Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

Synology DS1517+

Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

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Why the force is still strong with 'Star Wars' fans

A long, long time ago — 40 years ago this month , actually — an initially small group of theatergoers was transported to a galaxy far, far away, and saw the birth of the “Star Wars” universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/why-force-is-still-strong-with-star-wars-fans.html

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Town suddenly dwarfed by massive iceberg

A small town on the coast of Newfoundland is—in the words of one local—suddenly “swarming with people” after a huge iceberg recently set up shop there, the CBC reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/town-suddenly-dwarfed-by-massive-iceberg.html

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NASA's origami-inspired robot can crouch, crawl, and climb serious inclines

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are developing a small scout robot called the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) to accompany the next generation of Martian rovers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/nasas-origami-inspired-robot-can-crouch-crawl-and-climb-serious-inclines.html

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Oracle's Important Little Acquisition

Oracle has announced the acquisition of Apiary, a small company that tucks into its product line and will not make much of a splash in the financial pages or in tech circles. Nonetheless, it’s important strategic news. The value of the deal wasn’t publicized — but the dollars likely would get lost in Oracle’s rounding of profit and revenue figures. The reason the buy is so important lies in what Apiary does. It offers a framework and tools for developing APIs that can be used in the development of cloud-based applications and services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84251.html?rss=1

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Phew! Taking selfies doesn't make you a narcissist

Sure, it’s easy to label selfie-takers as self-obsessed, but a new small study finds that those who snap photos of themselves aren’t necessarily narcissists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/18/phew-taking-selfies-doesnt-make-narcissist.html

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Federal Agencies Seek Cyberdefenders

The U.S. government is in the process of hiring a small army of IT specialists to bolster its efforts to protect data held at federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The feds hired 3,000 new cybersecurity and IT professionals in the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition, the government is “committed to a plan by which agencies would hire 3,500 more individuals to fill critical cybersecurity and IT positions by January 2017,” said Shaun Donovan, director of the OMB.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83759.html?rss=1

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FAA looks to boost commercial drone use with new regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration has published its regulations for small drones, a key move toward integrating commercial use of the technology into America’s airspace.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/28/faa-looks-to-boost-commercial-drone-use-with-new-regulations.html

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What to Watch on Your VR Headset

If you’re not a gamer—and even if you are—it’s hard to justify spending a small fortune on a VR headset such as the $600 on the Oculus Rift ($600) or HTC Vive ($800) to experience 360-degree vide…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/01/what-to-watch-on-your-vr-headset.html

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MIT researchers create 'Cilllia' — a sensor-filled 3D-printed hair

Thinking small, the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better, using their 3D printing skills to produce a micro-pillar hair they call Cilllia. The 50-um hair can detect changes in the environment and even respond to touch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/mit-researchers-create-cilllia-sensor-filled-3d-printed-hair.html

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What SMBs Want From IT Services

When small businesses choose an IT and support service provider, the two most important considerations are the provider’s ability to include all of the company’s devices and provide a comprehensive IT service plan. More than half of small businesses that use professional IT services use two or more services. However, small businesses may have to rely on multiple vendors to address their IT needs, resulting in a highly fragmented IT and support services market.

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