Belkin Unveils it’s New N900 Dual Band Router

During the Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas last January 8, Belkin unveiled one of it’s newest router, the N900.

The new Belkin N900 DB Router is a dual band Wi-Fi device capable of speeds of 450Mbps per band. It also retains some of its standard features from the older N750 like 802.11 b,g and n support, four ethernet ports and two USB 2.0 ports for connected storage.

The basic specs of the N900 is as follows :

- Dual-band technology with simultaneous wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 450 Mbps (5 GHz)
- Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology for high-powered wireless signal and maximum throughput
- 600 MHz multi-thread processor to power through media-intensive multitasking
- Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast access to network storage or wireless printing
- Download at gigabit speeds and stream from multiple devices at the same time
- IntelliStream QoS prioritizes video and gaming streams
- 4 gigabit ports for ultra-fast wired connections
- Guest network access for enhanced security
- Self-healing feature automatically resolves potential network problems
- Easy setup and pre-configured security

If you’re a new kid on the block and want to know what these specs mean, it’s basically a fast router. And when I say fast, I mean fast. It takes three easy steps to get you online, and with the right configuration and the right connections, you’ll get an internet connection fast enough to sustain all your online needs; be it gaming, video streaming or just plain blogging.

Priced at around $200, Belkin will start shipping the product near you sometime this April.

What’s your take on all this? Will Belkin start going up the ranks as one of the top producers of wireless routers?


My First Google+ Real Life Hangout

Now many of you have probably met someone from Twitter or one of your favorite blogs in real life. Of course, when you had this first interaction it was probably awkward as you had never had a face-to-face conversation with the person and weren’t sure if your personalities would be compatible enough to carry on a conversation, no matter what the topic.

Having gone to Podcamp 2011 in Nashville, I have really taken a larger interest in social media and connecting on the local level. It is amazing how many people around you share common interests. Of course, there is always that boundary of figuring out how to meet them.

Our culture has a certain set of norms that we are expected to follow. If you are engaging in conversation with someone, no matter how much the subject or person you’re speaking with disinterests you, you are expected to remain in that conversation. The situation only gets worse when you go out with a bunch of friends that are talking about things that either you’re not involved with or do not interest you at all.

Now on the other side of that is the mystery of meeting someone from “the Internet” (read in scary movie voice) that you have only chatted with in text or possibly over Skype. What we have been missing out on is the opportunity to come into contact with like-minded individuals that we would otherwise have a hard time tracking down or bumping into serendipitously.

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Google+ and how Hangouts are Changing my Life

Just over the last few days, not even weeks, I have become very active in Google+. If you’re a frequenter of Google+ hangouts, you very well may have seen me. Whether it is chatting with my good friend +Brad Chasenore from Australia’s Tech Webcast, or watching +Cliff Roth do an amazing job of painting other Hangout participants in a 30-second window, everything I have come across has been completely amazing.

Surely, there have been some things that are less than amazing, like that person that joins your hangout and has 13 children screaming in the background or their television blaring so loud it overpowers everyone’s mic. So, of course, you mute that person and they immediately unmute themselves. Admit it, there are people like that in life that can’t handle themselves in a cocktail party, so don’t sweat it.

The point of this post it to declare that I absolutely LOVE everything I have discovered, the people I have met and the opportunities that have presented themselves since I have joined Google+.

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MP 112: Steve Jobs Looks Ill, iPhone 5 Prototype, Google Plus, Free Webcam Giveaway

This week Peter McDermott discusses a photo in which Steve Jobs looks pretty ill. A sneak peak at the iPhone 5 prototype. A laser keyboard! Can you believe it!? Google Plus for beginners. Our Griffin Technology Mystery Product, can you guess what it is? Also, our Google Chrome App of the Week and a giveaway for a brand new Rocketfish Webcam!

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