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.

HP announces small biz NAS

HP yesterday announced a new version of its Media Vault NAS with enhancements for small business owners.

Zyxel to launch dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM handset in 2H07

Network-equipment maker Zyxel Communications plans to launch its first dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM smartphone, the V660, in the second half of 2007, targeting small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs), according to company sources.

WiMAX development slowing down?

The relentless development of WiMAX products worldwide seems to have cooled down recently due to confirmed or rumored retrenchments of WiMAX projects by some leading players, according to market sources.

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.

Sun touts multi-threading capable networks

Following multi-core processors that are able to process multiple application threads simultaneously, Sun today announced its multithreaded 10 Gig E networking technology that can take advantage of parallel threads and improve network performance.

Los Angeles mayor wants citywide Wi-Fi

Los Angeles residents could be getting free wireless Internet in the next few years.

A thin client computer for $140

If a thin client system is all you need in a corporate environment, then here’s a new low-cost alternative. Devon IT announced a thin client terminal with prices starting at $140.

Coraid pushes SATA over the Ethernet

System administrators who need a lot of network storage may want to look into Coraid's serial ATA over Ethernet.

Raytheon demos troposphere high-speed link

Raytheon and the United States Marines have demoed a new high-speed communications device that bounces signals off the troposphere layer of the atmosphere.  The Dual-Mode All-Band Re-locatable Tactical Terminal (DART-T) can transmit up to 20 Mbps to personnel hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles away.

AT&T consolidates parental controls

AT&T has unveiled a new website that lets parents control access to phone calls, Internet access and television.

Hacker attacks reported to happen every 39 seconds

A new study by the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland reveals that cyber hackers now strike once every 39 seconds and that "1234" is the top guess as a password, which hacker scripts use to gain access to someone's files.

Skype quietly introduces connection fees

If you are using Skype for PC-to-landline calls, you soon could find new and additional charges on your account: The company announced that it will be adding a connection fees to every "SkypeOut" call - in exchange for dropping per-minute charges on a new "SkypePro" package.