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Wireless security cameras for your home: Convenience with some challenges

I have been experimenting with various options for home security cameras for a while. After I got some good results with the Ring Stick-up Camera in my backyard, I added a Ring Pro doorbell and another Stick-up camera in my driveway. I also have a Nest indoor camera in my family room.

All the cameras use WiFi to . . . → Read More: Wireless security cameras for your home: Convenience with some challenges

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Convert Your Old Wifi Router into a Wifi Access Point

Are you wondering what to do with that old WiFi Router after you upgraded? You might be able to use it like a WiFi Access Point to improve coverage in your home.

I just replaced my old Cable Modem / WiFi Router combo Netgear C3700 with an Arris Surfboard SB6190 Cable Modem along with a LinkSys EA4500 . . . → Read More: Convert Your Old Wifi Router into a Wifi Access Point

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Smart Lighting – Initial Thoughts on Philips Hue Light Starter Kit

The recent Amazon Prime Day had some interesting geeky offerings. One of them was the Philips Hue Light Starter Kit that comes with a Hue Light Bridge and three white and color Hue Light bulbs. The regular list price for the kit is around $199, and it was on offer for about $120.

After having used the . . . → Read More: Smart Lighting – Initial Thoughts on Philips Hue Light Starter Kit

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Cloud Computing At The Speed Of The Network

The recently published Technical Report on Cloud Computing from UC Berkeley lists 10 obstacles/opportunities related to cloud computing, of which “Data Transfer Bottleneck” ranks #4. As I wrote in my earlier post, network bandwidth is widely considered to be a critical resource for heterogeneous computing.

The obstacles discussed are multi-dimensional. Besides data transfer bottlenecks, they include lack of availability of . . . → Read More: Cloud Computing At The Speed Of The Network

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Cloud- and Heterogenous Computing Will Stretch Network Performance

As I was browsing through my Google Reader, an article in Network Performance Daily caught my eye. It talks about Gartner’s list of the “10 most important strategic technologies of 2009.”

 One of the technologies listed is heterogeneous computing. Over the decades, computing has evolved from tasks running on a single computer to applications that span multiple . . . → Read More: Cloud- and Heterogenous Computing Will Stretch Network Performance

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