Virgin Media tests 8Gb/s broadband in Cambridgeshire trial.

Virgin Media is testing in Cambridgeshire, UK, an 8Gb/s cable service to a small subset of subscribers. (Currently, the trial supports eight households, but can  extend to 50 over time). Virgin Media uses the village of Papworth to support trails of new delivery methods. In 2014, Papworth hosted the 1Gb/s Virgin Media trial (Superfast broadband…

Raspberry Foundation updates Pi Compute Module with 3+

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of their Compute Module, moving the CM3 to the CM3+ standard. Their blog announced the new upgraded versions (Compute Module 3+ on sale now from $25) The SO-DIMM sized Compute Module provides a processor, storage and memory on the card. The Compute Module gets I/O via…

NetGate introduce new SG-1100 entry point firewall appliance

NetGate has announced a new version of its entry point gateway appliance. The SG-1100 has 5 times the performance of the previous SG-1000 micro firewall appliance. Marvell‘s EspressoBIN platform provides the core of the device. The appliance uses the dual-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 1GB of memory, and three 1Gb/s network ports. The device has…

Raspberry Pi Foundation release updated Model A+

The Raspberry Pi foundation yesterday released a new iteration of the popular maker board. Previously updates have focused on the more capable networked Model B which has provided wired connectivity. This time around, they have updated the Model A+, previously a first generation Raspberry Pi product. However, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, the…