Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

April, 2012

April 30, 2012  6:38 PM

Language Translation in the Fly

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Imagine calling someone in China and talking to them. Okay, that isn't too hard to imagine. Now imagine they were speaking Chinese and you were speaking English, but each of you heard the conversation in your own language. In the not too distant future you won't have to imagine that. AT&T is...

April 30, 2012  11:06 AM

Need a Faster Router?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

If you find yourself transferring large files between devices over your wireless network and feel it just takes too long, you might want to checkout Netgear's newest router when it comes out next month. They claim that you could see speeds of 1GB. That's fast - so fast I am not really sure why I...

April 29, 2012  4:09 PM

Excuse Me, I Think Your Tattoo is Ringing

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Have you ever had your phone on vibrate and not feel it when a call was coming in? It happens to me all the time. While missing a call may not be the end of the world, there are a few I wished I had not missed. You figure there has to be a solution for this. The first thing that I thought of is why...

April 28, 2012  2:33 AM

Remote Support Tool

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I found a neat site today that may come in handy the next time I am trying to help one of my less than tech savvy friends. If you are known as a "computer guy," then you know what I mean. Someone you know has trouble with their PC and the next thing you know your phone is ringing. Don't get me...

April 27, 2012  7:12 PM

New Email Virus

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Just what the world needs, another virus. This new one is rather unique in that all you have to do is open an email, and you are infected. Remember the good old days when as long as you didn't open any email attachments, you were safe and when surfing the Internet you could protect yourself simply...

April 26, 2012  6:42 PM

What is a Zettabyte?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Do you remember the first time you heard the word Gigabyte? Yeah, I don't either, but I do remember thinking it was an incredible amount of space. Now it is common for laptops to have a Terabyte of storage. So what's next? Petabyte would be the answer. A petabyte 1024 Terabytes. That's a lot of...

April 25, 2012  7:17 PM

The Simplest Way to Tranfers Large Files

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Have you ever needed to send someone a large file and ran into trouble? First, you find out your company email server will not allow you to send a file that large so you send it from your Gmail account. It goes out just fine, but then you get an email telling you that it was rejected by the...

April 23, 2012  6:47 PM

Robots Now Guarding Prisoners

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

This story looks like it was ripped right out of one of those cheap tabloids you find yourself flipping through in the checkout lanes at the grocery store. However, this one really is true. It seems South Korea has found a way to reduce the need for human guards by replacing them with robots....

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