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Rapid review: Uno Noteband wearable

In this quick video review, CIO.com Managing Editor Al Sacco goes hands-on with the Uno Noteband wearable notification monitor and fitness tracker.

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Fiio X7 review: A portable digital audio player designed for high-resolution sound

The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.

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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.