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We'll get you that Wi-Fi 7 laptop by 2024, Intel says
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 18:32

Intel said it intends to add Wi-Fi 7 hardware to laptops and other PCs "by 2024", and a year later for the rest of the market.

That's according to the x86 giant's Eric McLaughlin, veep of its wireless solutions and client computing group, who just the other day gave a briefing on the state of wireless connectivity. McLaughlin reportedly said Intel was seeking Wi-Fi Alliance certification of its IEEE 802.11be, aka Wi-Fi 7 , products – once that certification is available.

"[Wi-Fi 7] will be installed in PC products such as laptops by 2024 … we expect it to appear

Liberated E-Ink Shelf Labels Turned 10×2 Display
Friday, 05 August 2022 07:00
How expensive is it to make a panel that uses e-ink technology? That might depend on how flexible you are. [RBarron] read about reverse engineering point-of-sale shelf labels and found …read more
Florida man accused of selling fake, broken Cisco devices from China to hospitals, schools, military
Saturday, 09 July 2022 07:56

A Florida man has been accused of selling to hospitals, schools, and others fake and malfunctioning Cisco equipment imported from China.

Onur Aksoy, 38, of Miami, peddled the fraudulent and counterfeit networking gear via at least 19 of his own companies, and 25 or more storefront accounts he set up on Amazon and eBay, according to American prosecutors on Friday.

We're told the CEO imported – for a fraction of the price of real Cisco systems – tens of thousands of older, lower-end devices from China and Hong Kong, and flogged them as new, genuine, and higher-end expensive Cisco machines.

Canadian ISP Rogers falls over for hours, takes out broadband, cable, cellphones
Saturday, 09 July 2022 05:10

Canadian ISP Rogers today suffered a major outage that has left subscribers unable to use cellular, broadband internet, and cable services.

ATMs and debit card payments were also affected, leaving folks unable to take out cash and buy stuff in stores, and some were unable to make 911 emergency calls. Rogers has more than 10 million wireless subscribers in Canada. The snafu cut the nation's connectivity by a quarter, according to network watchers at NetBlocks, and it may have knock-on effects for other ISPs and service providers.

The outage has been going on for several hours, seemingly nearly 11 hours

Elon Musk considering 'drastic action' as Twitter takeover in 'jeopardy'
Friday, 08 July 2022 23:45

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Though it's not clear what tech mogul might do seeing that he has committed to completing the transaction

Updated Elon Musk has decided that it's impossible to verify the number of bot accounts on

Union tells BT: Commit to pay rise talks next week or else
Friday, 08 July 2022 20:00

Exclusive BT has until the middle of next week to confirm it will enter formal talks about employee pay rises or face the prospect of tens of thousands of unionized workers going out on the first nationwide strike since 1987.

This is according to an email to members from the CWU, the communications union, and follows last week's ballot in which employees at BT - the UK largest network provider - and Openreach, it's network cabling installation unit, voted overwhelmingly in favor of industrial action.

The CWU confirmed at the end of June that 74.78 percent of 30,000 Openreach staff

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