New Windows 10 preview embellishes Edge, but is a risky build for PC gamers

The latest Windows 10 Insider build does a bit of fixing up of Microsoft’s Edge browser, but gamers be warned: it also breaks some stuff and contains, in Gabe Aul’s (corporate VP of engineering systems) words, “issues that will impact your PC gaming experience”. Continue reading “New Windows 10 preview embellishes Edge, but is a risky build for PC gamers”

The ultimate guide to small business networking

Building a cost-effective network infrastructure is critical for SMBs, who are likely competing against large enterprises with sizable IT budgets. Small businesses need to deploy their limited tech resources wisely in order to create a business that’s agile, flexible, fast and efficient.

Building a cost-effective network infrastructure is critical for SMBs, who are likely competing against large enterprises with sizable IT budgets. Small businesses need to deploy their limited tech resources wisely in order to create a business that’s agile, flexible, fast and efficient.

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Cisco, AT&T & others declare June 20th will be World Wi-Fi Day

With all the unofficial/official international/world/national days that various tech and governmental organizations and their marketing arms have carved out in recent years (World Paper Free Day, Data Privacy Day, etc.

With all the unofficial/official international/world/national days that various tech and governmental organizations and their marketing arms have carved out in recent years (World Paper Free Day, Data Privacy Day, etc.), it’s amazing that the Wireless Broadband Alliance found an open spot on June 20 to set aside for the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day.

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ZigBee and Thread act to make their IoT smarts stack up

Two pieces in the complicated puzzle of smart-home options will snap together later this year when the ZigBee Alliance starts certifying devices that use the Thread protocol for networking.

The industry groups behind these two systems have agreed to work out how they can both be integrated into the same product: Thread for exchanging data packets with other devices and ZigBee for defining how applications work on the device.

Two pieces in the complicated puzzle of smart-home options will snap together later this year when the ZigBee Alliance starts certifying devices that use the Thread protocol for networking.

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