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Network-as-a-Service: A modern solution to today’s networking challenges

Cloud migration and mobility are putting huge pressure on networks. Enterprises need a better option, and NaaS delivers, providing network connectivity and security as a service.

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Lasers could power computers wirelessly

A thin beam of invisible laser light has been used to safely charge a smartphone across a room. The experiment by researchers at the Univeristy of Washington lends credence to the futuristic idea that one day all computers could...

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Aruba CTO says IoT is great fun to work on

Not everybody in business IT seems like they’re having a great time at their job, but Aruba CTO Partha Narasimhan is an exception. He sat down with Network World at the company’s 2018 Atmosphere conference in Las Vegas to talk IoT,...

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Aruba co-founder: We want to live on the edge

Tech companies of every stripe are staking their claim to the IoT, and networking vendors like Aruba are no exception. But to hear co-founder and president Keerti Melkote tell it, his company’s pitch might have a little more heat on...

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

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AI can be a game changer for WI-Fi management

Aruba’s new NetInsight solution uses artificial intelligence and the cloud to improve Wi-Fi troubleshooting and ensure Wi-Fi performance.

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Li-Fi gets office-install at Philips lighting

Philips says it’s now supplying integrated Li-Fi modems in its regular office lights.

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Review: HPE OfficeConnect switch, access point easy to deploy, manage

HPE OfficeConnect network products found they are easy to configure and manage, and they are ideally suited for small- and mid-size businesses.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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Future wireless networks will have no capacity limits

Calculations that suggest there will be caps on the amount of data that wireless networks can transmit are wrong, according to researchers at Linköping University.

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How edge computing makes voice assistants faster and more powerful

Cloud platforms are well recognized for their role enabling voice-enabled devices, but edge computing plays a critical part that also deserves proper credit.

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EdgeMicro announces 30-city edge-network deployment

EdgeMicro joins the edge network race. The company is working with a "leading North American mobile network operator" to deploy micro-data centers in 30 cities.

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Tech Talk: Lessons from Mobile World Congress, and what’s next for developers

For developers, are these the best of times or the worst of times? Given how fast technology (and needed skills) change, it's an open question. Our tech trio weighs in – and talks about what we learned from this year's Mobile World...

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What is geofencing? Putting location to work

Geofencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location. From coupons and notifications, to engagement features and security alerts — businesses are finding creative ways to use these virtual boundaries.

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Super Bowl LII set football and Wi-Fi network records

A record amount of data was transmitted over the Wi-Fi network at Super Bowl LII, showing there is no excuse for poor Wi-Fi today.

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Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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$29 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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