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Amazon Temporarily Discounts Echo from $179 to $100 - Deal Alert

By now I'm sure you're familiar with Amazon's Echo device. Amazon Echo comes in both white and black, and is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, ...

Just $9.99 Right Now For a 3-Pack of 6-foot Lightning/Micro USB Combo Cables - Deal Alert

Sync and charge iOS & Android devices with this generous 6-foot lightning/micro USB combo cable, available right now as a 3-pack, discounted to $9.99. Features a durable stainless steel connector, and a tangle-free nylon braided cord. The company offers a 12-month warranty against any issues ...

How Google is speeding up the Internet

Engineers at Google have developed a new algorithm to speed up TCP, the main transport protocol for traffic on the internet, by optimizing the speed at which traffic is sent so it doesn’t clog up the available routes. They say their acceleration method, called bottleneck bandwidth and ...

BrandPost: How to Know if An Active-Active Architecture Right for You

Software defined WANs have gained market momentum so quickly because their value proposition is multi-faceted. Some enterprises have looked to SD-WAN as a way to dramatically lower network transport costs, while others are building SD-WANs to automate network operations. One of the more common ...

Cisco buys Springpath, adds fuel to the HCI fire

Last December, I wrote a post looking at “What to expect from Cisco in 2017”. It’s a foregone conclusion that Cisco will make a number of acquisitions every year, so that’s not hard to predict. The tough part is guessing the potential targets.One of the easier acquisitions to ...

SDN: Technology to cut costs, speed new services

Software-defined networking is defined by a decoupling of the control and packet-forwarding planes in a network, an architecture that can slash operational costs and speed the time it takes to make changes or provision new services.Since all the intelligence resides in software – not baked into ...

Cisco brings its SDN to Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s public cloud

Today Cisco announced it is developing a way to integrate its software defined networking product named Application Centric Infrastructure with public cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.By extending ACI from the data center to the public cloud, ...

IDG Contributor Network: How tech giants are putting big data to work

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft may have made themselves globally recognized, billion-dollar brands by producing the most innovative products and services, but these days they’re finding a new way to dominate the market: exploiting big data. The profitable strategies used by these tech giants are ...

How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

Hypothetical: You need to set up the IT infrastructure for a new company. No restrictions. No legacy application support necessary. How would you do it? What would that ideal IT infrastructure look like?I decided to sit down and think of my ideal setup — based on quite a few years of being a ...

IDG Contributor Network: 5 IoT trends that will define 2018

The Internet of Things wasted no time spreading across the world and connecting millions of individuals. In just a few short years, billions of sensors redefined how businesses operated and how people interacted with one another, and that was only the start; one IHS forecast predicts the IoT will ...

IDG Contributor Network: 5 reasons why net neutrality is misunderstood

Net Neutrality is a hot topic these days and I've posted about this many times in the past. From a foundational approach, telecom's long history in the development of a network capable of sending signal from point A to point B has been challenged by the following list. Coincidentally, these are the ...

26% off Qwerkywriter BlueTooth Mechanical Keyboard with Integrated Tablet Stand - Deal Alert

Qwerkywriter connects wirelessly to any phone or tablet with BlueTooth. It features vintage inspired round typewriter keycaps and industrial strength mechanical switches that provide a unique clicky tactile feel, similar to the old vintage clacky typewriters. A mechanical keyboard promotes a more ...

$150 Price Drop on Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance - Deal Alert

Pico Pro is an automated craft brewery that brews fresh craft beer using recipes from award-winning breweries. Brew any style of beer you desire – from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters – starting with just the press of a button. Your beer will be fermented, carbonated, and ready ...

IDG Contributor Network: How Atlanta streamlines traffic flows

If you’ve been stuck in traffic, you’ll appreciate Atlanta’s innovative new approach to keep things moving smoothly.Traffic jams are unpredictable and collecting real-time data over a large area is difficult. The City of Atlanta streamlines traffic with a city-wide system where every ...

IDG Contributor Network: IoT is coming to a warehouse near you

It’s beyond debate that the smartphone is profoundly transforming many industries and creating new opportunities such as the Internet of Things . The impact of mobile technologies goes beyond consumer segments such as wearables, virtual reality or connected cameras. A new breed of industrial ...

How to improve IoT security

The tsunami-sized trend to add intelligence with sensors and actuators and to connect devices, equipment and appliances to the internet poses safety, security and privacy risks.Proof comes from a recent meta-study titled The Internet of Hackable Things from researchers at the Technical University of ...

Top 5 Windows Server 2016 features that enterprises are deploying

Windows Server 2016 has been out for a year now, the “we’ll wait for the first service pack” delay is behind us, and there are clear features in Windows 2016 that enterprises are adopting and integrating into their network environment. Here's a look at five of those features.Windows ...

IDG Contributor Network: Can the U.S. Senate secure the Internet of Things?

As a free and open internet continues to come under assault by the FCC’s proposal to effectively end net neutrality, investors, programmers, and internet users of all stripes have vociferously voiced their support of the Internet of Things and the open web that enables it. It appears those ...

Microsoft acquires cloud-based HPC developer

Microsoft pulled off a big get with its acquisition of Cycle Computing, the developer of a suite of high-performance computing services called CycleCloud for cloud orchestration, provisioning and data management in the cloud.You may not know its name but Cycle Computing is actually a major player. ...

63% off Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime - Deal Alert

SoundCore 2 From Anker produces outstanding audio from an astonishingly compact speaker. Upgraded 2x 6W drivers blast out rich, clear sound. IPX5 water-resistant rating and dustproof engineering mean you can bring your beats anywhere - from the garden, to the beach. Upgraded materials provide ...

IDG Contributor Network: Can the US Senate secure the Internet Of Things?

As a free and open internet continues to come under assault by the FCC’s proposal to effectively end net neutrality, investors, programmers, and internet-users of all stripes have vociferously voiced their support of the Internet of Things and the open web that enables it. It appears those ...

IDG Contributor Network: 3 ways developers can improve IoT security on their devices

The much-beloved Internet of Things has come to fundamentally reshape how firms in virtually every industry operate. Nonetheless, the 21st century phenomenon that’s connected us all has some significant downsides, chief among them its vulnerability to outside attacks.As consumers and producers ...

Data center provider Equinix bets big on fuel cells

Data center provider Equinix is making a big bet on fuel cells to power its facilities by installing natural gas-powered fuel cells at 12 of its U.S. data centers. It’s part of a push for the firm to be 100% reliant on renewable fuels, and it could set an example for other data centers in power ...

BrandPost: Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services

When SD-WAN first began capturing the media spotlight in 2015, many carriers initially viewed SD-WAN as a potential threat to their business.Fast forward two years and it’s become clear that SD-WAN provides a new way for service providers to address the changing connectivity needs of the ...

Network vulnerability analysis 101: Free online training

If you’re wondering whether your network is vulnerable or not, you haven’t been paying attention – everybody’s is. This free online course shows what it takes to effectively conduct network vulnerability assessments and analysis that will help you keep the hackers at bay.To read ...

IDG Contributor Network: The history of cloud: a fairy tale

Once upon a time, in a magic, faraway land called “The 1990s,” every application had its own set of physical servers. Citizens of this land, who sometimes called themselves "developers," feared getting fired for not having enough capacity to handle peak loads. New physical servers took ...

60% off Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard - Deal Alert

The G105 gaming keyboard from Logitech features dual-level LED backlighting, fully programmable g-keys for single actions and macros, and anti-ghosting capabilities. Program 3 macros per key -- configure up to 18 unique functions per game. Program single keystrokes, complex macros or intricate ...

65% off AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer - Deal Alert

How often do you check temps in your fridge or freezer? With the AcuRite wireless fridge/freezer thermometer you can be sure that your food is being stored at safe temperatures. It displays the refrigerator temperature, freezer temperature and the high / low temperatures recorded for each. An ...

Expand Wi-Fi quickly, easily with Aerohive’s wall plate

In many industries, it’s critical to get Wi-Fi everywhere, but it can often be difficult accomplish this. For example, extending a hotel comprised of smaller cottage-type rooms or one with lots of suites has many hard to reach places with traditional access point placement. Dorm rooms or ...

New digital platforms to become the foundation for IT

The future of business will include artificial intelligence in every nook and cranny, along with transparent, immersive experiences and entirely new digital platforms, according to consulting firm Gartner.Digital business will be driven by those three megatrends over the next five to 10 years, it ...