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How we selected 10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch

Identifying an important problem and solving it, assembling a strong leadership team, raising funding and actually selling products to customers all contributed to deciding which candidates became hot data-center virtualization...

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2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?

Michael Simon and Adam Patrick Murray face off over Google's Night Sight low-light camera mode for the Pixel phones.

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Using a password manager: 7 pros and cons

This veteran security pro feels more secure now that he's using a password manager, but there are still risks.

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Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared

With a better revenue split and a focus on communication, Epic's new storefront makes a compelling offer to developers—and where developers go, players will have to follow.

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It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

Google targets Google Fi at consumers and families. But it’s even better for business. Here’s why.

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Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right

If publishers don't want to put their games on Steam, that's fine—but they'd better make sure their replacement launcher reaches a baseline level of quality.

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Should Apple have its own search engine?

The company's stance on privacy is at odds with the way the biggest search engines operate. Maybe there's a better way.

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5 things the iPad Pro should steal from the Pixel Slate (and 3 things it shouldn’t)

As its closest competitor, there are a few things the iPad Pro could learn from the Pixel Slate, as well as a number of things it should ignore.

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How Intel's Optane Memory leads to misleading specs in PC advertisements

If you see a PC with a weird RAM amount like 24GB (instead of the more common 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB), it's because Intel's Optane storage memory has been added to the mix.

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BlackBerry's acquisition of Cylance raises eyebrows in the security community

BlackBerry's move into the endpoint security game may create public safety issues, given the company's history with encryption backdoors, experts say.

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Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.

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5 reasons iPad Pro won’t be your next computer

Apple really wants you to choose an iPad as your next computer. Here are five reasons why you should think twice.

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Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

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Apple’s price inflation turns privacy from a right to a privilege

Your data belongs to you…if you’re wealthy.

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The iPhone XR is a great phone but here are three ways Apple can make it even better right now

The iPhone XR is probably the best iPhone for most people, but it could benefit from three small tweaks to iOS.

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Experience an RDP attack? It’s your fault, not Microsoft’s

Follow Microsoft's basic security guidelines for Remote Desktop Protocol and you'll shut down hackers who try to exploit it.

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Should Microsoft help the Pentagon ‘increase lethality’?

Selling its AI and cloud expertise for use in Project JEDI might be patriotic — or a violation of its stated principles.

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