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Startup Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

The new blockchain protocol, Devv, was demoed at CES; backers say it outperforms other distributed ledger technologies and traditional financial networks such as VisaNet. Analysts are skeptical.

What Intel’s 2019 roadmap can tell us about the future of the Mac

Intel has charted its course for 2019. Heres how that might impact Apple’s computers.

IBM calls time on Slack-rival Watson Workspace

The decision means more consolidation for the collaboration market; IBM says its team chat app failed to ‘resonate’ with users.

Microsoft expands Desktop App Assure program worldwide

The company's 'Desktop App Assure' program launched in October in North America; it's now been expanded worldwide.

AWS launches centralised back-up service

Amazon Web Services has announced a fully managed and centralised back-up service dubbed AWS Backup.

Brave browser previews ad-replacement feature in latest Dev build

The privacy-focused web browser strips all ads from websites and blocks ad trackers; it aims to eventually roll out an unusual advertising model that pays users in cryptocurrency tokens.

Coding, cloud skills are most in demand for network pros

To get ahead, network and data-center professionals should study up on "infrastructure as code" and capitalize on whatever cloud experience they can acquire.

Chrome to take ad blocking worldwide in July

Google's browser targets what it calls 'disruptive' advertising and will expand blocking practices it's had in place in North America and Europe since last year.

Cisco targets mobile enterprise apps with geolocation technology

Cisco's cloud-based DNA Spaces includes Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) and enterprise geolocation technology purchased from July Systems.

Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.