The Morning After: Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will support next-gen WiFi

Hey, good morning! Today is a day of leaks, federal investigations and collaboration break-ups. Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S10 will pack next-gen WiFi, WhatsApp adds TouchID and FaceID for security and Facebook doesn’t just have a problem with fake political news… While a Bloomberg reporter watched from a nearby gelato stand.FBI’s reported Huawei sting operation happened […]

This Hotel Suite Is Free for Travelers Who Stay Off the Wi-Fi

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Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained

Enlarge / Wi-Fi connects the world together, but it’s still quite complicated. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Look, Wi-Fi still kind of sucks. And marketing excesses aside, its worst problems all revolve around airtime distribution among multiple devices. Unlike LTE (the protocol cellular data uses), 802.11 WI-Fi is a protocol with no central management, which leaves all […]

Netgear’s first WiFi 6 routers look like stealth fighters

Netgear is very clearly determined to maintain its reputation for outlandishly styled, high-performance WiFi routers. The company has unveiled its first routers using the WiFi 6 (aka 802.11ax) standard, and… well, just look at them. Both the Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12 more closely resemble stealth fighters than networking equipment (to better position the antennas, […]

Aer Lingus Rebrands, Offers Free Wifi and Drinks and Improves Award Redemptions

Aer Lingus Rebrands With Free Wifi and Improved Redemptions Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Yamaha’s latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi

You can pair a turntable with a multi-room audio setup (Sonos even offers a bundle), but that usually means wiring your record player into that setup at some point. Yamaha thinks it can do better. Its newly launched MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable uses WiFi to stream records wirelessly to MusicCast speakers in your home. If […]

Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost​/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4​/MHz LPDDR3​/MHz Whiskey Lake […]

Verizon VPN app protects against shady public WiFi

Add Verizon to the list of tech giants that can’t resist the temptation to offer their own virtual private network services. The carrier (and Engadget’s parent company) has released a Safe Wi-Fi app for Android that uses the encryption of a VPN to protect you against dodgy WiFi hotspots. Ideally, you won’t have to worry […]