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IEEE sets new Ethernet standard that brings 5X the speed without disruptive cable changes

As expected the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification -- IEEE P802.3bz – that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top end speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current...

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Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products

Google has rolled out versions of its popular products like YouTube and Chrome, which are specially designed for people who do not have access to high-bandwidth internet.

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Wi-Fi connectivity the tip of the technology iceberg for K-12 schools

Alcatel-Lucent’s Neal Tilley discusses the importance of getting Wi-Fi deployed in K-12 schools and how new technology can transform education.

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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

Networking between virtual machines in Microsoft Azure is going to get a whole lot faster, thanks to some new hardware that Microsoft has rolled out across its fleet of datacenters.

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FAQ: What is 802.11ad wireless technology?

Here are the broad strokes about 802.11ad, the wireless technology that’s just starting to hit the market.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and...

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The IoT is uranium

IoT devices are like uranium—as dangerous as post-Soviet era nuclear weapons.

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Sensors come home

New use cases for sensors are emerging all the time, and applications once considered futuristic are now commonplace.

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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The U.S. presidential candidates on technology, privacy issues

Where the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates stand on U.S. citizens’ privacy, open source software usage and Edward Snowden.

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The Emergency Alert System: Failure IS an option

FEMA and the FCC ran a ‘live test’ of the Emergency Alert System in 2011. The result was static and Lady Gaga going out to millions. On Sept. 28, they will retest with the fixes in place.

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Verizon’s shift into digital media is much bigger than Yahoo’s data breach

With Yahoo, Verizon bought a large user base and popular web content. The challenge now is to integrate it into a digital media brand.

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016

From Docker-driven containers and Nano Server to software-defined storage and networking improvements, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great new features

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Gesture-controlled IoT extends freedom for the disabled

Quadriplegics can do more on their own with the Sesame Enable app that uses head gestures to control IoT devices.

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802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

802.11ad offers the possibility of extremely fast wireless speeds over short distances – but experts differ sharply on its eventual role in the enterprise. The differences center on whether 802.11ad will be used in the same way as...

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How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

More medical devices are becoming connected ones, and that’s increasing the security threat surface, said panelists this week at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

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KrebsOnSecurity moves to Project Shield for protection against DDoS attack censorship

After being hit with the largest DDoS attack the internet has seen, security journalist Brian Krebs turned to Project Shield for free protection against DDoS attacks that are being used as a form of censorship.

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