Wi-Fi news

ZTE Mobley Brings Internet in Your Car

AT&T is currently promoting a new Wi-Fi device that is capable to offer car drivers a reliable Internet connection in their vehicles. ZTE Mobley makes use of power from the car, but does not have a power cable, like competitors’ similar products.

You do not have to be an internet expert in order to use the device; simply plug it into the onboard diagnostics port, which is present in all the modern cars that have been built since 1996. Once Mobley is installed, up to five devices can link to it and use the 4G LTE network.  Mobley can be also used by guests traveling in the car, of course.

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With Mobley installed in the car, adults can resume their work and communicate with others. Kids can listen to music or play online games on their computers. The good news is that ZTE Mobley can also be installed on older cars by making use of a special adapter.


Free public Wi-Fi in Philippines

In several areas of Angeles City, Philippines, people can enjoy free Internet, because the government has launched a public Wi-Fi service. The ten hotspots will hopefully help the economic activity of the city, as mentioned in an interview with the city mayor. According to him, the free Internet connection will also help attract more investors in the city.


Wi-Fi Allergies

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a medical condition that affects some persons. It is also the case of a young boy, who feels sick due to the presence of a free Wi-Fi network in his school.

The story began in 2013, when a boy from a prestigious Massachusetts school started to come home with headaches, rash and itchy skin. After a long period of investigations, the family came to the conclusion that the sickness has to do with the Wi-Fi signal.

The disease is still considered to be a mysterious one, especially because many of the patients have diagnosed themselves. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, digestive problems and fatigue, symptoms which seem to be somehow related with the presence of the electromagnetic fields. The World Health Organization is not yet talking about a serious medical condition caused by Wi-Fi, although the unpleasant symptoms have already made some people quit their jobs.


Ubiquiti Networks Targets the Education Sector

Ubiquiti Networks Mexico has recently launched several access points and a brand new UniFi controller which targets the education market. And with a price below $90, the controller is set to bring in features that were only available to enterprise customer until now, to the rest of us.

UniFi is five times faster in comparison with the 802.11n technology and features MIMO, concurrent radio frequencies, as well as a standardized design which allows the access point to be easily mounted on a wall or a ceiling.


American Business Magnate Offers Free Wi-Fi

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has asked the Federal Communications Commission to allow him to use 4,000 satellites. If his request is accepted, many people located in the most remote areas on Earth will be able to connect to the internet within the next five years.  Due to their low altitude orbits and slow speeds, about 4,000 satellites will be enough to do the job.


Recent Tech News

New Technology Site Saves Us Time

We all know that information technology is a hot subject. And the sites that talk about it (including this one) are quite a few. Actually, there are lots of tech sites all over the web. And things have changed a lot since I was a kid, when you knew that all the needed info was available on a handful of sites.

These days it’s hard to stay updated with the most recent IT developments simply because there’s so much information out there. The good news is that some smart people have decided to launch index.co, which uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze and process data from the best tech sources, turning it into structured data.

Many similar websites ask for your personal data, be it a social media account or an email address. If you hate spam as much as we do, you will be pleased to hear that index.co doesn’t want any of your personal info. Unless you want to receive customized news in your inbox, that is.

Is Broadband Making Businesses More Productive?

That’s an interesting question and its answer isn’t that easy. It looks like Google’s fiber optics internet has disturbed many internet providers, who are now trying to lock their existing customers into longer contracts by giving them access to faster broadband connections without asking for more money in return.

And it’s a smart move, because these days it looks like everyone and their grandma are trying to get access to faster internet. But how can a business benefit from having access to faster upload and download speeds?

I get it: the home user will be able to download his or her favorite movies much faster. But what are the real advantages of having access to an internet connection that’s 500% faster when it comes to small businesses?

My prediction is that the entrepreneurs that work with large chunks of data are probably going to be ecstatic about the speed increase, but for the little guy, the speed boost will not be noticeable in the daily activities most of the time. Time will tell if my prediction is true or not.