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10 Hot IoT startups to watch

With 20 billion internet of things devices online by 2020, the challenges and rewards are great for the top 10 startups hoping to capitalize on connected devices.

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Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

It’s easy and useful, but Google’s new ‘secure email’ is neither secure nor email.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple and Amazon simply won’t be able to compete with Google’s virtual assistant over the next few years.

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iPhone vs. Android: Why the iPhone X notch is showing up on Androids

Apple’s iPhone X, with its all-new design and — dare we say it? — 'top-notch' display, is a clear example of form following function. So why are Android smartphone makers jumping on the notch bandwagon?

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Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

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For IT, Microsoft 365 shows what still matters about Windows

You might think of it as a subscription bundle that gets your users Office and Windows, but for the company, Microsoft 365 is really about simplifying how businesses manage PC software.

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Why blockchain isn’t always the answer

Blockchain vendors are touting the technology as a solution to many security (and other) problems. Consider costs and alternatives before jumping on the bandwagon.

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10 reasons to love the secret Surface Phone

The rumor mill says Microsoft is working on a dual-screen, clamshell Windows 10 mobile device. Just don’t call it ‘Courier.’

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Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

Finally: Here are answers to the questions everyone suddenly has about mobile and IoT platforms.

When every public screen is your personal screen

Augmented reality without glasses or goggles? It’s called ‘parallel reality,’ and it’s coming soon.

Understanding Virtual Private Networks [and why VPNs are important to SD-WAN]

VPNs can create secure remote-access and site-to-site connections inexpensively, are a stepping stone to software-defined WANs, and are proving useful in IoT.

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Reputational risk and social media: When you're blocked or banned without notice

Businesses depend on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and Apple to interact with customers, promote their messages and store content. One complaint against you can shut you off from those services and damage your brand.

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Building a customer community: 13 critical questions to get started

Salesforce, WordPress, Simplemachines, BB engines…they all have demos for community-building tools that will daze and amaze. But which one’s for you? Don’t go shopping until you’ve answered these questions.

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Mind-reading tech is here (and more useful than you think!)

Reading brain waves was useless until A.I. got involved. Now mind reading has real-world, practical applications.

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What hackers do: their motivations and their malware

Whether a hacker uses a computer exploit or malware, their motivations are the same. Understanding why and how hackers hack is key to your defense.

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Why email is the best social network

The #DeleteFacebook trend has users searching for a better social network. Guess what: You’re soaking in it.

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