Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 1.00.49 PM While Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-sharing services can help you get from one place to the next, they aren’t practical for hauling your large purchases – like those from an IKEA shopping spree, or a sofa you found on Craigslist, for example. That’s where a service called Lugg comes in. If Lyft is like your friend with a car, then Lugg is like your friend with a truck.
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Microsoft and Intel Storage Spaces Direct showcase at IDF

August 26, 2015

Heya folks, Ned here again. The inimitable Claus Jorgenson just posted about the Microsoft and Intel showcase Storage Spaces Direct with NVM Express at IDF ’15. He demonstrates a 16-node hyper-converged system running Windows Server 2016 TP3, with 4.2M read IOPS – all while using only 4 data drives per node. Pretty amazing bang for the buck. It goes […]

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iOS 9 content blocking will transform the mobile web

August 26, 2015

Over the last few days I’ve been testing an experimental content blocker called Crystal, which promises to speed up browsing on iOS. I’ve been particularly impressed by the results and taken aback by how much removing trackers, ads and other scripts makes a difference over a cellular connection. The content blocker is a major selling […]

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Data Deduplication in Windows Server Technical Preview 3

August 24, 2015

With the release of Windows Server Technical Preview 3, it’s time to provide updates on the feature content for Data Deduplication. Rather than only provide the delta from Technical Preview 2 to 3, and make you go back and forth between a couple of blog posts, I’m including the full article intact in this post […]

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How The Digital Economy Can Help End Extreme Poverty

August 23, 2015

 When I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently as part of the U.S. government’s delegation to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, I was struck by how much the international development landscape is changing. Where governments were once the primary source of development assistance, today the private sector, civil society, academia and donors […]

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Chrome is finally getting faster on Mac

August 23, 2015

I didn’t believe it would be possible at first, but after spending the better part of a week on Chrome 46 I’m blown away. Memory consumption seems to have halved, groggy slow tabs are snappier than ever and my battery life isn’t shamefully bad anymore – also, my laptop’s fans aren’t constantly blowing. It’s going […]

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Work Folders encryption on Windows

August 22, 2015

At Microsoft, we have Work Folders deployed for our internal users. I have worked closely with people from the IT group to investigate issues and learn about management operations which relate to Work Folders. One such operation is to recover data after an encryption key is revoked. Erez Benari from Microsoft IT is the expert […]

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Windows Server Container Plugfest

August 20, 2015

Heya folks, Ned here again with a public service announcement from the Microsoft Container and Filter Team and registering for their upcoming free plugfest. Hurry, the registration period ends on August 31st! Here’s the skinny: We are pleased to announce Windows Server Container Plugfest. As you know, we recently announced Container Technologies on Windows Server. […]

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Samsung is deflating its own hype bubble

August 19, 2015

So let’s do that summary again: Samsung disappointed stylus fans in Europe and wasn’t upfront about it; it frustrated power users who look to the Note series to push into ever-higher specs; and it introduced a second Edge device before it could come up with a solid reason to have even one. All of this, […]

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An Analysis Of Zirtual’s Reality And The Perils Of Debt

August 19, 2015

 Debt is a harsh mistress, especially for a startup tech company. Read More TechCrunch

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