Posts tagged wi-fi

Avoid Marshmallow for now! Photo: NVIDIA

Avoid Marshmallow for now! Photo: NVIDIA

Received an update notification for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your NVIDIA Shield tablet? Don’t install it!

The update comes with a bug that plays havoc with Wi-Fi connectivity, leaving some users with no connection at all.

Slow Wi-Fi speeds on Pixel C? You're not the only one. Photo: Google

Slow Wi-Fi speeds on Pixel C? You’re not the only one. Photo: Google

Google has vowed to investigate poor Wi-Fi performance on its new Pixel C tablet, which is resulting in slow download speeds for some users.

Early adopters reports that their Pixel C is only delivering a fraction of the Wi-Fi speeds other devices get on the same network, yet strangely, upload speeds don’t appear to be affected by the issue in most cases.

A new type of Wi-Fi is on the way. Photo: Ming Xia/Flickr

A new type of Wi-Fi is on the way. Photo: Ming Xia/Flickr

With CES, a.k.a. the world’s biggest Consumer Electronics Show, coming up this week, we’re about to hear a whole lot more about the Internet of Things and smart connected gadgets.

Which makes this the perfect time for the announcement of a new type of Wi-Fi called Wi-Fi HaLow, which is an extension of the upcoming 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard, designed to end up inside fitness trackers, home sensors, and other smart gadgets.

Virgin Media's Smart Pavement keeps you connected on the go. Photo: Virgin

Virgin Media’s Smart Pavement keeps you connected on the go. Photo: Virgin

You’ll never be without an Internet connection in U.K. towns and cities in the future, thanks to Wi-Fi-emitting sidewalks.

Chesham in Buckinghamshire has become the first town to deliver Wi-Fi at speeds of up to 166 Mbps, seven times the average broadband speed in the U.K., through “Smart Pavements” courtesy of broadband provider Virgin Media.

Here comes Wi-Fi! Photo: LG

Here comes Wi-Fi! Photo: LG

The LG G Watch R has gone without the new Wi-Fi syncing feature that was introduced with Android Wear 5.1.1 back in April, but not anymore. In Google’s latest Wear release, the G Watch R’s embedded Wi-Fi module is finally enabled.

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