Networks

Forward Networks nets $16M to help prevent network outages

As IP networks continue to grow and become ever more complex, and people become ever more dependent on them staying up all the time, a startup that is building software tools to help administrators ke

The cameras are coming

This is the case with Snap’s new Spectacles. Buried deep in the excess of the plastic and PR lies a camera system that tells us a lot about the future of commerce, security and communication. Wi

Google Plans Low-Cost, High Quality Wi-Fi Networks For Small- And Medium-Sized Businesses, Report Says

Google is apparently planning to offers subsidized, commercial-grade Wi-Fi hardware to small and medium-sized businesses, The Information reports, alongside software to help greatly improve the qualit

Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device

Apple wants to ensure that customer experience with its iPhone 5 lives up to what the company is promising, and it will take strong measures to do so, including telling carriers when they can and can'

WiFox “Congestion Handler” Could Speed Up Wi-Fi Without Hardware Tweaks

In practice, most Wi-Fi routers offer much less than their advertised speeds. Although I've seen some fast throughput in my time, most of the gear we use is rated for much higher than network traffic

Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission: Why Dish “Ad-Skipping” Tech Irks TV Execs

When <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/10/dish-networks-hopper-dvrs-can-now-auto-hop-through-commercials/">Dish announced their new ad-skipping tech</a>, response was fairly muted. Sure it

The Playstation Network Is Back

According to Sony, the Playstation Network is back online in North America and the US. You will need to upgrade your firmware to 3.6.1 and change your password to play. Our long national nightmare is

Iogear's DVI Net ShareStation: In case you need to share a single monitor among several computers on a network

Damn, if you squint your eyes you just may be able to see the Iogear DVI Net ShareStation. It’s a small box you put onto your home network that then lets up to six different computers share the

The news of Usenet's death has been greatly exaggerated

Sascha at PCMag writes a charming little piece on the death of Usenet as a method of discourse and its eventual rebirth as a repository for porn, spam, and pirated warez. He recalls the days of &#8220

Former Australian WiMAX operator: "WiMAX may not work"

The CEO of Buzz Broadband just shuttered his WiMAX network and, in a conference in Bangkok, called the technology worthless. He complains that out of line-of-sight with the antenna WiMAX degrades horr

Verizon greenlights 100Gbps network; Yes, you read that right

[photopress:internet2usamap1.jpg,full,center] Verizon is kicking its major network routes up to 100Gbps early next year. It’s looking at upgrading it’s backbone after successful trails las

Repairs begin on cut undersea cables

John is pretty hopped up on this stuff, so I’ll continue the trend. The undersea cables that were cut last week will, hopefully, soon be back up and running. Ships have been deployed to begin re

Ships did not cut undersea cable

Da-dunt! Da-dunt! Da-dunt! I can’t stand it/I know you planned it… Well, it seems ships didn’t break the network cable links to Egypt — now they’re suspecting submarines.

FiOS: Not Just for 5 People Anymore

Om is quoting a study on Verizon FiOS in the wild and came away with a starling realization: fiber optics will probably tear cable Internet and TV a new poop hole. Although only a few places have FiOS

Monsoon HAVA Gold, Platinum Hit Retail

HAVA Platinum HD Monsoon’s HAVA Gold and HAVA Platinum full-featured video streaming devices are now available through Fry’s Electronics, TigerDirect.com and other select retailers nationw

AT&T Speedier Because of Something That Starts With i?

Late last night some AT&T geeks started benchmarking their network speed. Suddenly, after months of sub-standard EDGE speeds, they noticed 200+kbps during most trials, suggesting that someone out

Skype Begs FCC To Open Cell Networks

Skype must be wanting to cash in on the fact that America is hooked on cellphones. Yesterday, they sent a letter to the FCC asking for cellular carriers to allow customers to run any communication app

Viacom says You Can’t Have Our MTV

If you’re trying to find that old Jermaine Stewart video of “We don’t have to take our clothes off (to have a good time)” from 1986 on YouTube, you better do it soon. Music videos from MTV, BE

Routers in Cali Must Now Have Security Warnings

According to a new California law, any device “that includes an integrated and enabled wireless access point…[that] is manufactured on or after October 1, 2007, for use in a small office,

QuickerTek Doubles MacBook Signal Strength

QuickerTek has released a WiFi Transceiver that will allegedly double the signal strength of a MacBook Pro. Although that is a respectable gain, the transceiver utilizes an AC adapter which effectivel