WiFi coming to NYC subway

WiFi connectivity may soon be rolled out to the one place in modern America that is still in the dark.

Wifi 'Protected Setup': not that protected at all

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is warning that a popular tool bundled with many Wifi routers creates a major security flaw.

Skype offers free airport WiFi for the holidays

Beginning tomorrow, you'll be able to tap into free WiFi access at major airports across the country, courtesy of Skype.

Wifi could be zapping your sperm

Argentinian scientists say they've uncovered a link between Wifi use and sperm damage - and it's got nothing to do with the videos you're watching.

Google lets users opt out of geolocation database

Google's announced an opt-out for Wifi users, allowing them to remove their home networks from the company's geolocation database.

Moving data - Sponsored by Dell

Now that you have your Dell notebook computer - or netbook - and smartphone, it's time to learn about true mobility - moving data. If your data is stuck on your mobile device, it isn't much good, is it?

Google says users can opt out of location mapping

With European regulators still grumbling over Google's privacy practices, the company is now to allow owners of residential Wifi routers to opt out of its controversial location-mapping system.

Researchers quantify damage from Wifi attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to measure how badly a Wifi network would be disrupted by different types of attacks.

Chinese bars told to snoop on customers' Wifi use

China's ordering bars, cafes and other places offering free Wifi access to monitor their customers' online activities, according to state media.

AT&T sponsored Amazon Kindle 3G priced at $139

Amazon is launching an ad-supported version of its popular Kindle 3G on the AT&T network for a flat fee of $139.

Wifi turn-taking could double phone battery life

A Duke University graduate student has found a way to double the battery life of mobile devices with a small alteration to Wifi technology - and it all depends on cooperation.

Street View snooping could have been wiretapping, judge rules

A California federal judge has refused to accept Google's argument that sniffing packets from an open- unencrypted Wifi network can't possibly be described as wiretapping.

Climate change could hit your Wifi, report warns

Climate change doesn't just mean a threat to polar bears and penguins - it could damage your precious Wifi signal as well, a UK government report has warned.

MIT uses smartphone motion sensors to improve wireless connectivity

Wireless communication has shifted over the years, from widespread radio access to limited range WiFi and cell coverage.

Carriers slash Samsung tablet prices by $200

Sprint and Verizon recently slashed the price of Samsung’s 3G Galaxy Tab for the second time in just one year.

Wifi much slower than fixed broadband

Wifi networks are 30 percent slower than fixed broadband connections, according to a new report, because of phyical barriers and interference from other devices.

Motorola says yes to Xoom WiFi

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Motorola confirmed that its long-awaited Xoom tablet - which runs Android Honeycomb - will be available in both 3G and WiFi only form factors. Offering the Xoom as "WiFi only" is expected to provide users with easier access to tablet computing without high monthly 3G data charges.

32% of Americans admit to "borrowing" unencrypted WiFi

In what USA Today likens to borrowing a cup of sugar, some 32% of those polled in a national survey admit to mooching off a neighbor’s unecrypted WiFi.

Windows Phone 7 could blow data allowances

Microsoft is looking into reports that phones running Windows Phone 7 are sending out large amounts of data without their users' knowledge.

Ceiling lights relay Internet data

Either an innovative way to cut down on Internet congestion or the prescription for a Pokemon-style seizure a la 1990, researchers are looking towards flickering lights to act as a possible new avenue for short-range Internet communications.