With the ever-growing trend of networked home-entertainment gadgets and gear, a strong home network is a must, but not a given. To get the most out of your IP-based toys, here are a few tips for making sure your network is ready and optimized for smooth operation:
People have been claiming for years that WiFi gives them headaches, causes cancer, and a host of other spurious claims that when tested, fail to hold much water. But some kids at a Danish science fair have some results on their hands that are mighty interesting. The placed a tray of planted seeds next to more »
It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.
You know things are getting serious when a company gets the support of Google. And that is what happened today for The Orange Chef Company, developer of smart kitchenware for iOS devices, which just secured a cool mill and then some in seed funding in a round led by Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures.
CES exhibitors have taken to YouTube to tease what they plan to reveal at the 2014 International CES through this year’s Exhibitor Press Pitch Videos. Check out these 30-second video clips for a sneak peek at new products/services CES exhibitors will unveil come January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To skip a video (and indeed, some are more like advertisements and some are a little snooze-worthy) just hit the skip button.
In the early part of the century, I helped launch a magazine called the Connected Guide to the Digital Home. Clunky title, I know. But at the time, there were so many other publications with the word ‘connected’ in the title that the publisher’s couldn’t get the rights to a good one. But back then, the market wasn’t quite there.
The problem with mobile platforms is that manufacturers tend to use differing technology to get you connected. There’s at least four different operating systems out there, with Apple and Google doing their own thing via AirPlay and Chromecast, respectively. But what if you simply bypass the OS with a universal standard that’s software- not hardware-dependent? more »
For whatever reason, usage of the online anonymity software and network Tor has spiked in recent months, climbing 75 percent in the US since Edward Snowden lifted the lid on the NSA’s PRISM data-mining program. According to RT.com: The Tor Project reported that the number of people subscribed to its service [worldwide] has doubled since June, more »
Researchers at the University of Washington have gotten one step closer to the fabled “Internet of Things,” where everything — and I do mean everything — is connected to everything else. One of the main issues they’ve conquered is the sad fact that all wireless devices, at some point, require a wire to provide them more »
802.11n’s time has already come and gone. With more 802.11ac devices and routers hitting the market each day, this newer, faster, and all-around-better Wi-Fi standard is gaining more ground each day. TP-LINK has joined the fray with its Archer C7 802.11ac router. Sporting dual-band architecture, solid signal and lightning fast speeds (up to 175 Gbps) are more »
Bandwidth caps have been a hot topic in recent years. With transfers capped at under 100GB in some parts of North America, having a provider that understands your need for speed and lots of it is really valuable. So when Houkounochi (a pseudonym) got a call from Verizon asking what he possibly could be doing more »
Data security within the cloud is a major concern for anyone considering whether to make the move to remote storage and management of data. With massive amounts of data stored on outside servers, transmission of data between servers, and people from all over the world accessing cloud data, the risk of your sensitive information falling more »