Updated May 28, 2016, 6:00 pm GMT

Facebook and Microsoft to Lay Undersea Cable to Spain

Taking control of the hardware their services run through, Microsoft and Facebook are laying the "highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic." [more->]

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Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath? - CNET

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice about drying out a wet phone. (Hint: It doesn't include rice.) [more->]

Network Limitations | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #SDN #Storage #DigitalTransformation

More is being required today of network infrastructure than ever before, due in part to the changing latency and bandwidth needs of modern applications. Wide area networks (“WANs”) are feeling the pressure, especially those that use many technologies from different services providers, are geographically diverse and... [more->]

Has 'Apocalypse' messed up the first 'X-Men' movie? Yes and no - CNET

As we meet younger versions of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey, we investigate whether "Apocalypse" hangs together with the chronology of "X-Men" and "X2". Spoilers! [more->]

What did one car say to the other car? If you make that turn I'll hit you! - CNET

From CNET Magazine: Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could be the biggest safety breakthrough since seat belts, air bags and antilock brakes. Are you ready? [more->]

Announcing @MobiDev_ to Exhibit in New York | @CloudExpo #IIoT #WebPerf

SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems f... [more->]

Apple Car hints and Tesla Autopilot misses (AutoComplete Podcast 20) - Roadshow

In this week's rundown of the biggest stories, Brian and Tim talk about the latest in what seems like a series of never-ending Takata recalls, but find some light at the end of the Dieselgate tunnel. [more->]

Jawbone is selling off pieces of its business, reports say - CNET

Jawbone has put its speaker business up for sale and has stopped production of its UP fitness trackers, two news sites say. [more->]

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Zika makes Olympics too dangerous to hold now in Rio, scientists tell UN - CNET

More than 100 health experts and scientists call on the UN's World Health Organization to move or delay this year's summer Olympics. [more->]

Hoping for a happy adulthood for Harry Potter? Think again - CNET

Accio Kleenex! Fans are going to do some sobbing if they see the new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," J.K. Rowling promises. [more->]

Do you talk to your mother like that? Twitter users say 'slut' and 'whore' a LOT, study finds - CNET

Twitter users in the UK abusively hurled the terms around 10,000 times during the course of just three weeks. [more->]

GameStop expecting new console announcements at E3 - CNET

Get ready for some console announcements at E3, GameStop says. [more->]

Town forces asses to wear diapers - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Citing a need to preserve its tarmac roads, the town of Wajir in Kenya does the unthinkable and requires underwear on its donkeys. [more->]

Verizon workers declare end to 44-day strike, claim “big gains”

During Verizon strike, replacement workers maintained fiber and copper networks. [more->]

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Alaska can't spell Hawaii, and this other state can't spell itself - CNET

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google Trends releases a map showing which word each state struggles to spell. [more->]

Google said to be beta testing Trips traveling app - CNET

The app, reportedly rolling out in beta version, lets users organize their reservations, find places of interest and explore the best restaurants. [more->]

Security at Scale: Making Security Analytics Work for the Internet of Things

This year more than 10 billion devices will connect to networks around the world. And in the next few years, that number will increase by over an order of magnitude. With the veritable explosion of smart devices, many of which connect not just to the network, but to each other, significant secu... [more->]

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Does a MacBook Pro with an OLED touch bar excite you? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 39) - CNET

The latest MacBook Pro rumors point to an all-new design, but will it be that great? Plus, all the latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus news and rumors. [more->]

IT Innovators: One City Makes Strides with Hybrid Cloud

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QTS Appoints Carpathia’s Jon Greaves as CTO

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Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM Hierarchy Viewer

One of the new features of Oracle VM 3.4, now released to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, is the VM hierarchy viewer. This usability feature makes it easy to view all the resources associated with a virtual machine in a single graphical view. To use it, log into Oracle VM Manager, select the VM in the Serv... [more->]

Texas congressman doesn't want gay people in space - CNET

Technically Incorrect: In a fascinating speech, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says that if you were to send 40 people up in a spacecraft to find us a new place to live, none should be gay. [more->]

Man claims 'interview' with Uber was just free data-mining - Roadshow

He claims that, after being called in for a job related to Uber's autonomous efforts, the company took what he had to say and never contacted him again. [more->]

Driving Detroit: Pushing fuel economy to the max - Roadshow

The Shell Eco-Marathon brings wild-looking cars to the streets of Detroit in a bid for a more fuel-sipping automotive future. [more->]

The 404 Show 1663: Xbox Scorpio, Gawker fiasco, Justin Yu (podcast) - CNET

Justin Yu returns to help us unpack the new Xbox One rumors, break down the Peter Thiel/Gawker situation and give us some much-needed social advice on when to go in for the hug or kiss on the cheek. [more->]

US government study suggests link between phones and cancer - CNET

The study, which used rats, does not definitively conclude that phones are dangerous to humans. [more->]

Uncharted 4's first bonus weekend event kicks off - CNET

Various bonuses are being offered in Uncharted 4's multiplayer until May 31. [more->]

IoT Infrastructure: Stepping Ever Closer to the Edge

With edge computing, the enterprise can improve service to users and lower its wide area networking costs. [more->]

Gigabit Internet with no data caps may be coming to rural America

FCC has $2 billion for rural broadband, including "Gigabit performance tier." [more->]

Avaya Looks to Sort Out Its Future

As the company continues to transform into a software and service vendor, Avaya also has brought on financial advisers to assess its options. [more->]

Monitoring Assets and Vulnerabilities: Matching Data With Action

Monitoring assets and vulnerabilities has become a high-priority security practice for many enterprises. As RSA President Amit Yoran said in his RSA Conference 2016 keynote, the inevitability of an attack is so well-known that it’s almost cliche. However, the increasing persistence and st... [more->]

How to Win as a Technology Mixologist

Did you ever notice that winners always want to win, no matter what their field or activity? This makes it easy to find inspiration for using technology to your advantage, even in the most unlikely of places. In prior blogs … Continue reading → Author information Suren Naidoo P... [more->]

Cloud Expo 'CFP' | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #IoT #BigData #Storage

The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud co... [more->]

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Juniper Adds 2 New Switches to Unite Networking Architecture

The company unveils the EX2300 and EX3400, which increase the options available to customers in the Unite initiative announced last fall. [more->]

Strata+Hadoop London 2016

London here we come… starting June 1 through June 3, we will be at the SOLD OUT Strata+Hadoop World at ExCel London.  We will be in stand #408 over the three days and on Tuesday, June 2 at 1455, Sebastian Darrington, CTO for Big Data and Analytics in EMEA will be presenting “Developing a S... [more->]

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Amazon ElastiCache Update – Export Redis Snapshots to Amazon S3

supports the popular Memcached and Redis in-memory caching engines. While Memcached is generally used to cache results from a slower, disk-based database, Redis is used as a fast, persistent key-value store. It uses replicas and failover to support high availability, and natively supports the use of structured values. ... [more->]

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Nlyte Virtualizes Data Center PDU Functions

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