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Expand your network with D-Link’s wireless range extender

- January 20th, 2013
D-Link’s Wireless N300 Range Extender

D-Link’s Wireless N300 Range Extender. (Supplied)

I had been putting off reviewing D-Link’s Wireless N300 Range Extender (DAP-1320) because I wasn’t sure what to say about it.  The product allows you to  share your Wireless N Internet signal across your entire home so you can easily jump online even in difficult areas, such as the basement, attic and the like. And it delivers a connection speed of up to 300 Mbps.

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A Glimpse Into Our Connected Future

- November 3rd, 2011

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.

Find out more on the Networked Society website.

Internet surveillance bills need scrutiny

- April 14th, 2011

This is not about the election – it is about the need to consider this issue carefully before passing any new laws.

Michael Geist and David Fraser (here and here) have written detailed articles on this issue that I concur with and recommend. I want to weigh in as well as this is an important issue. I have a problem with legislation that erodes privacy and requires ISP’s or others to retain information for the sole purpose of government access to it. And when that access is not tempered by the need for a warrant.

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