By combining Bluetooth technology and a crew of engineers that specialize in Wi-Fi, Riot Micro is setting out to build a more cost effective and lower power chip designed to be used in cellular Internet of Things (IoT) networks. As explained by Peter Wong, the chief executive officer of the company, the objective was to maintain costing and power levels the same as those of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and quite obviously, Riot Micro felt it had to shift from the regular method of producing LTE modems.
US Mobile’s new Unlimited WiFi plan may well be considered the biggest of its kind in the world, in terms of providing WiFi coverage. For a price of just $10 a month, the offering gives mobile users access to more than 60 million hotspots in over 120 countries around the planet, as well as more than 35 million hotspots in the United States alone.
About a week ago, Facebook had announced that it was finally beginning to launch its Wi-Fi locator tool to all users around the world. Officially designated as Find Wi-Fi, the new feature basically allows users of the biggest social media platform in the planet to search for business establishments within the vicinity that offer public Wi-Fi service, free of charge.
Facebook has already started testing a feature that will help its users spot places where they can enjoy access to a free Wi-Fi connection. As a matter of fact, this new feature is actually being rolled out in a few countries around the world, especially among iOS powered devices that have the social media giant’s app installed.
Recently this week, Google has officially announced its Google Stations project, with the objective of delivering free Wi-Fi connections inside trains and buses across the globe. The tech giant has actually began this movement (or something like it) last year when it started bringing free Internet service to train and bus stations in India. Moving forward though, Google is envisioning country in the world to have a similar experience.
Two of the biggest power players in the history of tech -- search giant Google and social media king Facebook -- are separately testing wireless broadband projects that are aimed at boosting fixed line networks. And these projects from these titans have the potential of disrupting the current wireless industry.
A few days after finally getting its waiver approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T has officially launched its Wi-Fi Calling feature on Apple’s iPhone devices, most especially those of the newer models already updated with iOS 9.
The release of iOS 9, the newest version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, has brought some new cool features. One of them is Wi-Fi Assist, a feature which is designed to automatically switch your iPhone to a cellular connection or mobile data connection as soon as your Wi-Fi signal gets disconnected or becomes too weak to be useful.
Mobile apps like Skype and Google Hangouts now make it possible for users to make calls over Internet lines instead of using the networks of mobile carriers. Perhaps because they want a piece of the action, too, wireless carriers are now starting to offer Wi-Fi calling services themselves. But what exactly is Wi-Fi calling, and how can users benefit from it? Here is a quick guide.
Using Wi-Fi Connections Instead of Mobile Phone Networks