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Broadcom’s new BCM4389 chip brings Wi-Fi 6E support to smartphones

Wi-Fi 6E is an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and it lets devices operate in the 6 GHz spectrum. An additional 1200MHz can be split into fourteen 80MHz or seven wider 160MHz channels, thus offering higher throughputs. It was announced just over a month ago by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the FCC still hasn't...

Wi-Fi 6 support will pick up this year with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Android smartphones

Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax is the latest Wi-Fi standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The new standard supports transfer speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps, which is more than double the maximum speed supported by Wi-Fi 5 (3.5 Gbps). However, only a handful of Android smartphones in the market today support the latest Wi-Fi standard,...

[Update: Click to Call for Desktop] Google may add clipboard, Wi-Fi password, and phone number sharing between Chrome OS and Android

Google currently maintains only two operating systems, Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops. Though these two share a lot of similarities, they still don't make a very unified ecosystem. Google has been trying to change that, first by introducing the Play Store to Chrome OS, and then by adding Instant Tethering support...

[Update: Toggle coming in Q Beta 5] Android Pie’s throttling of Wi-Fi scans is crippling some network tools

Android Pie is still fresh on everyone's mind and we're only starting to experience some of the changes that Google has made with its latest update. Android has always been criticized for having poor battery life compared to other mobile operating systems, but this was a double-edged sword. Sure, Android used more battery life than...

New “Dragonblood” vulnerability affects the Wi-Fi WPA3 standard

It's less than a year old, but the WPA3 security standard for Wi-Fi has already had a host of flaws made public by two researchers. Released back in June of 2018, WPA3 was a necessary upgrade after WPA2 was split wide open by the KRACK exploit. WPA3 offers a host of features that make it...

Qualcomm’s next-gen 60GHz WiFi chips will deliver 10Gbps speeds

Companies have been talking about the status us Project IEEE 802.11ay for a couple of years now and slowly but surely we've seen some progress being made with it. The project started off as a proposed enhancement to the current state of wireless networks and is the followup to the 802.11ad protocol (which was originally announced in...

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 5.1.11 with display flicker fix and improved HDR mode

The OnePlus 6 is one of the best 2018 flagships so far. It's fast, will be one of the first phones to get Android Pie, and, so far, it is well supported by the company that released it. OxygenOS 5.1.11 is here and it promises a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and camera improvements. These...

Android Oreo’s “Turn on WiFi Automatically” feature is available for all in Android Pie

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners will remember the disappointment when getting the official Android 8.0 Oreo update and not getting features like Night Light and automatic Wi-Fi wakeup. The latter feature was introduced with the Android Oreo update for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. What it does is automatically turns on  Wi-Fi...

Share your Wi-Fi Password easily as a QR Code with this app

With so many smartphone users being stuck on limited data plans, a free Wi-Fi network is a very valuable commodity. We've all been in the situation where a guest comes over to your house and asks for the Wi-Fi password within the first 5 minutes. Even if you have the password memorized, it can be...

Ryzen Performance In Smaller Builds: A Look at the GIGABYTE AB350N-Gaming Wifi

One of the things that I personally have been looking forward to as part of AMD's Ryzen release was the announcement of AM4 boards in a mini-ITX environment. It's been a while since we've had a top-of-the-line AMD mITX build and, after getting the missing piece while visiting Los Angeles for SIGGRAPH, it's time to...

A New Router Experience: Google Wifi Is a Surprisingly Polished and Underrated Google Product

This October's multi-Google-device launch brought us a better glimpse at the now-released Google Assistant, arguably the most talked-about Google project of the year. Months later and with the release of the Pixels and Google Home, discussion on Google’s new ecosystem has only grown louder. All the buzz surrounding Google’s AI works, smarthome developments and incursion into virtual reality overshadowed...