You know how it goes at Christmas time when everyone and his uncle turn up unannounced in the hopes of some left-over turkey and a mug of egg-nog, and you can bet that even in this dumpster-fire of a year they will still be knocking on your door. It doesn’t have to be this way […]
There’s nothing like a light strip to accentuate your new television or perhaps shed some light on the stairway without blinding you in the process. Yeelight’s 6.5ft Smart WiFi LED Light Strip brings multi-color control and integrated Chroma RGB support, is extendable up to 33ft, and works with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Homekit with no […]
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Just because Google released a Nest WiFi router last year doesn’t mean it’s retiring the one it launched back in 2016. In fact, the tech giant has given the original Google WiFi router a refresh and a new price point for those looking to boost their…
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In the mobile space Qualcomm is most well-known for their Snapdragon processors. The Snapdragon 865 constantly makes headlines, and you’re probably very familiar with the entire lineup over the years. But networking and modems are a huge chunk of what Qualcomm does, too, and they do them well. Today they’ve taken the wraps off of […]
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There's a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there's so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have a fix, though. They've developed an RFocus "smart…
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Google has announced Nest Wifi, a replacement for their aging Google Wifi routers. There are a lot of similarities between the two models, but Nest Wifi brings even more Google Assistant capabilities, built-in speakers, and better wireless connections. They look a little sleeker, too. Let’s check them out. Smarter WiFi Through and through this is […]
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Wifi cameras are one of the easiest upgrades you can make to your smart home, and they go a long way to securing your house. It’ll give you quick access to surveillance in your house, plus some intelligent motion detection and alerts if something out of the ordinary is happening. There are tons of options, […]
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With Android Pie, Google instituted a more heavy-handed approach to how apps can scan for WiFi networks. That irked some developers in some very legitimate use cases, since the limit effectively broke how some apps worked if they relied on multiple WiFi scans. Google isn’t backing down from that, either. Those WiFi scanning limits are […]
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I'll admit it: I was skeptical that a WiFi-connected grill could really improve my casual culinary exploits. During my review of Traeger's Timberline 850 though, I would discover it's actually very useful — especially for things that take several ho…
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You can pair a turntable with a multi-room audio setup (Sonos even offers a bundle), but that usually means wiring your record player into that setup at some point. Yamaha thinks it can do better. Its newly launched MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable uses…
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Over the last few years, one of the trends we saw were attempts to expand the number of WiFi hotspots accessible by general consumers. Much of this was driven by a concern over limited support for the growing number of wireless devices. For consumers, it was a way to preserve their pot of data available […]
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There’s nothing more annoying than a flaky internet connection, but we’ve got just the tool to help you fix that. NetSpot Pro is a helpful utility that analyzes your WiFi connections to set up the perfect network and eliminate dead zones and solve connection issues. It’s good to have in your toolbox if you spend […]
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Google is now rolling out a promised fix for Chromecast built-in devices, such as Google Home, Android TV, Chromecast, etc., to kill a bug wreaking havoc on Wi-Fi connections with slowdowns and even outages. Affected routers include those from TP-Link, ASUS, Linksys, Netgear and Synology. The issue was described as one that in certain situations, a […]
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There are plenty of great routers on the market, but most of them have simply horrible interfaces for setting up and configuring your WiFI network. Companies like Google and Apple have built smartphone apps that make managing WiFi much easier, but it…
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An application filed with the Federal Communications Commission reveals that SpaceX wants to launch a fleet of satellites for global gigabit Wi-Fi. The service would first launch in the U.S., and go global once all satellites are in orbit.
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This “Smart Meat Thermometer” gives chefs a temperature probe for their cooking, and then relays the data via a mobile app to say how the food is cooking and when it’s likely to be ready.
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One of the most frustrating first world problems today is not being able to connect to your home WiFi network in spots that are farther away from your router. Netgear believes it can get rid of that problem with its latest product: a WiFi system call…
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If you spend a considerable amount of time reading J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's writings on better cooking through science, you'll come across his sous vide steak guide. I've read what Lopez-Alt and others have to say about the culinary method for preparing…
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Invoxia’s Voice Bridge will soon be receiving an update that lets users make calls with their landline number on any Wi-Fi network. Previously it was restricted to making calls on your home Wi-Fi.
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If your phone’s battery life takes a massive hit when used as a Wi-Fi hotspot, Microsoft’s Power Saving Wi-Fi Tethering patent for Windows 10 Mobile could yield some favorable benefits.
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Samsung released their own WiFi transfer app cleverly named, “Wi-Fi Transfer”. The app will allow users to transfer files from one device to another, or to a computer.
Unfortunately, it is only available to Samsung phones, but there are plenty of alternative apps to pick from in the Play Store if you have another brand of device. However, what is nice about this app is you do not need an internet connection for it to work, all you need is a WiFi network. What is even better is you do not need to use a router or be connected on a large WiFi network either. Just turn on WiFi sharing on one device and have the other connect to it. Send all the files you want after that. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.
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Vodafone UK has started pushing out a rather unexpected update to all its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in the United Kingdom. This upgrade carries support for the operator’s fairly new Wi-Fi calling service, which authorizes users to place calls via the Internet when they have no cellular signal without incurring any extra charges.
Unfortunately, you will need to be a subscriber of either a Pay Monthly Red, Red Value, Red+ or Business Premier plan to use the Wi-Fi calling platform. You’ll also need to ensure that your device was bought directly from Vodafone because if you purchased it from a third-party company, it won’t bundle the correct drivers for the feature to work. Other than these two provisos, using the service couldn’t be easier. Simply install the upgrade, then text the word “CALLING” to 97888 to enable it.
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Verizon and T-Mobile hope to soon begin testing new LTE connectivity using the same spectrum that powers Wi-Fi connectivity, spurring concerns about its effects on home Internet usage
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Owners of the LG G Watch R who are willing to do some hacking work on the device now have an option available to enable the WiFi chip on the device. User Tasssadar on the XDA site figured out how to get the needed drivers off an LG Watch Urbane, with the help of intersectRaven, in order to make this possible.
The files needed to make everything work have been put together as a flashable ZIP for G Watch R owners who are willing to give it a go. Currently the solution has only been tested on devices running the 5.1.1 Android update. Users will also need TWRP installed as a custom recovery and an unlocked bootloader.
Tasssadar does note that this solution breaks over-the-air updates, so owners will have to be prepared to restore to a stock image when the next Android update rolls out if they want to get it OTA. In addition, although most people think LG did not enable WiFi on the G Watch R as a way to push buyers to the Watch Urbane, there is a possibility that some actual hardware issue exists and this could cause permanent hardware damage.
If you have a G Watch R and want to give this a try, just hit the source link below for links to the ZIP file and some kernels that will be needed.
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T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6“
While he’s not making it obvious that the update is being sent out, the responses to the tweet mention that it is currently being sent out to the devices. Also the hashtag leaves nothing to the imagination.
We’re yet to see anything on the company’s site at the moment, but we’ll update you with more information as we have it. There shouldn’t be any other changes bundled with the update as the carrier is only enabling the WiFi calling feature.
So T-Mobile Nexus 6 users, are you seeing the update yet?
Source: @askdes – Twitter
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