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Which Mac should I buy?

Which Mac should you buy?

Trying to decide which Mac to buy? Our guide has the lowdown on every Mac that Apple has to offer. Find out which Mac is best for you.

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

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Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest version of Microsoft's new operating system update, offers some interesting new features worth knowing about.

AmpliFi HD Mesh Point

Turn an old Wi-Fi network into a wireless mesh

Add or expand an old wireless router with the AmpliFI HD Mesh Point.

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Clean up your desk space with cool MacBook Pro docking station

Load and lock - automatic docking station connects peripherals and makes for a better looking office space.

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PodPi makes STEM education exciting!

PodPi makes problem solving with electronics, code, and cartoons exciting. School wasn't this cool in my day.

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Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is worth waiting for

In fact, wait as long as Microsoft will let you, since this is mostly a minor upgrade

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Virtual beacons challenge Wi-Fi for in-building, location-based supremacy

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons from Mist Systems and Cisco could revolutionize the consumer experience in retail, healthcare, hospitality.

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Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

vSphere 6.5 is easy to install, sports a new VM management console and takes a stab at Docker integration.

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The Gearhead Toolbox: Raspberry Pi tools

A Raspberry Pi-based personal cloud, automatic license plate recognition a la Pi, and running x86 code on ARM!

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The Gearhead Toolbox: Dashboards and visualizations

There are an incredible number of products and services in the dashboards and visualizations domain and I've chosen three particularly interesting projects to review

Canary Flex Indoor Outdoor security camera

Review: Canary Flex security camera lives up to its name

Flexible mounting options and rechargeable battery let you pick where you want to record video in your home.

Verizon JetPack MiFi 7730L Novatel Wireless

Is a 4G hot spot still needed in today's world?

Review of the latest Verizon Jetpack has me wondering about whether we need these devices anymore.

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Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gear

SaltStack Enterprise 5.0 draws on high-speed messaging for superior scalability and control, but the web UI is still catching up

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series wireless headphones

Entry-level headphones aimed at millennials, other first-time wireless headphone users

Sound+Sleep SE machine white noise

Get better sleep by adding more noise

Sound machine offers variety of background noises to help you sleep better. Really.

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Review: Manage desktops remotely with these 5 tools

Remote monitoring and management (RMM) can be a great way to keep tabs on workstations, servers, and other IT infrastructure and also automate some maintenance and remediation tasks. This can help save time and resources in the IT...

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The Gearhead Toolbox, second opening. Tools for diagrams and gauges.

These pure JavaScript libraries make it much easier to create beautiful dashboards and displays.

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Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for enterprise flash storage

Considering enterprise flash array storage? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from HPE and NetApp, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

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