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Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

Acer's rugged Chromebook 11 N7 is a low-cost, touch-screen laptop that can handle being dropped, shaken and doused.

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UNIX: Computers and art meet face-to-face

What do art and Unix have in common?

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Review: vArmour flips security on its head

Instead of focusing on the bad guys, vArmour identifies good processes and locks them down.

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It’s all Greek to me! 5 foreign language learning apps

Traveling for business or pleasure? These five mobile apps can have you speaking like a native in no time.

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Review: The TarDisk doubles a MacBook’s storage in about 30 seconds (+video)

The TarDisk is a half-length SD card that fits flush with the body of an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and seamlessly doubles storage capacity via pairing software that creates a single virtual volume.

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Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)

We dropped, sprayed and shook three ruggedized Windows 10 tablets from Getac, Panasonic and Xplore. Here's how they fared.

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Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Visual Studio 2017 is not only smaller and faster, but armed for many more use cases than previous versions.

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First look: The new LG G6 brings with it a new aspect (ratio)

Barbara Krasnoff says the new LG G6 smartphone comes with high-end components, solid construction, and an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio.

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Review: Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

In this review, we will go through the various new and improved features of Windows Server 2016. We found that many of them worked as advertised, while others weren’t totally baked yet.

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iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

Your iPad can largely function like a laptop with two of the three main office productivity suites

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The top Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite productivity

Can you really use Google’s G Suite instead of Microsoft Office? Here's how they compare on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

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Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro brings touch computing up a notch

The Samsung Chromebook Pro is a convertible laptop/tablet that comes with an excellent touch display and a built-in stylus, making it useful for a variety of tasks.

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Review: Microsoft's Nano Server offers mega advantages

Microsoft’s stripped-down Windows Server 2016 deployment option reduces the ops burden, but supports only a limited number of server roles.

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Review: Ultimaker 3 offers high-quality 3D print jobs -- s-l-o-w-l-y

The Ultimaker 3 is a dual-extruder 3D printer that offers some of the highest definition around for a fused-filament fabricator. But it can also be extraordinarily fussy.

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning

TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe do the math.

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Review: The Logitech Spotlight -- a new kind of presentation remote

The Logitech Spotlight is a new kind of presentation remote that offers an alternative to the current crop of laser pointers.

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4 mini projectors: A show wherever you go

With one of these palm-sized LED projectors in your bag, you’re always ready to give a quick presentation or show a video.

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Book review: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

A great book for learning Python and building your own games

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Review: 3 services for managing all your cloud storage accounts

Do you often find yourself playing 'find the file' among all your cloud storage services? One of these three apps can help.

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