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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

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What is software-defined networking (SDN)?

A graphical look at the technology behind software-defined networking.

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Cisco's New Network Management

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking

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$10 off TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender Powerline Edition - Deal Alert

Unlike traditional range extenders, the Powerline adapter works beyond your router’s coverage area. And because Powerline works over your home wiring, walls and floors won’t slow down its signal.

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22% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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Intel shows off wireless VR on the HTC Vive

Intel showed for the first time at Computex in Taipei a prototype wireless HTC Vive virtual reality headset

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Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds another open source project to its container-centric toolbelt

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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New networking hire's lazy habits pull down the team

Is the new hire inept or lazy? The networking staff attempts to salvage a bad situation

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Waah! WannaCry shifts the blame game into high gear

Every security crisis presents the opportunity to point fingers, but that's just wasted energy. The criminals are at fault—and we need to work together to stop them

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WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching

IT teams have a gap of several weeks between when patches are released and deployed, giving criminals time to make WannaCry a reality

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Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

A conservative group took credit for a barrage of anti-net neutrality comments posted on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website this week, but it denied generating fake activism

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

The Advocate General's opinion, if followed by the court, could mean disruption for Uber and companies like it across Europe

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Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality

The comments in support of the FCC plan to gut net neutrality rules don't appear to be the work of real people

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality -- again

The agency's website slowed to a crawl late Sunday and early Monday

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Congress joins the FCC to kill net neutrality

The campaign of misinformation heats up, and Verizon explains this week how it’s a huge fan of the open internet

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