networking

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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NETGEAR unwraps 2012 lineup of networking, storage, and media devices

NETGEAR unwraps 2012 lineup of networking, storage, and media devices

NETGEAR has announced its new lineup of home networking, storage, and media products that aim to simplify the experience of setting up your wireless home computing and entertainment network. The new lineup includes the Powerline 500 Nano (XAVB5101), the Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP), and the Media Storage Router (WNDR4700).

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Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

With mobile data speeds matching - and in some case exceeding - traditional wired broadband connections, it's no surprise that data sticks have taken off in the past few years. Until now, the two most common options are a USB dongle, for getting a single device online, or a mobile hotspot, sharing a 3G/4G connection with a number of WiFi-tethered clients. Now UK carrier Three has launched the Three WiFi Hub (aka ZTE MF10), a compact, semi-portable way to share a USB modem's connection with multiple wireless and wired devices. Must-have addition to your gear bag or just a glossy paperweight; the full SlashGear review waits beyond the cut.

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Trendnet TPL-307E 200Mbps powerline networking adapter with extra plug debuts

Trendnet TPL-307E 200Mbps powerline networking adapter with extra plug debuts

Trendnet has unveiled a new powerline networking adapter that is smaller and more compact than its predecessor. The new adapter is called the TPL-307E and it is the replacement with the TPL-304E adapter that also had an extra plug on the outside. The extra plug allows the adapter to be plugged in and you can still use the outlet to plug in other devices.

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Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 networking tech lands in Gigabyte mainboards

Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 networking tech lands in Gigabyte mainboards

Qualcomm purchased the networking company formerly called Bigfoot Networks a while back. Bigfoot made all sorts of networking hardware and chips that were aimed at improving the networking speed of gaming computers to make online gaming more fun. Qualcomm has announced that it is cramming the Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 game networking platform into some new mainboards including some from Gigabyte.

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