American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. It was largely controlled by colonial powers until the 20th century.
“While available in many flavors, different letters like b, g, a and n stand behind Wi-Fi's more technical name, 802.11, to help discern one version from another according to characteristics like speed and compatibility.”
“The company's later decision in 2001 to quit HomeRF, some say, was a tipping point that helped lead to Wi-Fi's success.”
“Using the benchmarks stated above, there was already evidence not long after Wi-Fi's arrival to suggest that it would be the eventual victor.”
“Intel quit HomeRF and became a board member in the Wi-Fi Alliance in September 2001, basing its decision on the increasing dominance of Wi-Fi's standard.”
“Sprint hopes to make an end run around Wi-Fi's hot-spot problems by instead offering more potent flavor of Wi-Fi called mobile WiMax in the latter half of the year.”
“OF ENGINEERING, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Wi-Fi's useful because you can easily get an Internet connection without having to find a hardwire jack to plug into.”
“If you want to start streaming high-definition television signals from your set-top box to your plasma display, Wi-Fi's technological underpinnings are not well suited for that," Pulselink's Watkins said.”
“And Wi-Fi's appeal may even extend to making voice calls over private wireless networks, where it's easier to control quality of service.”
“Those grand projections stem from white spaces' ability to address two of Wi-Fi's weaknesses: the technology's short range and its trouble flowing through walls and trees.”
“The growth potential is huge," Rebello said, with 802.11n leading the charge outside Wi-Fi's traditional markets.”
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