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The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

With a more elegant design, brighter display, and improved heart-rate sensor, the Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker improves on the Basis B1 Band in pretty much every way.

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D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

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Free is good: No-cost Panda Software tops AV-Test's rankings of antivirus software

A number of antivirus products caught all the malware the testing lab threw at it. But only a few were free. (And no, Microsoft alone isn't nearly good enough.)

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The ultimate support staff: How to hire, train, and retain the right people

When it comes to helping customers, there is no substitute for a high quality support staff. Here is how to put together the ideal support team.

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Belkin’s pricey Thunderbolt 2 dock embodies PC users’ apathy toward Thunderbolt

Apart from breathtaking speed, this $300 docking station doesn’t deliver anything that docks costing half as much do.

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Apple releases patches for OS X's 'Shellshock' Bash shell vulnerability

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users.

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Windows 9 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far

The Start menu. Cortana. Virtual desktop support! Windows 9 is expected to be officially revealed at a Microsoft event on September 30 and leaks are springing everywhere.

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Four tips to understand your customers and set yourself apart from the competition

Use these techniques to refine your customer support strategy and learn more about your customer base.

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Project Ara’s modules will be 'hot swappable' and readily available in the Google Play Store

Hopefully this means we’ll see a working version of Google’s “LEGO phone” sooner than later.

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Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite, the company says.

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HP thinks its $200 Stream notebook is the future of Windows computing

The 7-inch Stream tablet will be even cheaper: Just $100.

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Microsoft wants you to help predict the future, and bet on it

The team that helped Microsoft's Bing predict the outcome of the Scottish election, World Cup games, and NFL matches wants you to "bet" on future outcomes -- and tell Microsoft loads of other personal details, too.

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment of the Pakistani man is the first focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says.

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Full-blown Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks

Adobe and Google launch a beta program for streaming software