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.

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Apple Pencil review: Much sharper than the average smart stylus

Apple's pressure-sensitive writing tool is at once completely sophisticated and totally easy to use.

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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How the Structure Sensor for iPad could make 3D scanning a part of everyday life

The iPad sensor from Occipital has new iOS apps that use 3D scanning to measure rooms, ship items, and even take next-gen family portraits.

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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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Arccos Golf review: Club sensors and iOS app can pinpoint where your golf game needs work

Determine your golf handicap and figure out what areas you can focus on to see the most improvements.

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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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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.

Apple Watch review: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Apple Watch excels as a fitness tracker and remote control, but it's hampered by app loading times and home screen clutter.

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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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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.