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D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

In some homes and offices, it can be difficult or impossible to get a clear and consistent WiFi signal into all rooms and offices. That leaves some people resorting to using wired networking or power line networking. Another option is to use range extenders for a wireless network to boost signal strength.

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Amped Wireless REC15A wifi extender now available

Amped Wireless REC15A wifi extender now available

Amped Wireless has launched its latest wireless device, the REC15A High Power Compact 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender. This particular WiFi extender is designed to plug directly into a wall outlet, keeping one's devices compact and uncluttered, and offers 500 milliwatts of output.

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Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

When it comes to wireless connectivity, getting connected and staying connected can be a challenge in a building. Researchers from Stanford University have been working on making more efficient WiFi networks for use inside crowded buildings. The new network allows all users in the building to share connectivity.

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Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Microsoft is preparing a Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, an HDMI dongle that appears to be designed to help Surface tablet owners to expand their desktop to a nearby screen. Spotted crossing the FCC as the Surface Wireless Display Adapter (1628), specific details on the dongle are redacted thanks to Microsoft's confidentiality request, meaning the user manual and testing photos aren't available.

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D-Link battery-powered WiFi router and charger hits shelves

D-Link battery-powered WiFi router and charger hits shelves

D-Link's unusual little portable WiFi 11AC router and mobile charger has hit shelves, offering both an AC-adapter free to share a data connection with multiple devices, as well as keep a phone topped up. Announced back at CES, the AC750 Portable Router and Charger DIL-510L can be hooked up to an ethernet connection - as you might find in a hotel room - or alternatively a USB 3G/4G modem, sharing them to multiple WiFi a/b/g/n/ac clients.

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Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

Volvo has demonstrated Apple's CarPlay in action, as well as confirming that a wired connection won't be the only way to hook up an iPhone to your dashboard. Although CarPlay will initially require a physical link via Lightning cable between iPhone and infotainment system, Volvo says that "in the near future" there'll be a WiFi option for wireless use. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has revealed a batch of its own screenshots showing CarPlay running on its cars.

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WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

Just about every electronic device that we buy today has WiFi hardware embedded inside. Our game consoles like the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and portable devices all ship with wireless connectivity. Strategy Analytics has issued a new report that shows 68% of all consumer electronics devices sold in the US now include WiFi capability.

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Glass gets GoPro video streaming with Hindsight

Glass gets GoPro video streaming with Hindsight

Google Glass wearers can now stream video directly from their GoPro sports cameras, thanks to a new app that hooks up the WiFi-enabled camera to the wearable. Hindsight, the handiwork of developer team ShadyDev, allows a GoPro like the Hero 3 to pair directly with Glass and then stream video from it, all controlled with voice commands.

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Linksys Business Wireless-N300 and N600 access points launch this month

Linksys Business Wireless-N300 and N600 access points launch this month

Linksys Business is kicking off its business networking product lineup expansion with the announcement of two new wireless access points, both of which are aimed at businesses. The access points can double as range extenders, and bring a variety of security measures to the table.

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Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that several tech companies are planning to announce a coalition called WifiForward today. The group will "add heft" to lobbying in Washington for increased WiFi airwaves, and aim to expand access to the wireless networks that permeate so many daily lives.

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AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

This week the app known as AllCast has gone (once again) fully live, ready for the Chromecast world first and foremost now that the Google team behind development for the device has released an official Chromecast SDK. This means software developers of all kinds can work on apps that integrate streaming abilities with the Chromecast hardware while the hardware remains up for sale by Google. The AllCast app was one of the first to take advantage of the Chromecast device's abilities before Google was technically ready to allow 3rd party app developers roll forth.

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WiFi network and password for Super Bowl stadium leak during pre-game coverage

WiFi network and password for Super Bowl stadium leak during pre-game coverage

The biggest football game of the year was played last night when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium suffered from a significant security breach for its wireless network during the lead up to the game. During a news broadcast, the WiFi network name and password for part of the stadium was clearly displayed.

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