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Netgear WNHDB3004 Wireless HD Home Theater Networking

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As wireless networking gets more and more powerful, the shift into the home theater space is natural.  People want to stream all their media.  HD TV makes this challenging.  Netgear’s new WNHDB3004 touts HD wireless media transfers.  Will it deliver?

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Extending Wireless Time at Panera

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I love heading over to Parena for lunch.  You can take along a computer and hash over things with friends.  The only issue is that Panera started instituting a 30 minute time limit during lunch hours.  Well, that just won’t do – nope, we need to extend that.  This is how.

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Fonera 2.0N Happy Sharing Router

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The Fonera 2.0N is an interesting concept.  It incorporates two virtual networks into one router.  One is public and one is private.  If you travel, you can now access Fonera networks when you travel.  That may be a plus for users.

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Start Your Own Mesh Network

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Advances in technology have allowed for a massive explosion of collaboration and sharing.  But sharing isn’t solely in the domain of ideas.  Once just the turf of hardware hacks, larger scale mesh networking is now coming online.  The first major player was Meraki, but they started upping prices, etc.  And now a new, open player has arrived.  And its name is Open-Mesh.

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The First Arpanet Message

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Arpanet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was the first packet switching network.  It was developed by the Department of Defense and was really the predecessor of the internet.  The idea for Arpanet came from Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (1915-1990), a computer engineer who graduated from MIT.  He was head of the Behavioral Sciences and Command and Control programs at ARPA.  He convinced  Ivan Sutherland and Bob Taylor that Arpanet was a good idea.

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