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Researchers create ForcePhone for squeeze-based conversation

10/16, 5:03am

Nokia N900 converted to vibrate when squeezed

A phone has been modified to be able to transfer a squeeze to another phone. A prototype by Nokia Research and the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology amended an N900 to use a resistor to detect up to four different levels of pressure from compression. The recipient of the phone call receives different levels of vibration, depending on the amount of pressure applied.

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Review: Western Digital My Net N900 Wi-Fi router

07/13, 8:21am

WD pushes new QoS tech, 802.11n optimizations

The Western Digital brand typically conjures thoughts of hard drives or other storage devices, however the California-based company has continued to push its way into the home-networking market. The My Net N900 router exemplifies this new focus, bringing dual-band 802.11n connectivity and a slew of high-end features that attempt to balance raw performance with simple setup and superior traffic management. In our full review, we attempt to determine if the device is worth its hefty price.

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Western Digital intros My Net home networking lineup

06/14, 2:05pm

WD router range includes 1 and 2TB NAS options

Western Digital is for the first time rolling out its own line of wireless home networking products. The My Net family is comprised of a Gigabit switch, three dual-band Wi-Fi routers, and one dual-band router with 1TB or 2TB of integrated network storage, including remote data access through a website or iOS and Android apps. Of special interest is WD's FasTrack technology, which on the routers prioritizes traffic such as Netflix, Skype, YouTube, or Xbox Live.

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