Friday, November 28, 2008

Netgear EVA9000 Media Streaming Box Leaked
In the technology business it is often difficult to keep secrets--especially when products require legal protection for intellectual property as well as government-regulated certification. Some news hounds scour U.S. patent applications to see what potential products might be on the horizon for key manufacturers; others examine recent submissions to the FCC for Class A or Class B certifications (any product that emanates unintentional radio waves and that is intended to be sold in the U.S., must be tested to ensure that it will not interfere with radio and television broadcasts--Class A products are used in commercial environments, while Class B devices are used in homes). The FCC database is the latest source of product leaks for Netgear: the gang over at Engadget has discovered a treasure-trove of information about the (presumably) soon-to-be-released, Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9000 media streaming device...