This is a hazy, early morning view of Fertő Street located in the 10th district of Budapest, Hungary. This spectacular row of steel gate towers support a 120 kV power line—directly over the heads of people and the traffic.
What a fascinating view. I don't pretend to know what triggers a bird's decision to take flight or what makes an entire flock want to take off all at once but man, is it cool to see. This video shows three recordings of starlings taking off from a power line: in real time, at half speed and at 300 frames per second.
The nerdiest thing our Matt Buchanan ever wanted was an awesome powerline router. I'll see your nerdiness, Matt, and raise you one. Hy-Fi Routers crossbreed Wi-Fi, ethernet, powerline, and MoCA to give you a mutant baby of ultimate internet reliability. The dream of consistently fast 100Mbps internet all over my…
Home networking is almost always a bitch. But Netgear's new (and first of its kind) wireless N and powerline networking combo might simplify the process, adding a high-throughput Wi-Fi bubble, riding along your home wiring, to any free electrical outlet.
Powerline network solutions have been getting better and better, with Belkin's Powerline HD claiming the current speed title—and Monster is now claiming the top of the line.
Network-over-powerline solutions have never been bad—their convenience just came at a cost of speed. That's no longer the case with Belkin's Gigabit Powerline HD.
Need to expand your Internet connection to another part of your apartment? Netgear's new XEPS103 PowerLine Extender can turn any electrical outlet into an instant Internet connection. As a bonus, if you have a Netgear router, it'll replace your router's power adapter and still double as a network extender. Speed-wise…
We haven't quite dipped into the Ethernet over Powerline revolution yet, but this USB over Powerline seems to be the next step. Icron's combining Panasonic's HD-PLC powerline tech with its ExtremeUSB to make a USB extender that works over your home's electrical system.
Amazon leaked an unrevealed piece of Sling gear yesterday. The next day you'll be assaulted with words from blogs claiming the Slinglink Turbo is a revolutionary piece of gadgetry.
Sony's new audio streamer grabs tunes from a PC over WiFi, Ethernet, or powerline. That's right, I said the words "New" and "Powerline" in the same coffee-tainted blog breath. Aside from being able to network over home power plugs and lines, there's not much info in the press release. From the looks of it, the lil'…
Poweline networking has long been the laughing-stock of networking devices. While Wi-Fi and other wireless junk has taken off, everyone is always harshing on poor powerline networking for no good reason. Until now.