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MIT's Immersion user interface

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dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data

Dealing with Big Data, or even just Biggish Data, isn't easy so if you've got a lot of content to search you're going to need something more powerful than the standard tools. dtSearch is just what you need: Fast, capable of indexing...

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Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami Stacks are server-based open source applications packaged to a consistent standard with all of the app’s required libraries and dependencies, optimized for performance, and kept updated to the latest stable version. You can...

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Worst Product Ever: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100

What does it take to earn this title? Start with a three-hour setup process, then finish with a non-performing Wi-Fi connection.

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BlackBerry Passport deep-dive review: Qwerty meets quirky

Qwerty fans will welcome the unit's keyboard, quad-core processor, big battery and voice assistant, but its square shape and hefty weight may give others pause.

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Hands On With the New BlackBerry Passport Smartphone

CIO.com's Al Sacco spent a week with the new BlackBerry Passport before its official release. Here are five things you'll likely love about the unique and innovative device, along with four more things you very likely won't.

FIRST LOOK: Ray Ozzie's Talko cloud calling/messaging iPhone app

I never did use Ray Ozzie's Lotus Notes or Groove (acquired by Microsoft) collaboration tools, mainly because the companies I worked for didn't use them, though I have interviewed the famed software designer and watched his colorful...

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iPhone 6 review: The little things make it a real star

The larger design is very welcome, but there's much more to the iPhone 6 than a bigger screen

Apple iPhone 6 / iOS 8

iPhone 6 review: The little things make it a real star

The larger design is very welcome, but there's much more to the iPhone 6 than a bigger screen

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QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

Want to run VMs securely and cheaply? QNAP's Virtualization Station add-on app does it all elegantly, efficiently, and for free

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The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

There's one low-cost platform that will delight everyone who wants to do some serious quadcopter hacking: The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter developed by Bitcraze. It's amazing not just in its design, specification, and performance but for...

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Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features

Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system is a snappy upgrade that includes interactive notifications, an updated Photo app and better integration between iOS and OS X devices.

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Testing the Internet of Things: Can smart devices be united into an integrated whole?

An important part of the Internet of Things, Revolv's hub tries to make a group of indepedent smart devices work together intelligently. With the current state of the technology, however, that can be a challenge.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

Sure, there are lots of little improvements in Apple's new smartphones. But the biggest change is that, well, they're bigger—and that will be a big win for many.

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4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. We test four devices from Acer, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba that make the same claim.

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What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

Hopefully you've enabled Google Two Factor Verification but even if a hacker doesn't steal your account, other things can go wrong and then poof! No more Gmail for you. You can do something about this and the answer is simple; backup...

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GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot is a powerful SMTP and POP3 Windows utility that can perform sophisticated email filtering, modification, and routing tasks at an incredibly low price.

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How to avoid online scams when selling your old iPhone or iPad

CIO.com contributor James A. Martin was the target of a scam when he tried selling his iPad mini online, and unfortunately such ploys are common. Here's how you can spot suspicious signs when selling a gadget and make sure you're not...

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For a sweet desktop, try Mint with Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.

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