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Free Thunderbolt cables offered with top-capacity drives

Thunderbolt cables aren't like the low-cost commodity USB and FireWire cables that come free with external hard drives or cameras or printers or whatever peripheral you might name. Now, for the first time, one vendor — LaCie — is offering a cable free with select, higher-priced storage systems.

April 30, 2012

Will 4G make our networks irrelevant?

Already in many emerging markets, cellular phones are far more prevalent than computers, driving many in educational technology to consider non-traditional computing deployments that leverage cellular technology instead of optical, cable, DSL or other data circuits. Even in more mature markets, one has to wonder what role smartphones can play in keeping kids connected to data sources, documents, and communications media.

August 15, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: Residential Broadband Woes, Jacko, Windows 7 vs Snow Leopard pricing, Red Hat, Virtualization, Cleversafe

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my 22-hour cable modem downtime ordeal, Micheal Jackson, Windows 7 and Snow Leopard upgrades, Red Hat's stellar business performance and RHEL clones, Virtualization, and talk with Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe about their Dispersed Storage technology.Click Here to Listen to the June 26, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

June 26, 2009 by

Carrier strength drives smartphone selections

Jason Hiner earlier posted on his buying decision between the iPhone 3G S and Palm Pre and as this blockbuster smartphone Summer kicks off I imagine that many prospective buyers will be looking at the available choices. Fellow MoTR podcast co-host James Kendrick actually owns the flagship device from each of the four major US wireless carriers and posted his thoughts on which phone/carrier combo would he choose that I think you should also check out as you look for a new smartphone. I'll offer my opinion as well since I have tried these devices and carriers as well. As you will see the choice for each personal is highly dependent on their carrier signal strength and performance in the location where they live and work.

June 22, 2009 by

Digital TV conversion figures: 5 percent switch to cable, 8 percent buy new HDTV

As the transition to a 100-percent digital TV landscape officially comes at the end of the week, market research firm Knowledge Networks has crunched some numbers to find out that about a quarter of TV households were impacted by the switch.Despite what seems like the near-ubiquity of cable TV, a sizable 18 percent of homes purchased an analog-to-digital converter box because one of their sets doesn't receive a digital signal of some kind.

June 7, 2009 by

Korea’s fiber penetration reaches 12.2%

Korea had 12.2 fiber-optic connections per 100 inhabitants in June 2008, compared with 10.5 cable broadband connections, and 8.4 DSL connections. The fiber penetration rate jumped from 10.4% in the previous OECD survey in December 2007. Japan has a fiber penetration of 10.2%, followed by DSL with 9.6% and cable with 3.1%. The only country [...]

October 25, 2008

46% of US broadband users have DSL

DSL providers maintain an edge in the home broadband market, with 46% of home broadband users saying they subscribe to DSL and 39% saying they have cable modem service. As a home high-speed connection, wireless has also increased its presence - from next to nothing in 2002 up to 12% of the home broadband market [...]

September 14, 2008

35.3 mln cable and 29.7 mln DSL subscribers in the US in Q2 2008

The 20 largest cable and telephone companies added a net 887,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in Q2 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Cable companies now have 35.3 mln broadband customers, compared with 29.7 mln at the phone companies. AT&T remains the country’s largest Internet service provider, with 14.7 mln customers, ahead of Comcast with 14.4 [...]

August 11, 2008

Wi-Fi in cable set-top boxes coming (not so soon)

Cable TV providers are planning to add wireless to their set-top boxes, according to panelists at a recent Connect event sponsored by Park Associates and the CEA.A report in EE Times say cable companies like Cox Communications are planning to deliver signals to home via coaxial cable, and then add a wireless link for shuffling the signal throughout the home.

June 30, 2008 by

US cable companies added 1.19 mln new broadband subscribers in Q1 2008

Largest cable companies in the US added 1.19 mln broadband subscribers in Q1 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Phone companies added 1.01 mln DSL customers in Q1 2008. Since Q3 2004, phone companies had been adding subscribers faster than cable, closing in on cable’s lead in total subscribers. But that lead is now widening, [...]

May 15, 2008

How I (finally) shared a Wi-Fi connection with my neighbors

My neighbors in Woodstock, NY, aren’t wired for cable or DSL, so I figured I’d extend some country courtesy and wirelessly share my cable connection. I just hadn’t figured that it would take me months to stretch my Wi-Fi signal to their house, even though it’s only a few hundred feet south of mine. Here's how I did it.

March 18, 2008 by

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