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iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iPhones and iPads running Apple's new iOS 7 later this year may be able to roam more easily between WiFi hotspots, thanks to quietly added support for Hotspot 2.0. The feature, confirmed among the new functionality in iOS 7 that Apple didn't have sufficient keynote time to detail yesterday, builds on the Wi-Fi Alliance's "Certified Passpoint" system, effectively a simple roaming system for WiFi access points.

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WiSee uses Wi-Fi to detect gesture commands from any location

WiSee uses Wi-Fi to detect gesture commands from any location

Gesture control systems abound, with one of the most popular devices enabling this perhaps being Microsoft's Kinect. One of the limitations of gesture control is the requirement to be positioned in front of the related device, something that is removed with the WiSee wireless Internet-based system. Using WiSee, an individual can use gesture control from anywhere within their home or wherever the network is located.

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Google plan to launch WiFi networks in emerging markets will connect millions

Google plan to launch WiFi networks in emerging markets will connect millions

Google has been throwing a lot of effort and money into its Google Fiber gigabit Internet plans, having announced several cities in the past couple months that are slated to get the service. That won't be the extent of its dabbling in the territory of Internet provider services, however, if sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal are correct. Reportedly, Google plans to bring wireless Internet to a billion or so new users in emerging markets.

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