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Wi-Fi :

The name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that owns the Wi-Fi (registered trademark) term specifically defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards.  (Source: Webopedia)

WLAN Buyer’s Guide 2012-2013

Section: Research
The evaluation of a Wi-Fi network requires that enterprises carefully consider the changes happening in the user population. Factors in the Wi-Fi world today such as consumerization of IT and BYOD are driving the enterprise to deploy a wireless infrastructure. Additionally, three converging trends - cloud, mobility, and virtualization - allow business-critical work to be done just about anywhere on any device. This white paper looks at: K ...   read more

Mobility Shapes Consumer Gadget Spending, says Gartner Study

Section: News
The consumerisation of IT continues to grow as the latest study from analysts at Gartner has proved. The research has found that household adoption of technology products, which are favouring gadgets and mobile services and those that offer networking capabilities, is shifting faster than expected. This is for the most part due to the way that mobility is shaping consumer behaviour in "fundamental ways”, Gartner say. This is changing the way in which people organise their lives ...   read more

BT: London 2012 Most Connected Games Ever

Section: News
As the 2012 Olympic Games swiftly approach, BT has detailed some of the challenges that they and others involved in the technology side of the Games have faced over the past four years. The communications company will be providing telephone and data connections to Olympic venues, as well as the athlete’s village and Olympic Park. BT said that London 2012 will be "the most connected games ever” and that they have done everything they can to ensure that the infrastructure is in pl ...   read more

Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition Begins

Section: News
This year’s Discovering Start-Ups competition for technology entrepreneurs and Wi-Fi businesses has kicked off and interested companies are invited to enter the race to win a prize fund worth around £5000 and a free delegate ticket to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The competition is being run by Cambridge Wireless and Silicon South West and has already attracted a "wide range of entrants from all over the UK”. A full list of all the entrants so far can be found on t ...   read more

D-Link Router Vulnerability to be Fixed by Halloween

Section: News
A backdoor exploit found in several models of domestic router made by D-Link will be closed by Halloween, D-Link say, following revelations that many of the firm’s consumer-grade devices allow unauthorised access to the admin web page that controls the device. On Monday, The Register reported  read more

Edison: Intel’s Micro-microcomputer

Section: News
As the wearable tech and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) markets are hotting up in 2014, Intel has announced a tiny computer which is small enough to fit into an SD card casing. The minute machine is based on Quark technology, which was developed in order to power wearable technology and the IoT. Whilst Quark itself was unveiled back in September 2013, Intel introduced its versi ...   read more

George Osborne outlines high-speed connectivity investment boost

Section: News
In his Autumn Statement, the chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans to invest £5 billion in national infrastructure projects - including a multi-city rollout of high-speed broadband connectivity solutions. Ten cities across the UK will benefit from the fibre optic  read more

Google May Face UK Investigation

Section: News
The director-general of Privacy International has asked Scotland Yard to reopen the investigation into Google over its collection of data used in Street View. The search giants were fined $25,000 last month by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi connections as it compiled images for Street View between 2007 and 2010. The FCC said that Google had initially denied the claims and had repeatedly "deliberately impeded and delaye ...   read more

Li-Fi is the New Wi-Fi

Section: News
Researchers have found that the next high-speed data networking connections could be powered by a simple light bulb. Whilst older filament bulbs aren't quite up to the task, due to the speed at which light has to flicker, the new LED-based lights are. The technology works by creating a flicker that is indiscernible to the human eye but can be picked up by a photodetector, which can pick up the stream of binary which is created by a blinking bulb. The ones and zeros are then compress ...   read more