How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? And don’t… » 10/01/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, prices for Karma Go will increase to $149 on October 23rd. Karma Go is the followup to the device… » 9/23/14 2:07pm 9/23/14 2:07pm

Airline Industry Feels WiFi Is As Integral To Flight Experience As Wings

Throughout last week's Airline Passenger Experience Expo, the primary news pouring out was about inflight entertainment and connectivity. The death knell began to ring a few years ago for the traditional seat back TV, as analysts foresaw the growth of personal devices like laptops, phones and tablets. » 9/23/14 1:15pm 9/23/14 1:15pm

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, prices for Karma Go will increase to $149 on October 23rd. Karma Go is the followup to the device… » 9/23/14 1:09pm 9/23/14 1:09pm

Share Your Home Wi-Fi Easily Using an NFC Tag or QR Code

Get your best buddies around for a movie marathon and before you can hit "play" they're all going to want access to your Wi-Fi. This is the age of the second screen experience after all. You could simply tell them your network's name and password, but here are a couple of alternatives that might be more convenient and… » 9/22/14 2:58pm 9/22/14 2:58pm

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 9/18/14 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