The future of Wi-Fi : Trends that could shape the future of India

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With the introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, the advancement of Internet connectivity will elevate further

In today’s age and time, the Internet plays a major role in one’s everyday life. Our country is moving towards digitization and has proven to be a front-runner when it comes to Internet users and its usability. We have come to a point where it can be reasonably argued that Wi-Fi has become essential part of our life along with food, water and shelter. Just as every person needs to have access to the basic elements that support life, Internet connectivity is now considered a must-have by people from all walks of life.

Deployment of 4G technology has brought cellular performances to unmatched levels of data speed, coverage, mobility and security. With the introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, the advancement of Internet connectivity will elevate further, the use of these technologies will play a dominant role in the way people work, watch and play.

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Photographing people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

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Wi-Fi can pass through walls.

This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it’s the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs.

Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it.

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A New Type of Li-Fi Has Reportedly Cracked 40 Gbps, 100 Times Faster Than the Best Wi-Fi

If you’re frustrated with slow wi-fi, you might be one of the many people eagerly awaiting the commercialisation of li-fi (or light-based wi-fi), which promises to be up to 100 times faster than the connections we use today.

Most li-fi systems rely on transmitting data via LED bulbs, which means there are some limitations to how easily the technology could be applied to systems outside the lab. But researchers have come up with a new type of li-fi that uses infrared light instead, and it’s reportedly already cracked 40 gigabits per second (gbps) in early testing.

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Darkhotel tricks hotel Wi-Fi users into downloading malicious software

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Business travelers beware of Darkhotel.

There are a lot of reasons not to use Wi-Fi in a hotel. It’s often expensive, sluggish, and unreliable. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows the network password, and when trouble arises it’s hard to convince the front desk that there’s a problem with their network, not one with your devices.

 

 

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A rescue drone that finds survivors by tracking their mobile phone signals

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The drone can pick out the location of an individual phone within 30 feet.

A mobile phone can be the device that saves you in an emergency, even if you aren’t able to make a call. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a drone that can pinpoint the location of a mobile phone by picking up its Wi-Fi signal. (Video)

 

 

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‘Digital Ethereal’ – Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

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“Digital Ethereal”

Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world around him.

 

 

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Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine churns out electricity and Wi-Fi

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Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine.

This floating turbine, developed by Altaeros Energies could someday travel to every remote corner of the globe. There, they could deliver electricity and Internet connectivity to people and villages living off-the-grid. (Video)

 

 

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‘Li-Fi’ – A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Li-Fi doesn’t work in the dark or outdoors, but it only has to be a supplement to existing wireless networks to be valuable.

The more popular wireless networks become the slower they are. Fudan University researchers in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be ten times faster than traditional Wi-Fi.

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Big box stores are watching you

Once the retailer has a phone number, they have an identity.

We all feel violated when companies dig deeper into your pockets than you want.  New technology is letting brick-and-mortar stores invade shoppers’ pockets for personal information more than ever before. Retailers have unprecedented access to shoppers’ habits with the stores ability to track customers cell phones. They can track how frequently a customer visits a store to how long he stands at a window display before deciding whether or not to enter the shop.

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