Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

05/19/17

Artificial intelligence tool fixes password weakness

Artificial intelligence tool fixes password weakness

Simply labeling a password weak or strong doesn’t work. Password meters must tell people what’s wrong with their password and suggest fixes. AI can do that.

05/10/17

Holographic Wi-Fi visually maps environments

Holographic Wi-Fi visually maps environments

Hologram-driven Wi-Fi visualization can help rescuers find life-sustaining cavities in collapsed buildings, as well as track objects on a factory production line.

05/09/17

Folks are fantasizing about Amazon's Alexa

Folks are fantasizing about Amazon's Alexa

People are starting to love their voice-activated digital assistants and even fantasize sexually about them, according to research from J. Walter Thompson and Mindshare.

04/27/17

Infrared much better than Wi-Fi

Infrared much better than Wi-Fi

Using open-air light waves instead of traditional Wi-Fi will solve bandwidth congestion resulting from internet-connected devices, researchers say.

04/17/17

Survey: Texting is replacing talking for families with kids

Survey: Texting is replacing talking for families with kids

Nearly half of families with children text in the home when they want to communicate, an insurance company has discovered.

04/13/17

Flatbed scanners are latest cyberattack vector

Flatbed scanners are latest cyberattack vector

Office scanners can be used to create light-based, network hacks, say scientists

04/06/17

Speed up slow web pages with this simple trick

Speed up slow web pages with this simple trick

Scientists say increasing the size of images and text will make asset-intensive web pages load four times faster.

04/03/17

Turning everyday objects into radio stations

Turning everyday objects into radio stations

Radio backscattering can be used to broadcast data and turn everyday things into radio stations, say University of Washington researchers.

03/28/17

Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

The acoustic injection attack takes advantage of a newfound vulnerability in smartphones and lets hackers remotely control the devices.

03/21/17

Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

The total projected footprint for voice-first assistants like Amazon's Alexa will be 33 million devices by the end of 2017, up from 1.7 million in 2015, analytics firm predicts.

03/15/17

Tech crime as a service escalates

Tech crime as a service escalates

Modern technology is a major part of “most, if not all” crime by organized gangs, Europol says. Crime as a service (CaaS) is an important element.

03/10/17

Robots are malfunctioning, hurting people

Robots are malfunctioning, hurting people

Robot-related incidents include malfunctioning machines that sometimes hurt people, according to security consultant IOActive.

03/06/17

Wi-Fi expanding to indoor location services

Wi-Fi expanding to indoor location services

The Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Certified Location delivers meter-level accuracy for indoor device location data.

02/27/17

Infrared lasers must replace data center wiring, say engineers

Infrared lasers must replace data center wiring, say engineers

Using infrared lasers instead of fiber optics improves data center communications and can help data centers reduce power costs, researchers say.

02/27/17

Stretchable screens will follow upcoming flexible ones

Stretchable screens will follow upcoming flexible ones

Flexible screens are in our immediate future with products likely from Samsung and LG this year. But what about stretchable screens?

02/20/17

Gigabit LTE, a 5G stopgap, is now live

Gigabit LTE, a 5G stopgap, is now live

Telestra's Gigabit LTE launched in some Australian business districts. It will be a stand-in for 5G until that mega-service becomes available.

02/14/17

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Human cognition and instinct will become significantly more widespread in machines. It promises to rapidly surpass simple artificial intelligence.

02/10/17

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Scientists say pseudo artificial intelligence, machine learning interfaces like Amazon's Alexa and Google Now, can be easily hacked through bogus voice commands.

01/30/17

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi is so critical to businesses that companies will outsource it to companies like KodaCloud if necessary so that they have experts managing it.

01/26/17

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