Samsung is developing a new 60GHz WiFi technology that will have five times the speed of current technology, and can simultaneously support multiple devices.
Payphones were once an essential element of the urban life in NYC but today they languish in abandonment. The city authorities now plan to replace these payphones with touchscreen payphones which will also be used to offer free Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi connections, especially those on public networks, are a weak security spot. A group of British researchers has now created a virus that can proliferate through Wi-Fi networks much like a common airborne virus spreads rapidly.
Many of us have often wanted to have a satellite phone, in times when our Wi-Fi speeds are terrible or other connectivity options are down. Globalstar may make this possible with its Sat-Fi, a service that can turn any Wi-Fi device into a satellite phone.
In the past, a number of cities have tried to roll out free Wi-Fi service to common citizens. San Francisco has now succeeded in a similar venture by offering free Wi-Fi all along the three-miles long main street of the city.
New York City may not top the global internet accessibility index right now but that is about to change. NYC's Mayor has now announced the launch of a blanket Wi-Fi for 95 districts of Harlem, which will be the largest free Wi-Fi network in the U.S.
Forget wireless or portable phone chargers, a pair of engineering students from Duke University have created a device that could charge a phone's battery using Wi-Fi.
Thomas Alva Edison is known as the inventor of light bulb. Later, with the help of science and technology, scientists have created more glittering light bulbs. Lately, some Chinese scientists have invented the world's first light bulb that emits its own wi-fi signal.
Google has made a rather generous gift of $600,000, spending the money to bring absolutely free Wi-Fi to some 31 locations in San Francisco. These locations include parks, recreation centers and playgrounds. Thanks to the search giant's endeavor, people in these locations will be able to enjoy free internet access for up to two years.
University of Washington researchers have shown it's possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras. Using a Wi-Fi router and a few wireless devices in the living room, users could control their electronic devices from any room in the home with a simple gesture!