networking

IPv4 Address, No More For Asia

IPv4 Address, No More For Asia

The organization responsible for doling out internet addresses in asia, the APNIC, just released their last block of available IPv4 addresses. We've known for a long time that the available pool was going to run out sooner or later. It wasn't until recently, with the explosion of mobile devices and individuals getting wired into the Net worldwide. The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced in Feburary that they handed the last blocks of IPv4 to the regional registries. With the continued online growth in Asia, they've used up their share a bit earlier than expected.

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Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Cisco's shutting down of their Flip business after only two years says not just a great deal about Cisco but about consumer markets as a whole. Primarily that they are very hard to succeed in and should be entered only with adequate strategies. Cisco had primarily acquired Flip and the Pure Digital team in order to gain a jump start to their consumer business strategy.

Netgear debuts cool WNHDB3004 3DHD wireless home theater networking kit

Netgear debuts cool WNHDB3004 3DHD wireless home theater networking kit

I think most of us would rather go wireless with all of our gear than have to fight wires and cables assuming the wireless gear offered the same performance as our wired gear. Netgear is big in the home networking realm with all manner of gear for wired and wireless products. The company has unveiled a new line of gear that is specifically designed to allow for high-speed streaming of jitter-free 1080p HD video throughout the home wirelessly.

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Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug has launched a new WiFi adapter, the Pogoplug Wireless Extender, which allows users of the home NAS adapter to get online via a wireless network rather than stringing ethernet cable to their router.  Up for preorder at $29, the Wireless Extender supports WiFi b/g/n.  Meanwhile Pogoplug are also slashing the price of their eponymous device, down from $129 to $99.

Find out how to get a free Pogoplug Wireless Extender after the cut

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Pogoplug Biz targets business sharing with sober new chassi

Pogoplug Biz targets business sharing with sober new chassi

We were big fans of the second-gen Pogoplug when we reviewed it back in April, and now the company has outed a business-centric version, the Pogoplug Biz.  Ditching the consumer model's hot pink chassis for a more sober, black finish - after all, we wouldn't want employees thinking it was a party in the office - the Pogoplug Biz adds in file tracking stats, custom email addresses and file-sharing pages, multiple user accounts and remote backup.

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LED networking research shows flashes of brilliance

LED networking research shows flashes of brilliance

Chinese researchers are looking to use flickering LEDs to replace traditional short-distance wireless networking standards, and that could be integrated into office or home lighting.  By rapidly pulsing the LEDs, the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute for the Study of Semiconductor have come up with the Lighting Information Network, consisting of blue LEDs capable of 2Mbps transfer speeds.

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