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Kiwis flirt with trouble through our love of public WiFi – here's how VPNs can make us safer
Public WiFi is an irresistible concept. The internet is at your fingertips, often at no cost, and your Facebook is just a tap away.
The Leica TL2 camera has an integrated Wi-Fi module for on-the-spot transferring of images
Thanks to the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module the Leica TL2 can be used to set up a mobile hotspot...
Game changer: New Aussie start-up tech translates conversations in seconds
"It's an absolute game-changer for the global translation market, offering significant potential for both commercial and social benefit."
Top tips to secure your home wifi network from net nasties
Your home internet network is become more and more vulnerable. Here's what you can do to help protect it from hackers and other net nasties.
WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
Finally, the wait is over and Air New Zealand has started a trial of Wi-Fi on select flights.
Orcon says average monthly data usage (currently 150MB) soon to hit 1TB
Data. You can almost never get enough, which has made it both the bane and blessing of modern life - Orcon says usage is about to skyrocket.
WiFi can create holograms of objects, even through walls
"But you could make out the shape of a person, or a dog on a couch. Really any object that's more than four centimeters in size."
Google provides internet to disaster-struck Peru
"Loon balloons float 20 km up in the stratosphere, and so have the potential to extend connectivity to where it's needed..."
Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring internet to far corners of the Earth
Half the world doesn’t have the luxury of being able to connect to the internet at their leisure, even though internet access is basic human right.
WatchGuard releases Wi-Fi access point for the rugged outdoor environment
WatchGuard has taken its wireless solutions to the rugged outdoor environment with the release of a new cloud-ready wireless outdoor access point.
Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium
The obvious benefit is the improved ability for visitors to share their stadium experiences with friends and family, primarily on social media.
Employees who use public wifi are playing a game of risk, says CompTIA
Employees could be putting your organisation at risk just by the wireless networks they use, says tech industry association CompTIA.
How to avoid choking up your organisation's wi-fi deployment
Mobile devices and internet access are prevalent and organisations need to be vigilant about how they plan, deploy and validate wi-fi connections.
BYOD policies aren't all they shape up to be, says Netscout
Wi-Fi-enabled devices can also still degrade performance when not connected via Wi-Fi.
Optus launches native WiFi calling for Aussie customers on the go
“When Wi-Fi Calling is switched on, the device automatically detects and seamlessly switches to an available Wi-Fi connection."
Ruapehu free WiFi proving a hit
“Overall the service has been rock solid technically, with most all of the issues being user related.”
How the changing workplace is affecting your WiFi network
WiFi networks need to protect sensitive data on customers, prospects, employees and intellectual property, and provide seamless, secure connectivity.
The dangers of in-flight Wi-Fi: Airplanes 'unique' hacking grounds
"While the dangers of public Wi-Fi are already well known, the security issues of in-flight internet connections are still somewhat obscure."
Troubleshooting wireless interference can be a nightmare for businesses
“Having the right tools to identify and resolve wireless issues quickly is critical for organisations in an increasingly Wi-Fi-dominated environment."
How to solve the top five common wi-fi deployment issues
"Most Wi-Fi issues can be solved relatively simply by using commercially-available tools and having a logical understanding of the causes and fixes."
Optus Business scores $20 million wi-fi contract for Vicinity shopping centres
Optus has announced plans to roll out high-speed public wi-fi for visitors to 81 Australian shopping centres and six corporate sites.
In-flight wi-fi may be coming, but you can't be flippant about security
In-flight wi-fi is coming to all Australian budget carriers by mid 2017, but it does come with the same risks as any public wi-fi networks.
Looking for the ideal outdoor WLAN solution? Your next choice in WiFi
By using the existing technologies and reimagining the ways in which they’re used, Cambium have created a product a step ahead of the rest.
Norton tackles hackers using Wi-Fi
“What turns people into easy targets is confusion about the security of public Wi-Fi networks."