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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. When you think about companies that dominate specific technology markets, alongside names such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Intel. SAP and Oracle, you would no doubt include Cisco Systems. Founded in 1984,...

June 3rd 2012 at 4:44pm 0 Comments
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If you dig the stylish look on the Linksys E4200 802.11n router but prefer something more wallet-friendly, then Cisco's latest range of home routers and switches will likely suit your taste. Gone are the curved grooves and blinking LEDs on the top, but these routers -- ranging from $59.99 to $159.9...

April 5th 2011 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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It was the halcyon summer of 2009. The Hubble Space Telescope was fixed, Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500, Somali pirates were really doing their thing, and Linksys decided it was time to pull the plug on its DMA2100 and DMA2200 Media Center Extenders. Production was ceased and that was that... o...

November 6th 2010 at 9:46am 0 Comments
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If we know you, you're about ready to bathe your place of residence in some of those 802.11n waves you've been hearing so much about. Well, you're in luck -- the cats at Cisco have announces the Linksys E-Series line of routers for your home, flat, or small business. All of these bad boys feature t...

March 31st 2010 at 1:56pm 0 Comments
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Working for a large company comes with a lot of baggage, the least of which is an RFID security badge. For those small companies who can't afford such extravagantly wireless door key solutions there's another option: this DIY project completed by a team of developers at Sunlight Labs. It all center...

February 25th 2010 at 9:21am 0 Comments
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Is there anything you can't do with Lego brand toy building bricks? Probably -- but we're not here to dwell on the negative. In this space, we've seen everything from a USB charger to a 3D scanner built with the things, but if you still haven't had your fix, Luke Anderson (the Lego computer guy) ha...

January 18th 2010 at 2:02pm 0 Comments
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Apple products are known far and wide for their design. Linksys products, on the other hand, are not. That's why this latest laptop mod strikes us as a little odd. When a technically-proficient gentleman named Tyler wanted to get his hands on "a working, genuine" Mac as cheaply as possible, he did w...

December 9th 2009 at 12:32am 0 Comments
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Do you have some media to share with yourself (or with those in close vicinity)? The Linksys Wireless N Storage Router is a sleek and sexy refresh of the tried and true Wireless G, throwing in external R-SMA antenna connectors, USB connectivity (for your fave external drive) and an integrated media...

June 23rd 2009 at 1:27pm 0 Comments