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IDG Contributor Network: What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

The outage that hit Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service earlier this month might have been unusual in its impact, but not in its cause—a configuration error. Service providers suffer outages for all sorts of reasons. Backhoes take out lo.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldMar 16th, 2017

Outschool goes to Sesame Street and picks up $1.4 million for its K-12 online learning marketplace

 Now kids can potentially take a class to find out how to get to Sesame Street, thanks to a fresh $1.4 million in new funding for Outschool and its online learning marketplace from Sesame Street’s venture partnership with Collaborative Fun.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News36 min. ago

A new wireless tower network grows in Africa as YC alum Tizeti raises $2.1 million

 Wireless networking may be getting a high speed boost across Nigeria as YCombinator alumnus Tizeti looks to expand in the region. The company has raised $2.1 million in new financing from a slew of African and American venture firms to continue.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 52 min. ago

Simplified embedded system development can facilitate software, hardware integration

An embedded system is a dedicated computer system integrating customized software and hardware designed for a specific function. Currently, most embedded systems are applied to industrial, medical, military and aerospace fields, entailing high custom.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

New Maglev Elevator Can Travel Horizontally, Vertically, and Diagonally

An elevator that can move in any direction has been successfully tested by a German company named ThyssenKrupp. An anonymous reader quotes Wired UK: The Multi is the first ropeless lift, built using the same magnetic levitation technology used in Ja.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 20 min. ago

Get the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker for $50 off, today only

Today only, you can take $50 off the Amazon Echo smart speaker, which brings it down to just $130. The Echo features Alexa voice control, streaming capability, and a 360-degree speaker that fills your room with sound. The post Get the Amazon Echo voi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 28 min. ago

Mercedes gives dealers more leeway in advertising

Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News7 hr. 52 min. ago

Turn your Chromebook into a killer workstation with the best Android apps on Chrome OS

Now that Chrome OS can officially run Android apps, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best (and most Chrome OS compatible) Android apps currently available. The post Turn your Chromebook into a killer workstation with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 44 min. ago

Get your new pair of Nike sneakers using augmented reality in the SNKRS app

On Friday, Nike announced that app SNKRS "can now hide the opportunity to purchase certain coveted sneakers within a select image where the sneakers can only be seen and unlocked by viewing the image via the camera function on SNKRS." The post Get y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 0 min. ago

Get the most out of your Chromebook with the best Android apps for Chrome OS

Now that Chrome OS can officially run Android apps, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best (and most Chrome OS compatible) Android apps currently available. The post Get the most out of your Chromebook with the best Andro.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

The latest company to jump on the AR bandwagon is Nike and its partner SNKRS

On Friday, Nike announced that app SNKRS "can now hide the opportunity to purchase certain coveted sneakers within a select image where the sneakers can only be seen and unlocked by viewing the image via the camera function on SNKRS." The post The l.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 28 min. ago

Walmart tells some tech providers not to use Amazon Web Services if they want Walmart"s business (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Walmart tells some tech providers not to use Amazon Web Services if they want Walmart's business  —  Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want its business, they can't run applications for.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News21 hr. 12 min. ago

Immortalize your display: How to take a screenshot using a Microsoft Surface

No Print Screen key? No problem. Our comprehensive walkthrough will teach you how to take screenshots on your Microsoft Surface in no time, whether you want to use Touch Cover, or the innate Snipping Tool. The post Immortalize your display: How to ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 20 min. ago

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Programmable drums and self-making bedsheets

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Programmable drums and self-maki.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Your medical records can now be removed from Google search results

Google began to remove private medical records from results, because yes, prior to this, you could actually look that up online. Google quietly made the change with an update to its Removal Policies. The post Your medical records can now be removed f.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Account Registrations Enable "Password Reset Man In The Middle" Attacks

"Attackers that have set up a malicious site can use users' account registration process to successfully perform a password reset process on a number of popular websites and messaging mobile applications, researchers have demonstrated." Orome1 quotes.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Can Volvo"s Polestar performance unit capture that Tesla magic?

The spinoff of Polestar could help the new performance brand escape Volvo's reputation for practicality......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Small businesses and large enterprises can’t use just any laptops. Their notebooks need decent displays and solid battery life. They must have solid frames that can handle a.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

The Best 2-in-1 PC You Can Buy

If you can’t decide if you need a tablet or a notebook, then don’t bother. The best 2-in-1 laptops are both, and they can provide all the power you need. Check out our list for the best 2-in-1s for any user. The post The Best 2-in-1 PC You Can Bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Forget the lens swaps, Tamron’s latest lens covers 18-400mm for $649

Travelers can pack light with Tamron's latest lens with the widest zoom range yet, macro capability and image stabilization. The lens, for Canon and Nikon APS-C mounts, will retail for $649 The post Forget the lens swaps, Tamron’s latest lens c.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Former Slashdot Contributor Jon Katz Believes He Can Talk To Animals

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland got a surprise when he visited his local bookstore: Jon Katz turns 70 this August, and he's published a new book called Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You. Katz was a f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017