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Windows 10 Start menus: Start10 vs. Classic Shell

The best Windows 8 Start menu replacements bring their Win7-inspired magic to Windows 10. Which should you choose?

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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Beats headphones are popular, but if you're concerned about their sound quality, consider an alternative.

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Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs

We reviewed eight mainstream budget laptops—because "cheap" doesn't have to mean "awful."

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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 review: The best performance you'll find under $500

The Toshiba Satellite C55-C may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review: A solid choice for those who need maximum portability

It's a laptop. It's a tablet. It's the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, and it's here to try and prove hybrids don't have to be terrible.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

This Lenovo laptop is poised to take on Chromebooks, so expect Chromebook-style performance.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series review: One of the most attractive budget laptops on the market

Dell combines a gorgeous case with decent performance for one of the best all-around laptops under $500.

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HP Pavilion x360 11T review: An IPS display and zippy storage for under $500

The HP Pavilion x360 11T isn't a performance wunderkind, but it has the look and feel of a much more expensive laptop thanks to fantastic craftsmanship.

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Acer Aspire E-15 review: This laptop packs solid performance, but at too high a price

The Acer Aspire E-15 isn't a bad machine, but it's a bit of an also-ran—there are cheaper machines with better specs and performance.

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Lenovo S21e review: For those on the tightest of budgets, there's this sub-$200 laptop

Lenovo's S21e is more of a large netbook than a small laptop—but it also retails for under $200. Now we're talking bargains.

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Review: MongoDB 3.0 reaches for the enterprise

MongoDB zeroes in on operations with pluggable storage engines and revamped management tools

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Review: Visual Studio 2015 breaks new ground

Sweeping upgrade improves everything from language support to lifecycle management, and it opens the door to cross-platform development

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Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been, but it has too many rough edges to attract Windows 7 users. Continuous upgrades could change that as early as this fall

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Top 10 new features in ASP.Net 5

ASP.Net vNext makes it easier to build leaner, faster, cloud-optimized Web applications, and it lets you do so on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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5 great Web sites to learn to code or upgrade your coding skills for free

Coding is no longer just for programmers and geeks -- it's a great skill for almost anyone at work. Here are five great places online to learn coding for free, or to upgrade your skills if you already code.

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system

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