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Your best bets for finding Wi-Fi on domestic flights

There’s a lot of Wi-Fi out there, and more is rolling out over the next two years. But right now, if you want to guarantee your domestic flight will have Wi-Fi, you’d better do your research. Here are some tips.

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Remains of the Day: High-wire act

Sounds like the "ac" in the new MacBook Airs’ 802.11ac wireless might stand for "aw, crud." Elsewhere Pink Floyd has hit a wall with streaming royalties and Microsoft gets touchy about its gaming future.

Bugs & Fixes: Users report Internet loss with new MacBook Airs

Ted Landau relays reports of new MacBook Air models that perform poorly with third-party routers.

Will nVoy become the one home networking standard to rule them all?

The IEEE 1905 standard for hybrid home networks now has a name—nVoy—and a certification program. But what will it do for you, and how does it stack up against G.hn?

on pcworld.com

Wi-Fi Alliance announces 802.11ac certification program

Consumers and SMBs can finally be assured that 802.11ac networking products will be compatible, even though the IEEE has not ratified the standard.

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How 802.11ac networking boosts the MacBook Air's Wi-Fi performance

The new MacBook Air sports built-in compatibility with the newest draft networking standard, 802.11ac, an upgrade of the current 802.11n.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

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Review: Plair plays Web content on your TV, but needs more work

The Plair video streamer is an interesting concept, but in its current form too buggy for primetime. When it worked, it was pretty cool. But unfortunately it was pretty much hit or miss.

Review: Boost your iPad's storage with Seagate Wireless Plus

With built-in Wi-Fi and 1TB of storage, Seagate's portable hard drive is designed to carry the heavy digital cargo for your iPad, iPhones, and Android devices.

Remains of the Day: We happy few

Yahoo and Apple may be the latest superhero team-up to hit Silicon Valley, while Apple could be considering plans to space-ify its retail stores. And Steve Jobs's life is translated into yet another genre.