News

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Nuheara IQbuds hands-on preview: These smart Bluetooth ear buds are about more than music

The IQbuds promise to make it easier to hear in challenging environments; blocking out noise and enhancing speech. We listened to a prototype and predict they'll deliver.

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5 travel backpacks designed to carry your MacBook

It's the start of summer travel season, and you don't have to leave your laptop behind.

SOFTWARE

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Cola Messenger review: Bubbles put the fizz back in SMS text messaging

Makes texting more productive with interactive “bubbles” to help schedule get-togethers, make to-do lists, vote on quick polls, and more.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

SOFTWARE

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From bad to worse: The sad reality about Windows Phones

Windows 10 Mobile is still under active development, but nobody's buying—and Microsoft seems to be okay with that.

INTERNET

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

SOFTWARE

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Google Assistant makes it clear that Siri is seriously behind

Voice assistants are getting more intelligent while Siri stays in the slow lane.

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FotoMagico 5 review: More impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat

Create gorgeous slideshows on the Mac, complete with photos, videos, music, and text using pre-built stories or ready-made story parts.

LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT

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98% off ITIL Foundation Training for IT Professionals - Deal Alert

Beginning with an assessment of your current IT service offering, you’ll be ready to take the ITIL Foundation exam by course’s end.

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.