Tag: network

Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

As it turns out, you really are saying “Aloha” every time you send a text or make a call using your mobile phone. AlohaNet, the technology that paved the way for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile phone networks, got its start...

/ October 25, 2019
Your network is only as strong as your latest patch

Your network is only as strong as your latest patch

It’s a typical Tuesday morning commute: there’s bumper-to-bumper traffic, blue skies, and a lot on my mind. As I’m planning out my to-do list in my head, the one thing that keeps popping up in my mind is whether or...

/ April 23, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Google’s April Fools’ Day hoaxes have become an annual tradition, but long before Larry and Sergey met at Stanford, another Internet pioneer was having some fun online. On April 1, 1984, a message appeared on Usenet, an early online network...

/ March 29, 2019
Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

While the definition of what precisely constitutes a 5G networking service has become a little fluid, it’s clear that both enterprise IT organizations and service providers are starting to deploy the technologies required to enable these next generation networking services. 

/ November 13, 2018