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These could be Amazon’s new Fire TV devices for 2017

Amazon looks to be launching two new Fire TV devices: One for middle range and one for high end. (Image: AFTVnews) Amazon is planning to release two new Fire TV devices, according to AFTVnews. One is a dongle and shaped like the Google Chromecast, and the other device is cube-shaped with the typical set-top box form. Mid-tier dongle Amazon plans… Read more →

​How companies can make the most from open source

MillerCoors sues HCL Tech for $100 million over failure to implement ERP project It is still unclear as to why the project went awry, as is the case with many complex ERP implementations. Read More Is open-source software really free? At The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit, Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, announced new programs to help… Read more →

NAS Wars 2017: We test the Terramaster NAS F4-220 RAID

Over the past few months, I took a hard look at the performance of RAID devices for both performance and functionality. Today, we’ll be looking at the fifth of seven NAS products to see how it performs. Let’s put this project into context. The whole purpose of a RAID is that if a drive fails, you can recover with no… Read more →

NAS Wars 2017: Stress-testing the Terramaster NAS F2-420 RAID

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Rackspace buys rival cloud service provider Datapipe

Rackspace has inked a deal to acquire rival managed public cloud service provider Datapipe as it looks to expand its global footprint and Fortune 500 customer base. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Rackspace claims it is the largest in its history. Datapipe, based in Jersey City, N.J., has cloud infrastructure capabilities in Silicon Valley, the New… Read more →

Brazilian PC market sustains growth

PC sales in Brazil have seen a return to growth in the second quarter of 2017, according to numbers released by analyst firm IDC. Between April and June 2017 some 1,243 million PCs were sold, so a 5 percent increase on the same period last year. This follows the positive performance seen in the first quarter of 2017, when the… Read more →

Singtel to end ADSL service to commercial buildings

Singtel says it will no longer deploy copper-based or ADSL services to commercial buildings from April next year. It also would begin to terminate such connections that support the telco’s broadband, TV, digital voice, and private network services. This was expected to be completed by early-2018, Singtel said in a statement Monday. The telco would stop deploying copper to new… Read more →

Hands On: Keeping a very old laptop useful with Linux

About four years ago (Nov 2013) I bought a used, refurbished Lenovo T400 laptop computer and docking station. It was already about four years old at that time (most of the original product announcements and hands-on reviews I can find are from 2009), and another four years has gone by now, so I think it would be useful to have… Read more →

Fully autonomous drone maker takes aim at defense and homeland security

special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Israeli startup Airobotics, maker of autonomous drone platforms for the mining, utilities, and gas industries, just raised $32 million in round… Read more →

Researcher discloses 10 D-Link zero-day router flaws

D-Link When a zero-day vulnerability becomes public, of which by its nature no patches or fixes are available at the time, one is enough for vendors to come to terms with in order to rapidly devise a solution. D-Link now has 10 such previously-unknown bugs on its plate to fix. Last week, security researcher Pierre Kim chose to publicly disclose… Read more →