networking

Cisco drops Connect Cloud from default router settings

Cisco drops Connect Cloud from default router settings

Cisco caused an uproar when it pushed out an update to certain Linksys routers that blocked local access to router settings, instead prompting users to sign up for the Cisco Connect Cloud service. Not only that, but the policy for the service stated that users had to agree to anti-porn and anti-piracy clauses. Now Cisco has taken to its blog to try and clarify the situation.

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TRENDnet unveils small 500 Mbps powerline adapter with outlet

TRENDnet unveils small 500 Mbps powerline adapter with outlet

TRENDnet is heavily into powerline networking and has a new product unveiled at Computex called the 500 Mbps Compact Powerline EV Adapter with Build in Outlet model number TPL-407E. The adapter also comes as a kit with model number TPL-407E2K that features two of the adapters. These adapters promise fast connection speeds and have an integrated outlet.

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Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have made a very interesting breakthrough that could have serious implications for wireless high-speed data networks. The researchers have developed a new wireless transmission system that works using a frequency that is unregulated by any country or standards organization in the world. The system the researchers developed works in the range of 300 GHz to 3 THz.

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Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Massive Internet companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook would seemingly consume networking gear like breath mints. These companies are some of the biggest online, and as they grow, they would need a never-ending stream of new servers and networking gear to maintain the speed and efficiency of their networks. You might expect these companies purchase their gear from big names like Cisco or HP.

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Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

The Australian government was accepting bids for building a high-speed Internet network within the country. When bids opened up the Australian government decided to block the Chinese firm Huawei from the bidding process. The reason cited for blocking Huawei from bidding was security with many cyber attacks carried out against corporations in the West believed to have originated from China.

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US Airways adding in-flight WiFi to 90% of fleet by end of year

US Airways adding in-flight WiFi to 90% of fleet by end of year

US Airways is continuing strong with their commitment to offer entertainment in-flight and let people tweet, Facebook, watch movies on their iPad and more while traveling. Recently US Airways has announced they are expanding their WiFi services with Gogo in-flight WiFi and it will be available to 90% of their domestic fleet.

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TRENDnet powerline adapter rocks four gigabit ports

TRENDnet powerline adapter rocks four gigabit ports

TRENDnet has unveiled a new powerline networking adapter that has a really cool feature that anyone who uses a powerline network in their home will appreciate. The adapter is called the TPL-405E and has a quartet of gigabit network ports on one adapter for multiple devices. I use powerline networking upstairs in my house where Wi-Fi connectivity is spotty and have wished on more than one occasion the adapter had more than one port so I could plug in all of the devices in the entertainment center.

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Trendnet error exposes thousands of home security video feeds

Trendnet error exposes thousands of home security video feeds

A flaw discovered in the code of Trendnet's connected home security camera systems have made thousands of private video feeds accessible by almost anyone on the internet. More than two dozen models of Trendnet home security cameras are vulnerable, allowing people to access the video feeds via the camera's IP address without the need to enter a password.

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Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable plastic labels could actively monitor food freshness, track vaccine efficacy and eventually warn you when your brakes need replacing, packing low-power intelligence into disposable computers. The culmination of several decades of R&D by ThinFilm Electronics, with some help from Xerox PARC's printed transistors, the multilayer tags combine a year's worth of battery power, sensors and a small display, and will initially be used to show a temperature record of perishable food and medications.

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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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Intel grabs QLogic InfiniBand tech for 100x faster supercomputers

Intel grabs QLogic InfiniBand tech for 100x faster supercomputers

Intel has acquired QLogic's InfiniBand business, splashing $125m on the high-speed switch company in a move that will see future Intel-powered servers bust through existing speed barriers. The deal, expected to close by the end of Q1 2012, will "enhance Intel’s networking portfolio and provide scalable high- performance computing (HPC) fabric technology" the company says; however, in the longer-term it will also "support the company’s vision of innovating on fabric architectures to achieve ExaFLOP/s performance by 2018"

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Marvell’s SMILE Plug brings each classroom its own micro cloud

Marvell’s SMILE Plug brings each classroom its own micro cloud

Marvell is rolling out a nifty new device called the SMILE Plug that allows teachers to create a "micro cloud" for their classrooms. The SMILE Plug is part of Marvell's "Classroom 3.0" initiative to revolutionize learning environments by making it simple to introduce technology and connectivity to classrooms around the world.

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