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Stressed? Low energy? The answer is Thync

The Thync is a small device that zaps you with tiny electrical pulses to make you feel either more energetic or more chill on demand.

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QNAP NAS also does DAS via Thunderbolt

The QNAP TVS-871T not only does Network Attached Storage as well as iSCSI SAN, it also does Direct Attached Storage using Thunderbolt 2.

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Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

DeepSQL makes index-heavy ingestion and queries go really fast, outperforming Aurora by twofold in our benchmarks

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Gadget roundup: Personalized charging cables, thermal imaging thermometer, mobile device memory and the coolest alarm clock ever

Here's a quick roundup of some tiny gadgets that can help you get through the day (or wake you up).

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Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks

In our testing with a Linksys SoHo router, we found that beamforming and MU-MIMO technologies could transform Wi-Fi networks

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The Micro M3D, affordable 3D printing for the masses

A chicken in every pot and a 3D printer on every kitchen counter ... it's going to happen and the Micro M3D is leading the way

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New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.

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Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease

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SIEM review: Splunk, ArcSight, LogRhythm and QRadar

Enterprise IT professionals who use these leading security information and event management (SIEM) products identify the most valuable features and the areas needing improvement.

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First look: Microsoft’s API mashup tool for the rest of us

Microsoft Flow makes it easy for anyone to string together inputs, outputs, and actions into simple applications

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5 free/low-cost Wi-Fi analyzers for Windows 10

Now we’re reviewing apps, published as Universal Windows Platform apps on the Microsoft Store, that run on Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones. The Wi-Fi features that developers can utilize in the Universal Windows Platform are still...

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Windows 10-based Wi-Fi analyzers: No frills, low cost

WiFi Tool, WiFi Commander stand out in test of five stumbler and surveying apps.

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Are the Panama Papers a problem for you?

The Panama Papers names dump could be a problem for all sorts of organizations most notably financial operations. How are you going to figure out if you deal with any of these entities? Big Data, perhaps? Sorry, but that's not the...

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Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

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Here's how slow your laptop's USB Type C port could be

The USB Type C port is new, intriguing, and incredibly confusing, because vendors vary in how they implement the standard. It all comes down to the controller, so we take the fastest USB-C device out there to show you the sometimes...

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10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

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BI review: Tableau, QlikView, MicroStrategy and Oracle OBIEE

Enterprise users give a shout out for some of their favorite features of these popular BI tools, but also offer up a little tough love.

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Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

Striking a balance between LTS stability and nice features, Ubuntu's Xenial Xerus is special

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