Wednesday, November 26, 2014

20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

  Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course | Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

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20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals
Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – and close on Thanksgiving Day this year. But that won't prevent them from going all out online, where much is automated and the workers are less prominent. Here are some of the best deals on network and technology offerings for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and in between. (Compare with last year's deals)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course
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Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans
Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the FAA -- tasked by Congress with coming up with rules next year -- is very likely to require operators of commercial drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles/unmanned aircraft systems) to have actual licenses that include manned aircraft experience. Other restrictions on those who might want to use UAVs/UASs take aerial photos of real estate property, cover news events or monitor agricultural or other properties could include operation only in daylight hours, line-of-site operation and flying only below 400 feet.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more
Asus Chromebook Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.Newegg says the deals will roll out between now and Black Friday, which has really stretched into nearly a month-long affair with the likes of Walmart, Best Buy and others sneak-peaking deals on everything from iPhone 6 smartphones to Xbox game bundles.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Black Friday: Microsoft slashing Surface, laptop, Xbox prices
Microsoft Microsoft has revealed a slew of Black Friday deals, including big cuts intended to move its iPad rival, the Surface Pro 3 tablet.Microsoft's 2014 Black Friday deals technically start to phase in on Monday, Nov. 24, with the rest in effect by Thanksgiving Day.MORE: 20+ Eye-Popping Black Friday 2014 Tech DealsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm
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10 productivity gadgets to add to your holiday shopping list
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IoT in the enterprise up three-fold, study finds
Internet of Things deployment in the enterprise has increased 333% since 2012, according to research from an Internet of Things company.Zebra Technologies, a maker of marking and printing products using RFID and real-time location services, says a study it commissioned and conducted by Forrester Research found that IoT deployment in businesses increased over threefold since 2012. Nearly 65% of its survey respondents have deployed IoT technologies in the enterprise in 2014, compared to only 15% in 2012.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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14 go-to tools for Mac sysadmins
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