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Bookmarking some IP addresses now provides easy DNS debugging later

DNS is a world-wide system that translates the name of computers on the Internet into their underlying IP address. A problem with DNS can make an otherwise functional Internet connection appear to be broken. It's easy to test an...

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Appeals court won't rehear challenge to net neutrality rules

A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules.

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How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wi-Fi protected setups are a security nightmare in routers. Here are seven new mesh router systems (Eero, Google Wifi, Netgear Orbi, Linksys Velop, Plume, Luma, Ubiquiti AmpliFi) and how they support WPS.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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Filestack reverses the concept of the CDN to offer lightning fast file uploads globally

There’s no point having great download speeds if the data can’t make its way onto the internet quickly.

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is pretty dull

It underperforms in almost all benchmarks and fails in real world use.

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Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

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The real meaning of a merged channel strategy

There has been a wide range of thoughts about the meaning of physical store closings, coming from some major retail thinkers and various major media news outlets. But the underlying assumptions in almost all of these arguments are...

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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals and ATM machines.

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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

Facebook is changing its collaboration service by integrating enterprise services, like Office, Salesforce, OneDrive and Box, and adding other features.

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In the need for speed, Fastly goes all the way to the edge

Fastly knows that speed happens throughout the network. It's now moving to speed things at the edge.

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What Sears' recent troubles could tell us about Amazon's future

Sears was once THE powerhouse in retailing. Can its recent fall from grace provide any insights for current e-retailers?

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

An introduction to six types of VPN software

Anyone interested in a VPN to protect their privacy from their Internet Service Provider needs to be aware of the six types of available VPN software.

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24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner, Charter, and More - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps. It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 that is 32X faster than 2.0 devices. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster...

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Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft this week again claimed that its Edge browser uses much less power than rivals, an apparent move to salvage the struggling Edge on Windows 10.

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Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent....

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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully. Here’s how to prevent a crisis and defuse one that's already occurred.

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How to test your home network for a Telnet vulnerability

Is anything on your network vulnerable to PDoS from Brickerbot?

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A.I. in the driver’s seat with the enterprise

Artificial intelligence will be a critical driver of the U.S. economy. See what IBM’s Watson is doing at GlaxoSmithKline, Staples and 1-800-Flowers.

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