The Wi-Fi symbol, like the technology it represents, has become ubiquitous.
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Wi-Fi has become a fundamental part of modern digital life, but its foundation is the same as the technology that allowed your great-grandparents to listen to their favorite radio programs.
Are toys sharing too much information on the internet?
As Amazon introduces a new smart-home device aimed at children, it’s important to know many internet-connected toys are not secure, putting kids’ security and privacy at risk.
Is this machine adding an antenna to the fabric?
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Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
Think of your router as the post office for the internet.
Get to know your internet router a little better.
Qantas is currently trialling its new satellite broadband inflight service.
Customers on land and in the sky are placing increasing demands on Skymuster satellites for broadband Wi-Fi delivery - can NBC Co deliver?
Can you hear me now?
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Let your wireless fingerprint help catch a thief.
There are billions of wireless devices around the world and every one has a unique fingerprint. That can be very useful if a device is stolen.
Should the fibre extend to the street or the premises?
Five academic experts recently gave their views to the Senate Select Committee on the NBN. Here’s what they had to say.
Smaller, faster, more.
With the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth the new Raspberry Pi is even easier to put to good use.
There is no firm evidence that mobile phone radiation causes us harm.
ABC’s Catalyst episode “Wi-Fried” claimed that mobile phones and Wi-Fi might be a cancer risk, but the leading experts are not so convinced.
Free, but at what cost?
New York City is developing a ‘free’ public Wi-Fi network to be deployed throughout the city, but the poorly appreciated price is our privacy.
Very pretty, but could they be ruining your connection?
A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your Facebook fun. Here’s the science.
There’s no escape…
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Should certain places, such as national parks and wilderness areas, be off-limits to cellphones and Wi-Fi?
Internet connectivity via your lightbulb? It’s already possible with LED lights that can enlighten as well as lighten.
Wireless networks are everywhere: can you really be allergic to wi-fi?
Wi-Fi networks are everywhere, from cafes and libraries to shopping centres. So should we be worried now a French woman has won compensation after she complained of an allergy to Wi-Fi?
5G, wringing out the network cloth for the most capacity possible.
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5G network design will have to find more inventive and less expensive ways of speeding up wireless networks.
Telstra’s existing customers will be asked to help provide most of the new Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Telstra’s plans to rollout Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network over the next five years involves asking existing customers to allow part of their broadband connection to be used as hotspots. More than two…