Chrome update adds 64-bit support, crisp text for high-res displays

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By Jared Newman, PC World | August 27th, 2014 The new version of Google’s browser is faster and more stable, and it looks a lot better on high-end laptops. Modern PC and high-end laptop users are in for a treat with the latest version of Chrome, which adds 64-bit support and much crisper text on…

Microsoft chooses home automation startups for accelerator program

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | August 13th, 2014 Microsoft will start working with the companies this fall. Microsoft has chosen 10 home automation startups that it will support in various ways through an accelerator program, in the hopes of helping them develop their technologies and products. The program, backed also by American…

Microsoft to support fewer IE versions

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 12th, 2014 Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer. Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer that their operating systems will support, which should make it simpler for the company…

French fight the death of OpenVMS

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By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | July 29th, 2014 The HP operating system still plays a role in business but faces an uncertain future. An OpenVMS user group in France has posted an “open letter” to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman urging her to reconsider HP’s decision to begin pulling support for the operating system. The letter,…

Europe Offers Support to Local Community Broadband Projects

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 10th, 2014 The European Commission (EC) has today moved to complement their Digital Agenda project, which aims to make broadband speeds of 30Mbps+ available to all EU homes come 2020, by launching a new “Connected Communities” initiative that offers additional funding and support to local community broadband partnerships…

Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

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Jul 27, 2011 09:56 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals conducted by Network World. Plus, 65% say they will have IPv6 running on…

Free DNS service adds IPv6 support

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May 02, 2011 04:49 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan OpenDNS, one of the Internet’s most popular free DNS services, is now offering production-grade support for IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol known as IPv4. OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch says he is launching the IPv6 service now to help website…

Juniper changes course, accelerates IPv6 support

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Feb 01, 2011 02:45 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Juniper Networks is accelerating its plan to support IPv6 on its public-facing Web site and Web services, following criticism that the router maker was lagging rivals including Cisco Systems and Brocade Networks in this critical area. JUNIPER CRITICIZED: Juniper defends poky pace on…