Wiquest wireless USB adapter earns FCC certification

Fabless UWB semiconductor company Wiquest Communications today announced that its wireless USB external adapter reference design has been approved by the FCC.

Firefox 2.0 hits the Web

Chicago (IL) - Following on the heels of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla has released version 2.0 of its web browser. The software was released unofficially on Monday, a few days short of the browser's second birthday and a download count that is closing in on 250 million.

Microsoft blames IE7 vulnerability on Outlook Express

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft is blaming a recently reported Internet Explorer 7 vulnerability on Outlook Express. Internet Explorer 7 was released a few days ago, but it took less than 24 hours for Secunia, a security research company, to announce a vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow hackers to gain confidential information by redirecting web traffic to other sites.

Microsoft releases ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

Microsoft today announced the official Beta release of its ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 development framework. Integrated with ASP.NET 2.0, the final version of AJAX is set to be released later this year.

Internet rumors outlawed in China

China has passed legislation outlawing Internet rumor mongering. According to the law, people who post "defamatory comments" could be fined from 1,000 to 5,000 yuan (about $600) and face jail time. Distributing the comments is also outlawed and organizations like newspapers and websites could face fines of 3,000 to 15,000 yuan.

D-Link adds draft 11n router with upstream QoS and gigabit LAN

D-Link today announced its Xtreme N line of draft 802.11n wireless products including a router that incorporates "intelligent QoS" and gigabit LAN ports.

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 7

Redmond (WA) - Fresh off of the heels of the release of Firefox' latest preview version of its next-generation browser, Microsoft launched a new version of its Internet Explorer browser, the first overall new version in over five years. Microsoft promises ease of use and more security, but has to deal with a vulnerability that was discovered within hours of the browser's release.

D-Link announces WiMAX 802.16-2005 CPE router

D-Link today announced its entry into the WiMAX consumer premise quipment (CPE) market with an 802.16-2005 (formerly 802.16e)-compliant WiMAX router.

Zyxel announces HomePlug AV adapter pair

The PLA-400 HomePlug AV PowerLine Ethernet adapter and PLA-402 HomePlug AV PowerLine and coaxial Ethernet adapter are both spec'd at 200 Mbps maximum throughput and are said to support up to 16 connections "within one household".

Network Streaming updates remote support appliance

Network Streaming recently introduced an updated version of its "Support Desk" remote support appliance.

Intel announces first dual-mode WiMax chipset

Intel has announced its first dual-mode baseband chipset that supports both the fixed 802.16-2004 and mobile 802.16e-2005 specs for WiMax networks.

Wireless USB hub slated for November arrival

Y-E Data, a developer and manufacturer of computer peripherals, announced plans to bring a new wireless connection hub to consumers in November. The hub can be used, with a connection to a USB dongle, to provide a wireless connection to most USB devices, according to Y-E Data.

Ruckus Wireless and Slim Devices team for in-home music streaming

Slim Devices and Ruckus Wireless today announced a marketing partnership to offer a high reliability, "stutter-free" in-home wireless digital music system.

Infrant refreshes ReadyNAS NV

Infrant Technologies today announced an updated version of its ReadyNAS NV RAID NAS.

WLAN the dominant remote connectivity choice for mobile US professionals

The latest survey from Strategy Analytics has confirmed that the dial-up connection is well on its way to obsolescence as a remote access mode for roving US workers.

Onkyo to ship wireless USB audio transmitter

Before you get excited, let's stop right here: Onkyo does not have on of the first wireless USB, short W-USB, audio transmitters. But the company apparently will offer a USB device that can wirelessly transmit audio streams from a PC to a home stereo system just in time for the Christmas season.

F-Secure announces new protection against Zero-Day exploits

F-Secure has announced a new version of the Internet Security protection suite that promises to protect against Zero-Day exploits. Internet Security 2007 will have so-called "DeepGuard" technology that analyzes newly installed programs and stops them if anything suspicious is found. The company claims the new system is more proactive and can stop previously unknown threats.

Netgear wireless routers to support WiFi User Protection Bill

Netgear has announced that it will support the protection measures in the "WiFi User Protection Bill" recently signed into law in California. Last week, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill which requires access point manufacturers to include warnings in the configuration menus and stickers on the retail boxes. Presumably, future Netgear routers would include such warnings.

Intel reveals wireless connectivity roadmap

Intel has used the platform of its developer conference this week to reveal a roadmap for future wireless connectivity that will take in at least three different types of broadband connectivity for PCs.

AT&T drops yearly contract for DSL subscribers

DSL subscribers who hate yearly contracts and the early termination penalties that come with them will love AT&T for its recent announcement. The company has streamlined its DSL plans and no longer will require yearly contracts. Customers who still want to sign up for a yearly term will get a free month of service.