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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…

Neowin: Corsair Vengeance 2000 wireless headphones review

Wireless capabilities, built-in microphone, surround sound audio, ten hours of battery life and 50mm audio drivers - just by looking at the box of the Corsair Vengeance 2000 headphones and you already see a good set of features. I'm also…

Republic Wireless re-opens beta signups, adds new handset

Several months after shipping handsets to its first batch of testers, Republic Wireless has announced it is re-opening signups for its beta program and offering customers a new smartphone option. The Wi-Fi-centric mobile operator, which offers ‘unlimited’ talk, text, and…