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Why your mobile connection is so slow

DNS-based mapping of user location simply doesn’t work for mobile; it’s time to rethink content delivery for mobile apps

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SDN groups team up to promote standards, open software development

Software Defined Networking standard bearer, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab have merged with designs on further pushing SDN benchmarks and open source software development of the technology.

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25% off ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Deal Alert

The SURFboard SB6190 is the first Gigabit+ Cable Modem available in retail. It's capable of download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, and is compatible with major US Cable Internet Providers like Xfinity by Comcast, Time Warner, Cox,...

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Cisco revs up storage connections for data centers and WANs

Additions to Cisco's lineup should make both throughput and management tasks faster

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31% off Roost Smart 9V Battery for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, 2-Pack - Deal Alert

The Roost Smart Battery mimics the form of a 9V battery, installs in minutes, and lasts for more than 5 years. Using your home's WiFi, Roost will communicate when its battery is running low, so you can take action to avoid those...


57% off RAVPower FileHub Wireless Hard Drive, WiFi Bridge & Sharing Media Streamer - Deal Alert

This action packed file hub is highly rated, and dramatically discounted now on Amazon.

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12 extensions to TCP/IP that optimize internet connections

Here are a dozen ptimizations to the original TCP, UDP, and Internet protocols that improve performance

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40% off ZIPP Mini WiFi + Bluetooth Multi-Room Wireless Speaker - Deal Alert

Enjoy audio content streamed to your ZIPP MINI wireless speaker using your home WiFi network, or from your device using Bluetooth. Pair up to 6 for music around your house, or in the same room for an immersive listening experience....

ISPs mind their MANRS to block DDoS attacks

The Internet Society's MANRS initiative improves Internet security by asking ISPs to clean up their routing rules and check network traffic

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31% off SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

From a global leader in flash memory technology, the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is an ultra-small, low-profile drive with a storage capacity of 128GB, and enough speed to transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds....

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27% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...


Verizon may want a $1 billion discount on Yahoo

Negative press about Yahoo may be taking a toll on its value

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FCC to vote on strict privacy rules for ISPs in late October

The regulations would require ISPs to get customer permission to use and share browsing histories and other personal information

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Firefox to follow Chrome’s lead on Flash, PDFs

The company is working with Google Chromium projects for PDF and Flash capabilities in order to modernize its Firefox browser


Panasonic sends data by human touch

Panasonic has developed a prototype data transmission system that sends data via human touch.

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Level 3 acknowledges network outage

Level 3 outage frustrating voice customers across United States

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Google Fiber confirms Webpass buy for wireless extensions to fiber network

Wireless approach is considered faster and less disruptive than fiber optic cable during construction

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IPv6 servers beat IPv4 in security -- for now

Security by obscurity is real. Sucuri's CTO found that while IPv4 servers can get compromised in minutes, IPv6 servers are safe from attack because no one is looking for them

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