Posted on February 22nd, 2019
Nick Bastone, Business Insider Feb. 19, 2019, 9:04 PMNest GuardIn early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant tech...
Posted on January 5th, 2019
(and What’s Overhyped)
Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, January 4, 2019
A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that.
Posted on May 28th, 2018
An analysis by Cisco’s threat intelligence division found that hundreds of thousands of routers, from a range of manufacturers, were infected by the malware linked to the hacking group Fancy Bear. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
By Louis ...
Posted on December 18th, 2017
If you sometimes wonder why your computer runs so slowly, count the number of browser tabs you have open. Closing a few may be a simple fix. Try this:
Quit your browser. Then relaunch it and keep no more than a few tabs open at any one time.
Posted on November 1st, 2017
You’re surfing Facebook at home, but you can’t print.
Your laptop can play Apple Music from the cloud, but you can’t stream it to your Sonos speakers, Apple TV, AirPlay nor AirFoil speakers at home.
You’re trying to set up your Amazon Echo. Alex...
Posted on February 24th, 2017
Public WiFi hotspots are great, right? As an Optimum Online customer you login once and forever after conveniently reconnect your smartphone, mobile tablet, and laptop to the optimumwifi* service.
All this from Optimum Online’s more than 1.5 mil...
Posted on December 8th, 2016
Adapted from an article by Thorin Klosowski on LifeHacker.comYou know how when you sit on your couch, the Wi-Fi on your laptop cuts out? Or when you’re in the bathroom your phone refuses to connect? From Google to Netgear, everyone’s rolling out e...
Posted on December 6th, 2016
By Michael Brown, Executive Editor, TechHive
Google delivers much more router than you’d expect for $129, but just one Google Wifi won’t be enough for most people. Unless you live in a studio apartment, you’ll want to avail yourself of two or th...
Posted on December 5th, 2016
Adapted from a Forbes.com piece by Anthony KarczIt's been a very productive year when it comes to home wireless solutions. Not only have innovative products come along to boost the market, consumers have finally accepted the fact that, if they wa...
Posted on March 21st, 2016
Startups, and Google, race to solve the ‘home-spectrum crunch’
Eero is among the startups trying to improve wireless networking. Photo: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal
Updated March 21, 2016 12:07 a.m. ...
Posted on February 23rd, 2016
Eero combats frustrating Wi-Fi dead zones with an armada of little wireless routers
A new Wi-Fi system called Eero combats dead zones with an armada of little routers. WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler explains how it works. Photo/Vid...
Posted on April 15th, 2015
Google said last month that it plans to build a small wireless service that would allow it to function sort of like Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier.
Google's Sundar Pichai said at Mobile World Congress that the company would make its own wire...
Posted on February 24th, 2015
From HowToGeek.com 2015
and What You Can Do About It
Wi-Fi networks interfere with each other. Older Wi-Fi standards are even worse about this, so your old Wi-Fi hardware isn’t just hurting your network — it’s interfering with your neighbors, to...
Posted on November 14th, 2014
This article originally appeared on Lifehacker in November 2014
Public Wi-Fi networks—like those in coffee shops or hotels—are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you're sharing a network with tons of other people, whic...
Posted on July 16th, 2014
Clients ask for network plans when considering a remodeling project. Drawings are done. Conversations had.
Months later when the wallpaper is hung and paint is dry a call comes in.
Client: Hi Q, we’re ready to move back in and set up the compu...