Don't-Miss Networking Stories

Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.

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Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal

The acquisition would bring faster broadband speeds and its low-income program to Time Warner customers, Comcast says.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

Modifications proposed by the Obama administration to the U.S. phone records collection program aren't enough, some say.

Gogo increasing in-flight Internet speeds to 70Mbps

The new service will become commercially available in the middle of next year

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear NSA surveillance case

Activist and former US prosecutor Larry Klayman had appealed directly to the Supreme Court, to no avail.

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EU votes to abolish throttling Internet bandwidth

The European Parliament has adopted the strictest of three definitions of net neutrality.

Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices

Attacks are likely to continue and manufacturers are largely unprepared to respond, security researchers say

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Juniper to lay off more than 500 and close facilities

The company will also stop development on application delivery controller technology it licensed from Riverbed

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Russia's Glonass GPS system suffers major disruption

The glitch caused problems worldwide as many receivers use Glonass signals

PCWorld News

Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Solar flare Wednesday could mean 'radio blackout' for GPS, communications

Radiation emission could hit radios, power lines and satellites, disrupting service.

FCC clears the way for gigabit Wi-Fi

Could gigabit Wi-Fi be around the corner? The FCC opens up more spectrum available for Wi-Fi use.