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message in bottle A simple, effective messaging service for the Internet of Things requires a minimum of fuss to setup and run which means that developing a messaging infrastructure for IoT systems is quick, cheap, and easy

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Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year’s promise

This year’s Apple Watch Series 2 surpasses the previous model by addressing many first-generation flaws.

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Review: Lenovo Yoga Book advances the state of digital pen-based input

Innovative design and light-up virtual keyboard impresses

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Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Roqos Core router combines cybersecurity with parental controls

Wi-Fi router straddles line between consumer-friendly and advanced networking.

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Reality check: My weekend with the Sony PlayStation VR

It's a whole new (virtual) world with this entry to the VR universe.

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5 tools for making sense of system logs

Security and systems administrators discuss the best and worst features of log management products such Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm.

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Check Point SandBlast takes endpoint protection to another level

Check Point has long been known as a firewall company but it is reaching beyond its roots with a new series of protective technologies under its SandBlast line.

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Freeboard, web dashboards made easy

If you've been looking for a simple, low cost web dashboard for your Internet of Things, Web app, or network monitoring, Freeboard is a great solution

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Review: Pearl RearVision quickly retrofits a backup camera to your old jalopy (with video)

Rear-view camera system sends video images to your smartphone. No special installation required.

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First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure


Deep-dive review: The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone yet

Apple has to out-execute itself (and its rivals) every year to coerce millions of users to upgrade and get Android users to switch. The latest iPhone offers enough advances to make the upgrade worth it.

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Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Google's open source framework for machine learning and neural networks is fast and flexible, rich in models, and easy to run on CPUs or GPUs

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10 hidden features of Google office apps

Google’s cloud-based office apps, officially called Google Apps for Work, are frequently updated with necessary improvements to their feature set and UI. Here are 10 useful elements that have been added recently which may have been...

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Dell PowerEdge R730xd: Now with Intel Broadwell afterburners

Dell recently sent us its R730xd PowerEdge rack server with uprated Intel Broadwell-series CPUs. The company claims that the 2U server with 22 cores is 20% faster than boxes running the older Haswell family of Intel chips. In our...


LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

LXLE: A fast, stripped down Linux distro designed to give new life to old hardware.

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Circle: Parental controls through a Disney-branded router add-on

Parents get app-based support for reining in their kids' device habits.

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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