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 2021-05-10 22:16 

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Bodhi Linux 6.0 available for download...

There are way too many Linux distributions nowadays. Some of them are unique, but for the most part, they are largely repetitive and don't all need to exist. One Linux-based operating system that manages to stand out, however, is Bodhi, which uses the...

 2021-05-10 17:48 

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HyperX Predator DDR4 gaming RAM now available in speeds up to 5333MHz...

Back in February, Kingston announced that it was selling its HyperX gaming division to HP. Many PC enthusiasts were nervous about this, particularly regarding what would happen to HyperX RAM. Thankfully, Kingston did not include its memory products in the...

 2021-05-10 17:37 

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Five compelling reasons to migrate to Atlassian Cloud...

Last October, Atlassian's CEO Scott Farquhar announced that Atlassian Server was reaching end-of-life (EOL) and customers have two options: either migrate to Atlassian's own public cloud solution or move to Atlassian Data Center. To ensure custome...

 2021-05-10 16:01 

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Less cloudy outlook -- demand for on-premises software isn't going away...

Despite the rise in cloud-based applications, on-premises software continues to show significant growth and demand from enterprise customers. A new report from Dimensional Research sponsored by Replicated shows customer demand for on-premises software is ...

 2021-05-10 16:01 

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Less cloudy outlook -- demand for on-premises software isn't going away...

Despite the rise in cloud-based applications, on-premises software continues to show significant growth and demand from enterprise customers. A new report from Dimensional Research sponsored by Replicated shows customer demand for on-premises software is ...

 2021-05-10 15:41 

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Digital transformation: How COVID forced change across the business landscape...

One of the most prolific business trends to come out of the pandemic has been that of digital transformation. COVID-19 forced change across the business landscape, and the sudden scramble to go digital has completely altered the way companies do business....

 2021-05-10 10:04 

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The normalization of data leaks and the privacy paradox [Q&A]...

Is society becoming too accepting of data breaches? Do we claim to want more privacy but then continue to treat our own data in a cavalier fashion? A recently leaked internal memo from Facebook revealed the company's plans to normalize data scraping l...

 2021-05-09 20:54 

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Fantastic news for Xbox users as Kodi 19 'Matrix' finally arrives for Microsoft's console...

Kodi started life as XBMC (XBox Media Center) and was designed to run on Microsoft's original Xbox. The software has since then enjoyed a meteoric -- and somewhat controversial -- rise, and is now available for most platforms, including Windows, Mac, ...

 2021-05-09 20:30 

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Kodi 19.1 'Matrix' is here and you should download it NOW!...

It's been three months since the Kodi Foundation released the stable version of Kodi 19 'Matrix'. The latest iteration of the popular home theater software brought with it a wealth of changes, fixes and new features. Of course no matter how mu...

 2021-05-09 16:01 

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HYPER unveils a trio of Google-certified 'Works With Chromebook' USB-C products...

When someone tells me that Chromebooks are only good for surfing the web, I have to do my best not to angrily laugh in their face. That opinion is just so ignorant and outdated. The truth is, Chromebooks run the excellent Chrome OS Linux distribution, whi...

 2021-05-09 08:36 

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Microsoft removes all Windows 10 upgrade blocks including Conexant audio driver issues...

Microsoft has now resolved all known issues that were preventing people from updating Windows 10. The company had put upgrade blocks in place that stopped users with certain hardware from upgrading to Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2. The last two safegua...

 2021-05-09 07:33 

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Microsoft withdraws AMD driver that causes INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error in Windows 10...

Microsoft has pulled an AMD SCSI driver from Windows Update after it was found to cause boot problems for numerous people. Reports came from many users who experienced boot problems, BSoDs, INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE errors "bricked"systems after in...

 2021-05-08 12:30 

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System76 begins shipping Linux computers to Mexico, including ones made in the USA...

When you live in the USA, you get used to buying things that are made in other countries. It is just very common to see things stamped with "Made in China" or "Made in Mexico." Some Americans take issue with this, actively trying to buy pr...

 2021-05-08 11:06 

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Bye bye, Windows 95! Windows 10 Sun Valley update brings a host of new icons...

There is a lot to look forward to in the future of Windows 10, and the not-too-distant Sun Valley update is an excellent case in point. With the Sun Valley redesign, Microsoft is giving the operating system a much-needed visual overhaul. We already know a...

 2021-05-08 09:17 

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Windows 7 2021 Edition is everything Windows 10 should be...

Microsoft finally stopped supporting Windows 7 at the start of last year, but the aging OS is still to be found on over 16 percent of Windows systems and many users prefer it to Windows 10. Although the software giant will be giving its new operating syst...

 2021-05-08 08:57 

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Audio editor Audacity has the audacity to add telemetry collection -- and users are not happy...

Whatever the reasons behind it, the inclusion of telemetry collection in software never goes down well -- as Microsoft knows all too well from the reaction to Windows 10 telemetry. Now, open-source audio editor Audacity has taken the decision to add such ...

 2021-05-08 07:52 

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How to block site notification requests in Chrome...

There are many things to get annoyed by online, and we're not just talking about the content you find and the people you encounter. It used to be that pop-ups were the scourge of the internet, but these have been replaced by new irritants -- in partic...

 2021-05-08 07:21 

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Microsoft may have cancelled Windows 10X...

Microsoft has put the development of Windows 10X on hold and will not release the operating system in 2021, according to insiders. But the truth is that the company may have completely given up on producing its much-hyped Chrome OS competitor. The news is...

 2021-05-07 14:05 

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Is digital transformation the answer to the recovery of SMEs?...

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the UK economy. The government has noted that they contribute to 99.9 percent of all private sector business in the country with a turnover of 2 trillion. However, entering the largest recession since re...

 2021-05-07 13:40 

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How to force all web links to open in your default browser on Windows 10, not Microsoft Edge...

It's no secret that Microsoft wants you to use its Edge browser in Windows 10. It's tried a lot of ways to persuade users to switch from Chrome, Firefox or other browsers over the years, including advertising Edge in Windows. The new Edge is genui...

 2021-05-07 13:04 

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Xiaomi Mi Band 6: The same, but better in every way [Review]...

It blows my mind that seven years after Xiaomi introduced the first Mi Band it is still the king of affordable fitness trackers. Think about it. Year after year, it faces stiff competition, yet when all is said and done it blows it out of the water. And i...

 2021-05-07 12:56 

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Best Windows 10 apps this week...

Four-hundred-thirty-seven in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days. Microsoft is still working on getting Adobe Flash components removed f...

 2021-05-07 10:31 

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Ninety-five percent of enterprise executives don't trust their data...

A mere five percent of enterprise executives have a high level of confidence in their data according to a new study. The research conducted by HFS Research in conjunction with data management company Syniti also finds nearly half of respondents are signif...

 2021-05-07 10:31 

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Ninety-five percent of enterprise executives don't trust their data...

A mere five percent of enterprise executives have a high level of confidence in their data according to a new study. The research conducted by HFS Research in conjunction with data management company Syniti also finds nearly half of respondents are signif...

 2021-05-07 09:54 

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How an open charging network could boost EV adoption [Q&A]...

Although there has been a surge of interest in electric vehicles brought about by governments legislating to phase out internal combustion power, many people are put off by the difficulties of charging, made more of a challenge by the number of different ...

 2021-05-06 22:07 

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StarTech.com launches 4-Port USB-C Hub...

Computer manufacturers have been trying to kill USB-A and push consumers towards USB-C, but so far, this scheme has not been successful. Don't get me wrong, USB-C is great -- the reversible connector is far superior to the previous USB design -- but t...

 2021-05-06 18:13 

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Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch transforms iPad into the ultimate laptop for education...

Want to know a secret? Kids do not want to use a clunky Windows 10 laptop for education. Instead, they will much prefer devices they are familiar with, such as Chromebooks or the iPad. Apple's tablet in particular can make learning more fun, as it sim...

 2021-05-06 17:52 

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21376 with a new font for better scaling...

We usually see new Windows 10 builds for the Dev Channel arriving on a Wednesday, but this week the latest Insider build has slipped a day, but it's worth the wait. Build 21376 comes with an updated UI font, and other cosmetic tweaks. The updated font...

 2021-05-06 14:15 

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Google introduces new features to protect passwords...

Google is taking steps to make people's accounts more secure by announcing two initiatives to mark World Password Day. Firstly it's automatically enrolling all Google account users in two-factor authentication. This will begin with accounts that a...

 2021-05-06 13:35 

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Hints and tips for World Password Day...

Today is World Password Day, in case you hadn't already noticed, a day to promote better password management and safer password choices. With billions of sets of stolen credentials circulating on the dark web, naturally there is plenty of advice and o...

 2021-05-06 13:06 

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Backup4all 9.0 Professional allows users to create a fail-safe backup of their cloud storage...

European developer Softland has released Backup4all 9.0, a major new version of its commercial backup tool for Windows PCs. The update follows two months after Softland updated its free backup tool in the form of FBackup 9.0 with, among other things, supp...

 2021-05-06 12:58 

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Get 'LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies, 2nd Edition' ($16 value) FREE for a limited time...

Look at your LinkedIn profile: you know it could be a little better. Too many LinkedIn users are just posting a basic resume and hoping for the offers to come flooding in, missing out on the incredible opportunity the platform offers to properly showcase ...

 2021-05-06 10:40 

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Third-party marketplaces are driving hyperscale cloud adoption...

Although many cloud providers offer a marketplace for additional products and services, it's the marketplaces of the big three 'hyperscale' clouds --Azure, AWS and Google Cloud -- that are by far the largest. New research from enterprise searc...

 2021-05-06 09:40 

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Surprise, surprise, consumers don't like passwords...

There will doubtless be a lot of comment surrounding today's World Password Day (watch this space) but to kick off we'll start with a new survey which shows that people aren't keen on passwords at all. The study from identity verification and ...

 2021-05-05 21:40 

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This Cat6a Ethernet cable is antibacterial...

COVID-19 has been a global tragedy, leading to many deaths and causing countless businesses to shutter. On a positive note, however, the virus has opened our eyes to many unsanitary behaviors. For instance, people are more cognizant of the importance of h...

 2021-05-05 20:10 

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Google Arts & Culture's open source Woolaroo app uses AI to help preserve endangered languages...

There are thousands of different languages spoken around the planet, but a sizable number of these are at risk of disappearing. In fact, of the over 7,000 native languages currently in use, some 3,000 are in danger, and on average, a language becomes exti...

 2021-05-05 17:49 

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Star Labs StarBook Mk V laptop for sale with Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, and more...

Back in the day, getting a laptop with Linux pre-installed was almost unheard of. For the most part, you had to buy a computer with Windows and then install Linux yourself. This wasn't bad necessarily, but it did mean that the price of the computer us...

 2021-05-05 15:44 

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Windows 10 handheld gaming PC now available for pre-order on Amazon...

If you like the idea of the Nintendo Switch, but wish you could play PC games on it, then GDP WIN 3 could well be just what you're looking for. The handheld console runs Windows 10 Home and has Switch-like controllers on the left and right hand sides ...

 2021-05-05 15:06 

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There's a Starlink waiting in the sky -- it may not blow your mind though...

Elon Musk's Starlink is a project aimed at delivering fast broadband via satellite to rural areas left behind by fiber rollouts. But research from Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net, suggests that its performance is somewhat variable, much faster...

 2021-05-05 14:26 

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New pack helps developers manage open source licenses and compliance...

Although many organizations rely on the software, managing open source licenses and compliance can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Supply chain management tools specialist Sonatype is launching an Advanced Legal Pack using machine learning and art...

 2021-05-05 14:08 

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Tiger King's Carole Baskin launches her own crypto 'purr-ency' -- $CAT...

Tiger King was one of the Netflix's biggest shows last year, arriving at around the same time as Covid-19 lockdowns, making it a must-see for millions of people suddenly trapped at home. Joe Exotic's arch-nemesis on the show, Carole Baskin, has be...

 2021-05-05 13:38 

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Enterprises turn to Kubernetes to handle big data...

Kubernetes is rapidly becoming the standard for cloud and on-premises data workloads according to a new study from big data performance management company Pepperadata. The study of 800 participants shows the motivations for adopting the container platform...

 2021-05-05 13:12 

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Windows Defender bug creating thousands of files on Windows 10 systems...

If you've found your system running unexpectedly short of storage space over the past couple of days, then Windows Defender could be to blame. Some users report that the bug has led to hundreds of thousands and even millions of files being generated b...

 2021-05-05 09:58 

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Poor collaboration between security and networking harms transformation projects...

While 49 percent of security teams and 44 percent of networking teams report to the same boss, 37 percent of IT professionals state that these teams don't really work together much. A new report from security cloud company Netskope shows that 50 perce...

 2021-05-05 08:03 

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Dell issues critical security update to patch serious driver flaws on hundreds of millions of systems...

Dell has patched a recently discovered series of security flaws in a driver installed on hundreds of millions of computers. Tracked as CVE-2021-21551, no fewer than five high severity vulnerabilities were found to exist in Dell's dbutil_2_3.sys firmwa...

 2021-05-05 01:00 

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Microsoft Edge Chromium-based web browser for Linux achieves Beta status...

When Microsoft first announced it was bringing Edge to Linux, I was less than enthusiastic about it. In fact, I declared that I would never install the web browser on my own Linux computer. To this day, I have yet to install Edge for Linux, although my st...

 2021-05-04 18:08 

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Google apparently can't help you if your Gmail account gets locked, but there is a workaround...

If you've ever been locked out of your personal Gmail account then you will no doubt have discovered it can be a serious uphill battle to regain access. If you forget the password, then you can try the 'forgot password' option, but if you'...

 2021-05-04 17:12 

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Creative SXFI CARRIER is a premium Dolby Atmos Speaker System soundbar...

Watching television is massively popular these days. Why? Well, not only are there some great shows on cable and streaming services, but because of the global pandemic, many of us have been quarantining for a very long time. And so, there isn't much t...

 2021-05-04 16:42 

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Unlock Google's secret 'Star Wars Day' Easter egg...

It is May 4th, which every Star Wars fan knows is 'Star Wars Day' ("May the 4th be with you!"). There's lots of Star Wars related content today -- Amazon Alexa is offering to do impressions of the main characters from the films, and St...

 2021-05-04 15:46 

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Reimagining the network for the cloud...

In every IT era we overestimate our ability to put new technology to work. The cloud is no different -- it still takes too long to build even rudimentary networks in the cloud environment. Think about all those VPNs that were built in 2020. You need to bu...

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