gadgets
These Are the Best Smart Home Gadgets to Trick Out Your Pad

The first smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, your sound system, and even your microwave, with some AI-powered voice-detecting smarts. Read More >>

black friday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Kick in on Skyroam X WiFi Smartspot

This Black Friday, you can pick up a Skyroam WiFi smartspof for 30 per cent off. Read More >>

wifi
Eero Launches its First Two Mesh Wifi Devices in the UK

The company is launching its first devices on these shores, with the eero, and the eero Pro. Read More >>

crime
Automatic Wifi Login Helped Police ID Teens Who Vandalised School

Four Maryland students charged with hate crimes for plastering their school in racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic words and imagery just days before their high school graduation last year were identified by school administrators because their phones had automatically connected to the campus’ wifi network, according to reports. Read More >>

security
New Super-Secure Wifi is Actually Full of Security Holes

When the Wi-Fi Alliance released its next-generation WPA3 wifi security protocol last January, it was touted as being nigh impossible to crack. That made it a serious upgrade over WPA2, the current protocol used by modern wifi networks – including the one you’re probably reading this on. Except, researchers last week published findings that show WPA3 actually has several serious design flaws that leave it vulnerable to the same attacks that plagued WPA2. Read More >>

technology
Public Wi-Fi Kiosks Are Turning Into Public Censorship Machines

A telecommunications company, free Wi-Fi service, police and local councils have developed and deployed a new system that aims to identify suspicious behaviour on free Wi-Fi kiosks and then automatically block related calls. Read More >>

internet
You Don’t Need TalkTalk to Get Plume’s Mesh Networking Kit in the UK Anymore

Back in February Plume announced it was bringing its mesh networking kit to the UK, though it would only be available if you went through TalkTalk and had an invitation. That's a silly system, really, so it's a good thing that plan wasn't meant to last. You can actually go out and buy Plume's kit without having to switch internet providers. Read More >>

wifi
Virgin Media Launches ‘Intelligent WiFi’ that Fixes Itself

Good news if your broadband is with Virgin Media – it's announced a new series of WiFi updates that allow your network to automatically improve itself. Read More >>

wifi
How to Fix Your Awful Wifi

Your wifi sucks, and it’s driving you crazy because every time you want to watch old It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’re left watching a little loading wheel spin instead of laughing at Charlie’s antics. But don’t freak out. We’re here to help. Read More >>

bt
BT’s Mesh Networking System Is Now Available To All Fibre Customers

BT's own mesh networking product, Complete WiFi, is now available to all BT fibre customers. Previously, it was only available if you had BT Plus, but now anyone with Superfast or Ultrafast fibre can upgrade to ensure they get strong WiFi coverage throughout the house. Read More >>

internet
Why You’ll Still Need Wifi When 5G Is Everywhere, According to the Wi-Fi Alliance

Good news for fans of getting stuff fast—all of us, then—because a new version of wifi is just around the corner. Wi-Fi 6 is going to be better than current wifi in every regard, and the body behind it just published a paper extolling its virtues, emphasising that, yes, we will still need good old wifi internet connections even after 5G arrives. Read More >>

Starbucks
Starbucks Says It Will Ban People From Viewing Porn in Its Stores by 2019

Starbucks has reportedly decided to pull the plug on viewing explicit imagery in its stores following pressure from an anti-pornography activist group. Read More >>

internet
Mobile Internet Beats Wifi Speeds In These 33 Countries

While you might assume that wifi will always trounce cellular data, a new study shows that in many countries the opposite is true. Mobile analytics firm Open Signal has pitted wifi and mobile internet against each other in 80 countries and found that average mobile download speeds were faster in 33 countries. Read More >>

black friday
Argos Deploys Army of ‘Human Hotspots’ to Trains So People Can Shop Black Friday

Argos is really ramping up its efforts to remind everyone it exists this Black Friday. First we had the shopping shower curtain, which definitely wouldn't be used for more adult purposes, and now we have 'human hotspots' helping people on trains do their shopping. Read More >>

security
Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack

Researchers at the security firm Armis announced this week that they discovered two serious chip-level vulnerabilities that could potentially put “millions” of enterprise access points at risk. Namely, the security flaw could allow hackers to gain access to networks completely undetected. Read More >>