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techrights: Microsoft's legal department relies on its vultures (to whom it passes money and patents) to sue its rivals

Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:00 pm

2DayGeek: This tutorial helps you to check laptop battery status from Linux terminal.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 5:00 pm

eWEEK: Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation outlines the current and future direction for the increasingly popular organization and its Kubecon event.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:00 pm

Testing resource limits and loads adds predictability and resiliency to your systems.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 3:00 pm

ServerWatch: Serverless technology offers the promise of lower cost and improved efficiency, but how does it actually work?

Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:00 pm

 MakeTechEasier: If you are fairly new to Linux, there are various avenues to help you learn Linux

Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm

 Nixcraft: Learn how to monitor the core temperature of a aspberry Pi 3.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:00 pm

HowToForge: This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the latest version of WordPress 5 on top of a LAMP stack in Debian 9 - Stretch

Posted: December 11, 2018, 7:00 am

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 is now rolling out

Posted: December 11, 2018, 3:00 am

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VIDEO: Chris Aniszczyk, chief operating officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, outlines the current and future direction for the increasingly popular organization and its KubeCon event.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:42 pm
DAILY VIDEO: The ONAP Casablanca release is helping pave the way to 5G, and Censys will expand internet scanning for threat hunting.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:58 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Apple fixes passcode and remote code execution flaws in iOS and macOS, and Microsoft open sources WPF, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:02 pm
Google is doing more than just taking the upstream open-source Kubernetes project to enable its GKE service.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 2:00 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Sophos is enhancing its synchronized security and management capabilities with the integration of its XG Firewall into Sophos Central.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 1:00 pm
Salesforce enhances its Field Service Lightning offering with IoT Insights to give field service agents more predictive and proactive information on equipment and products in need of customer service.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 12:19 pm
As 5G cellular networks plan to start service in 2019, carriers such as AT&T and Verizon are readying phones to work with the faster networks.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:39 am
In a pilot program, bank employees in a multistory New York City branch are using Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches to coordinate service.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:20 am
Entegris' products purify, protect and transport critical materials within diverse industries such as semiconductor, data storage, chemical processing and fuel cell.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:58 am
NEWS ANALYSIS: According to a Spiceworks survey of IT decision-makers, the top five technologies enterprises plan to adopt within the next two years are IT automation, gigabit WiFi, IoT devices, hyperconverged infrastructure and container technology. Read on to find out why.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 8:46 pm
For the first time in four years, the open-source WordPress project is delivering a major new milestone update that will change the way tens of millions of websites are designed and built.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 6:23 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Gartner identifies the top 10 trends for infrastructure and operations in 2019, and Microsoft and Docker announce the Cloud Native Application Bundles spec.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:00 pm
TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS: It’s unusual for a big tech company to ask for limits on its own technology, but that’s exactly what Microsoft is doing, and it should be a standard for the industry.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 2:21 pm
JOIN US: This is one of the most fun and interesting #eWEEKchats of the year, offering an opportunity to predict the IT future for 2019.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 10:43 am
The open-source Open Policy Agent project looks to make it easier for organizations to define and deploy policies to help secure access to cloud data and workloads.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 9:48 am
The Snapdragon 855 will begin appearing in smartphones and other mobile devices as service providers roll out 5G networks next year.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 9:26 am
eWEEK is creating a new series of articles which examine all sectors of IT and present up-to-date research and analysis on the leading companies in each space. It's all designed for enterprise buyers of hardware, software, services and cloud products to have more and better information in hand when the time comes to make an investment.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 7:56 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Quora discloses a data breach impacting 100 million users, and NeuVector improves container security with admission control.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:32 pm
The moves were announced at the Microsoft Connect (); 2018 conference, where the company also unveiled .NET Core 3 Preview 1.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:03 pm
The startup has raised money to make it easier for organizations to benefit from broad internet-wide scanning technology that can be used to identify potential threats.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 1:00 pm
In what is likely to be the final Apple security update for 2018, macOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 are now available, fixing multiple flaws across the desktop and mobile operating systems.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 11:35 am
NEWS ANALYSIS: The detention of Meng Wanzhou won't impact many U.S. consumers but could have ripple effects around the globe, analysts said.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 10:38 am
VIDEO: Docker CEO Steve Singh says the container pioneer is growing at a rapid pace and sees the IBM acquisition of Red Hat as an opportunity.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 6:56 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Kubernetes 1.13 improves cloud-native storage features, and Microsoft unveils new SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams releases.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 5:48 pm
At DockerCon Europe 2018, Microsoft and Docker detail a new specification effort to help manage and deploy distributed applications across both cloud and on-premises environments.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:43 pm
NETWORKING NEWS: The "Casablanca" release of ONAP (Open Networking Automation Platform) contains new features to enable 5G management, cross-carrier networking and automation, as well as new resources to ease deployment and integration of the platform.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:00 pm
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Cloe Aware enables applications to self-optimize in order to bring cloud costs down while improving application performance.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 1:03 pm
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Liqid's PCIe Fabric and Intel Optane software bridge the gap between SSD and DRAM in supercharging industry-leading solid-state package for memory-centric workloads.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:41 pm
INDUSTRY RESEARCH: Gartner analysts on Dec. 4 presented these findings during the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference, which continues through Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 7:44 pm
eWEEK DEEP DIVE, PART II: Oracle has launched a new consulting platform called Soar, which the company contends is the world’s first automated cloud migration offering. This will serve as the basis for much of its innovation in the future, CEO Mark Hurd tells eWEEK.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 2:48 pm

Network World Networking

Communications capabilities are essential to the success of organizations everywhere. Voice, email, text messaging, multimedia messaging, file sharing, streaming video, conferencing, collaboration, and more – you can’t do business without them. But as traffic volumes and the number of communications services in use continue to grow, so do the IT and operational challenges.

Communications services have historically been provisioned by, and are of course still widely available from, broadband landline and wireless carriers who seek value-added revenue to offset the commodity nature of their “big dumb pipe” core businesses. But there are also numerous third-party solution suppliers, private implementations, and unified communications (UC) product and service capabilities. In addition, an increasing number of cloud-based services – many of which are often aimed squarely at consumer end-users rather than organizations – are seeing significant organizational application, and unfortunately often via backdoor or shadow-IT routes.

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Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:00 am

The rise of SD-WANs has been well documented by every analyst firm that covers network technology. I have the market growing from $1.0 billion in 2017 to over $9.5 billion in 2022, indicating the market is about to go through an accelerated phase of growth. Given SD-WANs can help save money and improve network agility, it seems like a no-brainer to evolve to an SD-WAN.

However, the path to an SD-WAN isn’t easy. There are a lot of factors to be considered, including the use of broadband, how to optimize the links, network architecture, and the impact of moving the on-premises infrastructure out to the cloud. If anything is missed, application performance could be severely degraded, which would negate the return on investment of the project.

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Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:08 pm

Hardware processing should replace a device’s dependency on networks, some scientists say. Making machines more efficient, saving power and resilience are behind the reasoning.

“Devices like drones depend on a constant Wi-Fi signal. If the Wi-Fi stops, the drone crashes,” an article about researchers at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, says.

But if you make a device independent of any linking, it could become more resilient, the researchers say. Plus, the more processing work one can do on the machine the more energy you’ll save because you won’t have to come up with power to communicate.

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Posted: December 6, 2018, 5:43 pm

For enterprises considering an SD-WAN solution, one of the key choices will be who will implement and manage it.

For some enterprises this is a relatively straightforward decision; for others the choice may require more deliberation. In either case, best-practice sourcing dictates that this decision be made up front – to achieve exceptional results, the sourcing strategy, approach and execution following must be tailored to the desired self-managed or fully-managed solution. 

If you have a strong and sufficiently sized internal networking team with associated software/routing and other engineering competencies, taking on the implementation of SD-WAN is more than feasible. There may still need to be development of new skill-sets to take advantage of the technology and fully understand the flavor of SD-WAN chosen.

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Posted: December 6, 2018, 11:00 am

Networking tools for Windows are typically command-line programs or desktop applications. Under Windows 10, there’s a third format: apps that you download from the online Microsoft Store.

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Posted: December 4, 2018, 12:16 pm

Software-defined WAN traffic is exploding, and so is the number of technology providers competing for enterprise SD-WAN customers. Here are some key issues to consider as IT pros investigate SD-WAN deployment options and weigh the importance of features such as application prioritization, multicloud support and integrated network security.

SD-WAN technologies and services are designed to combine multiple physical WAN links into one logical network and provide traffic prioritization to accelerate application performance. Using network abstraction, SD-WAN improves the economics of branch connectivity by enabling organizations to leverage inexpensive circuits, such as the Internet, to address growing bandwidth requirements. SD-WAN is relatively easy to deploy and manage as it maps new services – application prioritization, security, management – on top of existing physical networks.

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Posted: December 3, 2018, 11:00 am

It’s not necessarily easy to pick the coolest and wackiest tech stories of the year, especially when you have so much to choose from. Rather than trying to be all- inclusive as we have done in the past, see (here and here and here) we have tried to more “exclusive.” Have fun!

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Posted: November 30, 2018, 11:00 am

Some kinds of data should be encoded onto an inaudible, near-ultrasound layer placed on top of normal, audible sounds — a process that could rapidly scale Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, says startup Trillbit.

The company says that by doing that kind of overlay, any microphone and speaker is turned into a data-transfer device that then could be used for payments transfers, user authentication, and smart city applications such as digital locks.

“There is no common universal protocol to connect Internet of Things,” Trillbit explains on its website. “Speakers [and microphones], which are already in place, and all around us” could perform connections.

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Posted: November 29, 2018, 3:12 pm

Technology expense-management (TEM) is a service that is of ever-increasing importance to enterprise buyers because it touches on virtually all aspects of the technology lifecycle.

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Posted: November 29, 2018, 11:00 am

Cisco foresees a massive buildup of IP traffic – 4.8 zettabytes per year by 2022, which is over three times the 2017 rate – lead by the increased use of IoT device traffic, video, and sheer number of new users coming onboard. 

The company also says there will be 4.8 billion internet users by 2022, up from 3.4 billion in 2017. Those predictions are from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), its annual look at the state of the internet culled from actual network traffic reports and independent analyst forecasts.

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Posted: November 28, 2018, 11:00 am

HPE is targeting a new class of storage it calls Memory-Driven Flash at enterprise data centers that are increasingly being called on to handle real-time analytics, high-speed transactions, big data and AI workloads that demand more storage performance than ever before.

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(Insider Story)
Posted: November 28, 2018, 11:00 am

HPE is offering new Edgeline Converged Edge System hardware and software designed to let enterprises not only control machines in their facilities, but also manage and analyze the sea of data generated by devices and sensors at the edge network.

The new software lets enterprise network managers and data-center administrators merge data from a variety of third-party applications and remotely manage as many as thousands of Edgeline hardware systems, which are capable of running unmodified enterprise applications, HPE said at its Discover Conference in Madrid Tuesday.

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Posted: November 28, 2018, 11:00 am
Posted: November 27, 2018, 11:00 am

Delivering global SD-WAN is very different from delivering local networks. Local networks offer complete control to the end-to-end design, enabling low-latency and predictable connections. There might still be blackouts and brownouts but you’re in control and can troubleshoot accordingly with appropriate visibility.

With global SD-WANs, though, managing the middle-mile/backbone performance and managing the last-mile are, well shall we say, more challenging. Most SD-WAN vendors don’t have control over these two segments, which affects application performance and service agility.

In particular, an issue that SD-WAN appliance vendors often overlook is the management of the last-mile. With multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), the provider assumes the responsibility, but this is no longer the case with SD-WAN. Getting the last-mile right is challenging for many global SD-WANs.

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Posted: November 26, 2018, 12:32 pm

Every now and then, the industry gets hit with a “huh?” acquisition, like Facebook buying virtual reality headset maker Oculus or chipmaker Broadcom acquiring mainframe software vendor CA.

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(Insider Story)
Posted: November 21, 2018, 4:30 pm

Today's threat landscape consists of skilled, organized and well-funded bad actors. They have many goals including exfiltrating sensitive data for political or economic motives. To combat these multiple threats, the cybersecurity market is required to expand at an even greater rate.

The IT leaders must evolve their security framework if they want to stay ahead of the cyber threats. The evolution in security we are witnessing has a tilt towards the Zero-Trust model and the software-defined perimeter (SDP), also called a “Black Cloud”. The principle of its design is based on the need-to-know model.

The Zero-Trust model says that anyone attempting to access a resource must be authenticated and be authorized first. Users cannot connect to anything since unauthorized resources are invisible, left in the dark. For additional protection, the Zero-Trust model can be combined with machine learning (ML) to discover the risky user behavior. Besides, it can be applied for conditional access.

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Posted: November 20, 2018, 4:50 pm

Unauthorized interception of DNS traffic provides enough information to ascertain internet users’ thoughts, desires, hopes and dreams.  Not only is there concern for privacy from nearby nosey neighbors, but governments and corporations could use that information to learn about individuals’ internet behavior and use it to profile them and their organization for political purposes or target them with ads. 

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(Insider Story)
Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:00 am

Dell EMC has one of the broadest networking portfolios in the industry. What’s unique about Dell EMC’s approach is that it's a mix of its own technology, as well as network partners. Also, it offers traditional hardware products and software-only products and supports white-box implementation. As an industry watcher, I’ve always been confused by the strategy of Dell EMC Networking. I know I’m not alone in this, as other network professionals I’ve talked to have echoed this sentiment.

Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC Networking and Solutions, about the company's networking portfolio and asked if he could clarify what is included in it.

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Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:00 am

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Posted: November 16, 2018, 2:53 pm
10 of the world's fastest supercomputers
Network World [slideshow] - Top 10 Supercomputers 2018 [slide-01]

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The semi-annual Top500 ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers is in for fall 2018 with China claiming 227 of the 500 spots on the list, although it managed to take just two places in the top 10. The United states took five of the top 10, including first and second place. New to the Top500 rankings at number 205 is Astra, an HPE-built machine at Sandia National Laboratories that is the first powered by ARM chips to make the list. The top 10 highlighted in this slideshow demonstrate what might become available in corporate data centers.

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Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:54 pm

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Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm
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Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:00 pm
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Posted: December 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
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Posted: December 7, 2018, 8:37 pm
WIRED's favorite portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes, from clip-ons to a massive boombox.
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Posted: December 7, 2018, 2:00 pm
Its influence goes far beyond other phones—the infrastructure that made the iPhone also enabled drones, smart-home gadgets, wearables, and self-driving cars.
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Posted: December 7, 2018, 1:00 pm
Major changes are coming to Edge—but remember that it's only Microsoft's second-biggest browser.
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Posted: December 6, 2018, 10:06 pm
Starting today, the Apple Watch series 3 and 4 gain the ability to take an ECG reading of your heart. Here's how to get the most accurate reading.
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Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:00 pm
From a poppable pacifier to a monitor that teaches a newborn to sleep, here are 15 gifts to make this amazing job just a little easier, whether you're shopping for the holidays, or a baby shower.
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Posted: December 6, 2018, 1:00 pm
The BedJet under-the-covers climate-control heater system is more than just a bunch of hot air.
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Posted: December 6, 2018, 12:00 pm
Virtual reality is more accessible than ever, and these headsets can take you there, whether you want a standalone or PC-based experience.
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 2:00 pm
At an event on the island of Maui, Qualcomm and Samsung showed off new tech that should put some 5G wireless capability onto mobile handsets in 2019.
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Posted: December 4, 2018, 9:43 pm
Our top choices for taking phone calls, listening to music, working out, and more.
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Posted: December 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
From a smart microwave to a new board game, check out our favorite gifts for your favorite parents—whether they’re tech-savvy or not.
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Posted: December 4, 2018, 1:00 pm
Lenovo's newest ultraportable Yoga Book replaces the traditional laptop keyboard with an E-Ink variant.
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Posted: December 3, 2018, 2:00 pm
The new wax treatment developed in Utah lasts longer than a traditional ski wax and doesn't scrape off, lasting the life of the ski.
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Posted: December 3, 2018, 1:00 pm
The best, boldest, and most budget friendly 4K TVs we've seen this year, including LG, Samsung, Vizio, TCL, and Sony.
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