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Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys has outed a new line-up of HomePlug Powerline adapters, promising up to 200Mbps network connections passed over your regular home electricity wiring. Billed as ideal for consoles, streaming media adapters and the like, the new Linksys AV 1-Port (PLEK400) and AV 4-Port (PLSK400) offer one or four 10/100 sockets respectively, and will be joined by a wireless bridge later this quarter.

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AT&T’s LTE network now active in San Francisco

AT&T’s LTE network now active in San Francisco

San Francisco AT&T users are reporting that the carrier's 4G LTE network is now active in the city by the bay (at least in the downtown area), now with speeds being reported just under 20 Mbps on the download stream. Upload speeds weren't unimpressive either, with speeds approaching just under 10 Mbps. There hasn't been word on whether it's a unofficial launch, or just some pre-deployment testing done by AT&T, but AT&T users probably aren't complaining in San Francisco.

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Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon has announced today that it will be lighting up a new batch of markets with its 4G LTE coverage on December 15. The carrier has been rolling out its blazing fast network at a breakneck pace and will already be surpassing its year-end target of 175 markets by November 17, when it has scheduled another set of new LTE markets.

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AT&T’s 4G LTE coming soon to New York City

AT&T’s 4G LTE coming soon to New York City

AT&T's fledgling 4G LTE network has launched in just five major cities so far, and it looks like the next big market will be New York City. During Mashable's Media Summit today, AT&T's SVP of communications let it slip that the company's LTE network will be blanketing NYC very soon, although he did not give a more specific time frame.

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Verizon 4G LTE adds over 20 new markets today, more next month

Verizon 4G LTE adds over 20 new markets today, more next month

Verizon's 4G LTE coverage is adding more than 20 new markets today and the company has scheduled another batch of markets to light up next month. In fact, with its next batch planned for November 17, Verizon will already surpass its original target of 175 markets by year-end. In contrast, AT&T's 4G LTE may only reach 15 markets by the end of the year.

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LaCie LaPlug promises simple USB HDD network shares

LaCie LaPlug promises simple USB HDD network shares

LaCie has unveiled the LaPlug, a straightforward network bridge that can get USB hard-drives and printers shared across your local network and set up for remote access across the internet. Packing four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit ethernet and a WiFi b/g/n connection into one of LaCie's typically discrete boxes, the LaPlug offers DLNA/UPnP streaming to send multimedia content from hooked up drives to your PS3, Xbox 360 or smartphone/tablet.

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Verizon 4G LTE coverage to expand again on September 15

Verizon 4G LTE coverage to expand again on September 15

Verizon has been rapidly expanding its 4G LTE network coverage with the next major roll-out scheduled for September 15, less than a month after its August 18 expansion. The carrier plans to cover its entire 3G network with 4G by 2013 with at least 175 markets by year-end. This next batch of markets cover mostly the northern and midwestern US regions.

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