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Hey look, a new router from ASUS and, apparently, it is super, super fast. According to the Taiwanese company, its RT-AC87 is "the world's first" with Wave 2 features, which bring better reliability, major speed boosts and overall performance improvements to the 802.11ac generation of WiFi routers...

July 22nd 2014 at 7:53pm 0 Comments
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Last year, Skydog was an interesting Kickstarter project promising a cloud-based router built to give better individual control over your connected devices through its mobile app. Now, TechCrunch reveals its parent company PowerCloud Systems has been acquired by Comcast as a part of its quest to p...

July 14th 2014 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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It's easy to spend an inordinate amount of time on the internet, and understandably parents would rather their children didn't grow up permanently glued to a screen. Stripping their hands of tablets and computers is one way to impose down-time (and/or incite a tantrum), or you can go the positive...

July 2nd 2014 at 7:47am 0 Comments
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For the less fortunate, a library may be the only reliable way to get online. But what do they do after hours, or when they can't make the trek? That's where a pair of Knight Foundation grants may prove vital. Both the Chicago Public Library and New York Public Library are starting up large-scale...

June 25th 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments
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Comcast has just transformed part of Houston into a WiFi commune by activating 50,000 residential Xfinity routers, according to the Houston Chronicle. The new service will give any Comcast client free WiFi access via those "xfinitywifi" hotspots, and is just the beginning of a larger rollout. As r...

June 11th 2014 at 11:01am 0 Comments

Six antennas, apparently delivering up to 3,200 Mbps. Those are some impressive credentials, especially from the typically sleepy world of wireless routers. ASUS reckons its new six-pronged WiFi brick is not at all sleepy either: The RT-AC3200 will come with an adaptive Quality of Service feature...

June 2nd 2014 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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Apple has largely avoided the wrath of the Heartbleed security flaw, but it now appears that the company's products aren't completely immune. The crew in Cupertino just updated its most recent AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule WiFi routers to fix a Heartbleed-related vulnerability that surfaces whe...

April 22nd 2014 at 9:02pm 0 Comments