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Verizon denies throttling Netflix traffic after net neutrality ruling

A suggestion by a Texas engineer that Verizon may be throttling some internet services following last month's net neutrality ruling has quickly been denied by the company. In a post earlier today, iScan Online engineer David Raphael noted that he discovered issues with performance on his Verizon …

Samsung reportedly unveiling Galaxy S5 this month, without iris scanner

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S5 smartphone at an event later this month, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. The unveiling will reportedly come during Samsung's Unpacked event on February 24th, which is being held at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Samsung sent out invitations to the …

Cisco at the 2014 International CES

It’s a new year, so one thing is certain: It’s time to go to Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show. CES is always an energetic annual kickstart here at Cisco, since so much of our mission is to develop and build the technologies that link consumers and businesses to service …

Wi-Fi Alliance survey says consumers will embrace the 'internet of everything'

By connecting ordinary devices to the internet, the tech world is creating the “internet of everything.” And the Wi-Fi Alliance, a collection of companies that make wireless networking devices, believes that Wi-Fi will be the way to make it all happen.<p>Wi-Fi will connect the internet of everything, …

Texting with a washing machine: hands-on with LG's HomeChat

From Siri to Google Now, every company wants to make interacting with technology a bit more natural. LG is now extending that idea to smart appliances with a new service called HomeChat, but it isn't focused on using your voice — it's instead based around the instant message.<p>Your washing machine …

Cisco CEO Chambers Still Biggest ‘Internet of Things’ Cheerleader

John Chambers, as expected, used his Consumer Electronics Show keynote to focus on the Internet of Things–or as Cisco, calls it, the Internet of Everything. A flood of numbers also seemed inevitable, and Chambers did not disappoint.

Here's The Home Of The Future, Where Everything Is Connected (PHOTO)

Before you walk out the door, you always make sure you have your keys and phone, turn the lights off and, of course, lock up -- but before you know it, saying goodbye to your home might just be changing up that checklist. Yes, we mean vocally telling your home that you're leaving so it can turn off …

Cisco.com Worldwide

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Let's Go For A Ride In Traffic With Audi's Self-Driving Car

We were escorted out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel garage in Las Vegas by two Nevada state troopers, who followed our Audi A6 Avant all the way to Interstate 15. Traffic was moving pretty well, which is why we needed the troopers, because we were about to make our own traffic jam at CES to show what …

HTC boosted by Beats sale but notches second consecutive operating loss

HTC just posted another operating loss of NT$1.56 billion ($52 million), but managed a small net profit of NT$310 million ($10.3 million) selling its remaining shares of Beats. Though the Taiwanese company trimmed last quarter's operating loss of NT$2.97 billion ($101 million), total revenue …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Your Amazing Cloud Journey Starts Here | The Network | The Network

<b>Hong Kong, December 12, 2013 -</b> At Cloud Connections, held today at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, cloud technologies leader Cisco gathered prominent Cisco cloud and managed services providers to share their cloud strategies and comprehensive Cisco® Powered Cloud and Managed Services, giving …

How robots can teach children math and inspire interest in the STEM fields

A basketball is thrown straight up at a velocity of 10 meters per second. If it is tossed from a height of five feet, how many seconds after it is …

Wearable tech at CES 2014: Prepare your body parts for an onslaught of options

Wearable technology. It’s an exploding product category in desperate need of a category-defining product. And now, with the Consumer Electronics Show upon us, we get to see whether some company, any company, can release an uncompromised, mainstream consumer hit in 2014.<p>Manufacturers have unleashed …

What Next-Generation Wi-Fi Models Could Mean for Secure Mobility

With the adoption of the Internet of Things and Internet of Everything, advances in mobility and next-generation Wi-Fi are driving faster speeds, higher signal quality and more reliable connectivity. With the upcoming ratification of the two waves of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, how are emerging …

This Futuristic Machine Could Make Airport Security So Much Better

Going through security in the 21st century is a pain.<p>At airports, it means taking off your shoes and funelling shampoo into tiny bottles. At …

Glass: Google launches MyGlass app for iOS

Google released its MyGlass companion app for iOS earlier this week, and then promptly pulled it, apparently because it first needed to roll out its …

iOS Apps

7 Products That Are Keeping People Safe During The Holidays

The holidays are always a time of year full of merriment that brings families together, often times from far away as people come together to exchange gifts and attend holiday parties. The eggnog will be flowing as people generously give gifts, which are sometimes extravagant. This, in combination …

Google reportedly partners with Audi for on-board Android

Google is reportedly hitting the road for its next battle with Apple for mobile OS market share.<p>The Web giant has teamed with automaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on the Android operating system, according to the Wall Street Journal. The aim of the …

Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims

Cisco(s csco) is investigating a claim by Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> that the company is among many whose devices have been backdoored by the NSA to assist …

The Private Cloud: There are Silver Linings Here

This post is brought to you by Comcast Business. <br>Follow us @comcastbusiness.<p>The ‘private cloud’… Isn’t that just an internal network with a fancy name?<p>‘Private cloud’ is the phrase used to describe a cloud computing platform that is implemented inside the corporate firewall. But it is managed by …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible

Computers are hi-tech, right? Our children may not see it that way. The next generation of digital devices will be hidden, says Tom Chatfield, bringing both benefits and dangers.<p>The author Douglas Adams once made a witty point about technology: the inventions we label “technologies” are simply …

Digital Age

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

Supply pinch dogs Microsoft's Surface tablets

A dearth of Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets has persisted during the holiday shopping season, though that situation may finally be easing a bit.<p>Are the new Surface tablets flying off the shelves or just not reaching the shelves? That's not clear because Microsoft doesn't provide sales numbers, …