Cisco Valet Wireless Router simplifies home wireless networking setup

Cisco’s new line of wireless routers, Valet and Valet Plus, aim to simplify wireless networking and connectivity for home users. How? Plug in the Valet wireless router, then plug in the accompanying USB stick (called the Easy Setup Key) into your laptop and/or desktop. The Easy Setup Key runs you through a few screens and… Continue reading Cisco Valet Wireless Router simplifies home wireless networking setup

Google jumps into the social web with Buzz; goes up against Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Google rolled out its latest product, called Google Buzz [announcement], this time in the social networking arena. Buzz is built into Gmail and has tight integration with your e-mail inbox. You can share links, photos and videos directly from within Gmail and it uses your existing set of Gmail contacts. You can see what your… Continue reading Google jumps into the social web with Buzz; goes up against Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Belkin Home Base Wireless-N Access Point – Network Share Your Printer, Other USB Devices

If you don’t already have a WiFi-connected printer, and would like to locate your printer away from your home router, how do you do that? Well, Belkin has a solution called Home Base that is a Wireless 802.11n Access Point that you can plug in your printer and/or other USB/1 wired Ethernet device(s) and voila,… Continue reading Belkin Home Base Wireless-N Access Point – Network Share Your Printer, Other USB Devices

Facebook revamping privacy controls

If you read this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re also a Facebook user. If so, and you care about your privacy, you should probably set aside some time to take a look at Facebook’s new privacy controls when they are rolled out to you. Facebook is in the midst of reorganizing the controls… Continue reading Facebook revamping privacy controls

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 19, 2009

Have Zune begun to copy Apple’s stylish music players with the upcoming Zune HD? We’ve got your weekly fill of format wars – this time focused on home automation and could we really be that much closer to wearable remote controls? Father’s days coming up and, being such a caring bunch, we came up with… Continue reading GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 19, 2009

Facebook valued at $10 billion?

Facebook’s public valuation is of course a moving target, given that they’re a private company, but a recent investment of US$200 million by a Russian investor for a 1.96% stake in the company puts the valuation at roughly $10 billion. Not too shabby. 2 years ago, Microsoft invested $240 million and attached a valuation of… Continue reading Facebook valued at $10 billion?

Google’s PowerMeter lets consumers tap into their power usage

Google is currently testing a software tool dubbed the PowerMeter than can tap into the stats that ‘smart’ power meters monitor. It isn’t meant for the power companies so much as it is meant to enable consumers to monitor and shepherd their own usage. Currently, there are over 40 million US homes scheduled to get… Continue reading Google’s PowerMeter lets consumers tap into their power usage