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The Gearhead Toolbox: Raspberry Pi tools

A Raspberry Pi-based personal cloud, automatic license plate recognition a la Pi, and running x86 code on ARM!

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The Gearhead Toolbox: Dashboards and visualizations

There are an incredible number of products and services in the dashboards and visualizations domain and I've chosen three particularly interesting projects to review

Canary Flex Indoor Outdoor security camera

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.

Verizon JetPack MiFi 7730L Novatel Wireless

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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Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gear

SaltStack Enterprise 5.0 draws on high-speed messaging for superior scalability and control, but the web UI is still catching up

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series wireless headphones

Entry-level headphones aimed at millennials, other first-time wireless headphone users

Sound+Sleep SE machine white noise

Get better sleep by adding more noise

Sound machine offers variety of background noises to help you sleep better. Really.

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Review: Manage desktops remotely with these 5 tools

Remote monitoring and management (RMM) can be a great way to keep tabs on workstations, servers, and other IT infrastructure and also automate some maintenance and remediation tasks. This can help save time and resources in the IT...

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The Gearhead Toolbox, second opening. Tools for diagrams and gauges.

These pure JavaScript libraries make it much easier to create beautiful dashboards and displays.

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Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for enterprise flash storage

Considering enterprise flash array storage? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from HPE and NetApp, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing...

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The Gearhead Toolbox, first opening, and look! Static web sites!

The Gearhead Toolbox on static web sites generators and hosting

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Review: Design flaw mars my support for Mac-centric mechanical keyboard

It looks nice and sounds nice, but touch typists will make a lot of typos with this new keyboard.

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Review: QNAP TVS-882T NAS piles on the features

With a built-in hypervisor, countless add-ons, and even a remote control, this ‘storage’ server might solve some problems you didn’t know you had

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