Don't-Miss Gadget Stories

HTC's Vive VR headset put me on Mount Everest, and I was utterly terrified

The Vive is the only VR setup I've tried immersive enough to trigger my incredible fear of heights during a demo at CES 2016.

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BoomStick makes your cheap Apple EarPods sound (almost) as good as Beats

Audio algorithms help make cheap earphones sound good and high-end headphones sound even better.

Bluetooth trackers: TrackR Bravo vs. Tile

Two different Bluetooth trackers can help you find lost keys, wallet, even your smartphone. Both do a good job -- but they have a significant limitation that can prevent you from finding missing items away from home.

Get to know the iPad Pro

Take a closer look at Apple's mega-tablet, the iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Pencil.

The best high-tech music gadgets for the holidays

Technology is making it easier than ever to create and enjoy music. Here's some of our favorite hi-tech gear designed for artists, music lovers, and anyone in between.

7 wireless charging solutions

The world of wireless charging is about to get a lot more electric. CIO.com's Al Sacco presents several wireless charging options that make great, affordable holiday gifts for the techie on your list.

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Moto 360 (2nd gen) review: The Android Wear watch to beat

Hardware refinements make this the watch the original Moto 360 should have been.

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Uniden WDVR4-2 HDD review: Wireless home security system misses with its software

Uniden's system has nice hardware. Too bad the software isn't up to par.

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Spire review: Every breath you take, Spire will be watching you

This breathing monitor can help you recognize and better manage your stress level.

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Hardcore Hardware: The Predator has nothing on the Zeus Pro 640 thermal imager

This $9,500 high-tech thermal scope can see the thermal signature of objects in detail at 100 feet.

The Armasight Zeus Pro 640 is a thermal-vision scope for your inner Predator

We look at one bad-ass thermal vision scope and find out if covering yourself in mud would hide you from the Predator.

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Neo N2 Smartpen review: A neat digital tool for analog writers

The Neo N2 does a good job at taking digital notes, but it’s lacking some extraordinary features to make it worth its high price tag.

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Review: Sensoria's smart socks are a futuristic novelty that no runner really needs

Intelligent clothing promises to improve your athletic performance, but practical solutions like fitness trackers and running apps are more useful.

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Wi-Fi scales compared: Fitbit Aria and Withings Smart Body Analyzer

These scales can track your weight, body fat percentage, and more, and you can access the data on the Web or through an iOS app.

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Review: Voyce is the wellness monitor for dogs that makes wearables vividly relevant

Stepping beyond simple activity and sleep tracking, Voyce records heart and breathing rates to build a comprehensive view of your dog's health over time.

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LG Watch Urbane review: Big, bulky, and boring

The Watch Urbane is too pedestrian to be the high-style watch the Android Wear platform needs.

LG Watch Urbane review: Too big and gaudy to justify its high price tag

The Watch Urbane is easily the most expensive Android Wear watch to date, but it's not as classy as it thinks it is.

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Every built-in Apple Watch app, ranked best to worst

Some feel a little more 1.0 than others, but you're stuck with all 20 whether you like 'em or not.

on macworld.com

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Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating function

The Apple Watch's little annoyances are harder to ignore than the iPhone's, iPad's, and Mac's, because you're wearing them right on your wrist.

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Tested: 5 Bluetooth keyboards and cases for your Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is supposed to be Google's Lollipop-showcasing productivity tablet, but how can you get things done if you don't have a keyboard?

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Alcatel Onetouch Watch review: A cheap smartwatch with training wheels

If the Apple Watch is just too expensive and Android Wear somehow offends you, you may dig Alcatel's $150 smartwatch response. Just prepare for compromises.

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Six Android Wear apps and watch faces that put the weather forecast on your wrist

Leave your phone in your pocket or purse next time you want to find the day's or weekly forecast.