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IRL: Linksys E4200, Twelve South BookBook and Turtle Beach's XP400 headphones

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Happy Saturday, kids. This week in IRL Dana and Darren each plunk down their hard-earned...
IRL: Linksys E4200, Twelve South BookBook and Turtle Beach's XP400 headphones
Half of Fortune 500 companies and U.S. federal agencies infected with DNSChanger malware

ASUS launches dual-band router with combined 1900Mbit/s speeds

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Some of ASUS's big Computex 2013 launches today involved the latest 802.11ac WiFi flavor, and since you'll need to feed them with a router packing the same tech, ASUS has also announced one of those: the RT-AC68U. The company claims it's the first dual-band 802.11ac router with AC1900 date...
ASUS launches dual-band router with combined 1900Mbit/s speeds

Philips Hue LED bulbs get wireless iOS control

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Philips revealed a new product on Monday with the Hue LED lightbulb system. It will be sold exclusively at Apple stores starting on October 30, with a kit that includes three bulbs and a Wi-Fi bridge that connects to a router or as individual bulbs. Users can then control the...
Philips Hue LED bulbs get wireless iOS control

Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer

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The Raspberry Pi is a fully-functional computer that only costs $35.  You can buy it with two $20 bills and still get change back! It's a tiny and extremely basic device that ships without a case. But its simplicity and affordability, make it perfect for tinkerers, educators, and the adventurous. Under...
Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer

Portable Wi-Fi hotspots and the Windows XP 'no certificate' problem

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Rhys wants a 'travel router' to for hotel rooms, while Paul has run into problems logging on to hotel Wi-Fi networksI'm looking for a portable router that can be used in hotel rooms and houses where there is wired broadband but no Wi-Fi. I would also like to be able...
Portable Wi-Fi hotspots and the Windows XP 'no certificate' problem

Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess

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It’s amazing how much trouble a little inattention to a document that most people tend to ignore can cause. Cisco Systems, the world’s largest maker of networking gear, has been forced to apologize to customers of its Linksys consumer division after a ham-handed launch of a new cloud service that...
Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess

Do we need to talk about suicide?

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A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun. We weren’t close friends, but we were friends. I’ve received dozens of emails from him over the past two years, and...
Do we need to talk about suicide?

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

Deal Nerd Today: $639 HP ENVY dv6t Core i7 laptop, $33 Router, Surveillance System, more

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Welcome back to the latest installment of the Deal Nerd where we have for you a never-before-seen price on a powerful laptop, a dual-band router on the cheap, and more. Our Nerd Pick of the Day, HP's ENVY dv6t Quad Laptop has it all: stylish aluminum chassis, super-fast quad-core...
Deal Nerd Today: $639 HP ENVY dv6t Core i7 laptop, $33 Router, Surveillance System, more
D-Link's SharePort All-in-One portable router available for $69.99

Linksys EA6500: A user-friendly 802.11ac router with decent performance

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Cisco arrived late to the 802.11ac party, but its Linksys EA6500 (it's hard to say the entire name--the Linksys Video Pro AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500--in a single breath) is a very solid, easy-to-use dual-band router with one unique, gee-whiz feature....
Linksys EA6500: A user-friendly 802.11ac router with decent performance
New technology could actually make Starbucks Wi-Fi usable
Cisco announces the EA6500, its first 802.11ac router, and launches Connect Cloud platform

The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

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Conferences, airports, cafes – they might offer free WiFi to visitors, but they are often sluggish in their operation because everyone else is hogging the connection. This issue might be a thing of the past, after a team of engineers at NC State University (NCSU) announced the development of WiFox (via...
The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

Apple said to be working on LAN-free version of AirPlay

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Apple is preparing to announce a version of AirPlay that doesn't require people to connect to a Wi-Fi network first, says the Telegraph. The technology is said to be tentatively named "AirPlay Direct," and on track to debut at a widely-anticipated press event on September 12th. To stream audio under...
Apple said to be working on LAN-free version of AirPlay

13 events that defined Cisco in 2012

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January In just over two years since it started shipping, Cisco announces that it landed over 10,000 customers for its Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform. UCS began shipping in July 2009 and it is now on an annualized order run rate of over $1 billion, Cisco says. Cisco...
13 events that defined Cisco in 2012

Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

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Broadcom might have unveiled a bevy of 802.11ac chipsets back at CES, however when it came to availability the chipmaker played more than coy as to when they'd sashay their way out of developmental labs and into the hands of actual consumers. Fast-forward to MWC and the chipmaker's isn't...
Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

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Western Digital entered the networking market in 2012 with an 802.11n router. The company has now delivered not only its first 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router--the My Net AC1300--but also its first 802.11ac bridge, the My Net AC Bridge (which we'll review separately). So what does a company that builds...
Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source
Who makes the best 802.11ac router? We review the only 5 models available today
Simple.TV's unique DVR is a cord-cutter's dream (but isn't for everyone)

Get a Powerlink travel router for $19.99

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This handy gizmo not only turns any Ethernet-connected hotel room into a Wi-Fi hotspot, but also works as a client, access point, and more. [Read more]...
Get a Powerlink travel router for $19.99

Apple slips out new AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band WiFi

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Tucked in amidst talk of new MacBook Air and conventional MacBook Pro updates, Apple has trotted out a new AirPort Express. The new pocket WiFi router has a reworked design as well as newfound support for simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless -- good news if you want separate...
Apple slips out new AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band WiFi

Get an OBi100 VoIP adapter for $39.99, make free calls for life

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This incredibly popular gizmo plugs into your router, serving up totally free calling via Google Voice or another service. Just one catch: no 911. [Read more]...
Get an OBi100 VoIP adapter for $39.99, make free calls for life

Cisco's Linksys Wi-Fi routers get app support

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Cisco's Linksys badge unveiled a trio of new Smart Wi-Fi routers with updates both for software and the pure technology underneath. The EA4500, EA3500, and EA2700 all support apps that link into the Cisco Connect Cloud web portal to not just administer the router from outside the home network but...
Cisco's Linksys Wi-Fi routers get app support

Google testing Google-manufactured personal communication device

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Google is testing its own "next generation personal communication device," according to a document submitted to the FCC. Google is seeking the FCC's permission to test the device outside its labs on Bluetooth and WiFi networks in and around the homes of 102 Google employees. The 102 prototypes will...
Google testing Google-manufactured personal communication device

Japan's Softbank to Launch 76Gbps Mobile Data Service This Week

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Japan's third-largest mobile carrier said Monday it will launch a new high-speed service this week, with a portable Wi-Fi router that will support download......
Japan's Softbank to Launch 76Gbps Mobile Data Service This Week
Cisco simplifies Connect Cloud opt-out process after customer complaints

Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match

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Like most of its peers, Cisco's Linksys badge started off modestly in the 802.11ac WiFi world last year, offering just one router and one bridge for early adopters. It's taking the complete plunge in 2013 with three new routers and a USB adapter. The AC 1200 (EA6300), AC 1600...
Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match
CloudFlare goes down for an hour, taking its 785K customers with it
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