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Netgear Orbi Pro, First Take: Business-friendly mesh networking

[ad_1] Mesh networking has been a big trend in recent months, with all the major networking players getting in on the act, as well as big names such as Google and Asus. Netgear’s eye-catching Orbi was one of the first mesh systems to arrive last year but, like most of its rivals, the Orbi was primarily designed for home users ...

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Nike is using its new digital studio to build a community of sneakerheads

[ad_1] A year after acquiring Virgin Mega, Nike is revealing some of the early results of its experiments with augmented reality and community-building. Virgin Mega was a startup backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group that focused on fan communities and shopping. Ron Faris, who led the startup, told me that Nike acquired Virgin Mega in order to explore those same ...

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Verizon Q3 solid, adds 603,000 net retail postpaid customers

[ad_1] Verizon said it added 603,000 net retail postpaid customers as its third quarter results topped expectations. The company reported third quarter earnings of $37 billion, or 89 cents a share, with non-GAAP earnings of 98 cents a share. Those results were a penny better than Wall Street estimates. Verizon’s earnings had a bevy of charges for early debt redemption ...

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Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition

[ad_1] Jason Baptiste wants you to run. He said he’s seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a “daily 5k,” something he’s held to ever since. “Not only has running helped me be healthier, it’s helped my mind and spirit become stronger,” Baptiste wrote. “Running has become an ...

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Telstra offers AFL app refunds: ACCC

[ad_1] A screenshot of a live AFL match being viewed on a 9.7-inch iPad (Image: ACCC) Telstra has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it will be refunding some subscribers of its AFL Live Pass app, after changing its policy on the size of the viewing screens available on tablets amid concerns of not disclosing this change ...

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Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M to for its smart caller ID technology

[ad_1] Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning and a vast database of calling data (3.5 billion calls to date), Seattle-based Hiya’s mission has been to supercharge the humble phone call — by providing detailed information ...

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Windows 10 networking and security tips

[ad_1] Protect your privacy in File Explorer. On Windows 10 PCs, connecting to a network is normally as simple as plugging in a network cable or entering a passphrase at a Wi-Fi prompt. The networking tips in this category cover administrative tasks, such as weeding out saved Wi-Fi credentials and looking up your IP address, as well as occasional troubleshooting ...

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HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's 'world's most powerful detachable PC'

[ad_1] HP ZBook x2 mobile workstation HP will be showing off the new ZBook x2 at Adobe’s Max conference today, raising the stakes for pro-level 2-in-1 devices after Microsoft announced its Surface Book 2 yesterday. While the Surface Book is clearly competing with Apple’s MacBook Pro in the creative class laptop space, HP is labeling the ZBook as a detachable ...

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Microsoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile

[ad_1] Between the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition and the announcement of a new Surface Book, today’s Microsoft news was firmly focused on the desktop. But as the company works to build its future ecosystem, it’s keenly aware that no play in the space is complete without a mobile strategy. What shape that strategy will take, however, has ...

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NBN complaints more than doubling a 'cause for concern': TIO

[ad_1] (Image: TIO) The Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has published its annual report for 2016-17, revealing that complaints about the National Broadband Network (NBN) have increased by almost 160 percent, while all telecommunications complaints rose by 41 percent during the year. While the TIO usually equates rising NBN complaints to the accelerating rollout, this time Ombudsman Judi Jones said ...

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