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Cisco's consumer business chief resigns

The head of Cisco Systems' consumer products business is leaving the company less than two years after he arrived with the acquisition of Flip camcorder maker Pure Digital Technologies.

Atheros, Marvell to push fast 11n into phones

The fast, high-capacity Wi-Fi that users have been enjoying for a few years in laptops is now due to hit smartphones and tablets in a big way, with two major Wi-Fi chip makers announcing products that use IEEE 802.11n with multiple antennas.

Gluster pushes storage software to VMware, Amazon

The Gluster open-source file system is following the well-worn path into virtualization and cloud computing with the introduction on Tuesday of Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances for VMware and for the Amazon Web Services platform.

RIM pushing WebWorks for phone, PlayBook development

Research In Motion's BlackBerry WebWorks Application Platform lets developers use standard Web tools to create applications that work like native programs on RIM's smartphones and PlayBook tablets, company officials said Thursday.

ICANN assigns its last IPv4 addresses

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has handed out its last IPv4 addresses, leaving the remaining blocks to regional registries that in some cases may exhaust them within a few months.

IPv4's funeral expected to come Thursday

A press conference taking place on Thursday in Miami is expected to mark the last allocation of internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses by the central authority that assigns them.

Address allocation kicks off IPv4 endgame

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has assigned two large blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, activating a rule under which the agency will give out the last of its IPv4 addresses.

Oracle boosts speed, capacity of tape drives

Oracle is taking aim at the fast-growing storage demands of large enterprises with the latest version of its high-end tape drive, which will be able to pack 5TB of uncompressed data onto a tape cartridge.

As IPv4 disappears, transition poses hazards

With the last IPv4 addresses about to be allocated, the good news is that IT managers -- at least in the U.S. and Europe -- don't suddenly have to get the next Internet Protocol working.

Verizon to bid for cloud provider Terremark

Verizon Communications plans to buy cloud service provider Terremark Worldwide for about US$1.4 billion in a deal that could significantly expand its cloud offerings for enterprises.

Judge sides with Apple, RIM against Kodak

Eastman Kodak's patent claim against Apple and Research In Motion concerning camera-phone image previews is invalid, according to an initial determination by a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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