When you’re traveling, a stable wi-fi connection can be the difference between life and death. It’s so important, many of us would likely choose a coffee shop based on the quality of its internet connection rather than the quality of the drinks. But finding public wifi spots on your travels can be tricky. That’s where …
Everybody loves speedy internet, so it’s no surprise that every major telecom in the world is working to make it even faster. Smartphones, watches, homes, and cars are increasingly requiring stable internet connections. In order to pipe in enough bandwidth for that precious wireless feed, we’re going to need an…
From smart thermostats like the Nest to always-on security cameras, every year we add more appliances and gadgets to our homes that connect to the internet. Some offer great features like remote monitoring, others use data to help you optimize your home and save money. Even so, anything connected to the internet is…
How pervasive has the internet become? Roughly 90 percent of American households have three or more devices connected to the internet. And about half have five or more.
One factor limiting the integration of your home's appliances into the so-called Internet of Things is the size and ruggedness of the device's modem. But with this miniscule new modem from Intel, anything bigger than a penny will be granted cellular connectivity.
Fast internet is fast. Google Fiber's gigabit connections? That's like driving a sports car compared to the go-cart-speed connection that's probably in your house. But new technology from IBM opens the door for connections that are beyond fast. Comparatively, it's like flying a fighter jet.
Fiber internet is great no matter who's laying it down. Gigabit connection speeds? Hell yes. But if you thought that was fast, researchers in the UK have something better that will not only blow your hair back, but blow it right off: a 1.4 terabit connection, and all with commercial-grade hardware.
Jeff Keacher wanted to get his Mac Plus, now well into its third decade, online. It had been on BBSes and text-only Lynx via dial-up back in the day, but Keacher wanted to go full TCP/IP. And it worked. He even loaded Gizmodo for us!
The beeps and clicks of dial-up web service are (mercifully) a long-gone memory for most city-dwellers, but for many rural residents that aural static is still a regular part of the ritual of logging on. The service remains incredibly slow—and that tedious pace is becoming a major problem for farmers bringing their…
There's not much your phone or tablet can't do these days, beyond maybe displaying their troves of mobile content on a screen larger than 10 inches. But that's what televisions are for. And, with one of these five methods, you'll be able to seamlessly throw music and movies from your little screen to your big screen.
T-Mobile announced that 4G LTE will be coming to NYC during "summer 2013" at today's MTA Subway Wi-Fi event.
Going underground just got a little less scary; as of today, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority is rolling out Wi-Fi and cell service to 30 stations across the city.
Qualcomm has announced something that will make travellers everywhere very happy: a new radio chipset that can support every LTE network in the world.
The Washington Post boldly led a front-page story last weekend with the claim: "The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month."
Even as Japan begins to emerge from the devastation from the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami, seismologists are predicting another 9.0 within the next four years. To protect its invaluable telecommunications network the next time around, Japanese carrier Softbank will deploy an emergency balloon network.
God bless those Europeans: Across the EU, more than 120 million people have never been online. How do they cope without Facebook and YouTube?
The internet is all a-chortle with reports of Kindle Fire owners having trouble connecting to those self same internets. Amazon's own forum is full of people who can't connect to Wi-Fi, or can connect to Wi-Fi but not their network.
You'd think everything would come Wi-Fi capable these days but I still spend more time digging the correct USB cable out of my rats nest of a desk drawer than I do actually transferring files. No thanks, not when the CloudFTP will impart wireless connectivity to any USB device.
A Wi-Fi network's range is limited by the transmission power, antenna type, and environmental obstacles (i.e. trees). So, if you're out in the boonies where the signal is spotty, you may be SOL. Unless, of course, there's a baking pan handy.
If you're in an airport and using the public Wi-Fi, chances are you are reading this post on your smartphone or tablet. And for 83 percent of you, this mobile device is either an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.