Wi-Fi

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and […]

11/21/2013

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

New version of iPad Mini now on sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Apple’s iPad Mini is going on sale. The new Mini is the first version of the smaller iPad to feature a high-resolution display that Apple calls Retina. […]

11/12/2013

This image provided by TiVo, Inc shows a sports menu from the new TiVo Roamio Plus. (AP Photo/TiVo, Inc.)

TiVo refreshes lineup with 6-tuner Roamio DVRs

NEW YORK (AP) — TiVo Inc. wants to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet as the pioneer of digital video recorders unveils its fifth-generation devices. […]

08/20/2013

A youth uses a trash bin in central London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. financial district. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

UK bars trash cans from tracking people with Wi-Fi

LONDON (AP) — Officials demanded Monday that an advertising firm stop using a network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London’s financial district. The Renew ad firm has been using technology embedded […]

08/12/2013

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L.A. councilman proposes city-wide free Wi-Fi service

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield said today he wants to give Angelenos free, citywide access to wireless internet service. Blumenfield asked staffers with the city’s Information Technology Agency for a […]

07/31/2013

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Starbucks to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starting in August, new U.S. […]

07/31/2013

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Santa Clara gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital “smart meters” on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.

03/27/2013

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Apple buys WiFi-location startup

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers.

03/25/2013

iPhone 5 Wi-Fi bug (audio)

Scores of iPhone 5 users hit Apple’s support forums over the past week to report on a scary bug: Their phones appeared to be sucking down cellular data even when they were connected to a […]

10/03/2012

Israeli Biblical park outfits donkeys with Wi-Fi

JERUSALEM (AP) – Call it back to the future: an Israeli attraction meant to immerse tourists in a biblical experience has outfitted its donkeys with wireless routers. At the historical park of Kfar Kedem, visitors […]

08/23/2012

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