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How to record phone calls

Whether you're conducting an interview or just want to capture a bad customer-service call for posterity, these are your options.


Budget all-in-one keeps things fun

The Acer Aspire AU5-620-UB10 lacks some of the bells and whistles of pricier all-in-ones, but you'll get good performance and features at a fair price.

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Top phones for a new school year

These student-friendly choices run the gamut, from cheap and cheerful to flashy and top-of-the-line.


Metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is toughest Galaxy yet

Take a peek behind-the-scenes with a glimpse of the production process for the new mid-range Galaxy Alpha.


How to find deals on last minute flights and hotels

It's not too late to plan that last minute summer getaway. Here's how to get great deals on spontaneous trips.


Blink's fee-free security system won't tie you down

The Blink Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring & Alert System takes issue with traditional power-cord-dependent Wi-Fi cameras.


Philips Hue Lux: Not as colorful, just as smart

Who needs hues? Philips' new smart LED sticks with white light.

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Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft has been rumored to be working on the launch of a new preview version of Windows 9 toward the end of September or early October.


Apple iPad cases with a twist

iPad cases are a dime a dozen, but these offer fresh features to help them stand out in the crowd.


New VW Passat proves that 1.8 is enough

VW equips its latest midsize sedan with a 1.8-liter engine, using a turbocharger and direct injection to compete with larger engines in the segment.


The Moto 360 price and entire specs leak out

A retailer leaks everything about the Moto 360 ahead of their September 4 announcement. Android Wear gets a big push, and the Sharp Aquos Crystal is the best looking phone you'll see.


How to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS 8

Apple is set to release the latest version of its mobile operating system in the coming weeks. Here's how you can ensure that your device will be ready to receive the update.


Spec showdown: HTC One M8 for Windows vs. Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Nokia Lumia Icon

These three flagship Windows Phones are well matched when it comes to design and features -- which one comes out on top for you?


'MythBusters' drops hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

After 10 years of blowing stuff up and reality-checking hundreds of myths, co-hosts Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci are leaving on the popular science TV program.


Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient, but security can be an issue. Here's how to minimize the risk, whether you use a laptop, smartphone, or tablet.


In the snakepit: XCAR visits Hennessey and the Venom GT (pictures)

XCAR happened to drop by Hennessey's shop in Southern California when two Venom GTs were in, one of which is the car that smashed the Veyron's top-speed record.


Upgrade RAM on your MacBook Pro

Find out how to install more memory on your MacBook so that your computer can easily handle heavy tasks.


Disney goes after Clash of Clans with new Star Wars game

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