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Blame the ISPs rather than the routers

The latest attacks on routers show Internet Service Providers failed in multiple ways.

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Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

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2016 will be 1 second longer: Google can help you cope

Like a man eager to show off his new watch, Google is encouraging anyone running IT operations to ask it for the time. The company will let anyone use its NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers, a move to help IT shops cope with the next...

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17% off GoPro HERO+ LCD HD Video Camera - Deal Alert

HERO+ LCD delivers 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, with the convenience of a touch display. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more from your...

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.

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29% off NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender - Deal Alert

Boost your existing network range and eliminate dead zones. The AC750 delivers dual band WiFi up to 750 Mbps. This compact wall-plug WiFi booster is small and discreet, easily blending into your home decor.

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HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

'No possibility,' redefined

Everyone at this organization walks in one morning to discover that there's a total network outage -- nothing is connecting to anything, and nobody knows why.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

Raspberry Pi 3 has only Wi-Fi connectivity, but you'll be able to add low-throughput cellular connectivity in the future.

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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Upgraded Mirai botnet disrupts Deutsche Telekom by infecting routers

A new version of Mirai -- a malware that’s been enslaving poorly secured IoT devices -- has found a new victim: vulnerable internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.

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1 million broadband customers offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed

Almost 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday.

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34% off Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader - Deal Alert

This extremely versatile device reads 25 popular memory card formats and leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. Currently discounted by a generous 34%.

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Amazon Will Pay You $4.99 To Buy a Dash Button For $4.99 - Deal Alert

Running low on detergent? Pet food, baby formula or your favorite snack? Just push the button and Amazon will ship it right out to you. What's more, Amazon will give you a $4.99 credit after the first time you push it.

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Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked

Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.

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Getting started with the Ubiquiti AmpliFi mesh router

I set up and poke around with my first mesh router system.

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How to dodge those Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

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