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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.


Review: Apple's new iPad Pro

Review of Apple's iPad Pro

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How to buy the best productivity-focused Android, iOS, or Windows tablet

Avoid the low-cost throwaways. We'll help you find a quality device with the features you'll need day in and day out.


Which Amazon reading device is right for you?

Shopping for a tablet for reading books? We'll help you make the right choice.


How to Pick the Best iPad

Trying to decide which iPad to buy? We've got the lowdown on each iPad model so you can buy the right one.


5 awesome high-tech toys your kids will love

From robots who teach STEM skills to a tablet just for them, these gifts will be a huge hit with your kids (and with you) this holiday season.

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Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 firmware update breaks cameras, locks screens

The third firmware update in three weeks seems to have solved one freezing issue, but may have created others

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Apple CEO rejects notion of iOS-powered laptops

Tim Cook dismisses idea of imitating Microsoft's Surface Book with a laptop that runs Apple's mobile OS

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Cool Yule Tools for the Home

Some of the stuff on our holiday gift list is ultra-techie and ultra-geeky, some of the stuff you may look at and go, “what kind of gift is that?”. Quite simply, it’s stuff we’ve tried out this year, stuff we’ve liked, or stuff that...

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Cool Yule Tools for Work

We offer up our humble list of products and technologies that may impress someone on your holiday gift list.


Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, the tablet that can finally replace your laptop

With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft builds on the previous generations of the Surface line, getting them closer than ever to their goal of creating a tablet that will replace your laptop.

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Early iPad Pro reviews: It's a great iPad, but can't replace a MacBook

Critics say the 12.9-inch Pro is a niche product -- but that Apple Pencil is pretty amazing

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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book get second firmware updates

Users report the upgrades fix some problems, while others remain. There’s also a registry tweak available to improve Wi-Fi speed

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Survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

The percent of American adults who own a PC held steady over the last decade as tablets and smartphones made inroads

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iPad Pro FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's 12.9-inch mega tablet

The iPad Pro was built with serious productivity in mind. Meet the most powerful iOS device ever.

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User reports of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 problems proliferate

Despite firmware and driver updates, users are reporting persistent problems with Microsoft's three-day-old laptop and tablet

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How the mobile revolution really played out

Although smartphones and tablets are now everywhere, the manner in which they're used doesn't match all initial expectations

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage pump up this productivity tablet

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