How You Connect an Underwater Outpost to the Rest of the World


You think resetting your router or calling the cable company when your Internet goes out is a pain in the ass? When the network sputtered at Aquarius undersea research base, Dominic Landucci had to dive down with a spool burial-grade cat-5 cable and punch it through the side of the lab without flooding the entire… » 7/18/12 11:20am 7/18/12 11:20am

Proxim Orinoco AP-8000 Doubles Wi-Fi Throughput With Two 802.11n Radios

This one's more for the IT dudes, but is interesting as an indication of how we may see more speed squeezed out of the 802.11n wi-fi spec: a new enterprise access point from Proxim uses two 802.11n radios simultaneously, effectively doubling throughput to 320 Mbps (a single wireless N radio maxes out at around 170… » 11/17/08 10:30am 11/17/08 10:30am

US Navy Sysadmin Fills House With $1.6 Million Worth of Pilfered Office…

If you're working at Dunder-Mifflin and you're lifting a highlighter or two every now and then, Michael may feign disapproval, but that's about it. On the other side of the coin is Victor Papagno, a sysadmin for the US Naval Research Laboratory, who was recently busted for jacking over 20,000 pieces of gear worth $1.6… » 10/02/08 4:00pm 10/02/08 4:00pm

NLighten IT7202 72-inch Touchscreen HDTVs Put Google Earth At Your…

Rear-projection may be deader than dead » 9/04/08 2:20pm 9/04/08 2:20pm as far as the biggies are concerned, but the folks at nLighten are intent to squeeze a bit more life out of these 72-inch 1080p DLP sets by sticking an infrared camera inside next to the light source that detects cursor points from an IR-tipped pen, allowing for a simple (no…

Study: 88% of IT Pros Would Steal Passwords or Data if Fired

If you needed another reason to keep your sysadmins happy: Out of 300 IT pros polled by security company Cyber Ark, 88% said they would steal sensitive data or futz with master login passwords if they happened to be fired. Granted, this is a study publicized by a company that offers services to protect networks… » 9/02/08 9:00am 9/02/08 9:00am