The Wi-Fi 6 certification program kicks off as faster Wi-Fi is on its way

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the kick-off of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification program. What this means is simply that the technology is ready to go
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What is WiFi 6? And why it’s so important to the future of your mobile lifestyle

WiFi 6 is the future. We’re telling you all about what it is, as well as why it is important to the future of your mobile lifestyle.

Companies are planning on replacing WiFi with private 5G networks

A recent report talks about how companies are considering replacing the good old WiFi with next-generation private 5G networks
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Wi-Fi 6 coming, as new Wi-Fi naming system has been announced

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.
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Wi-Fi WPA3 protocol coming this year

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.
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Faster next-gen 802.11ax WiFi coming this year from Intel

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.
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Security & Privacy: The Hidden Risks of WiFi

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”.
Google WiFi mesh

The future of WiFi is Mesh, and Google might be missing out

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.
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Pocketnow Smart Home: Beautify your home with a smart sprinkler controller

In recent years, our phones have evolved into the “universal remote control”…
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WiFi is evolving: What you need to know about 802.11 ad, ah, and HaLow af

As if WiFi wasn’t confusing enough already, soon we’ll have 802.11ad, 802.11af, and 802.11ah to figure out.
LiFi

What is LiFi and why you should care: the next generation light-based WiFi

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.

The Pros and Cons of 5GHz WiFi 802.11ac

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.

Google’s new OnHub WiFi router from ASUS features gesture control

Discover the new ASUS OnHub router from Google, and learn how it differs from this summer’s original model.
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Should you leave your smartphone’s WiFi on or turn it off?

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.

Five smartphone problems you’d think they’d have fixed by now

From overprotective audio settings to oil-loving oleophobic coatings, we count down the 5 biggest (first-world) smartphone problems facing users today.
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Here’s why city-wide WiFi deployments are a bad idea

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.
5GHz versus 2.4GHz

With so many devices crowding the airwaves, is 5GHz really better than 2.4Ghz in practice?

With so many devices crowding the airwaves, which frequency are you better off using: 5GHz versus 2.4GHz.
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802.11AC versus 802.11N in practice

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.

Which tethering method is better: WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB cable?

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?
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Here’s why you should use 5GHz WiFi instead of 2.4GHz

With keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, microwaves and even wearables using 2.4GHz, here’s why 5GHz WiFi is a good idea!
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Voice and text should (optionally) fall-back to WiFi networks whenever possible

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.
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Can we use ambient Wi-Fi signals to trickle charge cell phones?

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!

Pocketnow Weekly 051: Baby, you’re a firework

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!
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Why is WiFi so much worse on smartphones than on laptops and computers?

WiFi is great, isn’t it? The power of a local area network…
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In a world with LTE and HSPA+, why you should care about 802.11ac?

With HSPA+ and LTE available in most places, what about WiFi? Learn why should you care about 802.11ac on your mobile devices.