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Researchers see through walls with Wi-Fi

MIT researchers have demonstrated the application of using Wi-Fi signals to track the movements, locations and number of people inside buildings. Dubbed Wi-Vi, the inexpensive and portable "through-the-wall" radar system could have practical applications in law enforcement, search and rescue…

Samsung announces first 5G mobile wireless technology

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the world’s first 5G mobile wireless technology. The technology operates in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communication, and provides data transmission several hundred times faster than existing 4G networks, said Samsung. …

Latest Mac OS X beta indicates upcoming 802.11ac Wi-Fi support

The latest beta of Mac OS X 10.8.4 includes the string “802.11ac channel” within the bowels of its code, a report by 9to5Mac claims. This discovery suggests the Apple’s next generation of Macs may feature 802.11ac hardware, corroborating previous rumors. Additionally,…

UPnP flaws place millions of networks in danger

Several security vulnerabilities found within common UPnP implementations have prompted experts at Rapid 7 to recommend the public disable UPnP entirely. Research spanning several months in 2012 revealed that over 2 percent -- or about 50 million -- of all…

Syria pulls the plug, Internet traffic comes to a halt

Syria's tether to the digital world appears to have been severed, cutting off Internet access to and from the country entirely. In addition to an apparent Internet blackout, Syrians may also be facing isolated landline and cellular phone service disruptions according…

Google, Dish in talks to launch wireless service

Google has already cemented its position as a strong player in the smartphone market through Android. But the company’s ambitions in the mobile space are apparently much broader. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Internet giant recently met with satellite TV provider Dish...

Researchers boost speeds on congested Wi-Fi hotspots by 700%

Free Wi-Fi connections in public places such as airports and cafes are great. But you may have noticed that speeds usually slow to a crawl when a large number of users use the same hotspot. That’s because routers traditionally offer…