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+ - You're Paying Comcast's Electric Bill-> 3

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "We know Comcast is rolling out a new WiFi network that they're installing in customer’s homes, but most articles glossed over the routers' power usage. So using a Kill-A-Watt power meter, I actually measured and Comcast is saving tens of millions per year on the backs of their customers. Sign my change.org petition asking Comcast to compensate its customers."
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+ - Comcast is turning your home into a public hotspot. ->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Comcast has started using customers’ routers to create public wifi hotspots. They claim the "opt-out" hotspots don't leech from your paid bandwidth. But the bandwidth comes from somewhere. So, is it extra or is it what you paid for? The answer matters, because if they’re using your bandwidth, you should opt-out, but if it's extra, then you should start using it."
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+ - Speedify Released: Cloud Service Boosts TCP Performance->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Connectify launched Speedify, a cloud service to boost TCP performance this week. Speedify lets you channel bond multiple WiFi, 3G, 4G, and wired connections to act as a single, super-fast connection. In tests, Speedify combined DSL and 4G LTE connections with Speedify, with over 90% efficiency across-the-board."
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+ - Scaling a Cloud Service Without EC2->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Last May, we began developing a worldwide cloud service where speed and reliability is everything. Like most startups, we started on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We fell in love with the functionality of EC2, but the honeymoon was over fast: the locations and pricing were just too restrictive. It's been a sometimes painful ride, so I wanted to share the story of how we broke the golden EC2 handcuffs and built our scalable service at a fraction of the EC2 price tag."
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+ - Taking a QUIC Test Drive->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Google presented their new QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) protocol to the IETF yesterday as a future replacement for TCP. It was discussed here when it was originally announced, but now there’s real working code. How fast is it really? We wanted to know, so we dug in and benchmarked QUIC at different bandwidths, latencies and reliability levels (test code included, of course), and ran our results by the QUIC team."
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+ - Open Source Drug Discovery Prompts a Fundamental Heart Failure Breakthrough->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Case-Western researchers, led by Saptarsi Haldar MD., have made a fundamental discovery that could prevent heart failure after reviewing the "chemical recipe" for a cancer-treating molecule made open source by Jay Bradner MD. (whose TED Talk articulates the open source approach to drug discovery: http://www.ted.com/talks/jay_bradner_open_source_cancer_research.html) This cross-discipline discovery, which was published in the August 2013 issue of CELL, is a fundamental breakthrough in heart failure research, and highlights the value of an open source approach outside of software development. Now, if only drug companies could be held to the same ideals!"
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+ - Slashdot killed my Kickstarter campaign

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Alex from Connectify here. I wanted to say thanks to all of you who commented on the Slashdot story about our Kickstarter campaign It was super-educational discussing Switchboard with all of you: you wanted your own servers, and we weren’t doing enough to communicate what was so special about Switchboard. Based in a large part on your feedback, we blew up our Kickstarter campaign, and changed almost everything. Thanks, Slashdot. This isn’t reddit, but ask me anything."

+ - Seamless Channel Bonding-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Channel bonding over the Internet is a notoriously hard problem, with even the best tools in Linux just using round robin to combine identical connections. But that might be changing, as Connectify, the spook backed networking software company has announced new channel bonding software that claims to use bandwidth, latency and reliability metrics to perfectly bond any Internet connections together. Engadget has tried it and said their "test of the beta software on our end has worked seamlessly so far, requiring just a software installation and two or more internet connections (two ADSL lines in our case).""
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+ - Making Wireless Carriers Play Together 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Ok, so the idea of opening all Wi-Fi networks in a misthought utopian vision didn’t go over so well. But no one discussed the best part of open Wi-Fi networks: bonding different Wi-Fi and mobile carriers to get the best price and decent performance. We could save money and avoid lock in by bouncing to whoever gives us the best rate, and, when we need speed, jump on all of them at once for a network bonded boost."

+ - Connectify Subverts Dorm Room Limitations->

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hazydave
hazydave writes "Connectify 3.0 is a new version of an application that creates a virtual Wifi hotspot on a Windows 7 PC. When he made the Dean's List last fall, I set the previous version up on my son's PC, to let him hook up his iPod Touch or X-Box 360 via Wi-Fi. Looks like the Connectify people have realized this use, they say: "Many Schools and private institutions have restrictive limits on the amount of devices an individual can have registered to their wireless networks. In this day and age, these quotas are quickly exceeded by the wide variety of Wi-Fi enabled devices (such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and gaming systems) we use on a regular basis. With Connectify running on a laptop or desktop PC, you can circumvent these limits and securely connect any number of devices to your personal Wi-Fi network." For the kid, the dorms at Richard Stockton College allow only a single wired connection, and wireless routers or APs are specifically illegal. The new version has apparently been well tested with most gaming systems and other non-PC devices. They're also running a back-to-school promotion, complete with a marketing video and a discount on the "pro" version of the software. Worth checking out... hope the RAs don't start to get wise to it."
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