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If there's one thing Internet legend Kim Dotcom despises, it's being spied on. Likewise, he hates that governments take it upon themselves to spy not only on him, but everyone. Not long after his Auckland mansion was raided some three years ago, his love for privacy and security only skyrocketed. What eventually came of that was Mega, a cloud service that offers an impressive 50GB of free storage, as well as promises that your data will be safe from prying eyes. While it's important to secure our data, whether it consists of images or documents, it's likewise important to secure our conversations.... Read more...
Kim Dotcom, the man who negotiated a deal with hacking group Lizard Squad to cease fire on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network over Christmas break, has Skype in his crosshairs and is ready to pull the trigger. His weapon of choice? A competing browser-based chat service tentatively called MegaChat that he plans to launch soon. The Mega founder made his intentions know via Twitter, though it's worth pointing out that he has a history of mentioning and hyping this same service without actually releasing it. And while there's still no concrete release date, he say this time around that it will... Read more...
The cloud wars are seemingly only beginning, and while enterprise mainstays like Oracle, Microsoft and Google are certainly grabbing up market share left and right, smaller players such as Box, Dropbox and even Kim Dotcom definitely have a stake in things. After the whole MegaUpload fiasco, Dotcom launched MEGA -- a file sharing / cloud service that he hopes will see more success (and less police intervention) in the market. But of course, a service these days is only as solid as the app that allows users to interface with it. So, this week MEGA launched its first app: MEGA for Android. It's available... Read more...
If you had any doubts that MegaUpload, and its outlandish founder, were a big deal: let this assure that it is. As sharing and cloud hosting services become a natural extension of the Internet, Kim Dotcom's new service ("Mega") is poised to make a huge impression. It's not a stretch to think that most of MegaUpload's users will be giving Mega a whirl, and tons of people who had never heard of the prior service will be joining as well. But Mega is evidently going to keep to its name in terms of scope: it'll do more than just host files. According to Dotcom, it's going to grow into a provider of... Read more...
Almost exactly a year ago, feds shut down cloud storage site MegaUpload over alleged widespread digital piracy and instantly turned site owner Kim Dotcom into a controversial figure. The case raised a number of questions concerning digital piracy, file ownership, and even the wisdom of using cloud storage at all. Today, Kim Dotcom has officially resurfaced with a new New Zealand-based cloud storage site called simply “Mega”, and upon first impression, it’s a compelling offering. First, you can sign up for a free account that offers a whopping 50GB of free storage; second, privacy... Read more...
Cisco Systems announced today a new router that is designed to handle the load of current and future burdensome network traffic like Video, IPTV, and the increased demands of a growing internet population. The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000, or ASR 9000, has "six times more capacity and is four times faster than any other router in its class" handling up to 6.4 Terabits per second of data. To put this in perspective, Cisco claims a "single ASR 9000 could deliver high definition video streams to every household in Los Angeles simultaneously".In addition to providing higher bandwidth the... Read more...
The DVR is the greatest invention since fire. But especially since a substantial amount of programming became available in high-definition, its seems we're constantly having to erase something in order to make room for the next show we want. Iomega has been solving various storage problems for a long time, and if you use the DVR supplied by many Cable companies, they'd like you to be able to store a lot more content. Up to 300 additional hours of standard def, or 60 hours of hi-def goodness. The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive adds storage capacity for eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVRs, allowing... Read more...
When it comes to solid, reliable networking connections, nothing beats copper at the moment.  It's not the most convenient, as most people (particularly wives and girlfriends) don't want cables running across the floor, or even jacks in walls throughout the house.  That leaves wireless, and although most people have wireless-G at this time, 54 Mbps (when you consider actual throughput) pales in comparison to standard 100 Mbps wired Ethernet.  Even when you consider wireless-N, which still hasn't even been fully ratified, and its up to 300 Mbps speed, throughput isn't that fast by... Read more...
You've all felt the pain a WiFi network can bring, with fading signal strength through walls or over even moderately long distances inside your home or office.  The only other option, short of snaking CAT5 cables inside walls and around your home or office is Powerline Networking. Initially, Powerline Networking technology was spotty at best in terms of its performance and reliability.  Though it's not new, only recently have products entered the market which have the potential to meet or even exceed 100 Mbps wired Ethernet.  One such product is the... Read more...
The crummy camera in your phone would have been considered a multi-megapixel wonder just a few years ago. But advances in cramming megapixels into cameras have run up against the limits of what's usable. Wired has some suggestions about how to choose a digital camera, now that they're all powerful enough. But piling on pixels can actually hurt the quality of your photos, because manufacturers typically just squeeze more little diodes into the same space on the image sensor. That means the physical size of each pixel shrinks, causing them... Read more...
With shrinking feature sizes, smaller and smaller form factor devices are coming to market. Imagine this little image processor coupled with bluetooth embedded in such devices as key chains, pens and other small form factor devices. James Bond would have a ball with this type of technology. I wonder what the power requirements will be? The new Micron image sensor (product number MT9M019) captures 30 frames per second (fps) at full 1.3-megapixel resolution (1,280 by 1,024 pixels) or 60 fps at VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels), allowing for high-quality, seamless video. Additionally, another critical... Read more...
For the average person, the workings of a computer and digital camera can be a bit mystifying and confusing. To combat this problem in the retail market, advertisers have been creating easy ways to judge the power of a product using fairly easy to understand terms like "Megahertz", and "Megapixel". The Megahertz rating system has been phased out for some time now, first starting with AMD and then with Intel following, but the problem with digital cameras remain. Thankfully Dan has some advice to give on shopping for the right camera.... Read more...
It's hard to believe that the first time we set eyes on a Small Form Factor PC was back in December of 2001.  Back then, Shuttle was breaking new ground with several new products that helped give birth to a whole new sector in the PC industry.  As Shuttle's successes mounted with each new release, other manufacturers took notice and also started jumping into the Small Form Factor foray.  One such company to deliver their own mini-barebones units was MSI.  Their Mega mPC Series of SFF systems is comprised of various solutions that cater many different applications. ... Read more...
All good marketing schemes usually come to an end. With processors, Intel had to abandon their MHz/GHz rating system. Digital cameras are starting to hit the same wall these days, with megapixels and total zoom features becoming less of a focal point. In their latest article, TheTechLounge discusses some features you should be looking for in a good camera. ""When consumer digital cameras hit the market, manufacturers looked for that magical feature which could determine the worth of one camera versus another. Once the megapixel barrier was breached,... Read more...
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