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Turn your PS3 into a Linux Server

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HELIOS Software today released a free download of a modified Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) distribution, optimized to use Sony's Playstation 3 as a test-drive server.

The distro is offered under basic agreement with Terra Soft Solutions, the developer of YDL. HELIOS prepared the distro primarily to provide a test-drive platform for its file, print, PDF and image server software.

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Lantronix SecureLinx Spider Review: Tiny, powerful IP KVM

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Read more...Lantronix' Spider takes a new approach to KVM-over-IP and packs a lot of punch into a palm-sized bundle.
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Belkin adds networked USB hub

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Belkin today announced a new Network USB Hub.

The Hub simulates a direct USB connection to attached devices from networked Windows and Mac OS computers. Caching techniques allow for support of high-speed USB devices and isochronous transfers at full speed. The software also allows control of USB devices on the Hub to be switched among computers.

The F5L009 Network USB Hub will be available late June 2007 at an MSRP of $129.99. Initial shipments will support Windows clients. Support for Mac OS clients will be available in September.

Don't Ditch that Switch! How to make your small network greener

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Read more...Electronic waste is a sticky situation with no quick solution. But you can help save the Earth by making your small network more environmentally-friendly.
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Dell, EPA To Host D.C. Earth Day Computer Recycling Drive

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Dell and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host an Earth Day computer recycling event for consumers in the Washington metropolitan area on Sunday, April 22. The free event is part of Dell’s commitment to educating consumers about responsible computer recycling options and keeping information technology equipment out of landfills.

Washington, D.C.-area residents can recycle any brand computer, monitor, printer and other computer equipment by dropping off the items at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the event site at 13th and E Streets, N.W.

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Lantronix announces 'zero footprint' KVM over IP product

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Lantronix today announced the SecureLinx Spider—a "cable-friendly", single port, KVM to IP converter small enough to be held in one hand.

The SecureLinx Spider is a “Distributed KVM” solution that allows administrators to easily add incremental ports as their needs require. It is a completely self-contained solution including an ARM-based processor, on-board memory (Flash, Video and CPU SDRAM), secure operating system, web server, video encoder, and embedded Ethernet switch with built-in support for Virtual Media.

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Our Charts get an Extreme Makeover

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Read more...Our NAS and Router Performance Charts are among our most popular features. So we've taken a good thing and made it even better. Check out the results of our spring 2007 makeover!
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Belkin Cable Free USB: Slow, Expensive, Cutting Edge Technology

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Read more...Ultrawideband technology has finally arrived. But Belkin's Cable Free USB Hub shows it's not yet ready for prime time.
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Cisco and Apple resolve iPhone tiff

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Cisco and Apple today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark. Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world.

Both companies acknowledge the trademark ownership rights that have been granted, and each side will dismiss any pending actions regarding the trademark. In addition, Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications.

Other terms of the agreement are confidential.

Access Away from the Office - Part 3: How Fast

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Read more...In the last installment of his series, Bill Meade reports on his Verizon BroadbandAccess speed test results.
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Access Away from the Office - Part 2: How To

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Read more...In Part 2 of our series, Bill Meade provides a step-by-step for getting a Mac and Treo 700p connected to Verizon's BroadbandAccess EVDO service.
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Apple and Cisco temporary cease fire

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Apple and Cisco issued the following statement today regarding the iPhone lawsuit:

"Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability."

TZO to provide Dynamic DNS services for HP MediaSmart Servers

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Dynamic DNS service provider Tzolkin Corporation (TZO), today announced it will supply embedded dynamic DNS services for the new HP MediaSmart Server product announced at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.

The HP MediaSmart Server helps consumers access their digital assets from any computer or digital entertainment center on the home network and is slated to ship later this year. TZO will allow HP customers to select a personal web address for easy and secure remote access to the HP product.

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Access Away from the Office - Part 1: The Alternatives

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Read more...Fast and easy Internet access is everywhere you go, right? Bill Meade begs to differ and shares his struggle to get connected on the road.
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Skype to reach for TV market with Joost

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Skype, the leader in voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP), has unveiled a project that will bring TV to computers and the Internet to TVs in a massive undertaking by the new Skype subsidiary Joost.

Previously known by the codename The Venice Project, Joost (pronounced "juiced") will initially focus on offering free ad-supported online video content that is submitted from content providers like record labels and TV networks.

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Remote sync your smartphone with Sync ML and Funambol

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Read more...Did you know that your "smart" cell phone probably has remote sync capability just waiting to be used? Kevin Herring shows how open source once again comes to the rescue for a free way to keep your Outlook data up to date no matter where you are.
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CES 2007: Networking creeps forward

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Read more...CES 2007 is fast fading into yesterday's news. But before the memories completely die, Tim Higgins offers some thoughts on whether anything has changed in the past year in home and SOHO networking.
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Cisco sues Apple over "iPhone" trademark infringement

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Concerns that Cisco and Apple could clash over the use of the name "iPhone" for Apple's latest product appeared to be off the table yesterday as Cisco was reported to have offered Apple rights to use the name. Today, the situation has changed.

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CES 2007 Slideshow - NAS

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Read more...There were a few interesting developments in Networked Storage. Here's a quick slideshow.
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CES 2007 Slideshow - NAS

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With miles left to walk and lots to see, there's not a lot of time to write. So here are some photos of new NASes we've seen at CES.
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