Heartbleed Affects Routers, Too

Some more heartache from Heartbleed: it affects routers, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the security hole that is Heartbleed has been found in their networking equipment. Read More >>

Powerline Networking Is Your Ethernet-Through-Your-Plug Deal of the Day

Those power outlets in our homes -- they're not just for sucking electricity out of, or accidentally weeing against when you come home drunk. Oh no, there's now a third use -- internet enhancer! Read More >>

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VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead. Read More >>

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The World's Biggest Fibre LAN Lives at a Nuclear Weapons Research Lab

Sandia National Laboratories is the USA's premiere nuclear weapons research facility, and for more than 60 years, its researchers have poked and prodded the interiors of atoms to suss out their secrets—a task that has produced mountains of data that the facility's copper network struggles to contain. But now, even the most remote building's on Sandia's campuses have access to the biggest bandwidth modern technology can muster. Read More >>

A Powerline Networking Kit Is Your Path-to-Crystal-Clear-Streaming Deal of the Day

Wi-Fi isn't as great as it's cracked up to be sometimes, and there's often some annoying interferences that can get in the way of your lovely invisible internet signal. Like the microwave or a giant concrete statue in your hallway. Read More >>

Google+ Wants You to Fill It With Updates From Other Sites

Venture Beat is reporting that there's an extra Google+ feature that wasn't announced at yesterday's I/O, which sucks content from other sites for you. Sounds like it might be only way you'll ever post anything to your profile. Read More >>

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Apple AirPort Express (2012) Lightning Review: Probably the Best Router Ever

It's hard to have significant feelings about a router — it's supposed to just work and shut up, or not. But no router has ever just worked and shut up like Apple's newest AirPort — a white inch closer to networking perfection. Read More >>

Friendshake Is Facebook's New Way to "Friend" the People Around You

A new Facebook feature has been made publicly available with not so much as an announcement. Friendshake uses your phone's GPS to find the people around you on Facebook and easily add them as "Friends." It's half cool, half freaky. Read More >>

The Nerdiest Thing I've Ever Wanted

Wi-Fi sucks. Well, it sucks if your router is lurking in a subterranean realm of your flat and your gaming rig is located aboveground with an iron staircase in between the two and you don't want to run 100 metres of cable or wire the apartment with ethernet because you don't own the building. Read More >>

Another Bonus iOS 5 App: Airport Utility

Controlling your wireless network no longer requires a computer. Apple's dropped another app surprise this morning: an iOS Airport Utility. Change your passwords, reset your routers, update firmware—all in your hand. This computer-less computing thing is fun. Read More >>


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