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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Windows 10 S hands-on

We go hands on with Microsoft's Windows 10 S and one of its inexpensive partner laptops, the Dell Latitude 11 EDU.

4 Devices to help get a better night's sleep

Four devices to get a better night's sleep

Network World Cool Tools columnist Keith Shaw shows off four gadgets (two sleep trackers, two noise machines) that can help you get more or better sleep at night.

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Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC review: Proof that size matters

The Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC may be the best RX 580 available—but that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy it.

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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review: A ferocious graphics card with a radical cooler

The GTX 1080 Ti SC2 uses EVGA's revolutionary iCX technology to make a powerful graphics card even better.

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6 portable keyboards for tech workers on the go

CIO.com writer, Sarah White looks at 6 portable keyboards for IT pros that want a light easy-to-use keyboard that can go anywhere.

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AMD Radeon RX 550 review: A thrilling budget graphics card with a perplexing price

The laser-focused Radeon RX 550 could have been the graphics card e-sports enthusiasts were waiting for, but it's priced too near the RX 560.

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Galaxy S8+ review: The future of Android is now

With a stunning 6.2-inch screen and a brilliantly compact design, the Galaxy S8+ isn't just a new flagship from Samsung, it's the best phone anyone has ever made.

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Aorus Radeon RX 570 review: The best graphics card you can buy under $200, barely changed

AMD's Radeon RX 570 is superior to Nvidia's $200 GeForce GTX 1060, but a minuscule upgrade over the RX 470.

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Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ review: AMD battles for PC gaming's sweet spot, again

AMD's Radeon RX 580 is pretty much a renamed RX 480, but it's still the best mainstream graphics card you can buy.

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XYZ da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer timelapse

As the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix prints, watch the filament reels feed one color or the other to the extruder head.

Fitbit Alta HR: Looks aren't everything

With the market of fitness wearables growing fast, CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at the Fitbit Alta HR to see where this device fits.

4 new gadgets to track your heart rate

CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at 4 very different health-tracking devices that monitor your heart rate.

The pros and cons of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White evaluates the features and design of Dell's newest hybrid offering, the XPS 13 2-in-1.

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Hardcore Hardware: Asus' new Four Dot One PC gives you 4K gaming in your pocket

Built using Intel's new Micro Mini ITX formfactor, this pocket gaming rig has all the power and all the upgrades of a full size PC but fits in your pocket.

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Nvidia's mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cranks PC gaming to 11

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful graphics card ever.

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StarTech Dual-Bay SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID review: Great for hard drives, not for SSDs

With all the appearance of a 3.5-inch hard drive, this RAID enclosure lets you increase hard drive performance using RAID 0. But SSDs proved problematic.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review: The monster graphics card 4K gamers have been waiting for

Nvidia's ferocious GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card ever, and the first capable of uncompromising 4K gaming.

Upgrading MacBook storage with TarDisk

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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Cerise Circular review: This Mac Pro wannabe gets sidetracked by gaming

Cerise's Circular computer looks like a Mac Pro but offers a much wider array of options and upgrades. Our unit is really more of a gaming rig than a workstation, though.

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: This the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $200 media streamer and gaming box, doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Neonode AirBar review: Transform your plain-Jane display into a 'touchscreen,' for just $69

Neonode's AirBar promises to add touchscreen capabilities to an older laptop or monitor for just $69. And by golly, it works.

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Asus Transformer Mini review: This 2-in-1 delivers good-enough computing on the cheap

The Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA) looks awful on paper, but stellar battery life and a well-designed exterior still make this affordable Surface clone worth a look.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

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Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Good looks but no brains

Frederique Constant's gorgeous Swiss smartwatch tracks activity and sends you notifications, but its intelligence is more annoying than useful.