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Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T grows, testing on tap from UNH lab

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) said it would begin offering testing and standards conformance services 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T Ethernet products. The broad testing services safeguard that...

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Dell EMC brings hyperconverged infrastructure to hybrid clouds

EHC on VxRail, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution from Dell EMC, gives businesses an easy, fast way to get a hybrid cloud up and running.

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iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

Your iPad can largely function like a laptop with two of the three main office productivity suites

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Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip architecture

AMD changed its Zen chip architecture's name to Ryzen to provide a defensible trademark, crossing a space probe with Japanese Buddhist calligraphy.

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Why DRaaS is a better defense against ransomware

Dean Nicolls, vice president of marketing at Infrascale, shares some tangible ways disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) can pay big dividends and quickly restore systems in the wake of a ransomware attack.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work...

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Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

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Controversial LTE-U tech OK'd by FCC

The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it had approved two cellular base stations – one each from Ericsson and Nokia – to use LTE-U, marking the first official government thumbs-up for the controversial...

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7.4% of software on PCs are past end of life

Research shows 7.4 percent of software on PCs are past end of life, meaning it's no longer patched and is vulnerable to exploitation.

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Hybrid ERP matures as companies develop better strategies

Developing new strategies to ensure that cloud and on-premises ERP systems play nice together is just one part of the hybrid challenge.

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Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

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AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

With an aggressive mix of price and performance, AMD's Ryzen will charge into the high-end PC processor space next week. Analysts say Intel may be forced onto the defensive.

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iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: thrown for a curve, glass crack clues & 3D sensing

iPhone 8 rumors can become a snooze when they focus too much on the inside of Apple’s anticipated next flagship smartphones, but this week most of the scuttlebutt is thankfully centered around the shiny new display.

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Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Microsoft has reaffirmed that it will issue two Windows 10 upgrades this year, twice the number of 2016 but still shy of the firm's original plans.

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Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers.

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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Aliens ate my laptop

Why alien subatomic particles from the farthest reaches of the galaxy might ruin your day

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New products of the week 2.20.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and VMware.

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