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Patch Your Cisco Nexus Switches: Critical Security Flaw Found On Switch Software

A vulnerability has been found on the software that runs on Cisco Nexus 3000 series switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 platform switches. The flaw could give remote attackers root access to the affected switches. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Make A 118 Gigabyte Floppy Drive

Before you call fake, know that both you and this custom built computer are being tricked in two very clever ways.


Microsoft Wants To Know What You Want In New Windows Server Essentials

Microsoft is still working on the next version of Windows Server 2016, dubbed vNext, and is conducting a survey that will shape the development of the Essentials version of the product. Here’s how you can participate.


Stack Overflow: The Tech Behind The Web's Programmer Haven

Any programmer worth his or her salt has heard of Stack Overflow. Heck, you can’t really call yourself a coder unless you’ve browsed a code snippet or piece of advice on the Jeff Atwood/Joel Spolsky creation. So, what does it take to keep such a heavily trafficked site like Stack Overflow afloat? Here are all the numbers (and photos) you could possibly want.


Google Brings Red Hat Gluster Storage To Its Cloud Platform

Red Hat is having a busy week. Fresh off the back of the announcement that the company is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure, Google has revealed it has brought Red Hat Gluster storage on the Google Compute Engine. Here are the details.


Optical Data Storage Squeezes 360TB On To A Quartz Disc, Forever

Want to make sure you back something up indefinitely? Then you could do worse than a digital data storage technique that uses laser light to store 360 terabytes of information on nanostructured quartz for up to 14 billion years.


Add A Tiny Wi-Fi Board To A Raspberry Pi Zero

Video: The Raspberry Pi Zero is all about being small, so it makes sense that if you wanted to add Wi-Fi capabilities, you’d shrink it down as much as possible. Over on Node, they show you how to do just that.


Choose The Right Electronics Board With The Maker's Guide

When it comes to picking an electronics board for your DIY project, you have a ton of choices. You can use a Raspberry Pi, the C.H.I.P., an Arduino, a BeagleBone or countless others. The Maker has put together a search tool that helps you find what you need.


Buy Laptops With At Least 50% More Battery Life Than You Think You'll Need

You probably already know that the battery life rating for laptops, tablets and phones don’t often match reality. Laptop Magazine explains why and offers a sound rule of thumb for buying your next laptop.


The Basics Of Desoldering Explained In Video Form

Video: We’ve covered all kinds of different ways to learn how to solder, but desoldering is a totally different beast. Adafruit explains how to do it.


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