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Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream Wi-Fi Router: Australian Review

Have a house full of the absolute latest and greatest in technology? A brand new Ultra HD television, a shiny new 12-inch MacBook, a top of the line wireless-connected desktop PC? Then you need a Wi-Fi router that can blast along all the data that these devices use to communicate back and forth . Linksys’ EA8500 Max-Stream is the first of a new breed of Wi-Fi routers with MU-MIMO, a new piece of network tech that has the potential to quadruple the bandwidth available to your Wi-Fi devices.


Telstra's Nationwide Wi-Fi Network Is Now Called Air

Telstra has retrofitted its old payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots, and hooked up new hotspots in shopping centres, cafes, sporting stadiums and train stations, to build the largest Wi-Fi network in the country. It’s being built for Telstra’s home broadband customers to use when they’re out and about, it’s called Air, and it’ll switch on next Tuesday.


Preorder The Roost: A 9V That Gives Smoke Detectors Notifications

Back in January we got our first hands-on with the Roost at CES, but anyone who’s ever used a 9V battery is already familiar with the product. The only difference is that this 9V includes built-in Wi-Fi to give your standard smoke detector the ability to send alerts to your smartphone.


Wi-Fi Networks Can Count People -- No Phones Required

Using a similar approach that allowed MIT to see through walls using just Wi-Fi signals, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led by Yasamin Mostofi, have found a way to count crowds of people — with a surprising degree of accuracy — using just basic Wi-Fi hardware.


The New Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream Wi-Fi Router: All The Bandwidth, All The Time

Having super-fast, 802.11ac is great for high-speed file transfers — we know this much from testing the Linksys WRT1900AC, the Netgear Nighthawk X6 and D-Link’s crazy DIR-890L. The brand new Linksys EA8500, though, one-ups all of those by being super-fast for multiple devices at once using a new technology called MU-MIMO beamforming.


It Was Only A Matter Of Time Until Someone Put A Touchscreen Into A Router

At Computex 2015 in Taipei, there are a lot of networking devices. Everybody is talking the Internet Of Things, and there’s dozens (probably hundreds) of different Wi-Fi routers and modems and access points. There’s also a lot of smartphones and tablets and little touchscreen gadgets. But why, why, do you have to have your smartphone and your Wi-Fi router? Why do they have to be so… separate? ¿Porque no los dos?


A Simple Security Flaw Puts 'Millions' Of Wi-Fi Routers In Jeopardy

A security firm has revealed that a simple mistake in a Linux device kernel could be putting millions of Wi-Fi routers at risk.


D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router: Australian Review

I never thought that I’d see a Wi-Fi router that was both bigger and more ostentatious than the Netgear Nighthawk X6, but that day has come. The D-Link AC3200 (DIR-890L) is a giant glossy red triangular prism with six huge antennas sticking out of it, and promises tri-band Wi-Fi performance of up to 3200Mbps. This is one massive router, but it does what it says on the tin very well.


Every Major US Airline's Wi-Fi Service, Explained And Ranked

You know that Louis CK joke about Wi-Fi on aeroplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing — I’m on an aeroplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.'” It’s so true.


Screw Wearables -- Now Wi-Fi Will Monitor Your Body

The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy — all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that’s poised to change. Soon, it might be the space around you that do the monitoring.


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