Monitoring Data Usage on a Network
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How much bandwidth and data are the devices on your network using? Bandwidth hogs can slow down your entire network, and per-device data usage is important if your Internet service provider imposes a bandwidth cap. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get a complete picture of your bandwidth and data usage on a normal home network. Your best […]

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Google Trends Go Real-Time
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One of the hottest new categories of software development revolves around virality prediction. That is, determining what stories and social media trends are about to go viral. On Wednesday, Google tossed its hat into the ring by expanding Google Trends and introducing real-time trend information — a tool that could change the way researchers and […]

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Microsoft’s Spartan Browser is out for Public
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As Windows 10 inches ever closer to its summer release, Microsoft’s been adding new features piecemeal to the preview version of its next-generation operating system, and this may be the biggest update yet. Microsoft’s brand-new browser, Spartan, is about to get its first taste of open internet. Along with the newest release of Windows 10 […]

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The Future of Driving in an Apple Car
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Apple changed the way we listen to music and use phones — so do you really think all of the reports of a so-called Apple Car are really just about it building a car? Even creating an electric vehicle of its own to compete with Tesla doesn’t seem bold enough. It is, after all, a […]

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Your Computer Might Not Be As Secure As You Think
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Lenovo is selling computers that come preinstalled with adware that hijacks encrypted Web sessions and may make users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks that are trivial for attackers to carry out, security researchers said. The critical threat is present on Lenovo PCs that have adware from a company called Superfish installed. As unsavory as many […]

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Protecting your Digital Castle
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The word “exploit” is harsh. Even ugly. It suggests cynical manipulation, selfish misappropriation and even outright theft. In the online world, an exploit is all of those nasty things and then some. Yet for some reason, many startups and consumers don’t take even the most basic steps to stop their digital assets, and even themselves, […]

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Gorilla Glass 4 in the making
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While the iPhone 6 didn’t have the sapphire glass display some pundits were expecting, the makers of the Gorilla Glass displays covering Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line has a new material up its sleeve — one that supposedly combines the best properties of both sapphire and glass. Corning is working on Project Phire — […]

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How to get a stronger WiFi Signal
How to Get Stronger WiFi Signal

If you live in a particularly tall or wide house, or one with a complicated layout, then you might have problems with Wi-Fi dead zones where your high-speed wireless broadband connection just can’t reach. That can seriously hamper your Netflix binge-watching or Spotify streaming. You don’t have to settle for patchy coverage though, and there […]

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Linux and The Girlfriend
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It is with no small sense of regret that Linux Girl brings you this week’s Linux Blog Safari, dear readers, because in writing it she must convey some very difficult news. Namely, Linux Girl is departing LinuxInsider — her home away from home for lo all these years — and so must hang up her […]

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