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Route O’Clock concept router [Video]

Route O’Clock concept router [Video]

Routers are seldom the most interesting thing to look at in the tech world, but all that could change if the FutureRouters Route O'Clock concept ever reaches production.  Intended to easily convey periods of free-flowing or lumpen bandwidth, it uses historical information to suggest when might be good times for online gaming or downloads.

Video demo after the cut

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile EVDO Rev.A hotspot announced

Verizon have officially launched their own personal internet gateway, the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.  First tipped back in March, the Verizon MiFi 2200 is based on Novatel's MiFi device and packs an EVDO Rev.A 3G connection into a battery powered WiFi b/g router.  That means users can share the mobile broadband hook-up with up to five WiFi devices at the same time.

Video overview of the MiFi after the cut

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