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What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

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VPNs on a Chromebook: a scorecard of VPN providers

Interested in using a VPN on a Chromebook? Here is a scorecard of VPN providers that do and do not support Chrome OS.

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5 ways your company can benefit from using a VPN

Increasing your company's security doesn't have to be timely or expensive. Here are five key ways a company can benefit from using a VPN.

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Google bets on another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The project, called Indigo, will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another....

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AT&T tests open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward a future of more reliable services that may come more quickly than expected.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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Now through April 7th Amazon Will Pay You $4.99 To Buy a Dash Button For $.99 - Deal Alert

Running low on detergent? Pet food, baby formula or your favorite snack? Just push the button and Amazon will ship it right out to you. What's more, now through April 7th buy a Dash Button for $0.99 and receive $4.99 after your first...

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Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Sir Tim Berners Lee, among the most decorated of technology professionals for his invention of the world wide web, has been honored with the 50th edition of the A.M. Turing Award (a.k.a., the Nobel Prize of Computing).

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Apple fixes wireless-based remote code execution flaw in iOS

Apple fixed a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on the Broadcom Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones, iPads and iPods.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at a broad scale. The company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to...

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New ONOS release helps automate network configuration

The latest update to the ONOS open networking operating system should make it easier to automatically configure devices and services on a network.

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Virtual beacons challenge Wi-Fi for in-building, location-based supremacy

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons from Mist Systems and Cisco could revolutionize the consumer experience in retail, healthcare, hospitality.

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Senate bill would pay doctors to use Facetime with patients

A bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare cover more telehealth services with an evaluation on cost, effectiveness and better quality of care without increasing the cost of delivery.

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Top 5 VPN services for personal privacy and security

If you regularly travel or work remotely, you need to use a VPN or you're putting yourself — and your data — at risk. Here's a look at the options and price plans for some of the top VPNs.

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20% off Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - Deal Alert

A new approach that centers around performance makes the Airport Extreme taller with 6 antennas at the top, three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. Together with...

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Review: Consider VPN services for hotspot protection

We review 7 low-cost VPN services for when you’re out of the office or out of the country.

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Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon will launch a nationwide wireless network designed to help developers, businesses, utilities and municipalities deploy secure internet-of-things devices at lower cost.

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Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

A congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy isn’t dead. U.S. consumers will just have to pay for it.

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What it takes to become an IT security engineer

The role is a fairly new one in many companies, and qualified candidates are in high demand. Learn how one IT security engineer landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his sights are set...

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