News tagged ‘wi-fi’

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012

Speeding Up Wireless Network Connection Speeds with Coded TCP

Speeding Up Wireless Network Connection Speeds with Coded TCP

Academic researchers have used algebraic equations to modify the existing Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and evolved it into a new one called coded TCP. It is able to reduce network overheads due to its unique ability to recover lost TCP packets, without the need for them to be resent.

Monday, 30 Jul 2012

NVIDIA Backs Miracast Wi-Fi Display Technology with Tegra 3

NVIDIA Backs Miracast Wi-Fi Display Technology with Tegra 3

NVIDIA has announced its support for Miracast, the new wireless display technology from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Devices that are certified to support Miracast, are able to deliver AV content between devices on Wi-Fi connections without the need for existing Wi-Fi networks.

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012

Apple Updates AirPort Express

Apple Updates AirPort Express

No official announcements were made about the AirPort Express during Apple's recent WWDC conference. However, the Cupertino firm did slip in a surreptitious update on the compact wireless router after all. Read on to find out what's changed.

Friday, 1 Jun 2012

Wi-Fi Alliance Applies Finishing Touches on Miracast Certification Program

Wi-Fi Alliance Applies Finishing Touches on Miracast Certification Program

Consumers who are looking forward to standardized wireless AV connectivity may take heart in the Wi-Fi Alliance's recent announcement of the Miracast standard, slated to be ratified later this year.

Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012

Windows 8 - Built for Connectivity

Windows 8 - Built for Connectivity

One of the touted features of Windows 8 is its ability to handle connectivity seamlessly, be it at a Wi-Fi network or over a mobile broadband connection. Group program manager Billy Anders has published an official blog post that outlines steps taken to improve the wireless connectivity experience.

Thursday, 17 Nov 2011

DLNA to Support Direct Media Transfers

DLNA to Support Direct Media Transfers

Digital Living Network Alliance announces the incorporation of "Wi-Fi Direct" into its DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011

LED Lightbulbs, Your New Wireless Transmitter

LED Lightbulbs, Your New Wireless Transmitter

German researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications have set a new speed record for Visible Light Communication technology, with speeds of up to 800Mbps.

Friday, 14 Jan 2011

Amazon's Cloud Services Used to Brute Force Wi-Fi Passwords

Amazon's Cloud Services Used to Brute Force Wi-Fi Passwords

A German researcher has claimed that he managed to make use of Amazon's EC2 cloud services to crack the passwords of Wi-Fi networks using brute force.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) Enables USB Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot

Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) Enables USB Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot

Google certainly has all its cards ready with its upcoming Froyo update, which now includes a USB tethering option (finally) and the ability to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Android phone.

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