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'Wi-FM' uses FM radio signals to reduce interference, boost your Internet speeds

Wi-FM allows devices to listen in on FM radio signals to transmit data without interference from neighboring networks. Wireless Internet speeds suffer from neighboring traffic, so data transmissions sent during quiet periods won't slow…
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The inventor of light-based ‘Li-Fi’ Internet has completed the first working prototype 1:32

Li-Fi is a groundbreaking approach to wireless internet technology that could bring connectivity to the more than four billion people in the world without internet access. It runs on nothing but an LED light bulb and a solar cell…

JetBlue pushing ahead with plan for free Wi-Fi on every flight by fall 2016

Surveys have shown just how important in-flight Wi-Fi has become for passengers, with most saying availability of such a service influences their booking. With that in mind, it's little wonder JetBlue is keen to roll out its own service to…

TP-Link shows off new Archer C2600 router with MU-MIMO support

Looking to stream 4K content to a wireless device? You're probably going to want an aftermarket router then. TP-Link is hoping to sell interested parties on its new piece of kit, the high-speed, sleek looking Archer C2600.

Family sues school, claiming strong Wi-Fi signals made their son ill

It's never nice when a child is ill, especially if you don't know what's wrong with them. In one case where that seems to have happened, the parents of a child are suing the school, claiming that its Wireless network is to blame.

Updated: Smart City fined after blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at convention centers

The FCC has revealed that it's fining telecommunications company Smart City for jamming personal hot-spots at convention centers.

How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

It’s always tempting to connect to public Wi-Fi networks when you find them, especially when mobile data is patchy, but is it safe? What are the risks of public Wi-Fi and how can we mitigate them? We asked an expert.

Latest iOS 9 update makes it easier to ditch dodgy Wi-Fi

iPhone owners can say goodbye to frustratingly weak or unstable Wi-Fi connections — the latest version of the iOS 9 beta can automatically switch back to a cellular connection if needed.

NASA collaborates with UCLA for next-gen Wi-Fi chip

A new Wi-Fi chip developed by scientists from NASA and UCLA reportedly functions using a thousand times less power than the standard components we use at present.

Need 4G LTE on your tablet? Surface 3 has you covered

Put off buying a Surface 3 tablet because you might lose your Wi-Fi signal? That's not a problem for Microsoft's new version, which has built-in support for 4G LTE, so as long as you're in a major city, you'll always have available…

Cut down on your phone bill: How to reduce your data usage on Android or iOS

Minutes and texts belong to the past now. The focus of your smartphone worry today should be data. We take a look at how to reduce your data usage, avoid breaking your limits, and save yourself a little money.