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Samsung bets big on Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Do you know how much your smartphone costs? | Real-life 'tricorder' brings a touch of Star Trek to medicine

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Samsung bets big on Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+
Samsung Electronics is hosting its second major product launch of the year in New York Thursday, with a lot riding on the expected debut of the large format Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Carrying forward designs reminiscent of the existing S6 smartphones, the company is hoping make up for ground it has lost to the iPhone 6 Plus.Highlighting the pressure Samsung is under, the company has for the first time decided to forgo a launch at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin during the first week of September. This move will give it some breathing room before Apple launches its new iPhones at an event reportedly to be held Sept. 9.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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An Evolving Threat Needs an Evolved Defense
While there are still attacks aimed a filling Internet pipes, attacks intended to exhaust application server resources are becoming more prevalent. Review this infographic to learn how to secure your business from today's sophisticated attacks. Learn more >>

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Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>

Do you know how much your smartphone costs?
Late last week, Verizon announced that it was ending its long-standing practice of offering substantial smartphone subsidies in exchange for a 2-year service contract. The move by the nation’s largest mobile carrier follows similar marketing approaches from much smaller competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint. Even though I’ve been buying subsidized iPhones on 2-year contracts for almost 5 years now, I’m a big fan of this “new” approach—at least philosophically. Assuming that the dollars work out the same (not at all a safe assumption, unfortunately), I believe it’s better for everyone to understand the true prices of the devices they buy and the services they use.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Real-life 'tricorder' brings a touch of Star Trek to medicine
The Scanadu Scout measures vital signs and sends them to your smartphone Read More

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Beyond Malware: Detecting the Undetectable
Download this white paper to understand how successful attacks targeting high-profile government and corporate entities are able to easily bypass traditional defenses. Find out how some organizations are now able to detect and respond to malware-free intrusions using next generation endpoint protection technology. View more

10 more fascinating things to do with a Raspberry Pi
The hits just keep on comingImage by Thinkstock/raspberrypi.orgThe Raspberry Pi, as we’ve seen before, is really all things to all people – the uses to which the tiny computer has been put to are myriad. Here’s the latest roundup of the unique, original and inventive ways people are using the Raspberry Pi. Enjoy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

First Look: Firefox 40
Over the hill?Well, of course, that’s not entirely fair to the Firefox browser, which is still among the most-used in the world, but it’s also been around for what feels like a very long time. The original breaker of the Internet Explorer monopoly hit version number 40 on Tuesday – here’s a look at what’s new.Windows 10 compatibilityA streamlined, curved-edges interface to go with Windows 10 is present in Firefox 40, along with detailed instructions on how to switch your default browser back to Firefox. (Since Windows 10 defaults to using Microsoft’s new Edge browser.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them
When you're a hacker, time is on your side. Time to find a soft spot in your armor, to evade defenses, to seek out your most critical data. Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. You need a new approach. Learn more >>

Salesforce showcases 5 new Apple Watch apps for businesses
Salesforce has long been a proponent of wearable computing’s enterprise potential, and on Tuesday it showed off five new Apple Watch apps created specifically for business users.All built by the company’s partners on the Salesforce1 Platform using the Salesforce Wear toolkit, the new apps span a spectrum of purposes, including collaboration, scheduling and project management.BetterWorks Wear, for instance, is designed to help companies connect employees around common goals. A retailer, for example, could equip Apple Watch-wearing sales associates with the app to ensure they’re always updated on progress toward team and individual sales goals.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The Takeaway: Windows 10's uptake surges
Windows users seem to have taken a real shine to Microsoft's new OS, which ended last week powering a record 3 percent of all Windows devices. Read More

Lenovo-backed ZUK brand takes on the smartphone market
Lenovo’s latest smartphone strategy downplays the company name, instead spotlighting a new brand, ZUK.On Tuesday, the newly established brand introduced its first Android phone, the Z1, which will arrive in China later this month, offering strong specs and an affordable price. International launches are expected later this year.Any mention of Lenovo was absent at the product launch. That strategy may seem strange, given that Lenovo is already a well-known brand in China, its home market. Lenovo has long been the country’s leading PC maker and at one point was its largest smartphone vendor.However, the competition in China’s handset industry has increased. Vendors including Apple and Samsung, along with dozens of other homegrown players such as Xiaomi and Huawei, are all fighting for a piece of the market.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

5 password managers to help you strengthen account security
Password managers help you keep track of all the different passwords you have, and at least is more secure than writing them down on a piece of paper. Read More


User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you're going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.


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