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Synology Rackstation RS2211+ Review

Today we are looking at another RackStation from Synology – the RS2211+, targeting a demanding business oriented demographic. We reviewed the RS3411xs last month and were extremely impressed. Can the less expensive family sibling maintain the high standards we expect from Synology? When compared directly against the flagship RS3411xs, the …

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Synology release DiskStation Manager 3.2

Synology today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager 3.2 (DSM 3.2). In just 40 days, the beta program of DSM 3.2 attracted more than 60,000 downloads, drawing excited users to get their hands on Synology’s latest operating system. “The NAS server’s evolution accelerates with the launch of DSM 3.2,” …

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Synology Unveils DiskStation Manager 3.2 Beta

Synology today announced the beta availability of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.2. The new NAS server OS has taken exciting steps in elevating: Management efficiency with centralized directory service, system-logs, CIFS share folders, and ISO images to mount as virtual drive Business’ mobility with web-based DSM mobile and Google Cloud Print™ …

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Synology launch the DS2411+ for the hardcore enthusiast

Many of you will have already read our review today of the incredible new Synology Diskstation DS3611xs. This is one of their flagship models, for the business sector. Synology are also upgrading their lower ranges, and the DS2411+ is set to replace the DS1511+. As can be seen, this model …

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Synology Diskstation DS3611xs Review

Kitguru has reviewed many of the Synology range over the last year and today we are looking at something very special indeed. The new Diskstation DS3611xs, which is an ‘ultra high’ performance NAS server which can scale up to 100TB, for larger businesses. Synology claim that the Diskstation DS3611xs can …

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New breakthrough for wireless electronics

Researchers have created a functional integrated circuit smaller than a grain of salt. This circuit is a broadband frequency mixer which according to IBM researcher Yu Ming Lin is “one of the most fundamental and important circuits in essentially all wireless communication devices and equipment.” The new circuit design is …

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GIGABYTE G1-Killer gets Bigfoot Advanced Stream Detect

Gigabyte announced that Bigfoot Networks has released a free software update for the Killer E2100 Networking Platform, bringing Advanced Stream Detect technology to all GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards. Advanced Stream Detect delivers unprecedented intelligence and improved network performance to GIGABYTE G1-Killer based systems by dynamically classifying all network traffic and prioritizing …

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Kingston release new Wi-Drive – wireless, shareable storage

Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the sleek and functional Wi-Drive, built to address the ever-increasing storage needs of Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users (www.kingston.com/flash/wi_drive.asp). Wi-Drive, a wireless, portable storage solution, allows users to …

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02 roll out superfast 3G network in UK

02 are officially the first UK mobile operator to roll out their superfast 3G network. Earlier today the company have started their 900mhz network which is using bandwidth from the old 2G intrastructure … which is no longer needed. This is boosting the speed and capacity to the 3G system, …

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UK government push £50 million for superfast broadband

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that they will direct another £50 million to help push the development of super fast broadband. KitGuru has covered the poor state of broadband services in the United Kingdom before, and it is clear that some of the superfast packages are …

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Bigfoot Networks release Killer Wireless N family

Bigfoot Networks, the technology company behind the Killer line of networking products for online games, today introduced the new Killer Wireless-N family of high-performance Wi-Fi adapters. Leveraging Bigfoot Networks’ exclusive Killer Wireless Technology and the latest 802.11n features, Killer Wireless-N adapters perform up to five times faster than competing products. …

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Eminent HD Media Player EM7195 Review

KitGuru review a lot of networking products. We know that many enthusiasts are purchasing NAS systems and media players to enhance their home networking capabilities. Last week we reviewed the latest AC Ryan Playon! HD 2 Media Player and today we take a look at the latest offering from Eminent, …

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Synology RackStation RS411 review

Over the last year KitGuru has reviewed many NAS systems and we have been impressed so far with the entire range from Synology. So much so in fact that we have ended up with several of their products powering our business network. Today we are looking at the new RackStation …

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Bill Gates says its easy to kill the net

Bill Gates was interviewed by US TV anchor Katie Couric, and when he was asked if he was surprised that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could take action in killing the entire Egyptian internet he replied with ‘no’. “It’s not that hard to shut the Internet down if you have military …

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Synology DiskStation DS1511+ Review

KitGuru has reviewed many NAS systems in the last year and we have covered most of the previous range from Synology. Today we are looking at the new flagship product aimed at the small and medium sized business market. With support for up to 15 drives via additional Synology DX510 …

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Is your ISP fast enough? fastest ISPs listed

This is going to be a tough article for people in the United Kingdom to read because let’s be honest, our ISP’s generally suck. Even the fastest quoted ISP’s such as Virgin Media incorporate hideous packet shaping during the evenings, which can reduce glorious 50mbit lines down to 3-5mbit in …

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Eminent announce HD media player EM7195 – twin tuner

The market for media streaming devices has been one of great expansion in the latter half of 2010, and Eminent have just announced a new HD media player with a DVB-T twin tuner. The Eminent HD media player EM7195 with DVB-T, USB 3.0 and a next-generation Realtek chipset offers a …

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MSI adopt Killer 2100 Nic into new Motherboards

MSI have partnered up with BigFoot Networks, the company responsible for the excellent Killer 2100 Nic which KitGuru reviewed months ago. This means that we might be seeing their hardware incorporated into the higher end MSI motherboards, such as the Big Bang Series. We also reviewed a Big Bang motherboard …

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Synology DiskStation DS211+ Review

Synology have been riding high in 2010, releasing some of the finest NAS systems ever to hit the consumer market. We use several of these devices in the KitGuru offices for our network file sharing and have found them to be both extremely reliable and fast. Last month we looked …

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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential Review

Dutch based A.C. Ryan have been receiving critical acclaim recently for their series of Playon!HD media devices. We have reviewed their full range so far on KitGuru and today we look at their latest edition, the Playon! HD Essential. The Essential is the first ‘no network media player’ with the …

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Verizon intro 150Mbps broadband

Verizon Communications have launched a new service for Flos customers which delivers 150Mbps download speeds and uploads up to 35 Mbps. Verizon announced last night in the US that consumers in their Fios fiber to the home territory can avail of the new service. Small business customers are also on …

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A.C. Ryan release the Playon! HD Essential

A.C. Ryan have a new media player out for launch which looks set to cement their standing as the leading force in media players. “Introducing the latest product launch from the multi-award winning Playon! series, the Playon!HD Essential. The Playon!HD Essential allows you to store and enjoy all of your …

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