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New products of the week 1.16.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Apptio and Viavi Solutions.

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Infrastructure monitoring: Turn data into knowledge and minimize slowdowns

When you vet various IT infrastructure monitoring solutions, make sure they provide insightful analytics and ways to prioritize what’s important for you.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.

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10 amazing Raspberry Pi clusters

In this round up we have 10 Raspberry Pi clusters ranging from tiny, four node systems all the way up to 250 nodes behemoths. These clusters are being used for everything from teaching through to simulating massive IoT networks to...

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43% off Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 Keyboard and Mouse Bundle - Deal Alert

The Wireless Desktop 900 keyboard has quiet-touch keys, and the full-size ambidextrous mouse provides comfortable, precise navigation. The Wireless Desktop 900 also includes Advanced Encryption Standard to help protect your...

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Rated insecurity: Faux Cat 6 cable sold on Amazon

Some Amazon sellers offer Cat 5 and Cat 6 Ethernet cable for cheap, but it is insecure—isn’t UL- or TIA-approved and is at risk for starting a fire.

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A techie's guide for voting on new Monopoly game tokens

Hasbro is giving Monopoly fans a choice of going old school, very old school or new school in an online vote to determine which tokens will come standard with a new version of the game hitting shelves in August.

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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‘Found a nasty bug in my (Cisco) ASA this morning’

The above headline on a post to Reddit piqued my interest this afternoon because it was in that site’s section devoted to system administration and those people know a bug when they encounter one.

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What does the future hold for the IT services industry?

Even an uncertain global economy does not dampen the spirit of technology buyers. But providers that want to compete must think about their business in a new way.

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Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS...

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Best Buy responds to Geek Squad snooping case

Best Buy denies relationship with the FBI or sanctioning of payment to Geek Squad technicians.

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Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection

Microsoft on Tuesday promised that it will dial back diagnostic data collection from Windows 10 devices when users select the "Basic" setting for the controversial harvesting.

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8 tech dangers every novice can avoid with these tips

Tech novices are easy targets for malware, phishing, and sleazy salespeople. Protect the novices you know with these tips to help them be smarter about buying and using their tech devices.

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Read all about it, in today’s Daily Prophet online

The Raspberry Pi roundup is back from its winter holiday, and boy, has it ever been nerding out. There’s nothing like being back at the old homestead to make you read well-loved old classics like the Harry Potter books.

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9 painful ways people hurt themselves with computers/video games

A sampling of injuries reported by emergency rooms involving patients using computers or video games.

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The clumsy & shocking truth about computer-related injuries!

Some of the biggest names in tech have issued warnings over the past year about how their devices can overheat and catch on fire, but an analysis of emergency room data shows that most computer-related injuries stem from far less...

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A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

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