D-Link launches gigabit PowerLine networking kit with MIMO at CES 2015

D-Link has launched new home networking kits at CES 2015 that people with spotty WiFi coverage or concerns about wireless security will want to check out. The new home networking kit is the industry's first gigabit PowerLine networking system with MIMO. D-Link is offering the system in two versions including the PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-701AV and an updated PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-601AV.

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Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Internet users who don’t want to be tracked have many tools at their disposal. One of the most commonly used tools is Tor. Tor is a free software platform and open network that is designed to allow users to defend against traffic analysis as they surf the web. Users of Tor want to keep their business activities, relationships, and privacy secret. It appears that Tor may have a significant flaw.

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Samsung 60Ghz WiFi promises 4.6Gbps data transmission

Samsung is talking up its new WiFi technology that it claims will improve data transmission speed compared to current generation WiFi gear by up to five times. WiFi tech currently tops out at around 866Mbps. The new 60GHz WiFi technology will allow data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps of throughput. Samsung says with this new WiFi technology consumers will be able to transfer a full HD movie from a mobile device to a TV in less than three seconds.

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Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna Communications has announced that it is working on what it claims to be the world's first 10G WiFi chipset. This chipset will eventually find its way into the next generation of access points for WiFi users in the home, public locations, and enterprises. The company says that the new chip uses an architecture that allows MIMO configurations up to 8x8.

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XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has paired with Open Garden to bring mesh-networking to the new XO Tablet, allowing users of the low-cost open source slate to get online via bridged connections with other owners. Part of what OLPC describes as its vision of "a network made of connected devices and internet access to everyone", the new deal will see the XO Tablet - which hit retail back in July - preloaded with the Open Garden app, and able to create and join dynamically created mesh networks even if they're far from the original access point.

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Trendnet outs new Nano Wireless Extender and cloud camera

Trendnet is a company that's been around for a long time producing all sorts of networking hardware and other peripherals for computer users and other needs. The company is probably most famous for its line of network adapters, particularly power line networking adapters and routers. Trendnet also makes an interesting lineup cloud-based cameras for security and other needs.

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