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Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things. Full Story »
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Automakers Show Off In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, New Smartphone Interfaces

Car companies at the International Auto Show here showed off their versions of popular smartphone interface technology, which allows vehicle infotainment systems to connect to and use mobile apps.

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7 Reasons to Deploy Wi-Fi Security in Enterprise Mode

Although it's tempting to use the Personal mode of Wi-Fi security, which is easy to setup and use, businesses and organizations really need to use the Enterprise mode of WPA2--also known as 802.11i. Although it requires a RADIUS server to do the 802.1X authentication and is more complex to setup, it provides superior Wi-Fi security and can save you time and money in the long run.

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5 Technology Initiatives and Reforms IT Wants in Washington

Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through -- but other reforms may not be far off.

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3 Essential Tools for Solving the Worst Wi-Fi Headaches

Wi-Fi is great, except when it's not. Here are three tools that will make your wireless life easier.

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Global Mobile Data Traffic to Surpass 15 Exabytes Per Month by 2018

A recent report from Cisco predicts that global mobile data traffic, which hit 1.5 exabytes per month in 2013, will be 10 times as high by the end of 2018. Smartphones will drive the bulk of this traffic growth, but the Internet of Things will also play a role.

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HP Makes Printing Easier, Secure in BYOD Environments

HP is adding NFC and Wi-Fi Direct printing features to new office printers.

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Aruba Announces 5 Software Tools for Optimizing Wi-Fi Networks

Aruba Networks today announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common to see an employee using three different mobile devices with multiple applications.

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FCC Urged to Make More Wi-Fi Spectrum Available

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said Friday.

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How The Container Store Uses Wearable Tech to Think Outside the Box

The Container Store is piloting a wearable device that it hopes will replace the thousands of walkie talkies it uses for in-store communication. The wearable also lets the company track employees when they're at work, among other things, and could potentially revolutionize the way it uses technology for retail.

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Stanford Team Tries for Zippier Wi-Fi in Crowded Buildings

Having lots of Wi-Fi networks packed into a condominium or apartment building can hurt everyone's wireless performance, but Stanford University researchers say they've found a way to turn crowding into an advantage.

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4 Ways Businesses Use Free Wi-Fi to Better Serve Customers

Wi-Fi is largely a given in today's homes and office buildings. Increasingly, though, retailers, schools and specialty shops are getting into the mix. Here four firms discuss the philosophy behind their free Wi-Fi.

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Business Interests Push for More Unlicensed Spectrum

A new industry group has unintentionally thrown light on the business interests that underlie debates over U.S. spectrum policy.

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Smart Cars Are Getting Smarter, But the Ride Isn't Perfect

The cars of tomorrow will listen, talk, entertain, protect, get energy from the sun and even drive themselves. Not all carmakers plan to take the same road, though, and some face more potholes than other.

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Westmont College Jumps to Gigabit Wi-Fi for 3 Reasons: 'Speed, Speed and Speed'

Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., was the first school in the country to deploy an all-802.11n network when, four years ago, it rolled out 290 Meraki access points to bring nearly complete coverage to dorms, classrooms and campus buildings.