Once upon a time there was Ethernet. Every half decade or so, the industry got together and worked out a faster version. Sometimes they didn't totally agree, but a standard emerged at 10x the speed of the previous version. Throw all that out the window: Faster Ethernet is coming, and it's going to be weird! Although it looks like a simple network Channel, Ethernet is … [Read more...] about Faster Ethernet Gets Weird
Yesterday I talked about Light Peak, the new optical interconnect being developed by Apple, Intel, and others. Today I'm continuing that theme, suggesting a possible productization that would really take Light Peak to the next level: Integrating it with USB 3.0. Light Peak Background As discussed yesterday, Light Peak is a cable, not a protocol. It's a mechanism to carry … [Read more...] about Light Peak + USB 3.0 = Awesome!
Longtime readers of this blog know that I'm a sucker for novel uses of technology, especially those that give me a chance to learn something new. So when I spotted a Vonage VoIP telephone on clearance at the local Best Buy, I couldn't resist. After a quick Google search to confirm it could be unlocked and used with any provider, I took one home. I don't have it working … [Read more...] about Experimenting With VoIP