Network

  • The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

    The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

    Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash, but with our privacy — as digital business models rely on gathering and selling intel on their users to make the money to pay (the investors who paid) for the free service. Read More

  • NSA Reportedly Intercepts And Alters Routers And Servers Exported From U.S. To Facilitate Surveillance

    NSA Reportedly Intercepts And Alters Routers And Servers Exported From U.S. To Facilitate Surveillance

    A new report from NSA leak story breaker Glenn Greenwald claims the U.S.-based National Security Agency actually intercepts and alters routers and server hardware exported from the U.S. to implant them with surveillance tools to facilitate spying on international users. The source of the report is a June 2010 document from the NSA’s Access and Target Development department, which… Read More

  • The Curse Of The Network Effect

    The Curse Of The Network Effect

    Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business for Dashboard.io and on his blog NirAndFar.com. Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you’d expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But as we sat across from one another in a… Read More

  • Google Needs To Bring Emerging Markets Online To Grow Its Business Opportunities In The Next 10 years

    Google Needs To Bring Emerging Markets Online To Grow Its Business Opportunities In The Next 10 years

    The WSJ has reported that Google is participating in discussions with emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and Africa about setting up wireless network infrastructure in cities and towns. A source told the WSJ that: “The wireless networks would be available to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren’t available and could be used to improve… Read More

  • Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Experiencing Major, Prolonged Outage [Update: It's Back!]

    Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Experiencing Major, Prolonged Outage [Update: It's Back!]

    Canadian wireless and internet provider Rogers is currently experiencing a widespread, continued outage of services on both its cellular and cable home internet data networks, according to various user reports. Rogers is the second-largest internet provider in Canada by subscriber count, and the largest cellphone provider with somewhere around 10 million mobile customers. Read More

  • INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

    INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

    Just when you thought this space couldn’t get any more saturated, yet another ambient location app throws its hat into the ring as SXSW prepares to kick off. Introducing INTRO. But wait, before you groan “enough already!“, you should know that INTRO at least has a unique take on the location-based social introductions market. Unlike the majority of this year’s crop… Read More

  • Sony Reports Massive Hack Attempt On Networks: 93,000 Accounts Affected Globally

    Sony Reports Massive Hack Attempt On Networks: 93,000 Accounts Affected Globally

    Sony is suffering from yet another hack attempt on its networks. But this time, the company seems to be better prepared, and apparently all credit card information is safe. Philip Reitinger, Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer, has posted an article on the official PlayStation blog explaining the incident. According to Reitinger, the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network… Read More

  • Netgear ReadyNas Ultra to transform local storage, but it’s not cheap

    New from Netgear, this networked storage isn’t like your networked storage. While is does have all the standard features you’d imagine – redundant drives up to 12 terabytes – the ReadyNas Ultra also offers a multitude of ways to manage and store media files. Click past the jump for more.. Read More

  • Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS

    With the dollar to terabyte ratio decreasing every day, there’s no excuse for not having adequate digital storage space. The new Iomega ix2-200 Network-Attached Storage (NAS) unit makes adding storage to your home or business network about as easy as it can get. Its a very powerful, versatile unit that is quite nearly plug-and-play. Let’s take a closer look shall we? Read More

  • Review: Colasoft Capsa network analyzer

    Chances are, if you’re in charge of supporting a network of any size, you’ll need to look at the actual packets that are passing back and forth across that network. Whether it’s to see whether a specific machine is sending or receiving packets as it should, or you want to see the contents of the packets themselves, you’ll need to break out a packet sniffer. There are… Read More

  • Video Review: IOGEAR USB Net ShareStation

    Looking to share USB devices across your home network? Got $80? Then pick up the IOGEAR USB Net ShareStation. The product’s website says, “Users may not achieve optimum audio/video streaming performance when connecting to the USB Net ShareStation through a wireless Ethernet router,” but I loaded up a 1080p WMV file and streamed it via wireless just fine. You can hook up… Read More

  • ShareStation: network sharing for your USB devices

    IOGEAR’s ShareStation costs $80 and allows you to share USB devices. Smart, huh? You can share just about any USB-based device across multiple computers that are connected to the same network. IOGEAR cautions that “Users may not achieve optimum audio/video streaming performance when connecting to the USB Net ShareStation through a wireless Ethernet router,” if you were to… Read More

  • Iomega Launches Two New Home Network Drives

    Iomega today announced two new networked hard drives that come with an Ethernet-jack in the back of each device. The drives come with either 320GB or 500GB of storage and feature a brushed aluminum casing that will compliment that new iMac you just picked up. As you’d expect with a networked drive, performance is a key factor, so Iomega has gone ahead and used a 7200RPM SATA-II drives… Read More

  • iPhone Partially Unlocked

    Gizmodo is reporting that the hackers at the iPhone Dev Wiki have successfully unlocked the iPhone…partially. You can’t use that T-Mobile account just yet, but you can use any AT&T SIM card that you choose. This means any pre-paid, Cingular, or AT&T SIM card can be thrown into the iPhone and calls can be made. With the included WiFi the iPhone has, you’re pretty much… Read More

  • Belkin Network USB Hub Review

    Today we take a look at Belkin’s new Network USB Hub which claims to be the most easily configured wireless USB hub on the market — you could probably also say it’s the only wireless USB hub on the market. Basically, Belkin’s software tricks your computer into thinking that it’s connected to a printer or peripheral directly while they are actually hooked up to… Read More