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  • WWI's March on Technologies

    8:00am By Peter Suciu
    When the "Guns of August" began firing 100 years ago, few expected it to be a long war, and fewer still expected it to be a "World War." However, the "Great War," as it was known to contemporaries, in fact was destined to become the First World War -- and it…
  • The One Really Important Apple Watch Thing

    Wed 8:00am By Chris Maxcer
    While the cellphone nearly killed the wristwatch, the Apple Watch gizmo actually will revive it. In fact, I think the attention that the Apple Watch will bring to our wrists will spark sales of traditional watches. Why? I believe there is a latent desire to…
  • 'The Practice of Cloud System Administration' Brings Network Management Down to Earth

    Tue 7:17pm By Jack M. Germain
    The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 is a look into IT gone bad in some companies, and how doing it right can salvage enterprise use of cloud computing. The authors make 11 statements about computers and their networks on the first page of the…
  • 'Elegant' Regin Malware Linked to Brits, NSA

    Tue 2:01pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    A sophisticated malware program called "Regin" has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008, Symantec reported. Regin is a backdoor-type Trojan with a structure that displays a degree of technical…
  • Wristband Heads Off Password Headaches

    Tue 9:57am By John P. Mello Jr.
    Has software glut got you down? Do you reuse passwords because creating unique ones for all your online accounts would cause a memory overload? If so, you may be interested in a bit of jewelry called the "Everykey," by a startup with the same name. Everykey is…
  • Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

    Mon 8:14pm By Katherine Noyes
    Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere's Punchy…
  • Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll

    Mon 6:54pm By Katherine Noyes
    The new full-disk encryption feature that's enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report.…
  • EFF Spearheads Safer Web Initiative

    Mon 2:33pm By Richard Adhikari
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced a nonprofit organization that will aim to secure the entire Web. Let's Encrypt, starting in summer 2015, will offer free server certificates to help websites transition from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS…
  • A View of the Future: Demo 2014

    Mon 10:10am By Rob Enderle
    I attended Demo in Silicon Valley last week and, as always, it showcased things likely to mature in the market 12 to 14 months into the future. The presenters are small companies, hand-selected because they offer something unique and forward-looking. This year…
  • Gadget Ogling: Dueling Tablets, a Smart Scale, and Slooow Games

    Sat 9:00am By Kris Holt
    Welcome to our weekly look at the latest, greatest, and poorest gadgets to be revealed to the world. Hark as yours truly extols the virtues and horrors of two wildly different tablets, a smart kitchen scale, and video games requiring patience, among other…
  • Another Bleak Black Friday for Apple Fans

    Nov 21, 2014, 3:15 pm By Chris Maxcer
    Apple is a company that bucks trends, that does things its own way, that manages its business through highly tuned cycles. One thing Apple barely does at all, though, is offer any sort of special deal or sale price. Not even on Black Friday. Or Cyber Monday.…
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