On-demand streaming is up, so ISPs must drag it down

On-demand streaming is up, so ISPs must drag it down

The future of television is streamed content, but we must overcome massive industry inertia first

02/08/16

Prepare now for the death of Flash and Java plug-ins

Prepare now for the death of Flash and Java plug-ins

Countless IT admin tools depend on these technologies. Do you have a plan to keep yours working?

02/01/16

Accidental sharing -- the plague of the always-connected era

Accidental sharing -- the plague of the always-connected era

In the age of social media, it’s not necessarily in a company’s best interests to provide clear and concise controls over information access

01/25/16

Hardcore computing: The nitty-gritty of embedded systems

Hardcore computing: The nitty-gritty of embedded systems

Want an in-depth, hands-on view of computing? Take a trip to the wild side with embedded systems

01/18/16

It's time for browsers to separate professional from personal

It's time for browsers to separate professional from personal

To keep personal and work-related browsing separate, wouldn’t it be handy to run isolated instances of a single browser?

01/11/16

Tech tremors: 5 bumps to brace for in the year ahead

Tech tremors: 5 bumps to brace for in the year ahead

If you thought 2015 was full of tossing and turning, wait until 2016 hits

01/04/16

Triumphs and tumbles: The Internet in 2015

Triumphs and tumbles: The Internet in 2015

The Internet survived cable monopolies, massive data breaches, and crypto dunderheads in 2015, but the battle is far from over

12/21/15

Let's encrypt -- because we really ought to

Let's encrypt -- because we really ought to

While politicians across the globe strive to undermine our security and privacy, the Let's Encrypt consortium is making Internet security free and easy

12/14/15

The Internet isn't ready for really big news

The Internet isn't ready for really big news

A worldwide, globally gripping news event would likely crash the major media providers, sending us back to our TVs and radios

12/07/15

Warning: Internet security turbulence ahead

Warning: Internet security turbulence ahead

As Internet growth approaches hyperspeed, security will get worse before it gets better

11/30/15

Stop the anti-encryption propaganda now

Stop the anti-encryption propaganda now

We cannot let the world think that encryption can be compromised or tossed aside

11/23/15

Pauper's guide to systems testing

Pauper's guide to systems testing

You don't have a hardware lab for network and system deployment testing? You may not need it

11/16/15

We shouldn’t have to fear Apple and Microsoft updates

We shouldn’t have to fear Apple and Microsoft updates

The continuous flow of OS updates from Apple and Microsoft has dangerous consequences

11/09/15

The 4 commandments of basic data security

The 4 commandments of basic data security

Year after year, basic protective measures go missing even from big-time e-commerce sites, because someone doesn't know better or doesn't care

11/02/15

A little hardware goes a long, long way

A little hardware goes a long, long way

Tiny, high-powered, and reliable, today’s embedded systems should have you rethinking how much hardware you’re throwing at the job

10/26/15

Don’t blame Linux for the XOR botnet

Don’t blame Linux for the XOR botnet

The real culprits are the irresponsible vendors behind cheap broadband routers and their clueless customers

10/12/15

Sorry, Unix fans: OS X El Capitan kills root

Sorry, Unix fans: OS X El Capitan kills root

Root is no longer supreme in El Capitan, but the real bad news is a breaking change in legacy driver support

10/05/15

Remember sed and awk? All Linux admins should

Remember sed and awk? All Linux admins should

We aren’t doing the next generation of Linux and Unix admins any favors by forgetting init scripts and fundamental tools

09/28/15

Blessing or a curse? The mysteries of the tech touch

Blessing or a curse? The mysteries of the tech touch

Some people simply aren’t doing it right -- or maybe computers really have something against them

09/21/15

The dark side of scaling in the cloud

The dark side of scaling in the cloud

Automatic scaling of apps to match load is wonderful, but it's also perilous and mind-boggingly complex

09/14/15

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