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Pilot fish's home internet and cable-TV line has to be repeatedly replaced because squirrels keep chewing through it -- until a more experienced repair guy arrives.

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The best Google Chrome extensions of 2017

From productivity-boosting timers to ad blockers and Android messengers on your desktop, these 25 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Support for in-browser VR, among other things

Mozilla's Firefox 55 lets users tweak multi-process performance and takes another step nearer to kicking out Flash.

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Apple’s ARKit: Will networks cope with the bandwidth demands?

As developers introduce augmented reality (AR) solutions for Apple’s powerful iOS 11 platforms, will carriers be able to handle the bandwidth demands?

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Testing an AmpliFi mesh point as a Wi-Fi extender

Ubiquiti recently made their AmpliFi mesh points smarter, they can now work with any router. I kicked the tires on this, hoping it's a better way to extend an existing Wi-Fi network.

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Chrome readies built-in ad blocker in early version of Canary

The ad blocker, available for now only on the Windows version of Canary, could reach mainstream browser users by mid-October.

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Top web browsers 2017: Look on the bright side, Microsoft

In July, IE and Edge still lost market share, just not as badly as before. Google Chrome, meanwhile, ticked up.

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FAQ: How Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will eliminate Adobe Flash

Here's what will happen to Flash Player on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari between now and the end of 2020.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Google's Chrome browser debuts MacBook Pro Touch Bar support and delivers patches for 40 security flaws.

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How the dark web has gone corporate

Some criminals on the dark web are taking their cues from the practices of corporate IT. Illicit offerings run the gamut from code that buyers have to implement themselves to turnkey solutions and consulting services.

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Tweaking Internet Explorer to only use TLS 1.2

For security purposes, it's best to stay away from Internet Explorer. But if you do run it, follow these steps to ensure it uses TLS 1.2.

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How to manage Chrome updates

Google's Chrome browser is the most popular web browser in use today. Here's how to make sure you have the latest version and can easily manage future updates.

Restricting Firefox to TLS version 1.2 makes browsing safer

Whats behind the curtain of HTTPS is TLS. There are three versions of the TLS protocol and there is no reason to still support the oldest two versions. A simple tweak of Firefox can insure it only uses the most secure version, TLS...

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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8 tips to get started with SharePoint communication sites

Tips and best practices to help Office 365 customers create beautiful and useful SharePoint sites with modern communication sites.

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What's next in IoT innovations?

Tom Soderstrom talks about the cutting-edge work happening at Jet Propulsion Lab in the evolving field of internet of things.

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HTTP and DNS in a 5G World

HTTP and DNS are almost established as household name protocols having been around since the earliest days of the World Wide Web but, like everything else in 5G, some changes are coming.

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AI and mobile apps: What really matters

More apps use AI to do things for us, such block and remove offensive posts on Instagram. Soon AI will take the limelight, and the apps will move the background.

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Mingis on Tech: What Cisco announced at Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where the big story is Cisco's efforts to reinvent itself and push "intent-based networking."

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