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A $399 device that translates brain signals into digital commands

Startup NextMind is readying a $399 development kit for its brain-computer interface technology that enables users to interact, hands-free, with computers and VR/AR headsets.

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Multicloud, security integration drive massive SD-WAN adoption

40% year-over year SD-WAN growth through 2022 is being fueled by relationships built between vendors including Cisco, VMware, Juniper, and Arista and service provders AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Anthos, and IBM RedHat.

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5 hot network-automation startups to watch

Automating network processes can head off issues and speed resolution of problems while cutting the workload on IT pros.

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Arista snatches-up SDN-pioneer Big Switch Networks

Arista confirmed what had been rumored for the past few weeks, that it has acquired software-defined networking/cloud software vendor Big Switch Networks for an undisclosed amount.

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Why everything you know about 5G is wrong

If you buy what the telcos are telling you, 5G will bring you gigabit per second speeds and sub-10-millisecond latency. It's a pity that you really won't see anything like that in the real world. Here's the real 5G story.

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The NFL knows a lot about deploying high-capacity WiFi networks

The NFL's lessons-learned from supplying Wi-Fi services to tens of thousands of fans during games can be applied to enterprises with large numbers of IoT devices.

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Future ‘smart walls’ key to IoT

MIT researchers are developing a wallpaper-like material that’s made up of simple RF switch elements and can be applied to building surfaces. Using beamforming, the antenna array could potentially improve wireless signal strength...

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5 firewall features IT pros should know about but probably don’t

As a foundational network defense, firewalls continue to be enhanced with new features, so many that some important get overlooked.

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Intel drops work on one of its AI-chip lines in favor of an other

Intel is focusing its efforts around the newly acquired Habana product line and moving to a single hardware architecture and software stack for data center AI acceleration

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Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

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NetBeez helps narrow down root causes of issues in virtual environments

Troubleshooting issues in a sea of virtual hosts can be a challenge. One enterprise with a 99% virtual environment has found a tool that monitors the VMs and helps reduce troubleshooting time.

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5G holds promise for enterprises, but what’s real?

As businesses look to the near future when 5G services will be widely available, they need to know about what it can do, how and what’s needed to get ready for it.

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Cisco patches a security glitch affecting routers, switches and phones

Cisco fixes vulnerabilities in its Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) that could let remote attackers take over products without any user interaction

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VMware: Executive churn, some layoffs

Multiple senior-level departures are often a cause for alarm but in this case, we don’t know why they left.

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Making the move to 5G: What to know, how to plan for it

Is 5G real? When should you upgrade? How will enterprises benefit and what are the costs and ROI? Analyst Jack Gold joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Computerworld's Ken Mingis to answer those questions and more to help...

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Top 10 underused SD-WAN features

SD-WAN is more than an alternative to MPLS. Zero-touch provisioning, application-aware routing and microsegmentation are just a few of the features that SD-WAN products and services can deliver.

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IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty to be replaced by its cloud, Red Hat chiefs

IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, to take reins from long-time CEO

TECH(talk)  >  5G, IoT, AI/ML and Wi-Fi 6: 2020 networking predictions [VIDEO]

Video: Wi-Fi vs 5G, AI/ML for network management, more

IDC analyst Brandon Butler discusses networking trends that affect how IT pros do their jobs.

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