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43% off Caller-ID Call Blocker For Robo-calls, Telemarketers and Other Nuisances - Deal Alert

Just hit the big red button and put an end to robocalls, telemarketer calls, solicitor calls, elections calls and junk faxes. Can also block international and private numbers, as well as full area codes.

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FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

Testing the limits of what a customer might do for gettiing $5 off.

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Holding your WLAN accountable with service-level expectations

With service-level expectations (SLE) metrics and dashboards, you can accurately understand the quality of Wi-Fi service being offered via your WLAN.

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Review: Canary Flex security camera lives up to its name

Flexible mounting options and rechargeable battery let you pick where you want to record video in your home.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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This seems rather extreme

A “Top News” tweet from TechCrunch, pictured above, informs me that Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America … and Richard Branson?

Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient

Mattersight says it optimizes outcomes by connecting callers with agents that can best deal with their personality traits

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

The FCC this morning voted 3-0 to give carriers new regulatory cover to combat annoying and oftentimes fraudulent robocalls.

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

The internet of things still looks promising, with forecasts for billions of devices to solve all sorts of problems. But as promising as the technology is, it has some shortcomings.

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Stop using password manager browser extensions

Browser-based password manager extensions such as those in LastPass are risky and have the potential to steal your credentials without your knowing.

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Is a 4G hot spot still needed in today's world?

Review of the latest Verizon Jetpack has me wondering about whether we need these devices anymore.

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L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

The acoustic injection attack takes advantage of a newfound vulnerability in smartphones and lets hackers remotely control the devices.

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Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

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12M connected cars gives General Motors a massive IoT fleet

OnStar has morphed into a powerful connectivity platform that is enabling GM to pursue a host of innovative vehicle enhancements

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