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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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New Relic aims to be your dashboard of the future

CEO Lew Cirne talks about application management's new role in business, and a new pricing strategy for his company's cloud-based tool.

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

Dell wants to prove that you don't need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets.

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Here are the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize 'winners'

Let’s say you’re a scientist, and you’ve worked your entire adult life at your discipline. You do a sort of offbeat study, for valid scientific reasons, and figure, hey, this’ll get a laugh in whatever journal is relevant to your...

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IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

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Federal cyber incidents grew an astounding 1,300% between 2006 and 2015

“Federal information systems and networks are inherently at risk. They are highly complex and dynamic, technologically diverse, and often geographically dispersed. This complexity increases the difficulty in identifying, managing,...

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Is today's network cost structure indicative of the future?

As companies begin software-defined networking (SDN) projects, many recognize the cost benefits of virtualization. But are the network cost savings real?

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Cisco: Yes, cosmic radiation could have caused router bug

Yesterday we reported on the reaction to a Cisco bug report that speculated “partial data traffic loss” its routers was possibly triggered by “cosmic radiation.” Today Cisco elaborates.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: Brilliant OLED color and performance to spare

The OLED version of the X1 Yoga is a fantastic blend of incredible display and great hardware.

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This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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60% off ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C 30000mAh Macbook Compatible Power Bank - Deal Alert

World's Toughest USB-C/Type-C External Battery Pack @ 30000mAh Capacity. Charges the iPhone 6s 11 times, the iPhone 6s Plus/Galaxy S7/LG G5/HTC One/Nexus 6P 7 times or MacBook once.

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Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs can't run Linux due to RAID storage conflicts, not Microsoft intervention.

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Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

A Cisco bug report addressing “partial data traffic loss” on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a “possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors.”

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Save Big on Select Chromebooks Through 9/26 Only on Amazon - Deal Alert

Many popular Chromebook models are discounted on Amazon, through 9/26 only.

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Start-up sells a stamp-sized Linux server for $5

A wildly popular Indiegogo campaign is offering early birds the world's smallest Linux server, with Wi-Fi built in for IoT applications, for $5.

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Apple commits to run off 100% renewable energy

Apple joined with 77 other corporations around the world in committing to using electricity from 100% renewable sources to run its data centers and offices around the globe.

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D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

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Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday is still about 2 months away, but the first ad leaks touting bargains on everything from the latest iPhones to tablets, TVs and PCs could surface by the end of next month.

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