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Cisco Edge Quest 2 Tournament – Week Two Begins

The first week of the Cisco Edge Quest 2 tournament has just wrapped up, and as we get into the the second and final week of the tournament, it’s fair to say that the competition has been quite spirited…! Not only have thousands proved that they can handle the power of the Cisco ASR 9000, but some of you are, well, quite good and giving me a run for my self-proclaimed title of “Edge Master.”While we’ll announce the…

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Will Virtual Worlds revolutionize the way people learn and interact?

Will Web 3D technologies and Virtual Worlds revolutionize the way people learn and interact? What impact will Web 3.0 applications have on Enterprise learning organizations? Chris Badger, VP of marketing for Forterra Systems Inc., a leading provider of virtual world technologies, believes the use for online virtual worlds will become mainstream within five years, and that 2009 will be seen as an important year of transition. He says rising tr…

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Trade a cell phone for a loaf of bread?

OK, it’s a little bit of gallows humor, but the idea is somewhat thought-provoking. Is technology now so embedded in the way we consumers go about our lives that we’d give up other more basic needs to get and keep it? What a difference a year makes…last Christmas, I shared some ideas for your holiday shopping, and the list was long and somewhat extravagant. 2008 brought a whole new host of gadgets and services into our lives,…

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Faster Internet: What I Did on My Winter Vacation

You may have read Monique Morrow’s posting in late December about A Faster Internet for 2009. Something to keep in mind also is that some of the slowness you perceive in Internet performance may in fact be related to the network within your home, especially if you have wireless. So, even though a faster Internet is on the near horizon, there are some things you can do right now to make your home wireless Internet experience impressively fa…

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Cisco at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is just around the corner and Cisco will be there with exciting announcements. Cisco at CES? Cisco is often called a networking giant, though in the last few years the company has made its way into consumer homes through acquisitions like Scientific Atlanta, a set-top box manufacturer, and Linksys, a home networking company. As you can see from watching the Digital Cribs webisodes, Cisco is all about helpin…

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