Cisco Kills Linksys Brand

Cisco Kills Linksys Brand
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In a roundtable with the European press, John Chambers confirmed the “end of life” of the Linksys name, being replaced by the new and redesigned Cisco branding.

This decision follows Cisco’s move last April to make it easier for Linksys resellers to add Cisco products to their offerings and vice versa. Also, just a few weeks ago, Cisco created a new division solely focused on the SMB market and headed by Rick Moran, formerly marketing chief of several Cisco communications applications like the unified communications portfolio, Cisco IPICS, Cisco Small Business Systems (Linksys One), TelePresence, Business Video and Physical security.

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
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An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that (potentially) contains non-ASCII characters. Such domain names could contain letters with diacritics, as required by many European languages, or characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. However, the standard for domain names does not allow such characters, and much work has gone into finding a way around this, either by changing the standard, or by agreeing on a way to convert internationalized domain names into standard ASCII domain names while preserving the stability of the domain name system.

IDN has, by the standards of the Internet, a long history; it was originally proposed in 1996 (by M. Duerst) and implemented in 1998 (by T.W.Tan et al). After much debate and many competing proposals, a system called Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) was adopted as the chosen standard, and is currently, as of 2005, in the process of being rolled out.

The Year of Jacky Cheung World Tour 07

The Year of Jacky Cheung World Tour 07
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Went to Singapore Indoor Stadium to watch The Year of Jacky Cheung World Tour 07. It was my first time watching a concert.

Was there about 2 hours earlier (the concert suppose to start at 8pm) and there are plenty of carpark lots available. I was monitoring the carpark and I concluded that to confirm find a parking lot besides the Singapore Indoor Stadium (there are plenty of car parks, I am talking about the nearest carpark), it is best to come 90 minutes earlier.

Sony’s PSP 1.5

Sony’s PSP 1.5
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Sony announces a lighter version of the current PSP during E3. It is not exactly PSP 2, it is more like PSP 1.5 (or that is what I will call it).

The lighter version still includes the 4.3″ LCD and UMD, but instead it is 33% lighter and 19% slimmer. Game loading time and battery life have also been improved. The only additional feature here is a video output where you can just plug into any television (preferably a 40″ LCD TV) and play instead of using the small 4.3″screen of the PSP.