wifi

X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Moveable

The 5G Network Probably Won’t Be Good Enough for Self-Driving Cars

Car-to-car meshnets could enable self-driving cars where there’s no internet.
Tracey Lindeman
12.13.17
GOOD or BAD

Do Wi-Fi and Cell Service Belong in Our National Parks?

Yellowstone National Park wants to go 4G, and some environmentalists aren’t happy.
Sarah Emerson
6.23.17
brain to screen

Controlling Computers With Our Mind is Getting Easier...Slowly

MindDesktop is an order of magnitude faster than other mind control PC interfaces.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
Internet

Why It Takes So Damn Long to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

Researchers offer an explanation for and solution to that annoying wait for an access point to actually connect.
Michael Byrne
1.23.17
SURVEILLANCE

Soon WiFi Will Be Able To Tell Not Just Where You Are, But If You're Breathing

New experiments demonstrate indoor WiFi positioning down to a single centimeter.
Michael Byrne
1.8.17
Internet

5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
Michael Byrne
11.11.16
Internet

London's New Wi-Fi Kiosks Won't Have Public Browsing Due to NYC's Porn Problem

The company says the move is designed to stop the kiosks from being 'monopolised,' but it could severely constrain Wi-Fi use for those who need it most.
Ben Sullivan
10.27.16
wifi

Why Did I Have to Turn My Phone Off on an Airplane?

The very short story of a disgruntled passenger and her quest for knowledge.
Ankita Rao
10.26.16
wifi

WiFi Signals Can ID Individuals by Body Shape

WiFi can be used to identify people in their own home based on body shape and motion patterns with over 90 percent accuracy.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.16
wifi

Researchers Set New Record for Data Transmission Using LED Light

This novel technique makes white light out of blue light, allowing for data rates of up to 2 GB/s.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.14.16
The Hacks We Can't See

How Not To Get Hacked When Renting An Airbnb Apartment

Can you trust the WiFi in the apartments you rent on Airbnb?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.25.16
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