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Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco is tipped to be readying a telepresence device for home use, with partnerships with Verizon and Comcast suggested, according to sources talking to BoomTown.  The exact nature of the device is unclear, but it's believed to cost as low as $200 when "heavily subsidized" or $500 with fewer commitments.  Most importantly, Cisco is expected to be pushing their higher quality video than that of arch rival Skype.

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Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

We've seen quite a few companies looking to steal Flip's crown for point-and-shoot camcorders - JVC's PICSIO models, for instance, or the HP V5020u - but Cisco aren't willing to sit back and watch that happen.  A new range of Flip Video cameras has been launched, the UltraHD 8GB and 4GB, and the MinoHD 8GB and 4GB, each capable of 720p 60fps recording.

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Cisco bid for Skype tipped after Google bow out?

Cisco bid for Skype tipped after Google bow out?

Skype may be swapping hands again, with rumors coming from one of TechCrunch's more trusted sources that Cisco has made an offer to acquire the well-known VoIP service.  According to insiders, Skype are hoping for a $5bn valuation from their ongoing IPO process; there's no word on how much Cisco may have offered, but presuming this is a serious move by the company it could be a significant step up from the $2.5bn eBay paid for Skype back in 2005.

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Cisco Cius Tablet Announced, Runs Android on 7-Inch Display

Cisco Cius Tablet Announced, Runs Android on 7-Inch Display

This wouldn't be the first tablet device to be announced that wasn't meant for the mass market. The Cius tablet is specifically manufactured for the business market, even if it has features that plenty of "non-business" oriented customers would love to get their hands on. Basically, the Cius looks like it's an HD tablet with video conferencing at the forefront of its feature set.

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WiGig promise 7 Gbps wireless with WiFi b/g/n compatibility

WiGig promise 7 Gbps wireless with WiFi b/g/n compatibility

While the WiGig Alliance sounds like it should be an organisation promoting whirligig adoption, they actually busy themselves with wireless connectivity.  In fact, latest across the Wireless Gigabit Alliance's desk is a standard that takes backward compatibility with the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands used by WiFi 802.11 devices and throws in some 60GHz action for data transfer rates up to 7 Gbps.

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