wireless networking

  • New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute

    New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute

    In an effort to highlight its upcoming launch of more in-train Wi-Fi (not to be confused with in-train cricket attacks), the New York MTA, Transit Wireless, and publishing powerhouse Penguin Random House are getting together to release ebooks and articles timed to your commute. This project mirrors a product launched in London last year. As The Digital Reader notes, even Governor Cuomo is in… Read More

  • Google’s Project Fi subscribers now get high-speed wireless data when traveling internationally

    Google’s Project Fi subscribers now get high-speed wireless data when traveling internationally

    Google’s Project Fi wireless service has long allowed its subscribers to take their phones to more than 135 countries without having to worry about getting a huge bill for international data usage. That’s because international data is simply included in the company’s plans without a surcharge. Until now, though, you would only get 2G speeds when traveling abroad, but… Read More

  • Chevy cuts 4G LTE data price in half

    Chevy cuts 4G LTE data price in half

    In the past two years, more than 2 million Chevrolet cars with 4G LTE data connections have been sold, and, according to GM, those connections have chewed through 3 million gigabytes of data. Now each of those bytes will cost half as much, because Chevrolet is dropping the price of its data by 50 percent. Where a 1 GB per month plan used to cost $20, now it’s $10. Annual plans are… Read More

  • Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

    Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

    Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the world and in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones that use lasers to connect to each other and the ground, and more prosaic efforts like new antennas for covering both urban and rural areas. Today, Facebook is expanding this work with the launch of OpenCellular, a new open source hardware and software project that… Read More

  • Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

    Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

    Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will probably ever use. Velmenni’s technology, called Jungru, uses an LED bulb and transmits… Read More

  • Solving The Persistent Security Threats For The Internet Of Things Crunch Network

    Solving The Persistent Security Threats For The Internet Of Things

    The security problem — and, just as important, the security risks that consumers perceive in internet-connected devices — represents a real threat to the hundreds of millions of dollars companies are pouring into connected devices of all stripes. Read More

  • Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Israeli startup Dojo-Labs has it eye on securing the connected smart home from the threat posed by, well, all the devices that comprise the connected smart home… Read More

  • Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Wi-fi setup is usually pretty easy: you find a space in the house, hire a team of radio experts to scan it for dead spots and an entire IT team to manage security and QoS. Then you try to connect from the back patio and discover that you can’t watch YouTube from the picnic table. To remedy this Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse created Luma. This tiny Wi-Fi hotspot connects using a… Read More

  • Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Wireless router startup eero had several announcements for its supporters this morning, including an official FCC approval, and a delay in shipment of its product to early next year. The company also disclosed it had raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 million in funding from Playground Global, Redpoint Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The startup didn’t want to talk exact… Read More

  • Congress Can Fuel Tech Growth Crunch Network

    Congress Can Fuel Tech Growth

    Without prompt action from lawmakers and regulators, much of what fuels a critical segment of the U.S. economy — especially tech-savvy California — is at risk. U.S. wireless networks and the companies that rely on world-class connectivity could experience stagnation or decline due to a shortage of spectrum. Estimates suggest that agencies hold as much as 70 percent of the spectrum… Read More

  • SMC Adds New Draft 802.11n Devices

    Irvine, California-based network hardware company SMC recently added a new Draft 802.11n router, access point, and USB adapter to its lineup. The SMCWGBR14-N router includes a 4-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit LAN switch, draft 802.11n wireless, hardware firewall, WPA/WPA2 encryption, and a USB2.0 print server. It retails for $174.99. You can connect to the router with the SMCWEB-N access point… Read More