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Cisco to Release Digi-Piggy Piggy Bank

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

The piggy bank is as old as money itself. The latest incarnation is the Digi-Piggy, which will tell you exactly how much is kept inside it. It keeps count via a digital readout on its snout. It will keep track of American coins and only coins, no paper money.

The Digi-Piggy will arrive in the third quarter of 2011 and will be available in all major retail outlets. If you can’t wait, you can pre-order it now. Seems like a great update to the old piggy bank.

Flip Video camera with Wi-Fi shows up at the FCC

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

An FCC filing has confirmed that Cisco is developing a Wi-Fi version of its Flip Video cameras. The M3260 has been tested using 802.11n Wi-Fi along with the HDMI and USB connectors. The purpose of the wireless is probably to share video on a local network and maybe even upload video directly to YouTube or Facebook.

We don’t know what the camera will be like outside of the Wi-Fi, or when it will ship. It should be $200 or under to fit into the marketplace.

Cisco announces E-Series line of home routers

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

If you are ready to get in on some 802.11n action, then check this out. Cisco has announced the Linksys E-Series line of routers for your home, apartment, small business, or cave with an electrical outlet. They all feature the new Cisco Connect software, which has parental control and a separate password-protected guest network.

These good looking routers are priced between $80 and $180. Select models include Gigabit Ethernet, UPnP AV Media Server, external storage via USB, Linux, and more.

Cisco’s FlipShareTV

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2009

Cisco's FlipShareTVCisco just announced FlipShareTV, although we don’t have some very important info, like the release date and pricing information. All we have is a brief explanation of how it works. Apparently previously recorded video, accessed on a computer via FlipShare software, is then wirelessly streamed with the FlipShareTV USB stick to the small FlipShareTV box and controlled via remote.

It’s odd because it uses these three items to perform a somewhat basic task by today’s standards. There may be more to this device, but if there is they aren’t sharing.

Linksys by Cisco Wireless Home Audio system unveiled

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2009

Linksys by Cisco Wireless Home Audio system unveiledCisco has introduced it’s Wireless Home Audio line and three new dual-drive NAS’ during CES 2009. The Wireless Home Audio system uses Ethernet, 802.11n, and DLNA to stream audio over multiple zones throughout your home.

Some of the new products are the Conductor DMC350 Wireless-N Digital Music Center, Director DMC250 Wireless-N Music Player with Integrated Amplifier, Player DMP100 Wireless-N Music Extender, Stereo Speaker Kit DSPK50, DMWR1000 Wireless-N Touchscreen Remote, iPod docking station and the DMRIR500 IR Remote. The price starts at $300 and goes up from there.

Apple and Cisco settle on lawsuit – Apple iPhone, Cisco iPhone

Posted in Apple,Cisco,iPhone,News by Darrin Olson on February 21st, 2007

Apple and Cisco settle with iPhone lawsuit for trademark infringementApple and Cisco have reportedly come to an agreement out of court regarding the pesky lawsuit Cisco filed against Apple for trademark infringement on the iPhone name, according to the WSJ. This agreement comes after weeks of negotiations with multiple extensions granted by Cisco before Apple had to reply to federal court.

In the long awaited agreement, both companies agreed to dismiss any legal actions regarding the iPhone trademark and Apple will be allowed to use the ‘iPhone’ name for its new multimedia device along with Cisco. Both companies will be able to use the name in their products worldwide. In exchange, the companies will continue to explore some “wide-ranging interoperability between the companies’ products in the areas of security, consumer and business communications.” No more details of the agreement have been given aside from this …

Cisco Gives Apple MORE Time on iPhone Dispute

Posted in Apple,Cisco,iPhone,News by Darrin Olson on February 16th, 2007

Cisco extends more time to Apple in iPhone trademark infringementLate Thursday Cisco gave Apple one more week to respond with a formal reply in federal court to the trademark infringement lawsuit Cisco filed for the iPhone name.

Cisco had already granted Apple an extension earlier this month, but this additional extension may be further indicators that the two companies are coming to a resolution outside of the courtroom.

“Cisco is fully committed to using the extra time to reach a mutually beneficial resolution,” the company said in a statement.

This trademark dispute between Apple and Cisco comes as a result of both companies branding products with the iPhone name. Cisco had acquired the iPhone trademark through a company it had purchased in 2000. Only a month before Apple rumored to announce a much anticipated mobile phone inspired from its popular iPod players, Cisco launched iPhone branded …

Apple, Cisco Agree to Disagree on iPhone a Little Longer

Posted in Apple,Cisco,iPhone by Darrin Olson on February 1st, 2007

Apple and Cisco extend time to agree on iPhone trademarkThe saga between Cisco and Apple officially continues a little longer before going to court for the trademark rights of the iPhone. The two companies issued a joint statement late yesterday citing that they have agreed to delay law suit procedures in order to try to come to some consensus outside of the courtroom.

“Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.”

Apple and Cisco had been in negotiations for the iPhone trademark up until the day before Apple launched their version of the iPhone. Within a day after Apple’s announcement at the annual MacWorld conference, Cicso sued Apple for trademark infringement on the iPhone name, making it clear that the negotiations …

Apple iPhone, Cisco iPhone?

Posted in Apple,Cisco,iPhone,News by Darrin Olson on January 12th, 2007

Could Apple and Cisco both have a product branded as iPhone?Within 24 hours of the release of the Apple iPhone announcement by Steve Jobs at Macworld earlier this week, Cisco filed a law suit against Apple for the use of the iPhone name, despite talks between the two companies that had apparently fell through. Cisco had owned the iPhone trademark for a number of years, and Jobs’ announcement with the name was what many are calling a bold move.

Many speculations have been floating around about what the result of the lawsuit will be, one of which is that both companies will be able to use the somewhat generic term “iPhone” in conjunction with their respective products, branding one the “Apple iPhone”, and the other the “Cisco iPhone” or “Linksys iPhone”.

A dual ownership would be a good potential outcome for Apple according to Bruce Sunstein, …

Cisco Sues Apple for Infringement on iPhone Trademark

Posted in Apple,Cisco,iPhone,News by Darrin Olson on January 10th, 2007

Cisco Sues Apple for Infringement on iPhone TrademarkThe moment Steve Jobs announced the name of the new mobile phone from Apple at MacWorld on Tuesday we all looked at each other in surprise due to the iPhone name. Until that point we were with the understanding that it was already trademarked by Cisco for a phone from Linksys and Apple would have a different name for their new hybrid mobile device.

To no surprise for us here at SlipperyBrick, Cisco has announced that it’s suing Apple for trademark infringement on the “iPhone” name. The lawsuit filed in California seeks to prevent Apple from “infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark”. Shares of Apple stock had risen $4.43 to $97 in Nasdaq today, and the suit was filed after the close of regular trading.

The trademark for the iPhone was transferred to Cisco …

Linksys Unveils VoIP iPhone Family

Posted in Cisco,Linksys,News,VoIP by Darrin Olson on December 18th, 2006

Linksys Announces VoIP iPhone FamilyToday Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems announced its new iPhone family of VoIP handsets. Linksys has been a long time provider of small office and home networking solutions, and the iPhone series is intended to help the same market further take advantage of the internet and networking by combining VoIP, WiFi, Skype and standard telephone services into their handhelds.

This release has come as a surprise to a lot of Apple fans who have been eagerly anticipating a release of the iPhone based on rumors that fully expected it to be a product of Apple combining mobile phone features to that of an iPod.

Linksys has released the following seven handset solutions in the iPhone family that have different combinations of features and services. All area available globally now at the listed estimated prices:

* iPhone Cordless Internet Telephony Kit – CIT200- …

Linksys Announces iPhone – Not Apple

Posted in Cisco,iPhone,Linksys,Mobile Phones,News,VoIP by Chetz on December 18th, 2006

iPhone Announced by LinksysThere has been a lot of anticipation for the release of the iPhone, with thoughts of the ultimate multimedia phone from Apple combining the coolest features of a mobile handset with the coolest features of an iPod. That may still happen, but it won’t be called the iPhone.

Today Linksys announced the release of the Linksys iPhone family, a series of seven VoIP handsets that support different combinations of VoIP, Wireless-G, Skype and standard telephone services. While this announcement is still an impressive offering from Linksys, it has left many Apple fans slightly disappointed after waiting in excited anticipation for the Apple iPhone, not the Linksys iPhone. Apparently Cisco, the parent of Linksys, has owned the iPhone name all along. They acquired it in 2000 when they bought Infogear, who acquired the trademark for iPhone 10 years ago.

The phone pictured here is the …