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Cisco buy MOTO design consultancy firm

Cisco buy MOTO design consultancy firm

Cisco has announced that they've put in a bid to buy MOTO, but before you get too excited it's not the Motorola that produce cellphones but the design consulting firm based in San Francisco.  MOTO are no strangers to the pages of SlashGear - we've featured their Labs work a few times now - but the company has also worked with Cisco before on the Flip camcorder range.

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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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Cisco 7-inch Android communications tablet in works?

Cisco 7-inch Android communications tablet in works?

Chalk this one up as an unconfirmed rumor, but Cisco are the latest firm to be proffered as planning a tablet of their own.  The speculation began during a CNET podcast, when a tipster contacted them suggesting the networking specialist was developing a 7-inch Android based touchscreen device with a focus on audio/video/WebEx collaboration.

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Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

After having been leaked, discussed and even sold early, the Flip SlideHD camcorder is finally official.  Priced at $279.99, the SlideHD's most distinctive feature is its sliding, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, but it can also record up to four hours of 1280 x 720 30fps 8.8Mbps video to its 16GB of integrated storage.

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Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip's latest pocket camcorder, the Slide HD, has not only made it to Best Buy before the company have officially announced it, but actually been sold too.  Scott Peterson headed down to his local Best Buy in Roseville, California, and picked up the sliding/tilting video camera - complete with touchscreen and HDMI port - for $279.

Video demo after the cut

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Cisco unveils Valet Hotspot for WiFi

Cisco unveils Valet Hotspot for WiFi

My dad was 50 when he got his first computer. He must have called me 50 times when he was setting the thing up to tell me various parts wouldn't work or fit. He couldn't get online until I went to help him, turned out he had the Ethernet cable in the modem port. There are lots of people out there who need very simple devices that you can just plug in and they work.

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Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco have gone networking crazy today (though, given networking is their core business we're glad they're taking it seriously) with the launch of both a new consumer range of routers, the Cisco Valet series, and a "tech enthusiast" range, the Linksys E-Series.  The Valet range - which consists of the Valet and Valet Plus - prioritises ease of setup, using a USB stick onto which all of the network settings are installed, meaning you can get a new machine online simply by plugging it in once.

Video demos after the cut

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Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Well, here's a good one.  After coming off a not so life-changing announcement yesterday, Cisco is rumored to be preparing the new line of Flip videos cam (they purchased the company in 2009) for launch sometime in early April, which happens to be, oh, next month.

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Cisco ushers in “next-generation internet”, routing platform scales up to 332 Tbps/s [Video]

Cisco ushers in “next-generation internet”, routing platform scales up to 332 Tbps/s [Video]

After a momentous announcement yesterday that it would unveil something today that would "forever change the internet", Cisco has introduced its internet changer, the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System.  Let's just say that it won't quite change your world, but it'll deliver your slice of the internet quite a bit faster.

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FlipShare TV gets official: reasonably straightforward streaming

FlipShare TV gets official: reasonably straightforward streaming

Having been prematurely outed by the FCC a little over a month ago, Cisco and Flip Video have officially launched the FlipShare TV, their new media streamer system.  Consisting of a USB transmitter for your PC/Mac, a set-top box and a remote control, the FlipShare TV uses a proprietary wireless standard and accompanying software - which is preloaded onto the USB transmitter itself - to beam content to your big-screen TV.

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Flip WiFi camcorder with sliding screen coming 1H 2010

Flip WiFi camcorder with sliding screen coming 1H 2010

Point-and-shoot camcorder manufacturers Flip are apparently preparing to launch a model with integrated WiFi, according to Pocket-lint's sources.  A spokesperson at Cisco - who bought out Flip earlier this year - has told the site that not only will the new model feature wireless connectivity, presumably to automatically offload content to your home network when in range, but "a large screen that slides to reveal the record and menu buttons underneath."

Cisco FlipShareTV streamer system outed by FCC

Cisco FlipShareTV streamer system outed by FCC

The FCC has kindly outed Cisco's latest device, the FlipShareTV, seemingly a companion media streamer for the company's Flip range of point-and-shoot camcorders.  The three-part FlipShareTV consists of a remote control, USB dongle for your computer, and a set-top box, with a basic folder-based browsing structure that can be used to view recorded video that has been transferred from the camcorders.

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