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How 802.11ac networking boosts the MacBook Air's Wi-Fi performance

The new MacBook Air sports built-in compatibility with the newest draft networking standard, 802.11ac, an upgrade of the current 802.11n.

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Obama pushes for higher speed broadband in schools

U.S. President Barack Obama wants the nation's students to have access to faster broadband in their schools and libraries.

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Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

The next-generation European mobile market is lagging well behind the U.S., according to the GSMA industry organization, which represents worldwide operators and handset manufacturers.

IT weather forecast: Hurricanes with a chance of dead satellites

NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite--the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean--even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.

As Ethernet turns 40, some seek to take it to the cloud

As Ethernet marks its 40th birthday this week, some of those celebrating will also be looking ahead to yet another use for the nearly ubiquitous technology: the cloud.

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40 years ago, Ethernet's fathers were the startup kids

Bob Metcalfe, Dave Boggs and the rest of the scientists at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1973 were a lot like young developers at a Silicon Valley startup today.

Corning taps into optical fiber for better indoor wireless

Bringing wireless indoors, which was once just a matter of antennas carrying a few cellular bands so people could get phone calls, has grown far more complex and demanding in the age of Wi-Fi, multiple radio bands and more powerful antennas.

How we tested the nation's networks

Our approach to testing wireless service has always been to closely replicate how people use wireless service in the real world, and then measure how well it really works. That’s why we do the testing ourselves.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.