networking

Insanely expensive AudioQuest cable promises big sound for audiophiles

Insanely expensive AudioQuest cable promises big sound for audiophiles

Audiophiles have been known to spend big money on products that seem a bit out there to the average user. For instance, they will spend thousands of dollars on amplifiers with old school vacuum tubes when the non-audiophile can get an amp for a fraction of that price. A new audiophile product has landed and this time it's an insanely expensive Cat-6 Ethernet cable.

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Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

However the FCC rules on Net Neutrality (we hear you’ll like the outcome), we’re sure most people consider their home Internet a utility. Connectivity is crucial to thriving in society, as we’ve migrated our physical existence to the digital world. That’s why poor WiFi, especially at home, is rage-inducing. A new startup, Eero, wants to change all that. Their small hardware, when positioned strategically around the home, cobbles together a range extender, repeater, and router into one device. By connecting more than one Eero, you’re creating a mesh network, scalable to your wants. and needs.

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Linksys rolls out new WRT1200AC Gigabit Router and WRT products

Linksys rolls out new WRT1200AC Gigabit Router and WRT products

Linksys is tossing some new networking gear for the home or small office onto the market with the official unveil for the new items at CES 2015. Among the new items are the WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router, WRT Network Storage Bay, and Linksys High-Gain Antennas. Linksys also has several other networking devices that it is adding to the WRT family at CES 2015.

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

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

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 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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Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you're likely aware of the massive protests taking place in Hong Kong. What you might be less aware of is the effort being put in to keeping afloat despite censorship efforts: the protestors have started using mesh networks to get around attempts to shut them down.

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FireChat now lets Android and iOS users chat off-grid

FireChat now lets Android and iOS users chat off-grid

OpenGarden has a new update for its rather unique FireChat app that users on both sides of the mobile divide would most likely love. With the aptly named the FireChat <3 (Love) update, Android and iOS users will now be able to message anyone of the opposite mobile inclination even when they don't have an Internet connection at hand.

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Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

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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D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

In some homes and offices, it can be difficult or impossible to get a clear and consistent WiFi signal into all rooms and offices. That leaves some people resorting to using wired networking or power line networking. Another option is to use range extenders for a wireless network to boost signal strength.

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Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

When it comes to wireless connectivity, getting connected and staying connected can be a challenge in a building. Researchers from Stanford University have been working on making more efficient WiFi networks for use inside crowded buildings. The new network allows all users in the building to share connectivity.

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XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

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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