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  • Wi-Fi-Blocking wallpaper keeps your signal in and intruders out

    French scientists have created a type of wallpaper that can block Wi-Fi signal, meaning you can boost your network security and redecorate all in one go.

  • Home networks given new options at CES

    Your IPTV needs an internet connection. But your living room is too far from your router to run an Ethernet cable, so what do you do? Or perhaps you have an office in the basement and need to transmit large files to the desktop down there, but the Wi-Fi keeps cutting out due to interference. Several companies demonstrated at CES various different answers to such dilemmas, but with a common theme: it was that no room in your house should be left unconnected.

  • Five technology breakthroughs that could change computing forever

    We explore advances in how we access the Net, how we power our devices and how we interact with them.

  • Top 10 best new features of Windows Server 8

    Microsoft claims 300 new and improved features in Windows Server 8, but after a few days in Redmond watching demos and stepping through lab sessions, we wonder whether the marketing guys accidentally left off a zero.

  • Five tips to speed up a home wireless network

    Maybe you're tired of paying the cable company and want to get your movies and other entertainment from the web. Naturally you'll want to watch those shows on your TV with the aid of a Roku box or similar device. More and more people are doing that, and if you want to join the crowd, you've got to be sure you're home Internet network is up to the challenge.

  • A guide to ARP spoofing and WPA2

    AirTight Networks says it's found a weak point in Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the mainstay of enterprise Wi-Fi security. But has it? Security expert Matthew Gast says the attack seems to be a familiar ARP spoofing exploit that works as well on wired as wireless LANS. If so, it can easily be contained.

  • How to buy a new PC: The specs

    Once you've determined the type of desktop system you want, a compact PC, a budget system, a mainstream all-purpose model, or a performance crackerjack, you need to know what components to look for.

  • Open source and OLPC could boost wireless mesh

    The finished IEEE standard for wireless mesh networks is still a way off - but open source and the OLPC look like getting it into use quickly

  • Blade servers vs. rack servers

    In the world of datacentre computing, there's a lot of contention over whether deploying rackable servers is better than deploying blade servers to host consolidated or virtualised applications.

  • 802.11n won't happen overnight

    Faster Wi-Fi is on its way - but it needs more electricity. Could that delay it seriously in business?





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