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New weapons offer hope against advanced cyber-attacks

Traffic monitoring tools from Damballa, Lancope, LightCyber can uncover hidden malware.

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10 Reasons why the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is a killer product

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B was recently released and it’s quite a step up from its predecessors. Here's ten reasons why it's a killer upgrade ...

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Nomad: Mobile charging gadgets you need

I was impressed with the company’s NomadKey last year (they called it the "ChargeKey" back then) simply because it was so handy to have it on my keychain. In the box I received was not only their latest NomadKeys and their NomadClip...

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AppFutura: How to outsource mobile development

If you’re a small company without developers or maybe a group within a large organization that can’t get any love from the corporate development team and you need a mobile app, where are you going to go? The whole process of...

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Air: A closer look at battery life

Dell's XPS 13 can't really be a MacBook slayer unless it can compete with the legendary battery life of the Air. We test both to find the truth.

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OpenDocMan: How to get your documents organized

Even under the best circumstances, document management gets messy and complicated very quickly. Documents get lost, versions get confused, and multiple people try to work on the same document at the same time usually with disastrous ...

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The Neato Botvac; great but not for my house

Neato’s PR people recently asked me if I’d like to check out one of the company’s latest robot vacuum cleaners and the answer was, of course, “yes!” (they had me at “robot”). What I received was a Neato Botvac 80, a 9lb,...

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Better project management (and greater client happiness) with Pivotal Tracker

I’ve recently been advising a startup and we’ve just managed to launch their new Web site. An interesting part of this launch was that we used a Web service recommended by our developers called Pivotal Tracker, an agile-style project...

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4 open-source monitoring tools that deserve a look

Zabbix edges Icinga in test of open source network monitoring software packages.

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Best open source monitoring tools

We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in...


Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

How Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Windows 10: Inside Microsoft’s latest Technical Preview

The latest version, Build 9926, does not include some of the things that Microsoft showed off on Jan. 21, including deep integration of Skype into the OS, and the new Spartan web browser. But there are many important features in this...

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Ubi: Ubiquitous, always-on, voice-activated computing

Ubi stands for "ubiquitous"; it’s the name for a computer that is always on and voice-activated. At roughly 4.75” square by 1” thick the Ubi and directly into a wall socket but you can also remove the power adapter and connect Ubi to...

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Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform

Sphinx is a free, open source platform written in Python that will (hopefully) make your developers enjoy writing documentation.

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Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

The January 2015 technical preview of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS offers a more natural interface, a cool digital assistant and lots of potential.

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6 DNS services protect against malware and other unwanted content

A good DNS service can protect users from a variety of unwanted Web intruders, including phishing sites and botnets. We look at six of them.

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8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

Wi-Fi is great when it works right – and when it’s secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities.

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