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Beamforming

All about beamforming, the faster Wi-Fi you didn't know you needed

It focuses the signal for faster transmission, and it's built into many of the latest 802.11ac routers.

'LiFi' uses LEDs for blazing fast data transfer

Unlike traditional Wi-Fi routers which use radio signals, this system relies on light to send and receive data wirelessly.

Extend your Wi-Fi network throughout the house

The wireless signal from Aidan's router doesn't reach throughout the house. Here are a few ways to fix the problem.

Tech me out to the ballgame: High-tech secrets of AT&T Park

While you're munching on your third hot dog, an army is at work behind the scenes, armed with serious tech, to give you a modern sports spectacle.

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Facebook offers 'free' Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins

More hotels, shops and other businesses will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers if they agree in return to "check-in" at the business from their Facebook account.

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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.

Broadcom rolls out 802.11ac Wi-Fi for connected cars and waits for the cars to catch up

Communications chipmaker Broadcom announced an 802.11ac/5G chip that will let cars sync better with mobile devices, and stream audio and video from those devices to multiple in-car displays. But don't get too excited: Cars that will use the chip have yet to be announced, and their longer development cycle means it could take a while to see such well-connected cars in dealerships near you.

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AT&T teams up with Fon for overseas Wi-Fi

The partnership will provide access to about 800,000 Fon hotspots in Portugal and Poland to subscribers who buy the 300MB or 800MB AT&T Global Data Add-On services.

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OS X update doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule's performance

New AirPort Utility doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule’s wireless file-transfer speed

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Lincoln Financial Field

Free Wi-Fi awaits Eagles fans

Philadelphia Eagles fans attending Sunday's home opener at Lincoln Financial Field will be able to access a new free Wi-Fi network to watch game video, visit social networks or even order food.