Is a Crappy Wi-Fi Signal Ruining Your Netflix Streams? Hy-Fi Routers Promise to Fix That

The nerdiest thing our Matt Buchanan ever wanted was an awesome powerline router. I'll see your nerdiness, Matt, and raise you one. Hy-Fi Routers crossbreed Wi-Fi, ethernet, powerline, and MoCA to give you a mutant baby of ultimate internet reliability. The dream of consistently fast 100Mbps internet all over my… » 1/14/12 12:20am 1/14/12 12:20am

Atheros Wireless N for Smartphones Actually Uses Less Power Than Slowass G

Wireless N in cellphones, it's happening next year: Atheros's AR6003 802.11n/Bluetooth chip for cellphones is tiny, has serious range and uses less power than their current wireless G chip, which is in the Zune HD. It'll hit phones around the second half of next year. Such a long wait. [PC Mag] » 11/02/09 10:36am 11/02/09 10:36am

New Wi-Fi Chips from Atheros Use Little to No Power

Atheros's new AR6002 line of Wi-Fi chippies sip juice ever so slightly in both standby or active states—almost nothing in the former, and over 200GB worth of downloadage could be powered by a 3.7-volt battery—allowing even the most power-ticky devices to get in on the Wi-Fi goodness. They'll start shipping in Q1 2008,… » 10/31/07 3:30pm 10/31/07 3:30pm