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The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts

The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts Welcome back to The Station, the go-to newsletter for keeping up-to-date on what the heck is going on in the world of transportation. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Portions of the newsletter are published as an […]

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Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its owner’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext over the internet, allowing for nearby hackers to intercept […]

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Amazon introduces new $99 Eero mesh Wifi routers

Amazon introduces new Eero mesh Wifi routers Amazon is launching a new generation of Eero router, the first new iteration of Eero hardware since it acquired the company earlier this year. The new router is $99 for one, or available in a three-pack for $249, and is available in the U.S. today […]

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American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typically […]

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London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer, following a trial back in 2016. In a press release announcing the move, TfL writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July […]

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Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh

Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh My favorite mesh gear, Netgear’s Orbi, has gotten a considerable speed update. The new router, called the RBK50, supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology which will send gigabit wireless speeds from router to router in your mesh. WiFi 6 is still new to the industry […]

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The Google Home Hub is deeply insecure

The Google Home Hub is deeply insecure Security advocate Jerry Gamblin has posted a set of instructions – essentially basic lines of XML – that can easily pull important information off of the Google Home Hub and, in some cases, temporarily brick the device. The Home Hub, which is essentially an Android […]

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Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your Internet connection

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your Internet connection  Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messaging service. Now, it’s ready for the next step in […]

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Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed  Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape […]

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The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products  Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in […]

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