Month: May 2021

Technology Voice: Which Wi-Fi router is best? | Opinion

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a committee which promotes standards for computer networks called IEEE 802.  Of this group, there are 12 sub-groups which break computer networks into different areas.  One of these is the 802.11 group which manages the standards for the wireless network and Wi-Fi certifications.

As wireless technology changes and improves, the 802.11 group works to develop the standards which allow our Wi-Fi devices to be faster and more reliable.  This can be due to more frequencies being allowed to be used for Wi-Fi, better algorithms for transferring data, more concurrent data streams,

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Virus, technology, unrest make stressful year for teachers

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First-year teacher Cindy Hipps sits outside of Lagos Elementary School, at Manor Independent School District campus east of Austin, Texas where she has taught first grade in a virtual and in-person hybrid classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hipps said she was told she “was introduced to the ring of fire of teaching.” “I feel like a superwoman now, like I can take on anything.” (Acacia Coronado/Report for America via AP)

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The school bell rings, and about a dozen masked first-graders turn to the monitor and wave hello to their classmates — each a tiny Zoom

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