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Amazon offers DDoS Protection with Shield

Once upon a time, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were rare. Now, DDoS assaults are common and are increasing by 125 percent year over year. Attackers can create 100 Gbps attacks, enough to knock off any undefended website, just by running scripts. Amazon introduced an answer: AWS Shield. AWS ...

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2016's five best internet media streaming devices

Back in 2009, my TV cable bill went over $100 a month and I decided enough was enough. I cut my cable. It wasn’t easy then. The internet streaming devices were primitive and my choices were few. Today, Netflix is more popular than conventional TV, more teenagers watch YouTube than ...

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Amazon Alexa to send hands-free text messages for AT&T customers

(Image: File photo) AT&T on Thursday announced customers will be able to send text messages hands-free through Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, beginning on Friday. Alexa is the voice assistant powering Amazon’s widely-popular Echo line of speakers. With AT&T’s new Alexa skill, customers can ask to send a text, and Alexa ...

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Cisco Q1 solid but segment revenues decrease

Cisco published solid fiscal first quarter financial results after the bell on Wednesday. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.3 billion, or 46 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on a revenue of $12.4 billion, up four percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for ...

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Facebook approaches 20Gbps on millimetre-wave link

(Image: Facebook) Facebook has claimed a record data rate over a millimetre-wave link, with its Connectivity Lab stating today that it almost hit 20Gbps on a 13km link in Southern California earlier this year. Making the announcement in a blog post, the company said it had used custom componentry that ...

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