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Articles tagged with: wired

Comcast CEO Shows Off 1Gbps Internet Speeds

Brian Roberts, the CEO of Comcast, has recently shown off the next-generation cable broadband technology. The new broadband would deliver speeds over 1Gbps to homes. As you can see in the video below, Roberts demonstrates himself downloading 23 episodes of the TV show, 30 Rock in just under two minutes.

Comcast boasted that it is the largest broadband provider in the United States and that the company has big plans for the future. Currently, the technology was only tested on an eleven mile cable network, but it proves the potential of the company as they expand coverage throughout.

Computers The Size Of Routers: Syx Venture M220

The Syx Venture M220 desktop PC is ideal for those who need a rock solid computer, but don’t want a huge tower at (or under) their desk. I feel that mini PCs are underrated, simply due to their novel presence on the computing market.

Rest assured, however, that the M220 is no lightweight. The computer ships with 2GB of RAM but can support as much as 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and six USB 2.0 ports to ensure that all your peripherals stay connected.

Wired iPad Subscriptions- Now Available

Tech blog, Wired, launched an iPad app just last year and promised that they would soon offer subscriptions. Wired has just announced a reasonable pay model for subscribers, and a free addition to current subscribers. The company summarizes the model as a “subscribe once, read anywhere, anytime” kinda deal.

Wired also wants to let consumers know that they will roll out entirely different interfaces for users to enjoy articles on both cellular devices, tablets, and full-screen computers such as notebooks and desktops. If you already subscribe to the print edition, you can download the Wired iPad app and tap through the instructions for full access.

Apple Takes Another Step In Cloud Direction

After our recent blog about Apple’s upcoming cloud service, we have new information that Apple has made a purchase in the Cloud industry. Apple has purchased iCloud for $4.5 million which could be an excellent foreshadowing of future success. Although it has not been officially confirmed by Apple, GigaOM reports that Xcerion may have sold the iCloud.com domain.

Ericcson Buys Out Telenor Connexion; Gaining M2M Technology

Ericcson signed an agreement on Tuesday to acquire Telenor Connexion’s M2M platform (machine-to-machine), in hopes to gain more technology and insights in the booming sector. Although financial details are yet to be released, we know that eleven employees will be moving over to Ericsson from TC. The acquisition comes relatively soon after Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform launch, a service that is planned to be sold to telecom operators. In turn, this will set up M2M applications for their enterprise customers. The platform is sold as a cloud service and offers operators traditional cloud benefits of a low initial investment, coupled with a fast roll-out.

AMD Will Support USB 3.0!

Although USB 3.0 can be found on many computers and notebooks today, they are all supported by third party controllers because neither Intel nor AMD currently offer support for USB 3.0 in their chipsets. Thankfully AMD has found it’s niche, even if temporarily, because the company will now offer USB 3.0 support for their chipsets.

AMD will be working on USB3.0 support for the upcoming A75 and A70M Fusion chipsets. Phil Hughes from AMD told CNET that the chipsets are shipping today. We can expect that computers and notebooks with AMD power and USB 3.0 will be hitting shelves by next month at the latest. This of course will give Intel something to sweat about…

Introducing The Apple iPod, Without Wires?

According to CultofMac, Apple is working on a way to synchronize iPods and iTunes wirelessly. Steve Jobs is working hard to ensure that the next generation of Apple products will be wireless, at least for the iPod. Instead of importing music, movies, and apps manually through wires, the iPods will auto-sync with your iTunes whenever it is connected to your WiFi network. I will admit this is cool only because it makes iPods easier to use, especially for people who aren’t as computer friend as others.

Enjoy All Your Tech, Web, And Video From The Air

Virgin Atlantic and Panasonic Avionics have teamed up to deliver Internet access to in-flight passengers. The deal will cost over $70 million and will combine Panasonic’s eX2 in-flight entertainment and eXPhone products into Virgin Atlantic’s A330 planes. While this is specifically for the A330 plane, other aircraft will be added in time. The deal allows passengers to place calls, send and receive text messages as well as access e-mail via their own smartphones and mobile devices.

Panasonic Avionics will use GSM phone partner AeroMobile to provide the network. The eX3 system brought by Panasonic will also allow passengers to rate the onboard films, and read comments and reviews. To make flying a little easier, passengers will be given the option to search over 300 hours of movies, music, and TV shows and save a playlist…

Google Bids $900 Million For 6,000 Patents

Nortel has announced plans to sell all of its remaining patents and applications to Google for $900 million, unless of course there is a better bid. Google’s throwing down the big bucks for 6,000 patents, covering wired, wireless and digital communications technologies. Although ZDnet speculates that some of these patents will be used for Google’s mobile operating system, Android, it is uncertain what the majority will be used for. Google stated in so many words that…

Rumor: iPhone 5 Will Come This Summer

According to CNN, a South Korean news site has reported that Apple plans to release the iPhone 5 at the end of June. The translation was done by MacRumors site on ETNews.co.kr and the site claims that Apple has confirmed the time frame to be in stores on June 26th. This conflicts the information from Apple’s manufacturer located in China, that the parts have not yet been ordered.

CNN also questions whether Apple would really…