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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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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.

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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.

Bluetooth coffee machine, Wi-Fi electric pot join ranks of networked gadgets

Philips offered a new take on connected devices, offering up a Bluetooth espresso machine and Wi-Fi electric pot at its booth at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Linksys EA6900 Wi-Fi router

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

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6 mistakes to avoid when setting up your small business wireless network

Sidestep these pitfalls for a successful wireless workplace.

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'Backscatter' network could support the Internet of Things

Researchers in at the University of Washington have mapped out a wireless communication system intended to allow devices to communicate with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power, bolstering the Internet of Things.