Solarflare\/Level 5 merger could yield first 10GBase-T server adapterSolarflare Communications and Level 5 Networks - two privately held Ethernet component start-ups - announced a merger this week which sets the stage for lower-cost 10G Ethernet server adapters based on common network cabling. Click here for more.Cisco invests in content protection companyWidevine Technologies, a provider of downloadable content protection and digital forensics, this week attracted investments from Cisco and TELUS. Click here for more.Unbreakable: The making of rugged computersMeet the unsung and unseen heroes of rugged computing. From the story: "During breaks, the forklift drivers chalked a bull's-eye on a nearby wall. Then, they hung a scanner by its telephone-like stretch cord from the back of the forklift. Each driver would take turns barreling the truck toward the wall and at the last second swerving away, jerking the scanner up and whipping it around to whack the chalk target. Each contestant was scored based on how close he came to the target." Click here for more.Review: SBCs keep a close eye on VoIP bordersThe first-ever test of enterprise Session Border Controllers shows wares can be very useful in managing VoIP flows to distributed sites. Click here for all the results.Google points search at corporate business applicationsGoogle Wednesday stepped up its interest in winning over corporate users with the introduction of features for its corporate search appliance that can crawl through data from business applications. Click here for more.Face-off: Do users need application-aware networks?Issy Ben-Shaul, director of engineering of Cisco's Application Delivery Business Unit, says users need application-aware networks. Raghu Ranganathan, technology director in the office of the CTO at Ciena, says they don't. What do you think? Click here to read both sides.Today on Layer 8, now considering a jump to the Bush Administration:FauxPods hitting the streets; it's hard to escape cyberstalking; blogs grow ridiculously big; and Skype censors in China; all this today and more at your home for not-just-networking newsFor news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.