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Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

When it comes to electronic devices, recharging has always been a bit of a headache. Even the latest smartphones require a decent chunk of time plugged in, and getting longer battery life is an uphill battle.

There’s one solution we’ve been watching very closely however. That’d be wireless charging.

Any number of half-way there solutions have popped up from time to time, but none of

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Aging Network Infrastructure & Delta's Virtual Crash

Aging Network Infrastructure and Delta’s Virtual Crash

Back on January 29, 2017, Delta Airline suffered a well-publicized computer crash grounding 280 planes. An earlier disruption back in August of 2016 caused a startling 1,000 flight delays, on day 1, and another 779 the next.

Things happen. We get it.

But when you have 2 such notable instances where flights get delayed or canceled due to a network glitch, it’s probably time for a conversation about

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Energy Efficiency and the Future for IT Staff Members

Energy-Efficiency and the Future for IT Staff Members

As energy-efficient technology races ahead, the government and private industries alike are hustling to keep up.

As part of this effort, the Department of Energy’s “Building Technologies Office (BTO) recently made an exciting announcement. It will be investing over $3 million in a series of 5 pilot projects aimed at improving the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings.

This spending

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PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

Cars fly past your mega-skyscraper window. Your friendly robot arrives serving your favorite martini. As the sun goes down, the lights dim and change hue for a more evening appropriate mood.

You get up and walk into your bedroom. As the light dims further behind you, your bedroom comes to life without you needing to push a single button.

This vision, once merely part of a fantastic dream enjoyed by

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HDBaseT | Simplifying Entertainment Network Installs

HDBaseT | Simplifying Entertainment Network Installs

HDBaseT is a killer new technology that’s really starting to take its place in mainstream networking.

It’s an IT admins dream, and it’s fast becoming a favorite of homeowners and installers as well. And for good reason.

HDBaseT provides a solution to many of the challenges networkers face, and with a few exceptions, consumers can plug and play with these new switches and extenders.

So what is

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Smart Technology & Personal Privacy Limits

Smart Technology and Personal Privacy Limits

As you’re probably aware, on May 17th Wanna Cryptor (commonly known as WannaCry) became a serious problem world-wide. In the UK alone, 16 hospitals were forced to divert emergency room patients to other facilities because their computer systems were locked down.

This ransomware is a worm – a standalone malware program – that spreads by using Eternal Blue. Recognize that name? It’s

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Why Expanded Wi-Fi Capacity is More Personal Than You Think

Why Expanded Wi-Fi Capacity Is More Personal Than You Think

If you read our most recent article, you’re hopefully up to speed on the new end-to-end solution Qualcomm released for Wi-Fi, 802-11ax.

At least one source believes this technology will appear in products for the 2017-2018 holiday season.

While the new IEEE 802.11ax Standard isn’t altogether complete, the good news is that the days of not getting a signal or constantly ending up connected to sluggish

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802.11ax Wi-Fi

802.11ax Wi-Fi Expansion Elevates User Experiences

Ever had an iphone? Remember iOS8? Remember the good ol’ days when your battery would only last half of a workday?

In large part, those battery issues were caused by iphones repeatedly attempting to connect to overcrowded Wi-Fi networks.

Granted you could have put it into Airplane Mode, but that would have rendered it useless for basic functionality like texting or receiving phone calls.

Thankfully

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How IoT Adoption Helps B2B Companies Improve the World

How IoT Adoption Helps B2B Companies Improve the World

Current estimates show companies spending close to $5 Trillion on the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 5 years.

If future spending weren’t already enough to get you interested, consider the fact that IoT technology is already being adopted far and wide.

In fact, 451 Research (an IT research and advisory company) found that over two-thirds of respondents were

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How to Choose The Best PoE Cabling

How to Choose The Best PoE Cabling

When it comes to Ethernet cable, you get what you pay for. In a recent article, Networkworld reported on poor quality Cat5e and Cat6 cabling purchased through Amazon. This just goes to show that even reliable providers like Amazon can occasionally slip.

Apparently this particular cable had a cheap vinyl jacket and poorly stranded aluminum conductors. Oops!

If you’re new to Ethernet installs, you

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