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5 features you don't get with the iPhone SE

The smaller iPhone SE has most but not all of the features found on the iPhone 6S. Find out what's missing.

By March 21, 2016


The five people you'll meet at every Oscars party

Going to a party to watch the Academy Awards Sunday? Be prepared to encounter one of these characters while you're trying to endure 20 unnecessary musical tributes.

By February 26, 2016


Microsoft sale trims prices on Surface Pro 4, Band 2

The latest Surface tablet is on sale for $100 off the regular price, while Microsoft's second-generation Band fitness tracker is now $50 less.

By February 8, 2016


Microsoft Band returns with new design, curved screen

Microsoft's fitness band returns with a more relaxing fit, adding a barometer for elevation tracking. What's it like? We slip one on.

By October 6, 2015


Microsoft redesigns its Band with new curved OLED screen

Microsoft gives its wearable fitness tracker a new look with a curved OLED screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also includes new features such as a real-time barometer.

October 6, 2015


Motorola Xoom can predict the weather

Turns out there's another trick up the sleek Xoom's sleeve: a barometer hidden under the hood that's used to measure atmospheric pressure.

By January 11, 2011


Database sales bouncing back

The market for database server software, seen as a barometer of overall software market health, grew slightly last year, fueled in part by Linux, new research shows.

By May 26, 2004


Hoop dreams and executive success

VC general partner Amy Vernetti talks about building a better management team and how basketball skills can be seen as a good barometer for executive promise.

July 11, 2001


Riverstone Networks eyes IPO

Despite an anemic market for initial public offerings, the Cabletron Systems spinoff plans to go public soon, a move analysts say will serve as a barometer for future stock offerings.

February 2, 2001


Analysts predict ho-hum earnings for Microsoft

The company is expected to report steady, if uninspiring, fourth-quarter earnings that will also serve as a barometer of Windows 2000's acceptance.

July 18, 2000