How to Get a Strong Wi-Fi Signal in Every Room of Your House

If you live in a particularly tall or wide house, or one with a complicated layout, then you might have problems with Wi-Fi dead zones where your high-speed wireless broadband connection just can't reach. That can seriously hamper your Netflix binge-watching or Spotify streaming. You don't have to settle for patchy… » 2/03/15 12:13pm 2/03/15 12:13pm

Four Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With Your Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is a great way to stream anything in your living room, but mastering its intricacies can really make it shine. There are some hidden Chromecast capabilities many people don't know exist, and here are some of the best ones. » 12/31/14 9:22am 12/31/14 9:22am

Flyer Racks Up $1,171 In Wifi Charges During Flight

A Singapore Airlines passenger was astonished to learn that he was being charged $1,171 for wifi usage during his flight from London to Singapore last Thursday. A Canadian man named Jeremy Gutsche purchased a 30MB package for $28.99, but landed with an additional $1,142 in overage charges. » 11/16/14 5:32pm 11/16/14 5:32pm

AT&T Cancels Plan For 4G LTE Inflight WiFi

At the end of April, AT&T announced they had partnered up with Honeywell to throw their hat into the inflight wifi ring by next year. However, on Monday the telecom giant said they will no longer pursue entry into the inflight connectivity realm. » 11/12/14 9:32am 11/12/14 9:32am

WiFi Network Named 'Al Quida' Singlehandedly Delays Flight 17 Hours

We've all come across some cheeky Wifi network names, like "FBI Surveillance Van" or "We Can Hear You Fucking," but on Sunday night, one idiot decided to board a flight with a personal hotspot called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," which resulted in a 17-hour flight delay from LAX. » 10/28/14 10:51am 10/28/14 10:51am

United's Wifi Is Actually Pretty Great

United Airlines has taken their sweet time with getting Wifi on their planes, lagging years behind competitors like American and Delta. But it's finally here, and its speed and pricing structure seem to have been worth the wait. » 9/27/14 12:01pm 9/27/14 12:01pm

Airline Industry Feels WiFi Is As Integral To Flight Experience As Wings

Throughout last week's Airline Passenger Experience Expo, the primary news pouring out was about inflight entertainment and connectivity. The death knell began to ring a few years ago for the traditional seat back TV, as analysts foresaw the growth of personal devices like laptops, phones and tablets. » 9/23/14 1:43pm 9/23/14 1:43pm

Gogo International Wifi Coming To Virgin Atlantic

WiFi availability has become pretty common for most domestic flights, but still has a lot of room to grow in the international realm. It's a great option for those who need to work, or don't have enough legroom to actually get comfortable enough for some quality shut-eye. » 9/17/14 9:47am 9/17/14 9:47am

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes. As budgets and profit margins remain tight in the airline industry, their profits are going toward on-board improvements like WiFi, entertainment options, and power outlets at… » 8/25/14 3:57pm 8/25/14 3:57pm

Travelers Are Willing To Pay More To Have Wi-Fi On Their Flights

Honeywell has released its 2nd annual wireless connectivity survey, and the results have shown that having Wi-Fi on a flight is really important to most travelers. So much so, that 22 percent admitted to paying more for their ticket, just to have Wi-Fi availability on their plane. » 7/25/14 12:22pm 7/25/14 12:22pm

JetBlue's New Binary Livery Appeals To The Nerd In Us All

JetBlue is introducing a new binary-themed livery on N709JB, one of its Airbus A320 aircraft. Featuring a dark blue aft fuselage with zeroes and ones, and named "CONNECTED TO 01000010 01001100 01010101 01000101" — binary code that translates to: "Connected to BLUE." » 5/13/14 11:35am 5/13/14 11:35am

Blazing Fast Inflight WiFi For Free? Let It Be So!

Air China has announced that two flights between Beijing and Chengdu have become the first in the country to give customers free WiFi on board. And not only is it free, the airline says connection speeds go up to 30Mbps. » 4/18/14 1:36pm 4/18/14 1:36pm

Google Street View Cars Collected Emails and Passwords

Google announced today that the Wi-Fi snooping its Street View vans were engaged in was even worse than previously acknowledged. The company announced today that entire URLs, emails, and passwords were collected as well. And they still have it. » 10/23/10 12:11pm 10/23/10 12:11pm

Chevy Pickup Trucks Get More Internets Than Chevy Volt

Earlier this month GM announced "Chevrolet Wi-Fi" by Autonet Mobile as an option on seven Chevy vehicles including the Silverado pickup. Weirdly, despite the Chevy Volt being, like, the most technologically-advanced vehicle ever built, it won't get the option. » 12/24/09 8:30am 12/24/09 8:30am

Ford Goes Wireless With In-Car Wi-Fi

Ford's Borg-like Sync system will allow in-car Wi-Fi capability through user's mobile device in its next-gen system. With an appropriate USB mobile broadband modem, passengers can now tweet "I Spy" findings from the road. » 12/21/09 9:30am 12/21/09 9:30am

Dashboard Devices Hopes To Corner In-Car Computer Market

With the ability to integrate movies, music, navigation, phone and Internet into one in-dash device, Dashboard Devices thinks it has developed the ultimate in in-car tech. » 12/31/08 11:00am 12/31/08 11:00am

SF Gets Public Transit Hybrid Bus With Wi-Fi, Other Goods

San Francisco's public transit system is getting a bit of an upgrade as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) has teamed up with technology company, CISCO, for The Connected Bus—a public transportation bus that is a little more desirable than the traditional buses used in public transit systems. The… » 4/15/08 2:20pm 4/15/08 2:20pm

Newspaper Launches WiFi Mobile NewsBlazer

In an effort to prove that print journalism is "with it" and "nifty," the Shelby Star of Cleveland County, North Carolina has launched a mobile newsroom. Called "The Star Car," this modified Chevy TrailBlazer features a GPS tracking system, cell-based wireless, a laptop and a dash-mounted camera so that people can… » 11/06/07 1:30pm 11/06/07 1:30pm

A Future of Wi-Fi Parking Tickets

The promise of wi-fi technology enabling an open transfer of data and ideas for the computer packing everyman is rapidly unraveling. Streetline Networks CEO Tod Dykstra wants cities to stuff their coffers with lost parking ticket revenue using his company's wireless parking monitoring technology. Streetline's vehicle… » 8/29/07 6:00pm 8/29/07 6:00pm

Avis Putting WiFi in Rental Cars

The people who try harder are adding one more way to chew up your daily rental car allowance: for eleven smacks a day, our circuit-geek brothers at Gizmodo report, you'll soon be able to add a WiFi hotspot to your car. The service works via cell towers and offers up speeds somewhere between dialup and DSL. While our… » 1/02/07 6:45pm 1/02/07 6:45pm