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Unique two-in-one hybrid proves to be more than a gimmick

The PadFone X is a quad-core handset that docks itself into a fully functioning 9-inch tablet. Useful? Yes. Weird? Perhaps. But just don't call it a party trick.

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Harness your smart home with Wink's low-cost hub

Wink's $80 multiprotocol hub offers a lot for less.

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The best tech accessories you need to own

Here are some great routers, printers, and storage devices to make the school year more enjoyable.


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 make a virtual reality headset

CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to make a VR headset that won't break the bank.


These are the longest-lasting tablets

Taking a road trip? Grab one of these tablets to be sure you stay entertained the whole way there.


Sony's latest AV receiver is a ticket to big-bang theater

The Sony STR-DN1050 offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver with plenty of features, connectivity, and sonic performance.

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Big Ass Fans pairs up with Nest to cool the connected home

The Kentucky-based fan company is collaborating with the popular thermostat to control your climate.


Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision of the future?

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

LG OLED TV wins 2014 Value Electronics shootout

The 55-inch LG 55EC9300 OLED has been declared the popular winner of the 10th annual TV Shootout by Value Electronics, beating out other LCD, OLED, and plasma displays.


The best-sounding music of 2014, so far (pictures)

The Audiophiliac picks the best of the best-sounding albums he's heard this year.


Nabi Big Tab: A tablet sized more like a TV

A massive 20- or 24-inch tablet that feels more like an all-in-one, and it runs Android 4.4. What is this crazy thing? It's the Nabi Big Tab...for kids.


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.


Can open-source and free replace Microsoft Office?

LibreOffice is an excellent office suite, but an aging interface and the lack of a mobile app makes the competition all the more attractive.

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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.


Beat jet lag with this app

As the summer comes to a close and you squeeze in one last big international vacation, let tech help you bounce back to school or work.

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