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  • Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

    XYZprinting has been making hay by offering some of the most affordable consumer plug-and-play 3D printers, shipping 30,000 of its da Vinci model machines last year.

  • HTC One M9 deep-dive review: Third time's (almost) the charm

    When you start with something exceptional, subtle refinements can go a long way.

  • Galaxy S6 deep-dive review: Samsung's shining star

    I never thought I'd say this, but here we go: Samsung is about to release a beautifully designed phone.

  • Galaxy S6 Edge review: Innovative, impressive -- and impractical

    Let this serve as a lesson: Looks can be deceiving.

  • Deep-dive review: New 13-in. MacBook Pro brings Force Touch to the trackpad

    The last time I reviewed the 13-in. MacBook Pro, I was quickly won over by its size, portability and performance. The solid build of the aluminum chassis wrapped around the high-resolution Retina display, in concert with great performance and battery life, led me to confidently recommend that computer.

  • Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

    If Apple's new 12-in. Retina MacBook is any indication, the laptop is no longer considered an endangered species -- as long as it's slim and lightweight. However, while the new MacBook is extraordinarily portable and comes with an impressive display, it's garnered a bit of criticism because of its single USB port (which does double duty as a power port) and lack of SD card slots. On the other hand, two new Windows 8.1 systems have recently shipped that not only push the thin-and-light envelope, but offer enough features to make them suitable for both personal and business use.

  • Chromebook Pixel (2015) review: A cloud dweller's dream machine

    Chrome OS enthusiasts are always clamoring for high-quality hardware -- cloud-centric laptops with solid construction, snappy performance and stunning displays. But the vast majority of Chromebooks cater to the budget end of the market.

  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

  • Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

    Samsung today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, its flagship smartphones for 2015. I was able to use the two devices briefly in advance for a first look, and I was impressed. The new Galaxy S6 devices have a much nicer feel and more thoughtful design than last year's plasticky, boorish Galaxy S5.

  • Sturdy design is still Moto E's trump card

    The Moto E's specification doesn't stand out from the competition even with LTE and a faster processor. Instead it's the design that makes Motorola's new device a good alternative for consumers who want an affordable smartphone.

  • Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

    Do you have a favorite Android app that you wish you could run on your Windows tablet or laptop? Well, now you can. A new program called DuOS-M runs full-blown Android as its own Windows application, so that you run almost any Android app on a Windows 7/8/8.1 system.

  • First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

    Last Thursday, Microsoft released its long-anticipated Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones. This first public release of Windows 10 for smartphones improves on many Windows Phone 8.1 features, but it offers few compelling new capabilities. Also, while Win10 TP for smartphones is supposed to run universal-style apps (the latest incarnation of what have been called Metro, Modern, and Windows Store apps), there's still little congruence between the new universal smartphone apps and their big-screen universal namesakes.

  • 8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

    Wi-Fi is great when it works right and when it's secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities. For example, not performing proper surveys, design work, and maintenance or ignoring security issues can cause major problems.

  • Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

    Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days. Look in any electronics store and you'll see a sea of virtually indistinguishable slates, few of which manage to stand out.

  • LulzBot Mini 3D printer delivers outstanding details

    There are about a dozen metrics by which I judge 3D printers when testing them, including speed, noise and the materials with which they can print.

  • Review: Apple's new 5K iMac -- powerful, pixel-ful and pricey

    There are 14.7 million reasons to want Apple's latest iMac -- the 14.7 million pixels that make up its stunning 27-in. 5K Retina display. At $2,499, the new iMac isn't cheap, but its screen makes this desktop a great value -- if you can afford it.

  • Review: 6 business-class Chromebooks test their mettle

    I've spent the last three weeks taking six business-oriented Chromebooks through their paces. I started out as a skeptical Windows-rules-them-all kind of guy: I've been using Windows since the early days, and I've rarely strayed from the ghosts of my Windows masters. By the end of my Chromebook experiment, however, my old biases were shaken.

  • YotaPhone 2 excites with costly dual-screen setup

    The dual-screen YotaPhone 2 is a much-improved version of its predecessor, and the electronic paper display is far from a gimmick. But the high price tag makes actually buying one a little nutty.

  • Yoga Tablet 2 and Tablet 2 Pro review: Innovative but imperfect

    You have to hand it to Lenovo: The company isn't afraid to do something different.

  • Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

    Its name may be filled with child-like whimsy, but don't be fooled: Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release is all about the platform's move into maturity.