That feeling of wanting to smash your smartphone while connected to an over-crowded and impossibly sluggish public wi-fi network might soon be gone as researchers at MIT have come up with a way to boost wireless network speeds by cleverly coordinating multiple routers.
Your wireless network could know exactly where you are. Engineers at MIT have developed a new tool that uses wireless signals to let them calculate your location to within just inches—and it’s so accurate it could help them eradicate wifi passwords.
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…
A lot of devices rely solely on Bluetooth for connectivity, but they always require another device to provide them with a link to the internet. That often means you need to be right there with it—but not for much longer, because the low-power standard is getting its own gateway to the internet.
I love headphones, always have. That’s probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard—the treble, the bass, and everything in between. But I don’t want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly.
This minuscule chip can measure the temperature wherever it’s placed—and it never needs a battery, because it’s powered by the radio waves from the same wireless network that it uses to communicate.
Nokia Networks has announced that it’s going to test out pCell, the new cellular data system created by Steve Perlman which embraces large quantities of mobile devices to actually speed up data provision.
Who needs a peep hole when a wifi network will do? Researchers from MIT have developed technology that uses wireless signals to see your silhouette through a wall—and it can even tell you apart from other people, too.
One month ago, we tried Google’s experimental cell phone service. It was a disaster. But I guess the second time’s a charm. After spending two weeks with Project Fi in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m just about ready to ditch my old carrier.
Onkyo is best known for its strong tradition of audiophile-grade home theater gear. But the legendary Japanese hi-fi company is branching out, and just unveiled a massive-looking set of completely wireless earbuds at IFA in Berlin. They probably sound great, but like home theater components, you probably couldn’t go…
Based on a fun demo used at science centers across the country, the Arc Light features a pair of glowing LED tubes that aren’t actually connected to the lamp in any way. Instead, tucked out of sight is a compact Tesla coil that wirelessly powers the bulbs whenever they’re close enough.
“$150 for a gamepad? Hell nah.” When Microsoft announced the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, those were my first thoughts. Then, like a fool, I decided to try it. You can probably see where this is going.
I recently renewed my AT&T contract, and it was a big mistake. Sure, the company gave me a little discount on a new iPhone that I very much enjoy. However, we also know AT&T gives millions of customers a bullshit deal when it sells them “unlimited” data service but later throttles that data to an extreme degree.…
The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is one of the hidden gems of PC gaming—it lets you play loads of Windows PC games from the couch with controllers you already own. This fall, a $25 dongle will let you do the same with your Xbox One gamepads, too!
The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy—all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that’s poised to change. Soon, it might be the space around you that do the monitoring.
Today, Google announced its very own wireless network. Just $20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already?
Google has a wireless service coming . We don’t know when, or who can get in on it, but thanks to a new leak we now know a lot more of the (possible) details. And some of these (potential) features sound (hopefully) pretty great.
Yes, Google wants to be a wireless carrier. Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what wireless carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost.
We've long heard whisperings that Google wanted to become a wireless carrier, and over the weekend, a Google executive confirmed those rumors. Intriguing! Just imagine Google Fiber—but for mobile. However, Google's not trying to compete with the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world. Think of it more like Nexus for networks.
Dish wants to be a mobile phone carrier. Dish wants it bad. And Steve Perlman—the genius behind QuickTime, WebTV and OnLive—has spent over a decade working on tech that could allegedly leapfrog our current cell networks. So guess who just teamed up to potentially revolutionize the mobile internet? Yep.