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FAQ: What's so special about 802.11ad Wi-Fi?

Here are the broad strokes about 802.11ad, the wireless technology that’s just starting to hit the market.

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Behold, the 10 most powerful supercomputers ever created

It’s that time again – the latest supercomputer power rankings have a mighty new champion. These are the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Mobile phone data privacy.

Sirin Labs to sell mysterious SP1 phone for the privacy conscious

An international group of investors announced today that Sirin Labs, a startup with $72 million in venture funding, is planning to create a smartphone that combines premium performance and functionality with strong privacy protection.

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about 802.11ax Wi-Fi

The next big new thing in Wi-Fi networks will boast groundbreaking technology, but it might not arrive for a couple years yet.

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The evolution of the Raspberry Pi, from concept to Raspberry Pi 3

Four years, half a dozen models and zero signs of slowing down.

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Bask in 12 glorious days of Raspberry Pi-mas

It’s the most wonderful Pi of the year….

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The 10 mightiest, most powerful supercomputers in the world

The year’s last Top500 supercomputer rankings are out, and two newcomers have become members of the top 10.

Cell tower, telecommunication

Wi-Fi Alliance tries to win consumer support as LTE-U showdown looms

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that certifies Wi-Fi products for interoperability, has highlighted the importance of the technology to the daily lives of Americans ahead of a testing summit that will try to shed some light on potential conflicts between Wi-Fi and a carrier technology called LTE-U.

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Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source software

The Mozilla Foundation pledged contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support program.

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Samsung preferred for Android business use

More than half of Android devices being used in the enterprise are made by Samsung, according to a report from mobile device management company Fiberlink that surveyed more than 250,000 devices worldwide.

wireless hotspot

5G Wireless: Sorting reality, hype of next-gen Wi-Fi

Haven't heard of 5G wireless networking? That's because it's still a work in progress, but here's how it's coming along.

smartphones

Android powers 81% of smartphones sold, report says

Devices running Google's Android operating system accounted for 81 percent of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, IDG reports.

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BlackBerry's sale: A FAQ

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is being taken private by one of its largest shareholders. Here's a quick primer to get you up to date on the news and what it means for customers and the industry.

Ad injectors replace website ads on major sites, study says

Rogue web plug-ins that inject their own content over the top of legitimate ads are still in widespread use by unscrupulous advertisers, and several major networks are keeping them in business, according to a recent study.

Linux users cope with vampire mice, zombie hard drives

A Linux kernel developer described the problem posed by vampire mice at a LinuxCon North America presentation.