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8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

Wi-Fi is great when it works right -- and when it’s secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 vs. Nexus 9: Which Android tablet is right for you?

Two noteworthy Android tablets -- both in the 8-in. range, both $400. So which should you get?

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Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

With its striking design, premium materials and stellar display, Dell's Venue 8 7000 isn't your average Android tablet.

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time.

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SUSE Linux 12 challenges Red Hat

It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered a full release of its Enterprise Linux software, and a lot has happened to the company during that time.

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What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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Gadget watch: The HTC Re and the Narrative Clip track your life's images

A new category of camera is helping users to track their lives in images without having to pull out a smartphone -- or even manually take a photo.

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Hands on: Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet makes an awesome first impression

It may have a painfully dull name, but Dell's new Android tablet deserves your attention.

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Review: LulzBot Mini 3D printer delivers outstanding details

The new LulzBot Mini is a solid 3D printer that is more accurate than any I’ve used to date. The machine, which fits nicely on any desktop, is also fast and compatible with numerous thermopolymers.

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Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours.

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Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

Server and systems management tools have long been too expensive and too complex to actually use without spending thousands of dollars on consultants. Uptime Software has been trying to change that with a product that can be installed...

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Need a ride? 3 ridesharing and 2 taxi apps considered

Ridesharing services are on smartphones and in the news. We look at the three best known of these -- Uber, Lyft and Sidecar -- and two alternatives.

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

How Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up in capabilities and ease of use.

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CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

Unified threat management appliances for SMB security are getting smaller, more powerful and more feature rich.

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Review: Salesforce has the right stuff for mobile development

Salesforce1 Platform gives Salesforce developers at all skill levels good options for building mobile apps.

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Now on CIO: BlackBerry Classic review: A killer smartphone for keyboard lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released. It's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, but that's just fine with BlackBerry. Here's why.

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Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

If anyone could use a hit product right now, it's Sony. But its latest smartglasses won't win people over from Google Glass despite having a better display.

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Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

Watson Analytics aims to make data analysis as simple as asking a question in plain English. We take it for a spin.

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