A unanimous vote by the FCC (5 to 0) means that companies will get to start taking advantage of the "white space" out there, or the unused airwaves between television channels that would be perfect for carrying wireless data.
In-flight Wi-Fi has gone from a neat novelty to something we almost expect on any sort of long flight. But one airline is way behind the pack, and it looks like it's going to be there for a while: JetBlue. The good news is that they're planning to implement in-flight Wi-Fi, but the bad news is that it isn't going to happen until mid-2012.
So you want to stream music from your computer to another room. Congratulations, you've realized what century this is. First, you're going to need some kind of wireless receiver in that room. You could get an unnecessarily expensive system like the Sonos, or go with a cheap and easy streamer like this Orb, just $69. But, yep, there's a catch.
Sick of that Wi-Fi signal dying whenever you need it most? That may be happening a lot less in the coming years as the FCC pushes forward a plan to turbocharge the wireless tech, giving it longer range and improving its capability to penetrate walls. The key: unused airwaves between TV channels.
If you thought Wi-Fi poachers had to drive around with their laptops open looking for unsecured signals, think again. A group of hackers has modified a US Army gunnery target drone, into a flying Wi-Fi sniffer that can't be stopped by even the tallest fence.
For years now, if you wanted to get online at Starbucks you had to pay for it. Makes sense, right? I mean, Wi-Fi doesn't seep out of trees, sonny. Yet the company has now announced that, starting July 1st, you'll be able to use its Wi-Fi for free. Forever. What's the deal?
The 2011 Audi A8 boasts, according to the company, the "first factory-installed WLAN hotspot in a car." Passengers in both the front and rear seats will be able to get their Wi-Fi on with up to eight devices, including laptops, the iPad and the like.
You know that street view mode you can turn on while using Google Maps? Well, it turns out that the fleet of cars the company uses to make the pedestrian-style view possible were unintentionally pulling in more data than Google...
When Paul English, the co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, says that he has a "big, big project" ahead of him, he's not kidding. That's because he's planning to cover all of Africa with free Wi-Fi, and he wants it...
This Grace Allegro Wi-Fi Radio can do it all, receiving Sirius radio and streaming all the Internet radio stations you could possibly listen to over Wi-Fi. Its tall form factor has a small footprint, fitting on even the smallest nightstand....