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Trade a cell phone for a loaf of bread?

…rtless photo-sharing with friends and family, streaming video from Netflix to Blu-ray disc players and Xbox 360 gaming consoles (and with CES starting today, there are clearly more new toys to come – LG video wristphone, anyone?).However, this year, we are surrounded by the wreckage of a globally challenged economy. Clearly, consumers are cutting back their spending across the board, as evidenced by early sales figures from this past holida…

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Faster Internet: What I Did on My Winter Vacation

…zooming! In short, the improved wireless performance feels like an instant upgrade to all of the computers and gaming systems in the house (since a lot of what happens on all of these is via the network) and the new router — even with all these bells and whistles — cost well under US$ 200. By the way, while you’re saving your pennies for a new router, there are a few things you can do to improve wireless networking in your home…

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Cisco at CES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69BK1gUwUeg”>Lifecasting

…etwork and the technology that lives on it. As consumers accumulate PCs, huge digital music libraries, multiple gaming consoles, printers, digital cameras, and more, the home network becomes increasingly integral to the delivering an enjoyable connected life experience. Earlier this week, I asked Ken Wirt, vice president of consumer marketing at Cisco, to tell us more about what Cisco has planned for consumers. I’ll be Lifecasting and on T…

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Want Video? Ask Cisco.

…set-top boxes* by 2012. (*Internet-enabled set-top boxes include IPTV set-tops, next-generation cable set-tops, gaming consoles, and third-party standalone set-tops.)- Global VoD traffic more than doubled from 2007 to 2008 (increased by a factor of 2.4).Check out our press release to see what else we announced today, including enhanced updates for Cisco TelePresence, enabling non-stop video performance for the ASR 9000, and some customer…

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Mobility Trends in Higher Education

…ng access to information while on the move. These trends, especially with the sheer number of devices (laptops, gaming systems, cameras, dual-mode devices, etc.) lead universities to look at a network that supports rich content that is created and shared simultaneously and rapidly by both students and faculty. Stay tuned for the next episode. And until then, share with us some of the trends that you are seeing or hearing about on education campus…

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