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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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Review: Alpha Anywhere aces mobile apps that work offline

Database-oriented rapid app development tool shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline

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Now on CIO: 6 things Nexus 9 does that Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 can't

The new Google Nexus 9 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) are both quality high-end tablet options, but the Nexus outshines the Kindle in a number of notable ways.

Best Android Phones

The best Android phones you can buy right now

So many Android phones -- so which one should you buy? Some real-world recommendations from someone who's lived with 'em all.

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Review: 20 Apple 5K Retina iMac details

I've curated a few details you might not be aware of concerning this outstanding new iMac.

Best Chromebooks

The best Chromebooks you can buy right now

Choosing a Chromebook can be a difficult decision -- but it doesn't have to be. This simple real-world guide will help you figure out which model is right for you.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Chromebook Smart Lock

Hands on: How Android 5.0 will soon keep your Chromebook unlocked

Google's two mobile platforms are about to work together in a really cool way. Here's a sneak peek.

Google Inbox Revisited

Six weeks with Google's Inbox -- and why it's back to Gmail for me

Google's Inbox brings some useful new tricks to the world of email, but it's lacking key features that business professionals and power users may need.

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YotaPhone 2: Are two displays better than one?

The YotaPhone 2 offers users both an LCD screen and an e-ink screen -- along with a hefty price.

Moto 360, Android Wear Revisited

Moto 360 and Android Wear revisited: 3 months with Google on my wrist

Spending three months with a smartwatch gives you some important perspective.

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Review: Spark lights a fire under big-data processing

Apache Spark brings high-speed, in-memory analytics to Hadoop clusters, crunching large-scale data sets in minutes instead of hours.

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SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

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Yoga Tablet 2 and Tablet 2 Pro review: Innovative but imperfect

Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet 2 and Tablet 2 Pro have innovative designs and unusual features but are held back by some unnecessary flaws.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact

Living with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Damn, Sony's phones are getting good

Sony's latest flagship phones are like no other devices out there -- and there's a decent chance one of them might be just what you've been looking for.

Microsoft cloud

Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

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Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release brings major changes to the way the operating system looks and works. Here's a detailed tour of what's new and what it's like to use.

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Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: Which one's right for you?

To Nexus or to Note? Two plus-sized Android phones -- two very different user experiences. Here's some practical guidance based on weeks of living with both devices.

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Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

'Shamu' shows its enormous face: The Nexus 6, Google's huge Android 5.0 phablet is here, so it must be time for one of Richi's random review roundups. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers tread the thin line between love and hate.

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