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Network gear gets connected

Future networking devices such as switches and routers could meet new user demands more quickly and cost less after the completion this week of the ASI (Advanced Switching Interconnect) specification.

Linksys goes Hollywood with wireless DVD player

Two of the hottest consumer technology trends will come together early this year in a combined DVD player and wireless multimedia adapter from Cisco Systems Inc.'s Linksys division, introduced Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In-flight Web, phone calls draws closer

On Monday, a provider of in-flight Internet access will move a step closer to delivering a system that may someday let airline passengers make calls from their own mobile phones.

Intel, partner team up on home automation

Intel is teaming up with a wireless control network vendor so consumers can control lights, thermostats and other devices through the same interface they use for wireless entertainment gear.

Sober virus in the wild but slow-moving

An e-mail-borne virus that apparently originated in Germany is in the wild but has not yet spread widely or affected many users, an antivirus researcher said Monday.

DNS marks 20th birthday

The database system that sends Web surfers to the right page and gets email messages where they need to go turned 20 years old this week.

IEEE approves 802.11g standard

A long-awaited standard for wireless LANs that offers more carrying capacity than the current IEEE 802.11b specification while using the same frequencies won final approval Thursday morning.

Palm teams up with IBM for Java apps

Enterprise Java applications will be able to run directly on Palm Inc. Tungsten handhelds now that Palm has licensed IBM Corp.'s WME (WebSphere Micro Environment) Java run-time environment, the companies announced Monday.

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