New York is opening its very first public WiFi hub, and with it, officially killing the old payphone. This new generation payphone has built-in tablets that let users do anything from make a call, check emails, or even use Google Maps for directions.
The WiFi Alliance has introduced the world to WiFi HaLow, a low power WiFi solution set to feature in smart home appliances and gadgets of the future.
If you’re taking your laptop somewhere and need a wireless connection, your smartphone can be a reliable mobile hotspot. So we’re going to show you how to set one up the right way.
India may well have one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets, but internet access can be a little patchy, both in terms of coverage and in speed. But that could be about to change, with the announcement that Google, in partnership with Indian Railways and RailTel, will provide high-speed WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with the visit of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, to the GooglePlex. Read more
Owners of the LG G Watch R who are willing to do some hacking work on the device now have an option available to enable the WiFi chip on the device. User Tasssadar on the XDA site figured out how to get the needed drivers off an LG Watch Urbane, with the help of intersectRaven, in order to make this possible. Read more
With Android Wear 5.1 expected to bring the WiFi feature to smartwatches, there has been much speculation about which devices will get the feature. Bad news awaits early adopters of the Android Wear platform as LG has confirmed that its G Watch will not get the WiFi feature when the new update is rolled out over the coming weeks. Read more
Marriott’s efforts to block its customers’ personal WiFi hotspots have ended, according to a statement from the company.
Last month, Microsoft and Google expressed concern over the issue, and Marriott is finally backtracking.
In an email to Inc., a Marriott spokesperson said, “Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels,
The FCC had also filed a complaint against Marriott, so that was likely part of the decision to stop using cell jammers as well.
Want to get your hands on a Galaxy Tab S as soon as possible?
Pre-orders start today — reserve the WiFi only Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for $399.99 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $499.99. Although there isn’t a shipping date yet, the devices are expected to ship in July
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Yesterday Google finally started to roll out the Android 4.4.3 update for the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 tablet. However, the update is only available for the WiFi-only version of the tablet. The update is being rolled out as an over-the-air update. This comes after yesterday’s release of the images and binaries for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices.
We expect it should be a short wait for owners of other versions of the Nexus 7 to start receiving an update. In the meantime, owners of the WiFi version will have to wait for the update to become available for them via Google’s phased rollout. If you just cannot stand to wait and want to give sideloading a try, you can hit the source link for more information from XDA.
source: XDA Developers
Today, plans for Google to provide heavily subsidized wireless network equipment to small businesses were unveiled.
So of course, we all know “what’s in it for Google.”