As a parent, especially a techie one, you never know when a teachable moment is going to appear. Last night, I mentioned that I was testing a new Ruckus access point and enthused about how fast it was. My 12-year-old asked, “why is it so fast?” This led to a wonderful discussion about radio waves, congestion and propagation, and spectrum licensing. Yeah, I'm that kind of … [Read more...] about Teaching Science with Wi-Fi (Thanks, Ruckus and MetaGeek!)
A year ago, Gestalt IT hosted our very first Wireless Field Day, and the event was a smashing success. This year, we are pleased to have a number of new delegates and sponsors and have added an additional event, the Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium. As always, Wireless Field Day 2 will be streamed live over the Internet. Tech Field Day events are all about the people, so I'm really … [Read more...] about Wireless Field Day 2 – Silicon Valley
I'm really looking forward to the second “symposium” organized by Gestalt IT in association with Tech Field Day. On January 25, the day before Wireless Tech Field Day 2, a number of top thinkers in the field of Wi-Fi will be part of the day-long Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium. As was the case with our OpenFlow Symposium in October, the public will be invited to attend the Wi-Fi … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium – San Jose, CA
Apple is not always quick to support new technologies, but they threw their weight behind 802.11n Wi-Fi as soon as hardware was available. They upgraded their access points, laptop and desktop computers beginning in 2006, though support importable devices lagged. But the capabilities of 802.11n devices varies widely, and today's Apple devices are no exception. 802.11n … [Read more...] about Which Apple Devices Support 802.11n Wi-Fi?
This regular series features highlights from the week. Hop By Hop TCP What is a Switch Network Fabric ? Deal: 1800 mAh iPhone backup battery for a measly $13 Web-based jailbreak returns, supports iPad 2 and any other iOS device Rumor: Apple soldering MacBook Air SSD to motherboard (and why it's a bad idea) (updated 2x) Zerto: Or What I Learned at Tech Field Day … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, July 8, 2011