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Broadband Gaming is On the Way

…mes to PCs and TVs without the need for a dedicated console. This was interesting for a few reasons. First, the gaming industry has been on fire recently. While the rest of CE industry has followed the downward trajectory of the global economy, gaming has bucked the trend fueled by the rise of the staycation and the Wii’s popularity with casual gamers. Secondly, while music has been disrupted by broadband and video is in the process of bei…

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Building a Better Blade Server – Network Style….

I’ve been asked a lot about why would Cisco build a blade server recently. I don’t know where these rumors and speculation come from. But notwithstanding I thought I would write out the answers I usually give. 1) Cisco is NOT building a blade server. What we are doing with Unified Computing is so much more than just a blade server that even using terms like blade server in the same sentence with Unified Computing doesn’t do…

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Home Network Basics

Setting up your own home network can seem a bit daunting at first. Relax — it’s far simpler than you think. It’s really a very basic concept: you want to quickly find, perform and share things that reside on your computer with your family — such as files, photos, music, games, videos chats, and more. You also want everyone to be able to use the same printer without having to carry thumb drives around, or laboriously reassign print…

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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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