Wi-Fi Protected Access has serious design flaws
Published in News


Oh, you mean the protected was supposed to mean protected?

When the next-generation Wi-Fi Protected protocol released 15 months ago, it was heralded as a being resistant to most types of password-theft attacks. However, it turns out that claim is rubbish.

Qualcomm speeds up Wi-Fi
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:43

Qualcomm speeds up Wi-Fi


To 10 gigabits per second.


Qualcomm is launching a family of chips that can add incredibly high-speed Wi-Fi -- at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second -- to phones, laptops, routers.

Qualcomm grabs almost all SON mesh router market
Published in Network


Self Organzing Network concept works

A few weeks back, Qualcomm’s SVP & general manager of connectivity Rahul Patel said at an analyst briefing that the company has 99 percent of the market share of mesh – that is to say Self Organized Network (SON) routers.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:35

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Qualcomm routers with 802.11 ax in 2018
Published in Network
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:23

Qualcomm routers with 802.11 ax in 2018


Confirmed by the Qualcomm’s SVP of connectivity

Qualcomm's Connectivity bloke Rahul Patel claims that the next big thing when it comes to Wireless will be 802.11 ax SVP and we can expect Qualcomm powered 802.11ax routers to appear in 2018.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:39

Wi-Fi security protocol borked


Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

UK WiFi customers agree to clean sewers
Published in Mobiles


Always read the fine print


WiFi provider Purple slipped a few gags into its user agreement to prove to the world that no-one ever reads them.

Free wi-fi can be a menace
Published in News
Monday, 10 July 2017 12:35

Free wi-fi can be a menace


Don't view porn in public

Norton said that 59 percent of Americans think that when they use public wi-fi it's safe as houses but it most certainly isn't.

Apple steered boat crashes into ferry
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:42

Apple steered boat crashes into ferry


Captain thought he could run on Apple Maps and an iPad

It is a while since we have had a story about an Apple fanboy who relied entirely on Apple Maps and ended up getting lost. But this guy was dumb enough to use his iPad to do his course navigation on his boat.