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'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

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Hack an airplane? Researchers reveal new security concerns

Upcoming hacking conferences shine a light on the state of cybersecurity. Researchers will present hacking risks with USB drives and fitness trackers, and aircraft systems via in-flight Wi-Fi.

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Asus RT-AC87U is a big leap in home Wi-Fi performance

Asus' first 802.11ac router offers great performance with existing Wi-Fi devices and is future-proof thanks to its support of the latest 802.11ac standard.

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Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router review: Lots of price pain for a little gain

Netgear announces its latest Smart Wi-Fi Router, the Nighthawk R7000, that can do a lot more than just sharing the Internet. The new device is capable of delivering fast Wi-Fi performance, and working as a powerful storage server when coupled with an USB 3.0 external hard drive.

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D-Link's best home router to date

The top routers that support the new 802.11ac standard on the market. Since there are not many of them, all of those on this list are the best of their kind.

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Free Wi-Fi provider Gowex goes belly up after cooking the books

The Spanish company's CEO Jenaro Garcia Martin comes clean about inflating revenue -- "I am sorry with all of my heart," he says.

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Qualcomm buys startup Wilocity, bulks up on speedier Wi-Fi tech

The dominant mobile player says it plans to integrate Wilocity's technology into some of its mobile offerings starting next year.

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Maximize your Wi-Fi

Does your home Wi-Fi need some help? The gang from The Fix offer tips for squeezing your network connection for all it's worth.

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This MacBook Air has changed little, but still for the better

There may not be a touch screen in the Air, but its battery can go toe-to-toe with any iPad for a long road trip.

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Latest MacBook Air is faster, runs longer, costs less

The 13-inch MacBook Air looks and feels just like last year's but runs for more than 12 hours.

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D-Link DIR-818LW is compact and easy to use, but underpowered

D-Link's DIR-818LW is arguably the tiniest 802.11ac-enabled Wi-Fi home router to date. For this reason, its performance is only good enough for a studio or a small apartment. Here's CNET's full review.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  Dutch tourist Bas Derksen surfs the internet while at a free Wi-Fi hotspot on July 11, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. New York City launched a pilot program Wednesday to provide free public Wi-Fi at public phone booths around the five boroughs. The first ten booths were lit up with Wi-Fi routers attached to the top of existing phone booths, with six booths in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn, and one in Queens. Additional locations, including ones in the Bronx and Staten Island, are to be added soon.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Wi-Fi bill in Senate could up speeds, ease congestion

Bill from Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Marco Rubio would call on FCC to free additional 5GHz wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi use.

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