When it seems like the techie in your life already has every next-generation gadget and gizmo on earth, just the thought of finding them a good gift can make you wince with expectant agony. But no one actually has everything, and there's bound to be something out there that will tickle their tech fancy. From TVs to smartphones, green gadgets to slightly goofy gadgets, jaw-dropping sound to peaceful wake-up calls, here are 40 ideas for the holidays or any other gift-giving occasion. Prices are ro
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The gadget for your green guy or gal. Start composting in your home or office without getting your hands dirty. This eco-friendly machine will process 120 pounds of waste a month, making compost in two weeks. Little user effort, no odors and it can even compost pet waste. The PRO XE is the Cadillac model and runs $399, but if you're willing to forgo the hands-free foot pedal, heavier consumption capability, lifetime filter and a few other features, you can save $100 with the Plus XE model.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.