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13 geeky ways to celebrate Friday the 13th
You're in luck: We've cobbled together a slew of things for the geeky among you to do on Friday the 13th. And if you don't get around to all of them this time around, there's always Friday, June 13 to look forward to. Read More

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Survival Tips for Big Data's Impact on Network Performance
Big Data projects slam network performance. This paper offer survival tips to prepare your network before the Big Data projects hit, not after. Learn how to monitor and manage network performance for bandwidth, consistent low latency, scalable storage, processing power and security. Learn More


The State of the Web Conferencing Market
Businesses today are experiencing landmark shifts. The emergence of mobile, social, and virtual communications is creating more distributed and real-time work environments. User demand for collaborative tools is growing exponentially. The adoption of Web conferencing is triggered by three key drivers. Read this Frost&Sullivan report to learn more. Read Now

Starbucks' new wireless charging won't work for most devices
Starbucks today announced the rollout of wireless charging nationwide, but nearly all mobile handsets and consumer devices currently in use that incorporate wireless charging technology won't be able to use it. Read More


IT grads get to know GE
At GE, a global IT recruiting program helps bring new computer science graduates into the company and expose them to different facets of the business.Computer science graduates rotate through four different IT assignments during a two-year program at General Electric. Read More


Chambers to retire this fall?
Cisco CEO John Chambers may retire this fall amidst a massive reorganization that could lop tens of thousands of employees off its workforce. So says Scott Raynovich, author of the tech/business sheet The Rayno Report.Raynovich cites several sources "familiar with the chatter inside the company" for his prediction, which he touts as a major scoop for his organization. The timing would be consistent with what Chambers said back in 2012: that he planned to retire in two to four years, and a successor would be one of 10 Cisco executives.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Biggest, baddest, boldest software backdoors of all time
These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what's in your software -- and who can control it Read More

Outlook Web App goes native on Android
  Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of Outlook Web App (OWA) for Google's Android, fulfilling a promise made in March.OWA for Android is a "native" app that reprises the in-browser OWA that corporate workers have long used on devices that don't support the full-fledged Outlook client or have that software installed.The Android app -- like the iOS cousins Microsoft shipped in July 2013 -- offers the same functionality as OWA in a browser, letting users access email, calendars and contacts housed on a company's off-premises Exchange server.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

A visual history of OS desktop environments
Do you ever look at your computer's screen and think, "How on Earth did we get here?" Windows, Mac, GNOME, KDE and Ubuntu's Unity are all born from a common history of desktop environment design stretching back to the 1960's. Let's take a visual voyage from the very beginning right up to the present, looking at the "1.0" releases – those very first versions – of the Desktop Environments and graphical computing platforms that made the biggest impact. (Or, at the very least, that I thought were coolest.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

NASA forming $3M satellite communication, propulsion competition
NASA took the next step in forming a large-scale, $3 million competition to build advanced propulsion and communications technologies for small, inexpensive satellite systems known as cubesats. The Cubesat Lunar Challenge will be broken up into two areas: propulsion and communication while in orbit around the moon. In Request For Information published this week, NASA said the two challenges would provide competitive opportunities for a variety of competition teams to deploy cubesats on a NASA or third-party provided launch. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft developing smartphone batteries that can last a week
It will require changes in both software and battery design, but Microsoft Research thinks it can be done. Read More

HP has lots to Discover
Image by HPHP is launching a raft of new products at its annual Discover conference this week that explore the mysteries of unchartered IT territory in network, server, storage and application areas. Image by HPTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

10 nerdiest Linux gadgets
What follows are 10 gadgets. All nerdy. All running Linux. You can easily rate the nerdiness of a person by how many of the following little doo-dads they have (or have had) in their house. Don't fret if you don't get a 10/10. Nobody gets a 10/10. There's just no chance. But, on the other hand, if you score a 2 or lower... you need to turn in your nerd card. Read More



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