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  • Taming your cables

    Where's there's computer, there's going to be cables which means you're going to be annoyed ... here are three gadgets to make USB, Thunderbolt, and cables in general much less annoying

  • Galaxy Note 5 review: A big phone finally grows up

    The new Galaxy Note 5 brings some much-needed sophistication into Samsung's plus-sized phone family -- but at what cost?

  • Motorola takes the Hint and improves its headset -- somewhat

    The Moto Hint Bluetooth headset was designed as an accompaniment to the second-gen Moto X. It's got a lot of good features -- but may not be competitive, despite its lower price.

  • Review: Ditto gives your phone good vibrations

    A small but efficient gadget called Ditto offers an unobtrusive way to be notified of calls, texts and emails.

  • Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

    When I unboxed <a href="http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Product/Nobel-1.0">XYZPrinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer</a>, I'd just finished shipping off another top-rated and remarkably accurate SLA machine, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2922719/3d-printing/review-formlabs-form-1-3d-printer-offers-mind-blowing-precision.html">Formlabs Form 1+</a>.

  • Asus Chromebook Flip review: A classy little convertible laptop

    Where do you draw the line between a laptop and a tablet?

  • LG G4 review: A fine, but not exceptional, phone

    What does it take to make a smartphone exceptional?

  • Deep-dive review: The Apple Watch after a month of use

    Every once in a while, there comes a bit of tech that lets you do what you're already doing, but in simpler and more effective ways. After using the Apple Watch for a month, I've decided that the watch is that kind of product. If you're already in the Apple ecosystem, chances are that you'll want one.

  • First Look: Amazon Echo: Novelty item or ready-for-prime-time part of your digital life?

    Our Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled appliance--for want of a better word--arrived on May 17 and we've been using it all week. As Prime members, we paid $100 for ours, but the list price is $200. While some parts are beautifully done, the information services at the back end have a long way to go before the Echo is more than a novelty.

  • Long-term review: The new MacBook is a great travel laptop

    There are a lot of innovations crammed into Apple's latest MacBook, including a 12-in. Retina display, a new Force Touch trackpad, a full-size keyboard that's been redesigned to compensate for the device's size, the introduction of USB-C (a new USB standard featuring a reversible connection) and cleverly stacked batteries for maximum space efficiency. Also, for the first time, Apple is offering the MacBook in space gray, silver and gold, the same colors it offers in the iPhone and iPad lineup.

  • 7 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools for Windows and Mac

    Following up on our previous article highlighting 8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools, here are 7 more tools that provide important details on known and unknown aspects of your WiFi network.

  • Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video)

    The <a href="http://formlabs.com/products/form-1-plus/">Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer</a> ($3,299) is elegant in its simplicity, and more capable of producing accurate models with detailed intricacy than any other 3D printer I've reviewed.

  • Review: 7 Android apps that track your expenses

    Traveling these days is a hassle, no matter why you're going, or where -- and the necessity to track your expenses along the way just adds to the irritation. A good app, though, can make things a lot easier -- not only during the trip but afterwards, when you have to report it all to your (or your company's) accountant.

  • Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router

    Sometimes, less is truly more. When it comes to the Linksys WRT1200AC, the little brother to the WRT1900AC router introduced last year, it might be best to say less is just enough.

  • Hands-on: 48 hours with the Apple Watch

    It's seemed like a long wait from when rumors of the Apple Watch first emerged two years ago to April 10, 2015, when Apple began accepting pre-orders. I was one of the lucky early purchasers and my Watch has finally arrived. So was all that anticipation worth it?

  • Review: The Aircharge Wireless Charging Case for the iPhone 6 is hard to resist

    When I bought my iPhone 6 earlier this year, I also purchased a simple, transparent case to protect it; the case cost me $35.

  • First look: Apple's new MacBook is small, yet completely capable

    A few years ago, my first impression of the MacBook Air was generally dismissive -- I felt the Air was underpowered and overpriced -- until I took a second look and realized it was <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2539010/apple-mac/the-macbook-air--first-impressions--second-thoughts.html">perfect for road warriors</a>. I won't make that mistake twice with <a href="http://www.apple.com/macbook">Apple's latest MacBook</a>. Like the MacBook Air, the 12-in. MacBook has new design elements that will be a deal-breaker for some and a revelation for others.

  • OneTouch Idol 3 review: How good can a $250 smartphone be?

    It's amazing what type of technology a couple of hundred bucks can get you these days.

  • Hands on: The first Apple Watch apps for road warriors

    Now that the Apple Watch is here, does it do enough useful things to be a standard item for executives, road warriors, and other digital denizens?

  • Review: The Intel Compute Stick - the ultimate mobile PC

    Stick PCs -- computers contained in a device no larger than a USB key and which, when mated with a monitor, become full desktop PCs -- have been around for a while. However, they have recently started to gain more visibility, primarily because of their ultra-portability, minimal power/space needs and ease of use. They may not be very useful for things like airline flights, but they open the way for carrying around presentations, creating public kiosks and allowing you to use another's computer without needing to access their data (or allowing them to accidentally access yours).