Radio Tornadoes Could Deliver Neverending Wi-Fi Capacity Some Day

Coaxial wiring—like what runs into your cable box—revolutionized data transmission by drastically widening the wire's data pipeline. Two years ago, a research team from University of Southern California accomplished the feat using a vortex of lasers. Now, that same team is back with a means of coiling radio waves… » 9/18/14 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

How To Make Sure No One's Secretly Stealing Your Home Wi-Fi

Wireless Network Watcher is a free, simple program for Windows XP and above that can take a quick look at the computers and devices connected to your home network. Fire it up and make sure there's no one on your Wi-Fi network who shouldn't be there. If you do find a squatter, a password change on your router should be… » 9/11/14 12:27pm 9/11/14 12:27pm

Rural Areas May Soon Get High-Speed WiFi Over Unused TV Bands

If you live out in the less densely inhabited regions of America, chances are very good that high-speed internet in your area is pretty hard—if not impossible—to come by. That could soon change thanks to a team from Rice University who have hacked currently unused, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) TV spectrum into a… » 9/10/14 3:45pm 9/10/14 3:45pm

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes. As budgets and profit margins remain tight in the airline industry, their profits are going toward on-board improvements like WiFi, entertainment options, and power outlets at… » 8/25/14 3:30pm 8/25/14 3:30pm

The 49ers' New Stadium Is Probably The Future Of Concessions

Yesterday saw the 49ers' very first game at their new home, Levi's Stadium, and if you had to pick one quote from a fan to summarize the tens of thousands of opinions out there, it'd be the one the Chronicle got from one season-ticket holder: "I live in San Francisco, so it's a little far. But this is really nice." » 8/18/14 2:24pm 8/18/14 2:24pm

Roving Robots Can Look Through Buildings Using Nothing But Wi-Fi

Previously, we've seen researchers use everyday Wi-Fi signals like radar, able to detect shapes through a door or wall. Well, here's the logical next step toward the robot overthrow: Putting that tech on top of wheeled robots. You can run (okay, walk), but hiding behind a brick wall is futile. » 8/07/14 4:39pm 8/07/14 4:39pm

Un hacker asegura poder manipular aviones usando la WiFi a bordo

Pedro Santamaría es un hacker que asegura haber descubierto una vulnerabilidad crítica que permitiría controlar los sistemas de un avión desde la WiFi a bordo. El investigador de seguridad español mostrará los resultados de su hallazgo esta semana en la conferencia de seguridad Black Hat de Las Vegas. De ser cierta,… » 8/04/14 11:51am 8/04/14 11:51am

10 Most Common Problems and Resolve Tricks

Whether you're managing your dad's decade-old laptop or your own customized Gaming PC, troubleshooting PC issues could be a part of life. Before you spend $40 for repairing your system, though, attempt your hand at my blog. I surveyed and spoke to a number of the most expert support reps within the business regarding… » 8/01/14 6:37pm 8/01/14 6:37pm

Este aeropuerto rastreará la posición de los pasajeros por su móvil

El aeropuerto de Helsinki, en Finlandia, será el primero del mundo en instalar un sistema que rastrea constantemente la ubicación de las personas que lo visitan. El objetivo de esta red de sensores no es la seguridad, sino estudiar el movimiento de los pasajeros por las terminales. No obstante, ya han surgido las… » 8/01/14 11:26am 8/01/14 11:26am