Third ‘Extreme Makeover’ finalist: The Rusty Horseshoe Ranch

In the olden days of the wild, wild west, catching a horse thief was a serious matter. After someone had stolen a horse and galloped away into the sunset, it wouldn't have been

Published on: December 5th, 2013 Candice So

D-Link’s Extreme SMB Networking Makeover offers $10,000 prize

Update: Our first finalist has been selected! AGSI is a Hornby, Ont.-based IT services, Web services, and hosting provider that is our first of three candidates to receive an Extreme SMB Networking Makeover. Read

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows 7 tips to stay secure and save time

For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network.Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.All my neighbors have their own networks--all of thempassword-protected, of course. So why would I deal

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Rick Broida

Wireless network passwords cracked with Amazon’s EC2 service

German security researcher Thomas Roth has found an innovative use for cloud computing: cracking wireless networks that rely on pre-shared key passphrases, such as those found in homes and smaller businesses.Roth has created

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Set up your own virtual private network without breaking the bank

If you work on the go fairly often, you've probably hopped on a public wireless network at least once or twice. You should have also figured out how to keep your data safe

Published on: June 7th, 2010

5 tips for a wicked wireless home network

Hair-pullingly bad experiences with wireless networking have led me to formulate Snyder's First Law of Home Networking: No matter who sells you the router, you'll have at least one excruciating session with tech

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Bill Sydner

BlackBerry outages frustrate users, but won’t hurt RIM’s future

A data service outage affecting some BlackBerry users nationally this week seems to have left them angry but not deeply concerned about the future of BlackBerry's maker, Research In Motion Ltd."I don't see

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

WiFi Direct enables wireless connections without router or hotspot

The WiFi Alliance announced a new wireless networking specification which will enable devices to establish simple peer-to-peer wireless connections without the need for a wireless router or hotspot. WiFi Direct has a wide

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Disney’s tech-powered rides show patrons a whole new virtual world

Disney claims its first use of an 802.11 wireless network to operate an amusement park rides is a hit.Disney is using an industrial-strength 802.11 wireless network to power its Toy Story Mania! ride,

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Carolyn Duffy Marsan