor; however, speed is not the only advantage of the tech. Read to find out more.
Every person who carries a WiFi enabled device with them can be tracked. The people they're with can be tracked. Even if you have the WiFi on your device turned off, the device will occasionally turn it back on to "look around".
While I'm excited about Google WiFi and will probably deploy it at my home, there's a lot of unnecessary overlap, and a lot lost potential Google could leverage using products that are already in people's homes.
In recent years, our phones have evolved into the “universal remote control” – not for our televisions, but for our homes. That’s where the Pocketnow Smart Home series comes in! Thanks to a combination of sensors and Internet of Things innovations, taking your old-fashioned home and turning it into a smart home isn’t as difficult, or as expensive as you might think – and it’s all controllable from your phone, phablet, or tablet.
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As if WiFi wasn't confusing enough already, soon we'll have 802.11ad, 802.11af, and 802.11ah to figure out.
WiFi is great, but the wireless spectrum is getting awfully crowded. What if we could use the visible spectrum instead? We could, and it's called LiFi.
802.11ac 5GHz WiFi has a lot of advantages over traditional 2.4GHz WiFi, but will it work for you? Here are the pros and cons of 802.11ac 5GHz WiFi.
Discover the new ASUS OnHub router from Google, and learn how it differs from this summer's original model.
WiFi is a great technology but leaving your phone's WiFi radio on all the time might waste energy. Here's what you need to know about leaving it on or off.
From overprotective audio settings to oil-loving oleophobic coatings, we count down the 5 biggest (first-world) smartphone problems facing users today.
Location tracking, over-zealous law enforcement, paying for someone else's Internet access. Whatever the reason, here's why municipal WiFi is a bad idea.
With so many devices crowding the airwaves, which frequency are you better off using: 5GHz versus 2.4GHz.
As we increase the number of devices we own, we must also update the tech in our homes. Such is the case with 802.11AC versus 802.11N.
When you need to access the Internet away from home you could connect through your smartphone. But which tethering methods are available and which is best?
With keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, microwaves and even wearables using 2.4GHz, here's why 5GHz WiFi is a good idea!
Cellular telephony isn't perfect & users can find themselves falling into coverage holes. Read on to see if the solution could be a WiFi fallback strategy.
Radio signals are all around. Isn't there some way we can make a Wi-Fi phone charger? According to researchers at Duke University, the answer may be yes!
If the words "Nokia Lumia 909," "magenta Moto X," or "HTC One Play Edition" get your flag waving, tune in to today's Pocketnow Weekly mobile tech podcast!
WiFi is great, isn’t it? The power of a local area network without the inconvenience of cables strung all over the place! WiFi seems to come to the rescue whenever our cellular signals can’t get through whether due to distance, over-crowding, or even power failures. WiFi, when used on desktop computers (like the one on which I’m writing this article), lets us place those computers where they’re convenient, instead of close to an Ethernet port. WiFi when used on laptops frees us from our desks entirely, enabling us to venture outside and into nature, the coffee [...]
With HSPA+ and LTE available in most places, what about WiFi? Learn why should you care about 802.11ac on your mobile devices.