wireless

Mon
23
Jun
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Wireless HDTV Becomes a Reality with New Monster Cable Kit

There seems to be a never-ending cycle in consumer electronics: a new company comes along and introduces the next breakthrough in tech-based innovations, consumers buy into the product in droves, the novelty of the product wanes, the company ... re-packages the product in wireless form, the novelty of the product wanes, a new company comes along and introduces the next breakthrough in tech-based innovations... Meet the latest product to get re-packaged in wireless form: High-Definition TV. The move towards wireless "Hi-Def" is not a simple transition. Many companies have made several unsuccessful ... (view more)

Wed
28
May
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'Six Dumbest Ways To Secure A Wireless Lan', and 'Input Director'

Six Dumbest Ways To Secure A Wireless LAN Many so called security experts propagated these myths through speaking engagements and publications and many continue to this day. One would think that the fact that none of these schemes made it in to the ... official IEEE 802.11i security standard would give a clue to their ineffectiveness, but time and time again that theory is proven wrong. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=43 Input Director Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for ... (view more)

Fri
23
May
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'World Wide Telescope', and 'Wireless Key View'

World Wide Telescope WorldWide Telescope from Microsoft is a rich Web application that brings together imagery from the best ground- and space-based observatories across the world. It allows people to easily explore the night sky through their ... computers and has been eagerly anticipated by the astronomical and educational communities as a compelling scientific resource for students and lifelong learners. http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ Wireless Key View WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of ... (view more)

Fri
02
May
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Rogers Brings iPhone to Canada

The iPhone is headed to Canada. Rogers, one of the country's largest wireless carriers, announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out the popular Apple device in the near future. (Source: ctv.ca ) "We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal ... with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada," said company president Ted Rogers in a statement. "We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned." (Source: ctv.ca ) The fact that Rogers will be the exclusive carrier for the iPhone came as no surprise, since it is the only major Canadian network compatible with Apple's device. However, ... (view more)

Fri
21
Mar
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'Password Safe', and 'Supercharge Your Wireless Router'

Password Safe With Password Safe, a free Windows utility designed by Bruce Schneier, users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. Password Safe protects passwords with the Twofish encryption algorithm, a fast, free ... alternative to DES. http://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html Supercharge Your Wireless Router Consumer-grade wireless routers -- your standard Linksyses or Belkins -- do their job well enough much of the time. But there are some juicy features offered by high-end commercial routers that just don't come with the home package. We're talking features like quality ... (view more)

Wed
19
Mar
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Public Wireless, or its Evil Twin?

The next time you're in an airport, train station, bus station, coffee house, or other public place and decide to "jack in" to the Internet, you might well be exposing yourself to identity thieves -- or worse. Here's how it works: the girl across ... from you in the airport coffee shop has a laptop in her briefcase that's set as an 'access point', or a 'WiFi hotspot'. She's even given the access point a legitimate-sounding ID, say, something like "Free Airport WiFi". You power up your own laptop, quickly browse for available networks, see "Free Airport WiFi", note that it's unsecured but ignoring ... (view more)

Wed
12
Mar
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'Hidden 3d Benchmarks In Vista', and 'Wireless Key View'

Hidden 3d Benchmarks In Vista There's a utility built into Windows Vista used for benchmarking your system called the System Assessment Tool. What most people don't know is that you can call this utility from the command line and view some cool 3D ... benchmarks. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/view-hidden-3d-benchmarks-in-windows-vista/ Wireless Key View Recover lost WEP-WPA key stored by Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows. WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and ... (view more)

Wed
12
Dec
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Wireless Keyboards Handy For Hackers, Too

Security experts have found a way to intercept information from Microsoft's wireless keyboards, and warn that other brands could also be at risk. The affected keyboards don't use the popular Bluetooth technology, but instead broadcast on a very ... short radio frequency. Most surprisingly, the encryption appears to be shockingly weak. It turns out that much only the keystrokes themselves are encrypted, not any of the background information such as that used to synchronise the keyboard and computer. Shockingly, the same encryption key (the code needed to decipher the data) is used for the entire ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jul
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Going to Court for iPhone Freedom

Just what is the cost of wireless service exclusivity on the iPhone? Last Wednesday marked the first day in the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, where representatives called for a more open wireless system. ... Both Democrats and Republicans spoke out against the hostage-type contracts, in what's been dubbed the "iPhone hearing." Being discussed is the fact that the iPhone will only work on AT ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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1/3 of Internet Users Connect Via WiFi, Says Study

In the twilight of 2006, a few tech websites proclaimed the year defined by the spread of the Internet. One technology in particular, wireless Internet (or WiFi), has spread across the United States like wildfire. Many cities have taken on full WiFi ... networks, even footing the bill for expensive installation services. WiFi cafe restaurants, bars, and even shopping malls are becoming more and more common, with many retailers not even requesting a fee from users. (Source: gizmocafe.com ) So, how prominent is WiFi now? Well, according to a recent study, one-third of all Internet users are ... (view more)

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