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Energy Department unveils roadmap for a national quantum internet

By department of energy, energy department, engadget, gear, government, Internet, national quantum initiative act, Networking, News, politics, quantum computing, quantum entanglement, quantum networking, science, Security, tomorrow, video

The US is determined to achieve supremacy in quantum computing, and that now includes plans for a fledgling quantum internet. The Department of Energy has provided a “blueprint strategy” for a prototype national quantum internet that could be …

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Grab a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with a Home speaker for $300 at HSN

By commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, google, google home, home, mesh networking, mesh wifi, nest wifi, Networking, News, smart home, smart speaker, thebuyersguide, Wi-Fi, wifi

It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that t…

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Save $70 on Google’s much-improved Nest WiFi bundle

By commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, google, google nest, google nest router, google nest wifi, Networking, News, router, thebuyersguide, wifi

The “Beyond” in Bed Bath and Beyond includes gadgets, and the store is currently discounting Google’s Nest Wifi router and access point bundle by $70. The system has only been on the market since the fall, and it’s rare to see it at such a low…

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China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

By censorship, China, China Telecom, China Unicom, engadget, gear, government, huawei, Internet, itu, MIIT, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Networking, new ip, politics, standard

China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet prot…

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MIT’s ‘smart surface’ could improve your WiFi signal tenfold

By 5g, antenna, cellular, csail, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, mit, mit csail, Mobile, Networking, rfocus, science, smart surface, wifi, Wireless

There’s a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there’s so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have a fix, though. They’ve developed an RFocus “smart…

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Germany and the Netherlands form a joint military network

By Defense, engadget, gear, Germany, Internet, Military, nato, netherlands, network, Networking, tactical edge networking, ten, the netherlands, wargadget

Networking on the battlefield won’t just be limited to communication between units for one country. Germany and the Netherlands have created a joint military network, TEN (Tactical Edge Networking), that helps soldiers from the two countries coordin…

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American Airlines offers satellite WiFi to its entire mainline fleet

By aircraft, airline, american airlines, engadget, gear, gogo, gogo 2ku, Internet, ka-band, ku band, Networking, satellite, satellite internet, Transportation, viasat, viasat ka, Wi-Fi, wifi

If you’re relying on American Airlines for a summer trip, there’s a good chance you’ll have internet access most of the way. The company has finished deploying satellite-based internet access to the fleet of 700-plus narrowbody aircraft that mainly…

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UK believes it doesn’t need to ban Huawei from 5G networks

By 5g, China, engadget, fiveeyes, gear, huawei, Mobile, nationalcybersecuritycentre, ncsc, Networking, politics, spying, surveillance, UK, Wireless

The US may have had some success in persuading allies to ban Huawei equipment from their 5G networks, but not everyone is convinced there’s an existential threat. Financial Times sources claim the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has found that i…

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Quantum entanglement on demand could lead to a super-secure internet

By delftuniversityoftechnology, engadget, Internet, Networking, personal computing, personalcomputing, quantumcomputing, quantumentanglement, quantumphysics, science, tomorrow, tudelft

If you’re going to create virtually unbreakable quantum networks, you need to create quantum entanglement so that particles, and thus pieces of data, are intertwined at long distances. There hasn’t been a reliable way to make that happen, however, u…

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Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

By Asus, d-link, encryption, engadget, gear, huawei, Internet, linksys, malware, mikrotik, netgear, Networking, router, Security, SSL, tp-link, ubiquiti, upvel, vpn, vpnfilter, ZTE

A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption you often see on the web. A module in the ma…

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This mesh WiFi router can track motion to protect your family

By Asus, computex2018, engadget, falldetection, gear, hands-on, health, home, homesecurity, lyra, Mesh, motiondetection, network, Networking, originwireless, Qualcomm, router, Security, video, wellbeing, wifi

Back at CEATEC in October, I came across Origin Wireless and its clever algorithm that can turn any WiFi mesh network into a simple home security plus well-being monitoring system, and that’s without using cameras nor wearables — just plug and…

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Google equips school buses with WiFi for homework in rural areas

By bus, chromebook, cosn, Education, engadget, gear, google, Internet, kajeet, kids, Networking, rollingstudyhall, schoolbus, Transportation, video, wifi

When you’re a rural student, the ride to school can easily take an hour or two. That’s a lot of lost time that could be better spent doing homework or studying for tests. Google, however, is determined to put that lengthy commute to good use: it’s…

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Google equips school buses with WiFi for homework in rural areas

By bus, chromebook, cosn, Education, engadget, gear, google, Internet, kajeet, kids, Networking, rollingstudyhall, schoolbus, Transportation, video, wifi

When you’re a rural student, the ride to school can easily take an hour or two. That’s a lot of lost time that could be better spent doing homework or studying for tests. Google, however, is determined to put that lengthy commute to good use: it’s…

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Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

By canhadr, engadget, espionage, exploit, gear, gollumapp, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, malware, mikrotik, ndriver, Networking, router, Security, slingshot, spying, surveillance, vulnerability

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered what’s likely to be another state-sponsored malware strain, and this one is more advanced than most. Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik…

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Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

By canhadr, engadget, espionage, exploit, gear, gollumapp, Internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, malware, mikrotik, ndriver, Networking, router, Security, slingshot, spying, surveillance, vulnerability

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered what’s likely to be another state-sponsored malware strain, and this one is more advanced than most. Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik…

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MWC 2018 teased a 5G-powered world that’s so close to being real

By 5g, deutschetelekom, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, intel, Internet, Mobile, mwc2018, Networking, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, tomorrow, verizon

Before packing my bags for Spain, I took stock of my inbox for MWC meeting requests. A quick search showed I had more than 100 emails about 5G. “Solutions for cloud-based 5G infrastructures,” one read. “5G is happening,” another proclaimed. “Meet wit…

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Sprint tempts Verizon’s customers with a year of ‘free’ data

By 4glte, applenews, carrier, engadget, gear, Mobile, Networking, services, sprint, telephony, verizon, Wireless, wirelesscarrier

After ending its “half your bill” promotion earlier this year, Sprint is back with a new strategy to steal customers from its rivals. It’s offering a year of free “unlimited” data, talk and text for those who bring their device over from other carrie…

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Samsung squeezed a smart home hub into a WiFi router

By engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, galaxys8event, gear, hands-on, home, Internet, IoT, Networking, router, routers, Samsung, samsungconnect, smarthome, smartthings, wifi, wifirouter

Samsung isn’t content with simply unveiling the Galaxy S8 today. In addition to its latest flagship phone, the company is also showing off a new Gear 360 camera, a desktop dock and, interestingly enough, a router. The Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System…

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