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Top phones for a new school year

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


4 'iWatch' alternatives Apple could unveil on Sept. 9

Apple may show off a wearable device at its September iPhone event. But don't call it an iWatch just yet. Here's what else Apple watchers say the company could be cooking up.


The most recent top-rated reviews (pictures)

CNET's crew of editors reviewed a nice variety of products this week; sort of like a sampler box of chocolates, except it's gear and gadgets.


A better Smart TV at a phenomenal value

Our favorite Smart TV suite combined with extremely aggressive pricing makes the TCL Roku TV a phenomenal value despite its so-so picture quality.

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Inexpensive drone fun for novice flyers

The affordable and fun Rolling Spider quadcopter is also the easiest to pick up and fly (or drive).

3.5 stars Very good

Join CNET Wednesday for Sony's IFA 2014 live blog

We'll be live-blogging Sony's announcements from the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. Here's how to follow along, and find out what time Sony's bash begins in your timezone.


Philips brings smart LEDs to new Hue Beyond light fixtures

The high-end Hue Beyond light fixtures let smart home enthusiasts integrate Philips smart LED tech even more deeply into their home decor.


Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony has very quietly started selling its 13.3-inch e-reader, Digital Paper, via the web to US addresses.


High-end speakers that sound good and look great

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 stereo speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

3.5 stars Very good

Enhance your camera experience with these travel-ready accessories

Carrying around heavy photography gear is no fun. Use these accessories to help lighten your load.


Bridge the gap between your phone and computer with these apps

Sync your smartphone and computer without cables using these apps.


An easy way to find specific photos fast

With intuitive tagging features, QuickPics Photo Manager gives you better ways to find photos instead of just scrolling endlessly through your photo library.

3.5 stars Very good

Top 5: Indie Games of Summer

Five indie console games that you should check out right now.


How to fix Google Play errors

Not sure what to do after getting a non-descript error message in Google Play? Check out these errors and their solutions to get everything working again.


Where to get free cloud storage

Interested in storing and accessing important files over the Internet? We show you services with the best features for the best value.


A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price

If you're looking for a budget laser printer, the Samsung SL-M2020W should be your first stop.

4 stars Excellent

Your futuristic laser keyboard is here!

This pocket-sized Bluetooth device is able to project a keyboard on a flat surface, but it doesn't work well as it should.


Easy ways to digitize your paper classroom notes

For a lot of students, no gadget or tablet can beat good old-fashioned paper and pen for taking notes. But, technology can help when it comes to saving those notes and easily sharing them with classmates. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on high-tech notebook solutions to start the school year off right.


Tiny town crowdfunding full-size USS Enterprise

A crowdfunding campaign aims to build a full-size working version of the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek" in the Canadian Badlands, but the funding goal is a long way off.

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