Posts tagged as: Networking

Bluetooth SIG’s Announces Mesh Networking Plans

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it plans to create a mesh networking profile for Bluetooth. It formed the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group, which will create the underlying architecture needed for standardized mesh networking. The Bluetooth SIG believes the increased use of Bluetooth Smart-enabled devices around homes and businesses will be better served through […]

Gigabit Seattle to Build Fiber-to-the-Home/Business in 12 Initial Areas

The City of Seattle has reached an agreement with broadband developer Gigabit Squared for the development and operation of an ultra high-speed fiber-to-the-home/business broadband network. The plan, dubbed Gigabit Seattle, will begin in twelve Seattle neighborhoods as a demonstration, and it will leverage Seattle’s excess giver capacity to encourage business owners, health care and education […]

WiFox Increases Wi-Fi Network Throughput by 700%

Researchers have worked out a way to boost the throughput of a high-traffic Wi-Fi network by up to 700 percent. Created by a team at NC State University, software called WiFox is able to monitor data traffic and set priority for various users, balancing traffic flow between multiple routers on a network and allowing for […]

Pew Underscores Technology Gap in US – 19% with Tablets, 22% Without Any Internet Access

A new Pew study has emphasized the rift in technology adoption for the US. About 19 percent of Americans have a tablet of some sort, researches said, and as many have an e-reader. A full 22 percent of Americans, however, had no Internet access at all, a figure that has remained largely constant since 2009. […]

Google Now Let’s Wi-Fi Routers Owners Remove Them from Location Services – A Must Do in Erope

Google, bowing to pressure to European authorities, has said that it will be providing a service that will allow an access point owner to opt out from Google’s location services. This follows months of scrutiny and pressure from several European regulatory agencies after it was revealed that the search engine giant collected personal information from […]

Broadcom Will Acquire NetLogic Microsystems

Broadcom Corporation announced that it will acquire NetLogic Microsystems, Inc, subject to regulatory approval and NetLogic stockholders. The boards of directors of both companies have approved the deal. The acquisition gives Broadcom added depth, which it intends to use to provide integrated solutions for the networking, mobile computing and smartphone segments of the communications industry. […]

Xbox LIVE Labs – Network Tests to Improve Xbox LIVE

Larry Hryb, AKA Major Nelson, AKA Xbox Live programming director, announced a testing program called Xbox Live Labs on his blog today. Xbox Live Labs will perform network tests between a user’s console and Xbox Live in order to improve the service. Participation is optional, and the data collected during the process will not be […]

Netgear Releases Pro Threat Management Device

Netgear has announced the introduction of the Netgear ProSecure U 50 Unified Threat Management Appliance (U 50). The U 50 is the latest addition to Netgear’s award winning ProSecure U line, which is designed to protect businesses from the exponentially growing number of virus and malware threats, dangerous websites, spam emails, and hackers that threaten […]

Cisco Wants to Help You Be a Better Host

If you are hosting family and guests this summer, information from Opinion Research from a consumer survey conducted for Cisco’s Consumer Products group might interest you.   The survey data indicated that: 59 percent of adults plan to use a computer or Wi-Fi device while visiting family and friends this summer, and 37 percent said […]

Verizon Adds YouTube and HD Radio to FiOS Line-up

Verizon is taking the next step in redefining the way people watch TV by adding YouTube to its innovative FiOS TV Internet Video capabilities. Qualified customers can now simply use their remote controls to search for and enjoy any YouTube video — right on their TV screens. Verizon is also introducing Internet Radio, for FiOS […]

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