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Hey, workaholics: Microsoft Delve will track your 'work life balance'

Microsoft's Delve app started out as a visual representation of the people and data you interact with at work. The upcoming version of Delve adds a new feature that will track how much time you spend on work-related activities. Creepy? It certainly could be.

SOFTWARE

Microsoft launches Office 2016 consumer preview, pushing universal apps to Windows phones 'soon'

The story "Microsoft launches Office 2016 consumer preview, pushes universal apps live to Windows phones" posted earlier today incorrectly stated that the universal apps for Windows 10 phones have been released. They will be released "soon," according to a Microsoft spokeswoman.

INTERNET

10 steps to fix a broken Internet connection

The Internet has become critical for both work and play; so when it goes down it can cause major issues. The solution is often fairly simple: here are some things to do when you can't connect.

BUSINESS ISSUES | SOFTWARE

Windows 10 customers can go slow with Windows Update for Business

Microsoft's "go slow" strategy for deploying Windows 10 updates for business received a new tweak Monday. Called Windows Update for Business, the service lets IT admins specify which devices receive which update, and when.

HARDWARE SYSTEMS

How to use Terminal on a Mac: Introduction to OS X Terminal, Mac terminal tricks and shortcuts

Get more from your Mac with OS X Terminal. Here are the most commonly used Terminal commands.

INTERNET

New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

You know that a smart-home device or platform has arrived when it get its own IFTTT (IF This Then That) channel. Amazon's Echo interactive speaker (or, more accurately, the interactive speaker's built-in virtual assistant Alexa) has joined that fairly exclusive club.

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft launches Office 2016 consumer preview, pushing universal apps to Windows phones 'soon'

The next generation of Office is coming, and you can see it now: Microsoft opened up Office 2016, to public preview on Monday morning. The company also made its current generation of Office universal apps live on Windows phones.

INTERNET

Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Let the OttoPlay Chrome extension decide

We've all heard the joke about spending more time deciding what to watch on Netflix than actually watching Netflix. A new Chrome extension solves this problem by choosing shows on your behalf.

HARDWARE SYSTEMS

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Lenovo's new LaVie Z laptops weigh even less than Apple's ultra-light new Macbook

Lenovo recently released the super-svelte LaVie Z laptop, offering Windows fans a clamshell that's just as lightweight as Apple's new 12-inch MacBook. As promised during CES, the new laptop is available in two different flavors: the standard LaVie Z and the LaVie Z 360 convertible.

SOFTWARE

Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub

Meerkat is reducing its dependency on Twitter by integrating address books and letting users post live video streams to Facebook.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.