When it comes to Wi-Fi, we want to grab as much bandwidth as we can get. But with highly intensive activities such as simultaneous HD video streaming, we seem to push transmission limits to the edge. With the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac using advanced modulation techniques and compacting more data into the digital bitstream we can now leave 802.11n in the dust, reaching throughputs of up to 1.3 Gbps, up to three times faster than 802.11n.
Belkin announced Friday that they have finally completed the acquisition of Linksys from Cisco and has decided that rather than absorbing the product into Belkin’s existing brand, Linksys will be managed and maintained as a separate portfolio.
StarTech.com has come up with a new line of Apple docking cables for people who use multiple gadgets and are looking to maximize their utility and help make those connections that much easier. While the latest iDevices port the new Lightning connector, these new offerings are designed primarily for those who are currently using USB and microUSB cables with the classic 30-pin Apple connector with their iOS devices.
We all have days where the seemingly simply act of transferring a file can make us crazy. Have you ever looked for a really quick, painless and secure way to retrieve or play files on a remote computer without having to configure a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or use cloud sharing options like Dropbox?
This 20-minute documentary On The Brink of a Networked Society examines how the connectivity revolution is re-shaping business and society by changing the rules of how we communicate with each other.
It features a series of interviews with a mix people including David Weinberger, author of the Cluetrain Manifesto; Catherine Fake, founder of Flickr; Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud; and Ola Ahlvarsson, CEO of Keynote Systems. Each interviewee discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by inexpensive broadband connectivity and “the Internet of Things”.
The documentary mentions a number of interesting facts that reveal how connected we have become:
57% talk more online than in real life.
48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook first thing in the morning.
1 out of 6 married couples met online.
Kids aged 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 hours a day with mobile devices.
One in 5 global mobile subscribers has access to fast mobile Internet.
Mobile searches have quadrupled in the last year.
By 2014, mobile Internet will take over desktop Internet usage.
By 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected.