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Hottest Products / August 2015

samsung galaxy s6

The Galaxy S6 takes Samsung's upscale smartphone line to the next design level with a lustworthy metal-and-glass construction in a handset that matches the iPhone 6 one for one.
August Editor's Commentary
Take a look at what's new this month, including the debut of the new Kindle Paperwhite, Nest Cam, and the latest from GoPro.
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus is too big for everyone to love it, but it's Apple's best phone this year. If your budget and your pocket can make room for it, give the iPhone 6 Plus serious consideration.
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iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further.
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LG G4

The powerful and fast LG G4 hits all the right notes, but does it have that extra oomph to usurp Samsung's Galaxy S6?
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Galaxy S6's edgier sibling adds a stunning wraparound screen. If you have the cash, it's worth the steeper cost.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will thrill anyone who loves a fast phone with a large screen, but it's best for compulsive scribblers willing to pay a lot for its winning stylus.
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Apple Watch

So many features, so many styles, so much potential: Apple's first smartwatch has a lot to recommend it, and also some significant challenges. After a week with one, here are our impressions.
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Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
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Roku 3 (2015)

Roku's most feature-filled streaming player is still called the Roku 3 and still costs $99. But now its remote offers voice search, which works so well you might actually use it.