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Cisco adds proactive problem solving to data-center software

Additions to Cisco's Data Center Network Assurance and Insights suite of software can detect problems in network switch fabric before they affect network services.

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Sonos will stop issuing software updates for 'legacy' speakers and devices in May

You’ll still be able to keep using older Sonos devices, but they’ll gradually lose functionality once the software updates stop.

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PC sales expected to fall after Windows 10 sales bump ends

Gartner predicts that sales of PCs, tablets, and smartphones will slowly drop through 2022, as the Windows 7 to Windows 10 transition ends. 5G smartphone sales will help a bit.

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iPad 2020 rumors: The iPad could get a backlit scissor-switch Smart Keyboard

What you need to know about the upcoming tablets from Apple.

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Feds may already have found a way to hack into Apple iPhones

By refusing to put a permanent backdoor in its iOS platform, Apple wants to protect millions of users from future threats by both governments and hackers, privacy advocates said.

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How Apple’s Xnor.ai acquisition could bring the Siri boost we’ve been waiting for

Apple has acquired a little-known AI company named Xnor.ai that could bring big changes to Siri on our iPhones.

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US elections remain vulnerable to attacks, despite security improvements

Continued Russian interference, insecure paperless voting processes will sow doubt about the next election despite some security improvements.

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What the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill means for data protection and the GDPR

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) largely leaves existing data protection regulation in place, but changes are still possible.

Google offers IBM AS/400 apps new home in its cloud

Search giant follows Microsoft in offering route to legacy workload modernization via new Power Systems service in Google Cloud Platform.

Not dead yet: Windows Server 2008 users have options

With support for Windows Server 2008 ending, there’s still time to examine alternatives to upgrading.

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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement.

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How virtual 3D sound will amp up 2020 soundbars—even the cheap ones

If you buy a new soundbar in 2020, there’s a decent chance it’ll have DTS Virtual:X and/or virtualized Dolby Atmos onboard.

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Google wants to bring Steam to Chromebooks

A new report by Android Police says Google is working on bringing Steam to Chromebooks.

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FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

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New Windows 10 Insider build 19546 adds a nifty graphing calculator

Windows 10 Build 19546 includes a special Graphing Mode for Windows Calculator that looks surprisingly nice.

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Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

The JP Morgan startup's blockchain braids together multiple interoperable chains via smart contracts over which users can transact business via cryptocurrency.

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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 and suddenly the spring looks pretty quiet

Go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief and try not to think about how many games are releasing in the fall of 2020 now.

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iPhone 12 rumors: 'Refreshed' Face ID system and time-of-flight sensors

Here's everything we think we know about the iPhone coming this fall.

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Windows PCs push back against Chromebooks in schools with LTE, Gemini Lake Refresh chips

Microsoft is marching in to the BETT education show with a plan to usurp Chromebooks with Connected PCs and more powerful processors.

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