HomePlug speeds 200 Mbps through your power lines

Most computer users have dealt with computer cables strewn around the house, but the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance hopes to get rid of some of the mess by piggybacking networking signals on top of regular power lines. At the WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, HomePlug reps showed us how homeowners can easily stream multiple high definition video signals through regular wall sockets.

Skype-branded merchandise hits Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is putting Skype products in 1800 stores.

Skype now in Wal-Mart stores

Skype today announced that Wal-Mart is now offering Skype Certified hardware as well as the first pre-paid cards for Skype available in the U.S. in 1800 of its U.S. stores.

Clearwire gets FCC approval for Wimax notebook card

Clearwire today said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved what the company claims to be the first “WiMax-class laptop card."

Gefen preps wireless USB hub

Chicago (IL) – Gefen has received the green light from the FCC for a new four-port wireless USB hub.Similar to the already available Belkin hub, the Gefen device follows the reference design provided by Wisair and uses the firm’s 503 RF chip and complies with the Wimedia 1.0 specification.      

Verizon’s earning rise, FIOS installs accelerating

Verizon has reported that its quarterly earnings were 17.4 percent higher than last year’s.

Internet 2 reaches 9.08 Gbps

Scientists working on the bigger, better and most importantly faster Internet 2 have achieved a new world speed record.

Google announces free presentation software

Google has formally announced a free presentation application that will supplement its web-based Docs and Spreadsheet programs.

D-Link adds wireless management to 10/100 smart switch

D-Link today announced that it will soon add wireless management features to its DES-1228P 24-Port 10/100 smart switch with PoE.

Intel introduces 9 TB quad-core storage server

San Diego (CA) – Intel today introduced a 2U storage server that can house up to twelve hard drives. Processing power is provided one quad-core or up to two dual-core Xeon processors.

Iomega adds rackmount Terabyte RAID NAS

Iomega today announced a new rack-mount addition to its NAS product line. The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r series is based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 running on a Dual-Core Intel Xeon hardware platform packaged in a 1U rackmount format.

Carnegie Mellon speeds up P2P transfer

Enhanced file searches could help speed peer to peer file transfers according to new research done by the Carnegie Mellon University and Intel.

Fibre Channel over Ethernet standard proposed

San Diego (CA) – Nine IT companies, including Cisco, IBM, Intel and Sun, have asked the T11 Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to create a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard.

Mexico City to get urban Wi-Fi

Mexico City’s new mayor has promised city-wide wireless Internet by 2008.

IBM develops 160 Gigabit per second optical chip

Your downloads could get faster, a lot faster, with IBM’s new optical networking chip.

Wireless users more web savvy than wired ones, says study

A European study of over 1,500 people from the EIAA shows that wireless internet users are far more engaged online than their wired counterparts, spending over six hours more online per week.

Undertaker begins broadcasting funerals over the Internet

An undertaker in Northern Ireland has begun broadcasting funerals over the internet so that people can mourn a deceased loved one no matter where in the world they are at the time of the funeral.

Switch off your Internet and go socialize, Mumbai students told

Students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (Bombay) have been told that the college will be turning off the free internet access provided on the campuses 13 student hostels from 11pm to 12.30 am.

Public comment period on free nationwide wireless broadband closing today

Silicon Valley startup M2Z Networks is inching closer towards its proposed nationwide wireless broadband network that promises to provide free Internet access to 95% of the U.S. population.

Wireless networks jump in popularity: survey

More than one third of Internet users have connected to the Web via a wireless connection, according to a new survey that was released yesterday.