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wireless networking

Google’s Home Hub can be bricked with one line of code

By | america, Android, Assistant, chicago, computing, ethernet, Gadgets, Google, google home, home hub, http, Intel, jerry gamblin, json, TC, United States, wi-fi, wireless, wireless networking, xml

Security advocate Jerry Gamblin has posted a set of instructions — essentially basic lines of XML — that can easily pull important information off the Google Home Hub and, in some cases, temporarily brick the device. The Home Hub, which is essentially an Android tablet attached to a speaker, is designed to act as an […]

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The new version of Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 6 because rules don’t matter

By | computing, Gadgets, ipad mini, TC, wi-fi, Wi-Fi Alliance, wireless, wireless networking

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the working group that has long offered such euphonious, IEEE-defined names for Wi-Fi protocols such as 802.11ab and 802.11n, has finally decided enough was enough with the numbers and letters and such. Their decision? The next Wi-Fi version will be Wi-Fi 6 — and sucks to your ass-mar if you don’t like […]

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Netgear put a cable modem in latest Orbi wifi router

By | cable modem, computing, digital cable, Gadgets, internet access, modems, Netgear, Router, Technology, wi-fi, wifi router, wireless networking

Generations ago, the internet spoke of an old saying that involved a man exhibiting excitement about hearing of a person’s love of an object, so he did favor, and put that something inside of something else. That’s what Netgear did here. Netgear heard people like the internet so much that the company put an internet […]

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The Velop AC3900 mesh router offers cheaper whole-home Internet

By | airport, Apple, computing, flash memory, Gadgets, Google, Google WiFi, internet speeds, linksys, mesh networking, Router, TC, wi-fi, wireless networking

The whole-home wireless craze peaked and waned last year with the rise of Orbi, Eero, Google WiFi, and Linksys’ Velop. These routers use mesh technology to blanket your home in soft, velvety Wi-Fi, ensuring that everything from the front camera/lamp to the Wi-Fi-connected grill in the back yard are connected to the Internet. I’ve tested […]

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