The next generation of Wi-Fi is coming soon, the government took down two illegal streaming juggernauts, and the flu is killing in border detention camps. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Wi-Fi 6 will be here soon. But what is it?
Wi-Fi 6 is set to launch as soon as this fall, and it can’t come soon enough. While it should significantly speed up your wireless connection for all your devices at home, the thing it’s going to excel at is handling multiple gadgets streaming at once. Be prepared to shell out some dough, though: Devices enabled with Wi-Fi 6 are expensive, and the routers that support it will be too.
What the takedown of two streaming services means for piracy
A grand jury indictment has charged eight people with allegedly operating two of the biggest illegal streaming sites in the country, Jetflix and IStreamItAll. The two hosted hundreds of thousands of shows illegally for tens of thousands of subscribers. The case is a signal that the war against piracy is far from over.
Fast Fact: 3
That’s how many children have died in border detention facilities from the flu since December. In the close quarters of the camps, it’s easy for disease to spread, and a policy uncovered last week by CNBC shows that the US Customs and Border Protection refuses to give the vaccine to any adult or child held there.
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