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Would you clean toilets for free Wi-Fi? 22,000 unwittingly agreed

Wi-Fi hotspot provider Purple has warned of the dangers of logging onto public networks without first reading the terms and conditions. The company snuck a spoof "community service" clause into its own T&Cs. Amazingly, just one person noticed.

Inmarsat launch will boost in-flight WiFi

London - Inmarsat's European short-haul WiFi satellite launched this week on-board a spacecraft. The aim is to boost in-flight WiFi and address what many travelers see as a poor service.

Giant satellite to boost WiFi access in aircraft

ViaSat-2:, the satellite goliath has entered into orbit around Earth. It is the powerful commercial broadband satellite ever built and promises to deliver improved WiFi access for those on-board aircraft in-flight.

The connected tube: WiFi comes to London's trains

London - The London underground network of tube trains is finally set to become fully WiFi enabled (currently only certain platforms are connected). The connectivity will go live during the course of 2017.

ASUS' new Wi-Fi router offers smart features and a glowing hole

ASUS has unveiled a new uniquely designed Wi-Fi router that's visually reminiscent of a bladeless fan. The radical design enables a faster and more reliable connection that works with multiple devices in the home. It features built in automation.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

Four Wisconsin schools block social media access in pilot project

Madison - Access to popular social media platforms are being blocked in four Madison, Wisconsin high schools in an effort to study the effect of social media usage during school hours on grades and behaviour. As expected, not everyone is happy.

New platform offers improved in-flight WiFi

WiFi services on aircraft are notoriously inefficient: often slow and prone to cutting out. Too overcome this, technologists have developed an extension called ScaleUp that significantly improves web browsing speeds at 30,000 feet.

Kerala declares Internet access a human right, to give free Wi-Fi

Kerala, India has declared Internet access a fundamental human right in its latest budget. The government is now aiming to give every citizen access to Wi-Fi connections for free, expanding the Internet to up to 30 million more users.

Ability to charge electronic devices through Wi-Fi is here

Imagine being in a room and charging your smartphone or other mobile device wireless, simply by connecting to Wi-Fi? This is will soon be possible thanks to Disney Research.

Complains pile up about $1,300 monitor that won't work near Wi-Fi

LG has admitted that an issue with its flagship monitor leaves the display unusable if placed within two metres of a Wi-Fi router. The Apple-endorsed UltraFine 5K appears to lack electromagnetic shielding, making it susceptible to interference.

Apple abandoning outdated AirPort routers to focus on new tech

Apple is set to abandon its range of AirPort Wi-Fi routers in pursuit of more profitable businesses. The company is struggling to sell the devices which have always been viewed critically compared to their rivals. It is now reallocating its engineers.

Review: The new Gryphon smart WiFi router could protect your kids Special

Gryphon is an innovative home WiFi router that protects children from accessing inappropriate content by filtering it, and tracks all the devices connected at the entry point with its integrated Kaspersky malware blocking agent.

New study looks at the health effects of Wi-Fi

Digital technology is increasingly becoming the main way we access media, and the desire for this to be portable has led to most public places having Wi-Fi. What effect does this expansion have on our health?

Man spends 11 hours trying to persuade a smart kettle to make tea

A man has spent an entire day attempting to get a smart kettle to make him a cup of tea. The English data specialist found his Wi-Fi enabled kettle was no longer connecting to its base station, preventing it from functioning and leaving him without tea.

Google launches a 'new kind' of reliable Wi-Fi router

Google has unveiled a new Wi-Fi router that makes it easier to manage networking in homes. Google Wifi follows on from last year's OnHub router. It has an unobtrusive design that optimises signal strength and an intuitive mobile management interface.

Starbucks to stop unexpected consequences of offering free Wi-Fi

Customers will soon no longer be able to watch porn at Starbucks. The coffee giant will soon block explicit websites, reports CNN.

Japan’s Mount Fuji to become free Wi-Fi zone this summer

Tokyo - Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most famous tourist destinations, will become a free Wi-Fi zone during the summer climbing season.

Microsoft axes Windows 10's controversial Wi-Fi password sharing

Microsoft has removed a controversial Windows 10 feature that automatically shared your Wi-Fi password with your Facebook friends and Outlook contacts. The company confirmed it has been axed going forward, citing a lack of use as the reason.

New of iOS '1970' bug lets hackers brick devices over Wi-Fi

Earlier this year, a widely reported bug in Apple's iOS left iPhones bricked after setting the date to January 1st, 1970. A new version of the same issue could let attackers set up malicious Wi-Fi networks to brick an iOS device as soon as it connects.

Watch out: Wi-Fi can track your movements

A new science study has shown how it is possible to track where someone walks each day when someone's smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi.

Raspberry Pi 3 goes 64-bit and adds Wi-Fi, still a $35 computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an updated version of the infamous Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The Raspberry Pi 3 is 10 percent faster than the original Pi Model B unveiled four years ago today and now features on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Engineers unveil Wi-Fi that uses 10,000 times less power

A team of U.S. engineers have developed a Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power than traditional Wi-Fi. Unlike other futuristic wireless technologies, "Passive Wi-Fi" could be commercialized soon and works immediately with current products.

Wi-Fi pushed to the limit with new 100Gbps transmitter, THz waves

A team of Japanese researchers have developed a Wi-Fi transmitter capable of sustaining a 100 gigabit per second connection speed. The breakthrough, using very short waves, lets mobile devices download an HD film in under a second.

iOS source reveals Apple is working to add Li-Fi to the iPhone

References to Li-Fi in the source code of the latest versions of iOS have provided a strong hint that Apple is working on integrating the next-generation wireless tech into future iPhones. Li-Fi uses light to transmit data 100x faster than Wi-Fi.

New Wi-Fi standard hopes to connect the Internet of Things

Wi-Fi has evolved several times over the years to offer improved connection speeds and range. A new version of the standard currently under development now looks to take the technology to the Internet of Things by offering low-power connectivity.

Op-Ed: Moscow cemeteries provide free Internet to visitors and tourists

Moscow - Visitors and tourists to the historic Vagankovo, Troyekurovo and Novodevichy cemeteries in Moscow will be provided with free Wi-Fi.

'Christmas lights can slow your Wi-Fi', claims Ofcom

Over the next few weeks, millions of fairy lights will be installed in homes worldwide. They may appear harmless but Ofcom, the UK telecoms watchdog, thinks otherwise. It has warned that Christmas lights can slow down Wi-Fi, prompting a mass debate.

'Li-Fi' could be coming soon — Wireless 100x faster than Wi-Fi

Developments in wireless networking over the past few years have seen Wi-Fi become faster and more reliable than ever. It's still far from perfect though, and now new tech known as 'Li-Fi' threatens to supersede it, boasting 100 times greater performance.

iPhone user says $2000 bill shock was caused by iOS Wi-Fi Assist

An iPhone user who received a phone bill of over $2,000 from AT&T has said he believes the Wi-Fi Assist feature introduced in iOS 9 is the cause. It's far from the first time Wi-Fi Assist has been alleged to have caused bill shock.
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