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Galaxy S8 review: Gorgeous new hardware, same Samsung gimmicks

First flagship since the Note 7 mess doesn't always put its best foot forward.

Node.js exec director: Our project is transformational

The Node.js Foundation was formed in 2015 to serve as a steward over the Node.js sever-side JavaScript platform, providing a new governance model and taking over leadership from Joyent. Now, the foundation has hired its first executive director, Mar...

We need game design tools that work for everyone

From Offworld: Accessible, no-programming-required game-making tools are hard to find.

Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

Earlier this morning, Bernardo Caldas, GM of Windows Commercial Marketing, made a surprising announcement: Windows is committing to a predictable twice-per-year feature release schedule, targeting September and March of each year, aligning with Offi...

30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police ‘data breach’

Who gave marketing agency access to super-sensitive address database? London gun owners are asking questions of the Metropolitan Police after the force seemingly handed the addresses of 30,000 firearm and shotgun owners to a direct mail marketing agency for a commercial firm's advertising campaign.…

Mozilla scraps Firefox’s ‘Aurora’ dev track

Mozilla today announced it would drop one of Firefox’s preview tracks that have let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.Companies running Firefox and testing the browser using the “Aurora” track will be automatically migrated to the “Beta” channel today.[ Further reading: See the latest tech reviews on Computerworld ]“It became clear that Aurora was not meeting our expectations as a first stabilization channel,” wrote Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox; Sylvestre Ledru, the browser’s release manager; and Ali Spivak, head of developer marketing, in a post to a Mozilla blog.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is twice as efficient as the...

Beefy suspension and brakes, 38mpg, and stab-proof seats. What's not to like?

SDN dilemma: Linux kernel networking vs. kernel bypass

Sujal Das is chief strategy and marketing officer at Netronome, a provider of high-performance x86 co-processing solutions for networking, security, load balancing, virtualization, and SDN.If we've learned anything in the technology business in the last 25 years, it would be to never underestimate the Linux kernel. Why, then, have so many networking companies been so eager to bypass the Linux kernel -- or more specifically, the Linux kernel networking stack? What could be so wrong with the networking packet arteries in the Linux kernel that motivates so many of us to bypass them?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

BrandPost: How to Do More With Less in the Data Center...

By Bharath Vasudevan, Director of Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software-defined and Cloud Group. “We have to do more with less.” If you’re an IT pro who has never heard this phrase, consider yourself lucky. When IT budgets are flat or decreasing, that simple sentence becomes gospel.

Even when budgets are on the rise, no one wants to spend more money than they have to.
In either financial situation, IT is expected to solve data center and business pain points.

Because of this reality, many organizations are turning to specialized hardware to improve data center metrics.Total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) are phrases that are often thrown around when discussing any type of new technology. Quite simply, they mean, "how much will this technology set me back, and how long before it pays itself off?" While these phrases may at first sound like pure marketing mumbo jumbo, they are actually directly related to data center performance – or more specifically, virtual machine (VM) density.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Knomo #LiveFree: A stylish tech backpack designed by non-techies

A backpack with wireless charging, Bluetooth tracking is neat—but they're lazily implemented.

U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones

Cost-conscious businesses are increasingly buying unlocked smartphones for their workers, instead of more expensive smartphones with two-year service plans that are locked to a certain wireless U.S. carrier."Unlocked makes more sense," said Craig Ri...

BrandPost: Green with IT Envy: How Enterprises Can Mimic the Speed...

By Paul Miller, HPE Vice President of Marketing, Software-defined and Cloud Group Envy.

Everyone at some point has felt it. We want to be as outgoing as someone, as confident, as successful.
IT envy is just as real. We hear what other companies are ...