How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband

How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband

Photograph: NetgearThe idea behind 4G LTE at home is pretty simple at its core: Deliver internet access to your home in the same way that your phone gets online when it's away from Wi-Fi. If you've ever tried to connect your laptop to a hot spot running from your phone, then you know what's involved, together with all the potential pros (wireless internet access anywhere) and cons (interference and bandwidth issues).

We Still Don’t Know How Well Covid Vaccines Stop Transmission

We Still Don’t Know How Well Covid Vaccines Stop Transmission

And because infections—especially asymptomatic ones—are more likely to be detected in the group that’s testing more frequently, the estimated 89.4 percent transmission-blocking effect of the vaccine is almost certainly too optimistic (a caveat the authors acknowledged, saying more research is needed to confirm their findings).

How to Find a Better Cell Phone Carrier

How to Find a Better Cell Phone Carrier

Opensignal covers those bases if you tap Network Stats and swipe through its results for a given location, but you can also look at things like PCMag's yearly coverage of the fastest mobile networks for an idea of how speeds might vary from one city to another.

New Vaccine Data Is Coming: Watch Out for These 3 Claims

New Vaccine Data Is Coming: Watch Out for These 3 Claims

At the same time, it’s important to remember that not every number that’s reported will be based on a full analysis of all the data.

What's the Best Unlimited Data Plan?

What's the Best Unlimited Data Plan?

Essentials is the best choice for most people with big families, but the Magenta and Magenta Plus plans are also great value if you are connecting only a few lines and you use features like tethering with a hot spot, you watch videos on the go, or if you travel abroad a lot.

Airbnb Quietly Fired Hundreds of Contract Workers. I'm One of Them

Airbnb Quietly Fired Hundreds of Contract Workers. I'm One of Them

My office life resembled that of any full-time employee: I snacked on charcuterie boards and fresh ahi poke bowls, rejiggered my calendar to accommodate conflicting meetings, and cheered for employees on their work anniversaries (a peculiar Silicon Valley ritual that celebrates equity accruing).Unlike full-time employees, contract workers aren’t entitled to Airbnb’s premium health care, generous 401(k), unlimited paid vacation time, transportation coverage, and stock options.

What Minnesota’s Protests Are Revealing About Covid-19 Spread

What Minnesota’s Protests Are Revealing About Covid-19 Spread

Following the protests, the Minnesota Department of Health changed the criteria for the state’s still-limited supply of tests to include people who’d participated in mass gatherings within the previous week.

Schools Turn to Surveillance Tech to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

Schools Turn to Surveillance Tech to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

“We are very much interested in the automated tracking of students,” says Michael Sawyers, superintendent for New Albany-Plain Schools.A small but growing surveillance industry has sprung up around Covid already, with firms pitching everything from temperature-tracking infrared cameras and contact tracing apps to wireless beacons and smart cameras to help enforce social distancing at work.

All This Chaos Might Be Giving You ‘Crisis Fatigue’

All This Chaos Might Be Giving You ‘Crisis Fatigue’

Psychologists call it crisis fatigue: Your body is well adapted to handle temporary stresses, but it can get overwhelmed by the constant, unrelenting pressures of this horrible year.But over the course of weeks, high cortisol levels wreak havoc on the body, resulting in problems like anxiety and insomnia.

All This Chaos Might Be Giving You 'Crisis Fatigue'

All This Chaos Might Be Giving You 'Crisis Fatigue'

Psychologists call it crisis fatigue: Your body is well adapted to handle temporary stresses, but is overwhelmed by the constant, unrelenting pressures of this horrible year.But over the course of weeks, high cortisol levels wreak havoc on the body, resulting in problems like anxiety and insomnia.

Biden's Path to Victory Does Not Bode Well for Voters

Biden's Path to Victory Does Not Bode Well for Voters

That’s true even in the modern era of microtargeted advertising and social-media-enabled disinformation; and it’s particularly relevant as we begin to imagine what electoral campaigns will look like in the midst of (or, hopefully, the aftermath of) the Covid-19 pandemic.

What the T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Means for You

What the T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Means for You

That’s still true for the time being—buying a phone from Sprint doesn’t mean it will be able to work on T-Mobile’s network just because it’s the new owner.What Does This Mean for Me. Boost Mobile will be owned by Dish Network.

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

Facebook announced on Monday that it was going to spend $100 million to help local news outlets during the coronavirus crisis.That money was meant to support coronavirus coverage in local publications, but according to Brown, so many requests for that money came in that the company realized that a much bigger sum was needed.

An Expert Answers the 50 Most Googled Coronavirus Questions

An Expert Answers the 50 Most Googled Coronavirus Questions

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to whip around the world, killing thousands of people and overloading hospitals, you’ve probably turned to Google to answer your questions.“Compare that to somebody who has measles and sneezes, the virus then clings to particles that hang in the air,” says Yasmin.

Satellite Cell Towers Will Beam 4G to Your Phone

Satellite Cell Towers Will Beam 4G to Your Phone

Now a handful of companies are working to fix this problem by building satellites that can connect to regular cell phones and provide high-bandwidth mobile data anywhere on earth.

The Best Black Friday Home, Kitchen, and Mattress Deals

The Best Black Friday Home, Kitchen, and Mattress Deals

But Black Friday isn't just the best time to finish up your holiday shopping in one whirlwind weekend.For more gift ideas, you can also consult our buying guides on everything from MacBooks to fanny packs .Note: We will update this post through the weekend with new deals.

Several Major Black Friday Sales Are Now Live

Several Major Black Friday Sales Are Now Live

Amazon Walmart Best Buy Target Dell Home Depot (Starts at 5 am) Kohl's Newegg Staples B&H Macy's Read our early Black Friday coverage below for some of our favorite deals.WIRED's Black Friday Coverage, So Far. Early Black Friday Deals Midnight Sales Launches (You are here!

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Research has shown that suicides, too, can spread like a contagion depending on how they are covered, but a consensus has yet to emerge among media organizations about how to handle mass shootings.

The Wrong Way to Talk About a Shooter's Manifesto

The Wrong Way to Talk About a Shooter's Manifesto

“Those manifestos are specifically designed to be objects of media manipulation,” says Whitney Phillips, who researches troll culture and online extremism at Syracuse University.

Verizon’s 5G Network Is Here—If You Can Get a Signal

Verizon’s 5G Network Is Here—If You Can Get a Signal

Verizon launched its mobile 5G network last week in "select areas" of Minneapolis and Chicago, and a speed test shared by a Verizon spokesperson showed an impressive download speed of 762Mbps.

How to Watch the Oscars 2019

How to Watch the Oscars 2019

Yes, thanks in large part to Kevin Hart's truly staggering inability to apologize for views he claims to have left in the past, Sunday's 91st Annual Academy Awards are host-less for the first time in 30 years.

The World Bank’s role in SDG monitoring

The World Bank’s role in SDG monitoring

Four years after their launch, the World Bank’s expertise in development data and its large repository of development indicators has played an important role in helping track progress made towards the achievement of the SDGs. How does SDG monitoring work and how is the World Bank involved?

How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online

How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online

Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your own home, under your own blankets, with all the glory, and none of the freezing wind.

Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new way to discover data on development

Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new way to discover data on development

The goal is to provide a useful, easily accessible guide to the database and make it easy for users to discover what type of indicators are available, how they’re collected, and how they can be visualized to analyze development trends.

No more BBC platform for climate change deniers? It’d be about time | Richard Black

No more BBC platform for climate change deniers? It’d be about time | Richard Black

Not that I’m claiming credit, but as the CarbonBrief website has reported, the BBC has now done something similar – setting up a new one-hour course on reporting climate change “… covering the latest science, policy, research, and misconceptions to challenge, giving you confidence to cover the topic accurately and knowledgeably”.

BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’

BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’

It then states: “Manmade climate change exists: If the science proves it we should report it.” In the section warning on false balance it says: “To achieve impartiality, you do not need to include outright deniers of climate change in BBC coverage, in the same way you would not have someone denying that Manchester United won 2-0 last Saturday.

Hothouse Earth: here’s what the science actually does – and doesn’t – say

Hothouse Earth: here’s what the science actually does – and doesn’t – say

Leading Earth System scientist Will Steffen and his 15 co-authors draw on a diverse set of literature to paint a picture of how a chain of self-reinforcing changes might potentially be initiated, eventually leading to very large climate warming and sea level rise.