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Eero Mesh Network

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Google is rumored to be launching its own "mesh network" router system next month, but a similar product exists right now -- and it just saved my hiney in a major way.

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Make a Wi-Fi gadget with a $9.99 Orange Pi development board

If you want to fashion a smart gadget, robot or drone with wireless capabilities on the cheap, a $9.99 development board from Orange Pi will help you reach that goal.

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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

Networking among virtual machines in Microsoft Azure is going to get a whole lot faster, thanks to some new hardware that Microsoft has rolled out across its fleet of data centers.

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

Who knew this network stuff was so tricky?

It's back in the pre-Internet days, and this company sends data between sites on reels of magnetic tape -- but it's looking at a better way.

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Google Fiber push advances in Nashville

Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city's Metro Council approved an ordinance that would speed up the company's fiber-optic cable installations.

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Can Wi-Fi and LTE-U live together? The tests are ready

The Wi-Fi Alliance released a test plan for LTE-Unlicensed products, which would bring 4G cellular to unlicensed spectrum bands that Wi-Fi users depend on.

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More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

More than 840,000 Cisco networking devices from around the world are affected by a recently discovered vulnerability that's similar to one exploited by a hacking group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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AT&T unveils AirGig for low-cost wireless broadband along power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

D-Wave

D-Wave plans to ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer in '17

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

Net Neutrality

Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Engineers at Stanford University have invented a new technology that would give broadband customers more control over their pipes and, they say, possibly put an end to a stale net neutrality debate in the U.S.

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The best (and worst) parts of server virtualization products

IT managers identify the pros and cons of server virtualization software from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix.

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IBM targets cloud with new Power servers

IBM sold off its x86 server business two years ago to Lenovo, thinking it was going to be a cut-throat, low-margin business. But the cloud has only intensified x86 server chip sales, and IBM is paying attention.

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Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

A major international law firm with 700 attorneys, 1,500 total employees and 20 separate offices around the world makes IT support a challenge.

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Sophos rolls out Intercept X for endpoint protection

Sophos is coming out with Intercept X, its new name for endpoint protection that’s based on technology acquired when it bought SurfRight to broaden its endpoint strategy.

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Cisco patches Equation group exploit

Cisco Systems has patched a vulnerability similar to one exploited by a cyberespionage group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud -- both on-premises and off-premises -- is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are having vendors customize their hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.

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