Mapping the Move to ZigBee 2.0

ZigBee Smart Energy 1.0 and "ZigBee" Smart Energy Profile 2.0 aren't the same technology — and moving from one to the other is going to be a very big deal for the utilities, smart meter makers and other technology providers involved.…

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The Wi-Fi Juggernaut Rolls on, Crushing Startups

The Wi-Fi Alliance has teamed up with a group founded by the big chip vendors to promote a wireless HD video transfer at 7 Gbps across short distances, crushing the potential success of startups that had hoped to create their own standards.…

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How to Minimize Wi-Fi Problems With the iPad

We've seen reports from some iPad owners concerning problems with Wi-Fi connectivity, especially with mobile modems. I have seen those problems first-hand, and have tested the iPad extensively to minimize Wi-Fi connectivity problems. I can report the problems can be minimized with just a couple steps.…

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Israel Banning iPad Over Wi-Fi Concerns

While the iPad has been flying off shelves for almost two weeks now, its Wi-Fi has caused some headlines of its own. Now the news comes of Israel blocking the entry of iPads into the country over concerns of the wireless transmitters being too strong.…

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Cisco Valet Makes It Easier to Miss Linksys

You can still find Linksys routers for sale, but Cisco is now leveraging its own brand on new Wi-Fi products. While sad from a traditionalist point of view, the new routers are easier to set up thanks to an innovative and included valet service.…

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Boingo Brings $1.99 Pay-Per-Use Wi-Fi to Apple's iPad

Not everyone buying an iPad is purchasing the 3G model. Boingo Wireless today started offering a new pay-per-use Wi-Fi service for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches that's even cheaper than AT&T's Wi-Fi On the Spot offering. It uses iTunes for the transaction, making buying credits easy.…

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Time Warner Cable Launches Wi-Fi HotSpots

Time Warner Cable has confirmed that it is launching Wi-Fi hotspots for customers of its NYC RoadRunner broadband service through a partnership with Cablevision. Locations include rail platforms, parks and other commonly used areas.…

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Apple Says WiFi-sniffing Apps Stink

Apple suddenly banned hotspot-sniffing applications from its App Store after a change in its policies regarding how apps leverage Wi-Fi. That's a dangerous move when mobile developers have an increasing number of attractive platforms on which to build their applications.…

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Would You Watch Ads in Exchange for Free Wi-Fi?

As more and more devices –- phones, netbooks and tablets –- come to market, the demand for Wi-Fi-based connectivity is only going to rise. But how much are you willing to pay for it? Would you watch an ad in order to get Wi-Fi?…

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Why GoGo In-flight Wi-Fi Is Garbage

When I got on a plane to visit Orlando, Fla., earlier this morning, I thanked my stars when I found out that I was on a Delta flight with GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi. But after 30 minutes or so, the service became unusable.…

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Cablevision Wi-Fi Cloud Is Getting Easier, Smarter & Busier

Cablevision has soft-launched a new automated sign-in process that allows its customers to log into its Wi-Fi network that covers Long Island and New York City venues like Madison Square Gardens. Result: Average weekly sessions are up from 200,000 per week to over 300,000 per week.…

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