Fortinet offers wireless solution to help retailers retain shoppers

Leveraging the Wi-Fi capabilities of the smart phones most people carry around is increasingly important to retailers. Being able to sense how much time a customer spends in front of which display as

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bluetooth beacons could solve mobile 911 location problems

Those marvellous computing devices we clutch in our hands 20 hours a day called smart phones can do amazing things -- call around the world, carry books, photograph things we want to buy,

Published on: August 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Free Wi-Fi pilot for Vancouver buses

When I regularly rode public transit to work I'd quickly scan email and the news headlines on my smart phone to get a head start on the day's work. (The rest of the time I'd

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Researchers find a way to use Wi-Fi signals as a power source

The increasing ubiquity of Wi-Fi is a blessing (unless you're in a national park) for a number of business users. But like almost any technology it needs a power source. Maybe not. Researchers

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Look ahead for the next generation of Wi-Fi

Just when network managers thought they were ready to bring in the next generation of Wi-Fi access points to their networks comes word that the IEEE has another leap in technology in mind.

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT working with business units on Internet of Things: Canadian survey

The number of smart connected devices in Canada is poised to balloon from 28 million in 2013 to no less than 114 million in five years, according to a study on Internet of

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Meru controllers certified for OpenFlow

Meru Networks says it has received the first certificate of conformance for a wireless LAN manufacturer given by the Open Networking Foundation for the ability of its mobility access controllers  to work with the OpenFlow protocol for

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

“Free” public Wi-Fi comes at a price, Calgarians find

“When something online is for free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” There’s debate about who coined this phrase, which having originated (it seems) in 2010 qualifies as an old saw by

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Smartphone snooping by police may wreck evidence, forensics expert says

Technology, not legal niceties, may be one of the strongest reasons police shouldn’t be allowed to search the smartphones of people they’ve stopped or arrested. At least, that’s the view of a technology

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks