October 11, 2017
When an mSATA SSD in a small USB 3 enclosure accidentally hits the floor, I learn that a dropped drive drops access, too.
July 19, 2017
Touted as the USB interface of container management, OCI 1.0 will ensure consistency at the lowest levels of infrastructure, and push the container wars battlefront up the stack.
June 23, 2017
The Brutal Kangaroo USB malware leaked from the CIA's Vault 7 could pose a threat to air-gapped computers if hackers reverse-engineer it.
May 03, 2016
News and analysis from Citrix Synergy 2016, May 24-26 in Las Vegas.
USB Get Started
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It's easy with IT troubleshooting to head down a path that makes sense, with certain assumptions. But IT users and technology are unpredictable combinations. Continue Reading
Network cabling may seem basic, but it's integral to your network infrastructure. This series of 10 lessons for networking pros explains how common types of network cables work. Continue Reading
The USB cable connection remains popular -- particularly with home users -- in part, because of its easy setup. Take a closer look at standard USB and related connection types. Continue Reading
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Rufus -- short for Reliable USB Formatting Utility -- is a free Windows tool that can create a bootable VMware ESXi installer and a custom installation package in mere minutes. Continue Reading
Portable desktops can deliver high performance and top-notch security, depending on the form factor. But they aren't a fit for as many use cases as desktop virtualization. Continue Reading
Huawei's MateBook is a cheaper alternative to other 2-in-1s on the market, and it still ticks all the boxes enterprise users could need. Continue Reading
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Uwe Sieber's excellent Device Cleanup Tool works like a charm to display and remove unwanted or missing Windows device drivers. Continue Reading
Uwe Sieber's excellent tool DriveCleanup clears stale Win10 storage metadata, so Device Manager shows what's present on your PC, and no more. Continue Reading
By default Microsoft supplies generic USB drivers in Win10. German website Win-Raid offers updated USB 3.0/3.1 Win10 drivers to replace them. Continue Reading
Problem Solve USB Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
A vulnerability in Rufus software put some enterprise systems at risk. Expert Judith Myerson explains the flaw and the available fixes for organizations. Continue Reading
In the wake of the accidental repartitioning and formatting of a vital data drive, I learn that MiniTool Power Data Recovery rocks! Continue Reading
USB Killer devices, with the ability to destroy systems via a USB input, are available and inexpensive. Expert Nick Lewis explains how they work and how to defend against this threat. Continue Reading