Tag: wi fi

802.11ac: The Next Wi-Fi Standard

THE UPCOMING 802.11ac wireless networking standard promises to do to 11n what 11n did to 11g. While the IEEE 802.11ac standard probably won’t be completed before the end of 2013 (Draft 2.0 is under development), and although the Wi-Fi Alliance has issued no interoperability criteria, consumer products claiming compliance with 802.11ac could be available on Read More

Wi-Fi May Damage Sperm

A team of scientists has suggested that Wi-Fi-connected laptops sited too close to chaps’ gonads could damage their sperm. Argentinian and US boffins collected semen from 29 healthy males, divided each sample into two containers*, then exposed one “to an internet-connected laptop by Wi-Fi for 4 hours”. The second sample “was used as control, incubated Read More

Tablet Showdown

We looked at the latest challengers to Apple’s iPad 2, and found some worthy contenders. Which tablet came out on top? THIS YEAR SHAPES up as the year of the tablet—for real, this time—as the hugely popular, impressively svelte Apple iPad 2 competes with an array of challengers, most of them running Android. For this Read More

Toshiba Thrive – iPad’s Worst Nightmare?

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.), has announced that their upcoming 10.1-inch Thrive Tablet is available for pre-order at Amazon.com, with models starting at a suggested retail price of $429.99. Formerly known simply as The Toshiba Tablet, Thrive is the company’s first Android-based tablet for the U.S. market, and Read More

Smartphone Spying

IT SOUNDS LIKE a B-movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. In addition, their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them. And information on their whereabouts is being sold to third parties. But it isn’t science fiction. If you own a smartphone and download popular apps, the odds are good that Read More

Securing wireless networks at home and at work

Not securing your wireless network is pretty dangerous these days. As an IT professional you really have a responsibility to not only secure your own wireless LAN, but also those of the people close to you. I mean, if you were a doctor and stopped by y… Read More

Nokia N9, a Nokia Tablet?

Though not officially announced yet, the Nokia N9 is being rumoured as Nokia’s contribution to the Tablet Market. GSM ARENA describes the device as “Packing a 4.5” screen the Nokia MeeGo half-tablet-half-phone will be supporting 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. A microUSB port isn’t mentioned but it’s now mandatory for all devices sold in Read More