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Slow Wi-Fi? This new crazy-fast infrared network cracks 40Gbps


The researchers expect their fiber-radio hybrid network to increase available wireless bandwidth by several orders of magnitude. Source: Eindhoven University of Technology To escape the constraints of radio for Wi-Fi transmission in the home, researchers have turned to infrared to create a new system that exceeds 40Gbps capacity, which you ...

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NGINX Plus Release 12 adds scalability and management


NGINX CEO Gus Robertson said the update would “empower organizations to deliver the… digital experiences that users rely on”. Image: caribb, Getty Images/iStockphoto Web server company NGINX’s latest release promises a range of new features including enhanced scalability and content caching, along with improvements to configuration management within a cluster ...

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The great instant-messaging foul-up


Recently, the open-source multi-instant messaging (IM) program Pidgin was updated to version 2.12.0. That’s the good news. It’s a very useful program if you work with people using multiple IM services. The bad news is that its developers couldn’t add support to newer IM platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, ...

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New and improved Samba file server released


Do you have a network-attached storage (NAS) device holding your accounts payable, document archives, or just your baby photos? If so, you’re running Samba, the open-source file and print server. Now, with the Samba 4.6 release, the program has been given a significant upgrade. Samba, the open-source Linux/Unix file server ...

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