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Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen Review

Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen Review

For all that we're told to live digitally in the cloud, there are still plenty of people who rely on handwritten notes in a Moleskine or similar to keep their lives in order. Livescribe wants to build a bridge between paper and digital, and the new Livescribe Sky WiFi smartpen is its latest attempt: a digital pen that can record all of your handwriting and sketches, as well as audio, and upload it wirelessly to the ever-popular Evernote. New sharing features, and the promise of toolkits for integrating the smartpen with iPhone and Android apps, gild the deal, but do we really need a pen that can squirt ink onto the internet? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that they can improve data speeds over cellular networks by reducing dropped packets without any new or added hardware. Using just algebraic equations, the researchers can transfer dropped packets to the receiving device in order to solve the problem of a missing chunk, which then frees up the network for other tasks.

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Libratone Zipp Review

Libratone Zipp Review

Time was, if you wanted a wooly column of wireless musical pleasure, you had to train a sheep to stand upright and sing. Libratone's new Zipp, however, changes that: a wool wrapped portable speaker delivering not only Apple's AirPlay but a tweaked version intended for the wide open spaces that the Zipp - or sheep, for that matter - might go frolicking in. Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Logitech Broadcaster WiFi Webcam beams straight to Ustream

Logitech Broadcaster WiFi Webcam beams straight to Ustream

Logitech has outed its latest webcam, the Logitech Broadcaster WiFi Webcam, and as the name suggests it cuts the cord with some integrated wireless. Capable of streaming directly to Ustream, the new camera can also be used with the Broadcaster app for Mac, iPad, or iPhone, for more control over what gets squirted online. Meanwhile, the WiFi Webcam can also be used to accompany the existing camera built into your laptop.

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Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Backup. It's more often than not the guilty omission in homes and small offices, and the hassle of setup - finding a place to plug in for both power and network - is often cited as a key hurdle. Synology wants to change all that with the DiskStation DS213air, the company's first WiFi-equipped NAS: up to 8TB of storage, all the media streaming a modern home might demand, and in a small and affordable footprint. Does wireless overcome that big barrier to backup? Read on for our full review.

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Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology has a new NAS for home and small office users, and if trailing ethernet cables has put you off a redundant backup system, the wirelessly-enabled DiskStation DS213air. A 2-bay NAS server, the DS213air includes not only a gigabit ethernet port for traditional network hook-ups, but integrated 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n for times when wires aren't appropriate. However, the WiFi can also be used as a hotspot.

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