networking

LenovoEMC aims for Network Video Recorder future with Milestone Arcus

LenovoEMC aims for Network Video Recorder future with Milestone Arcus

This week the folks at LenovoEMC have revealed their next-generation move for the networked device universe - Network Video Recorders. With their new NVR family they'll be joining up with Milestone Arcus, a video management software platform, to bring you some real security installations - of less than 20 Internet Protocol Cameras, of course. This futuristic system will be aimed at small to midsize businesses and the whole lot will begin to be available this May.

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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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Eizo remote displays connect to computers over the LAN

Eizo remote displays connect to computers over the LAN

Eizo is a company that has been making high-end displays for computer users for a number of years. The company is particularly well known for its high-end LCDs that are designed for graphic designers and the medical industry. The company has announced a pair of new 17-inch LCD network monitors that have integrated LAN connectivity enabling them to connect to remote PCs.

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Facebook study shows friends are a great network for job opportunities

Facebook study shows friends are a great network for job opportunities

Those of you who are currently unemployed, or are looking to venture onto another job, apparently the best place to start looking is straight from your Facebook's friends list. Facebook's Moira Burke and Robert Kraut performed a study to determine whether your friends really are your best network in finding a new job, or if it's better to network with a group of distant acquaintances.

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Trendnet launches Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter

Trendnet launches Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter

Trendnet is a company that is heavily into the home networking market. The company offers a number of wireless routers allowing users to get Wi-Fi access all around the home. If Wi-Fi won't work inside your home or doesn't have the range to reach everywhere you need it to, Trendnet also has a wide variety of powerline networking equipment.

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Prepare to be underwhelmed by first-gen WiFi 802.11ac warn experts

Prepare to be underwhelmed by first-gen WiFi 802.11ac warn experts

Early experiences with WiFi 802.11ac will likely prove disappointing for those expecting a significant boost over existing 11n wireless, industry experts warn, with the soon-to-be-ratified standard taking a further generation before it lights up properly. "The new standard will be evolutionary, with two waves involved" Cisco's Chris Spain tells Network Computing. "Out of the gate, the increases in performance over 11n will not be tremendously impressive. The second wave - which will require a hardware refresh - gets far more interesting."

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DARPA is working on 100 Gbps wireless technology with 120-mile range

DARPA is working on 100 Gbps wireless technology with 120-mile range

DARPA works with some the most insanely cool projects for the military and other uses in the world. Some of the coolest projects that DARPA works on have to do with robotics and aircraft, but DARPA has many other projects in the works as well. One of those other projects is work that recently began on the development of a wireless communication system capable of 100 Gbps data transfers with a range of 124 miles.

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Cisco reportedly chasing Linksys sale as consumer segment sours

Cisco reportedly chasing Linksys sale as consumer segment sours

Cisco is looking to shed home router division Linksys, according to tipster whispers, in the hope of exiting the low-margin consumer networking business and making back a little on its $500m 2003 outlay on the firm. The company has reportedly engaged Barclays to sniff out a potential buyer, insiders tattle to

Bloomberg, with TV manufacturers expected to be among those interested given the increasing role the internet plays in home entertainment.

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Cisco splashes $1.3bn in chase for the mid-tier

Cisco splashes $1.3bn in chase for the mid-tier

Cisco has gone on a shopping spree, acquiring cloud networking provider Meraki in a $1.2bn deal only days after a $125m grab at a data center management specialist. The latest deal will see Cisco use Meraki's technology to deliver large-scale enterprise tech to mid-scale businesses on a budget, including cloud-hosted features that would traditional demand a reasonably sized in-house IT department to manage.

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