WiFi

Roku Premiere Plus (2018) review: The best value in 4K HDR streaming, if your Wi-Fi is solid     – CNET
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A voice remote and ability to control your TV make Roku’s newest Plus worth the extra money over the $40 Premiere.

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Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB
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Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost​/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4​/MHz LPDDR3​/MHz Whiskey Lake […]

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Wifi Could Be Used To Detect Guns and Bombs, Researchers Say
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An anonymous reader quotes the BBC: Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim. Initial tests appeared to […]

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Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year
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The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services – those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet – has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore. However, these services still account for a small portion of the overall market, as only 5 percent (4.9 million) of U.S. […]

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Roku TV Wireless Speakers could spell trouble for budget sound bars, Wi-Fi speakers     – CNET
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Roku’s $200 wireless speakers promise simple connection to your Roku TV and offer serious competition to sound bars at the price.

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WPA3 Arrives to Shore Up WiFi Security
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Network devices with better security will be hitting the market this year, thanks to Wi-Fi Certified WPA3, which the Wi-Fi Alliance launched Tuesday. The announcement paves the way for the proliferation of devices that support the new, more secure protocol for WiFi communication, which is designed to replace the 14-year-old WPA2. The new protocol adds […]

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This mesh WiFi router can track motion to protect your family
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Back at CEATEC in October, I came across Origin Wireless and its clever algorithm that can turn any WiFi mesh network into a simple home security plus well-being monitoring system, and that's without using cameras nor wearables — just plug and…

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Comcast is now selling mesh WiFi 'pods' to its internet customers
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It's been about a year since Comcast started revamping its Xfinity home internet services under the xFi brand. As part of the changes the company has been making, it started testing a simple way to build an in-home mesh network. After partnering with…

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AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi
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AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash — in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services — but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M ne…

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