Wi-fi is a wireless data networking protocol, which allows for PCs and laptops to access the internet, within a given area or "hotspot", via a high frequency wireless local area network (WLAN). The term Wi-Fi was coined by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) as another name for IEEE 802.11b networking standard. WECA is still involved in certifying new wireless modems in order to verify that they are fully compatible with the standard.

Wi-Fi vs. WiMax - Wi Do I Care?

Wi-Fi vs. WiMax - Wi Do I Care?

Wi Fi Fo Fum, I think I smell the blood...oops wrong tale. This story doesn't involve giants, but it does involve giant leaps forward in technology that will affect us all.

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Soon you may be able to 3D print clothing in your own home

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:31:28 GMT

'Can you imagine printing out a new pair of shoes for your child over breakfast?'

Should we fear cyberattacks from space aliens?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:08:02 GMT

What if extraterrestrials don't come in peace?

Assange stalemate drags on as judge rules arrest warrant stands

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:37:00 GMT

U.K. authorities issued the warrant in 2012 after Assange skipped bail to avoid being extradited to Sweden where he faced allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Russian trolls flood Twitter after shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:20:00 GMT

Covert Russian propaganda flooded Twitter after the Parkland shooting to stoke America's raw divides.

Russian Twitter trolls exploited key election moments

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:04:00 GMT

Russian trolls chose targeted moments during the presidential election to infiltrate and divide the online conversations of millions of Americans.

How recycled astronaut poop might sustain a mission to Mars

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:50:00 GMT

How will we keep astronauts fed on deep-space missions?

Now doctors can look inside the body like never before

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:47:16 GMT

New devices will end 'historic disconnect' in doctors's treatment of patients.

No, Facebook is not adding a dislike button

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:18:04 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted calls to add a dislike button. And the new 'downvote' feature is not that button, the company stresses.

Watch out. North Korea keeps getting better at hacking.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:27:00 GMT

The North Koreans have figured out how to bridge the air gap meaning they can hack into computers that aren't even connected to the internet.

SpaceX's 'Falcon' feat may be just a prelude to the main event

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:59:00 GMT

Elon Musk looks forward to the Big F---ing Rocket that he says will take humans to the moon and Mars.

Mueller names social media accounts in indictment here are the tweets

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:04:00 GMT

Twitter account @TEN_GOP was part of an effort to alter U.S. politics, a strategy that has been characterized as "information warfare."

You're more likely to have your social security number hacked than your credit card

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:57:00 GMT

Smarter criminals are finding new ways to commit cyber fraud.

Slain woman placed ad for hitman to kill her, suspect claims

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:15:32 GMT

The suspect told officers he tried to talk Natalie Bollinger out of killing herself, but she wouldn't budge, according to an affidavit obtained by NBC News.

Turner chief: Justice Department 'clueless' about AT&T-Time Warner deal

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:42:45 GMT

John Martin, chief executive of Turner Broadcasting, described the government as "clueless" during an interview on Tuesday.

Tech gossip app wants to become #MeToo platform

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:58:17 GMT

An app where many Silicon Valley employees go to silently scream about their big tech jobs is embracing the #MeToo movement.

How VR helped this injured skier realize her Olympic dream

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:51:27 GMT

The tech helped the downhill racer train even away from the mountain.

Screams and gunshots: Social media changed how the public sees and hears school shootings

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:09:00 GMT

Scenes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were viewed by millions of people almost live on Wednesday.

Social media videos show terror from Parkland shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:32:00 GMT

Students and passersby alike were in a state of panic when gunfire erupted at a South Florida high school on Wednesday and the internet was able to watch in almost real time.

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:02:00 GMT

Facebook said Saturday it will start using mailed postcards to verify the identities location of election ad buyers. It comes after alleged Russian actions.

Alien life discovery might not bring the response you'd expect

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:07:00 GMT

Study suggests E.T. wouldn't throw us for a loop.

'Olympic Destroyer' malware targeted PyeongChang Games

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:59:00 GMT

Researchers with cyber security firms Cisco Systems Inc, CrowdStrike and FireEye Inc said in blog posts and statements to Reuters on Monday that they had analyzed computer code they believed was used in Friday's attack.

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:09:10 GMT

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:55:00 GMT

Twitter doesn't make it easy to track Russian propaganda efforts this database can help

The next wave of election meddling could involve artificial intelligence

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:03:15 GMT

AI programs can make it easier for trolls with minimal technical skills to make fake videos, audio, researchers warn

From the Olympics to... Google?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:39:21 GMT

Figure Skater Tim Goebel, who won bronze in Salt Lake City, is among Google's 'dozens' of Olympians

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