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Backups aren't just for smoking crater scenarios

Every company I had worked for in the past was another piece in my continuing education. Along the way there have been some lessons that were recurring. One of the main ones was around backups. Time and again I would encounter the...

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In the wrong hands, drones can be life-threatening

There’s no limit to the beneficial uses of drone technology. Dropping Zika-fighting pesticides or firefighting chemicals in remote areas. Search and rescue. Delivering emergency medical supplies. The list goes on and on. But what...

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28% off Western Digital 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Alert

This highly rated, ultra portable, high capacity external drive is currently 28% off retail price.

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Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 IoT devices at DEF CON

Hackers found and disclosed 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 IoT devices from 21 manufacturers during during the IoT Village at DEF CON.

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.

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15% off APC 650VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Protector - Deal Alert

This backup power supply from APC provides guaranteed power for desktop computers, wireless networks, gaming consoles and other electronics, allowing you to work through power outages and protect your data and equipment.

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What this expensive ‘secure’ phone tells us about mobile hacking

Mobile security is a bit of a misnomer. Few of us can say we’ve been attacked by a piece of malware or have quarantined an actual virus. Yet, there’s a sneaking suspicion that mobile security is a bigger concern.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 29 - September 2 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 29th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Hardcore Hardware: Falcon Northwest's FragBox 2 isn't overkill afterall

Insomiac Game's Shaun McCabe says having a burly 10-core CPU will make a difference in VR gaming and DirectX 12. Two Titan X videocards don't hurt either.

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HP's Pavilion Wave wants to blend into your home and your lifestyle

Wrapped in tasteful fabric and shaped more like a flower vase than a PC, this is a computer you could put anywhere.

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Panasonic's new 4K camera lights up the dark

Panasonic's HC-X1 has a larger image sensor allowing users more versatility in low light conditions.

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Acer shows thinnest laptop yet and first with curved screen

Acer's Swift 7 laptop is just 9.98mm thin and the Predator 21 X gives gamers an immersive experience

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Pawbo keeps an eye on your pet while you're away

This device lets you see, play with, and give treats to your pet while you're away

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Up to 22% off Various Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Models - Deal Alert

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more.

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25% off Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (Blue) - Deal Alert

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth keyboard brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your smartphone, tablet, and more

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25% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Best Deals of the Week, August 22-26 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 22nd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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