Archive for Jun 22, 2009

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters

Belkin have launched what they're calling the first-to-market gigabit-capable Powerline adapters, promising theoretical transfer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.  Offered initially as the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit, the bundle includes two single-port adapters, one for connection to your router and the other for a console, mediaplayer or HDTV.

Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

If you've considered Verizon's FiOS internet service but dismissed it for being too slow for your tastes, the news that they're speeding up the fiber-optic system will come as a pleasant surprise.  The company is boosting downlink/uplink speeds of its entry-level package from 10/2 Mbps to 15/5 Mbps, while the mid-tier 20/5 Mbps climbs to 25/15 Mbps.  New York City and Long Island will see even greater increases.

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Verizon HTC Ozone specs leak: $120 from June 29th

Verizon HTC Ozone specs leak: $120 from June 29th

Details of Verizon's upcoming Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone, the HTC Ozone, have leaked, detailing not only the handset's full specifications but pricing and other tidbits.  The Verizon Ozone XV6800 will have a 2.4-inch QVGA non-touchscreen display and full QWERTY keyboard, and not only access the carrier's EVDO Rev.A network but have globalphone quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity for roaming use.

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Kindle DRM confuses: unknown download limits apply

Kindle DRM confuses: unknown download limits apply

The plus side to Amazon's attempts to differentiate ebook hardware and content is being able to read content on more than one device.  However, when one arm of the company is pushing customers to buy more Kindle hardware, and the other has cautious publishers insisting on layers of DRM, confusion is bound to happen.  According to Gear Diary's Dan Cohen, that confusion is already upon us: he's spent his weekend and several long calls with Amazon customer care trying to figure out how many times he can download ebooks he's purchased, and being told different things by different employees.