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The Chaos That the Internet of Things Needs to Organize Before it Hits Mass Market

When novel technology receives its 15 seconds of glory, reactions can span from healthy pessimism to “I can’t wait for it to be the next decade to already begin!”—think Google’s self-driving car. The Internet of Things (IoT) is such a phenomenon. According to Gartner inc., the technology research and advisory

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Google’s Latest Under the Sea Venture Will Cost $300 Million

With the popularity of wireless access points, it’s easy to forget that the internet is anything but invisible. An estimated 300 fiber optic cables run across ocean sea beds to make transcontinental communication possible. Google and five other major Asian telecom companies are set to add yet another six-fiber cable to the network that will connect Japan

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Updating your Surveillance Video from Analog to IP

Many businesses are upgrading their analog surveillance systems to IP cameras. IP cameras provide a better resolution with higher pixel density in comparison to analog cameras which have been using the same technology invented since the 1950’s to supply their video source. IP cameras make it simple for expanding businesses to add additional cameras with

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Channel Your Inner-Engineer with LittleBits


Remember the last time you decided to fix one of your own gadgets and found that the only successful part of your experiment was figuring out how to take it apart with the detailed instructions of a YouTube video? Manufacturers purposely seal their products to discourage curious tinkerers from performing DIY repairs
. However, even though tech companies

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The Pot Holes on the Road to Faster Broadband Speeds

Customer.io CEO Colin Nederkoorn made headlines when he decided to stream Netflix at 3000kbps through a VPN service and found out that Verizon capped his data at an appalling .373 mbps when using Netflix. For the past month, Netflix has engaged Verizon in a public war of net neutrality accusing Verizon of intentionally lagging streaming speeds of Netflix users.

The FCC has yet to determine whether

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WiFi Grant for Schools - Infographic

U.S. Government Brings Internet Connectivity Up To Speed in the Education Sector

Internet connectivity in our schools currently lags behind in comparison to countries like South Korea where all schools currently enjoy high speed connectivity. South Korea even plans to phase out textbooks by 2016.

In an effort to modernize internet connectivity in under-funded classrooms, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to invest $2 billion over the next two years to

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ICS West 2014

Thank you for making ICS West a success! You got an exclusive sneak peek at NEW Planet Technology surveillance equipment

This year at ICS West, hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, Planet Technology revealed it’s latest surveillance equipment. If you were at the event, you might have had the opportunity to stumble across our Planet booth (#27099). Since PlanetechUSA is the leading US distributor for Planet Technology equipment, we were pleased to showcase new Planet surveillance equipment.

Planet Technology featured

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IEEE 802.3bt: Power over Ethernet Goes Even Further

Today, Power over Ethernet effectively powers over 100 million end devices which are deployed in various applications including IP phones or wireless access points. With the technology’s limited power provision, PoE does have limitations, but that is all going to change. The introduction of the brand new IEEE 802.3bt PoE standard doubles and possibly can even triple the amount of power

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