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Is that hotspot safe to use? Wi-Fi Alliance wants to help

Security-savvy mobile-device users are increasingly casting a skeptical eye on public Wi-Fi, and now the vendor consortium behind the wireless standard wants to make logging in via that coffee shop network a bit safer.

Iogear Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix review: A great way to stream HD video without wires

Put down that cable! This device can stream HD video from a source in one room to a display almost anywhere in your home.

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AMD describes more fruits of ARM embedded partnership

AMD discloses four chips for the embedded market, as the chipmaker diversifies beyond PCs.

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WiGig is great, but it won't replace your Wi-Fi network

The WiGig standard offers much faster wireless network speeds than Wi-Fi, but at a range far too short for many wireless functions.

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Belkin announces its first Linksys router, the EA6900

Dual-band 802.11ac promises to deliver 1.3Gbps wireless throughput via 802.11ac, and 600Mbps throughput via 802.11n

HDMI 2.0 spec released with beefed-up 4K video support and audio channels galore

HDMI 2.0 brings some killer new AV capabilities to the table, but the best thing about it may be what hasn't changed.

Bring on the 20Gbps speeds: Asus announces world's first Thunderbolt 2 motherboard

You think USB 3.0's 5Gbps transfer speeds are fast? Thunderbolt 2 is FOUR TIMES FASTER.

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China to bring gigabit Internet speeds to key cities by 2020

China plans to bring gigabit Internet speeds to its major cities by 2020, part of its effort to expand broadband among households in the nation.

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Researchers send data without battery, transmitter

Engineers at the University of Washington developed a pair of devices that can successfully exchange data at speeds of up to 10kbps over a distance of up to 1 meter.

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Bad connections dog Google's Mountain View Wi-Fi network

Large parts of a public Wi-Fi network built by Google in Mountain View, California, don't work properly and, according to local residents, haven't worked for months.