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How to crowdsource your way to better security

Synack, a company founded by former NSA analysts, attempts to leverage the best of man and machine approaches to provide enterprise cybersecurity protection.

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REVIEW: Best VPN routers for small business

We looked at six VPN routers designed for small businesses, ranging from the popular Cisco brand to lesser-known names like DrayTek and UTT Technologies.

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How to build an SMB network in 9 easy steps

9 key steps in building a successful small business network.

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Review: Best NAS boxes for small business

New network attached storage devices add app server and Web server capabilities.

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Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails

Powerline devices route data through your electric cables, offering an alternative when Wi-Fi fails. We review 4 of the latest kits to see how well they work.

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OK, so maybe it’s not the “Worst Product Ever”…

Retest shows that perhaps I was a bit harsh in my earlier assessment. After all, there's still Clippy and "Bob" and the "McDLT" to consider.

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8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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7 killer open source monitoring tools

Looking for greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

Going rogue

A quick drive around Washington DC found 15 rogue cell phone towers.

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9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

10 ways Apple really has changed the (tech) world

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Rotten Apple: Apple's 11 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company

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10 Useful Devices for Your Small Business Office

The market is filled with tech gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. These 10 products stand out among the whozits and whatzits galore for their capability to improve productivity and efficiency in your small business.

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The must-have iPad office apps, round 9

Google's newly completed Apps suite just can't beat Apple's iWork or Microsoft Office

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7 cheap computing boards for scratching your maker itch

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of Things hit today

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Annoying cubicle behavior

Similar to the passenger sitting in front of you on an airplane, there are annoying behaviors to endure around your own cube.

21 Weird and Wacky Wearables You'll Actually Want

These 21 unique wearable devices are all worth a look — and some could genuinely enhance your life.

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here’s how to tame the beast

Are you a digital business bozo? Nine red flags that will drive customers away

Building a small business is hard enough, but it is all the harder today because you have to hit the ground running with an online presence that works. Given that most businesses aren't tech-oriented and have hardly any...

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10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

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