Sony Alpha ILCE-7R (A7R)

This week, CNET checks out the latest update to VLC for iOS. Good news, the "app that plays anything" is still a good video player. We also had some high-rated cameras, a TV, and other good stuff, but let's talk about this. The PowerPot. A cooking pot that generates power and charges your iPad? So you can make ramen and read TV Tropes during a power outage? Or is it so you can go camping and boil water while looking up what just bit you? You can make pasta, find a recipe, and electrocute a burglar at the same time? I'm pretty sure there's a perfect use for this thing...a Potfecta. Let us know if you find it.

Sony Alpha ILCE-7R (A7R)

As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7R (A7R) is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon and Canon. Read the review.

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Drift Ghost-S

Drift Ghost-S

Long battery life, solid video quality, and a great all-in-one design make the Drift Ghost-S action cam tough to beat. Read the review.

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Power Practical PowerPot V

Power Practical PowerPot V

The Power Practical PowerPot V is a useful gadget for connected outdoorsy types, and $149 seems like a fair price for charging-anywhere capability -- whether you're camping under the stars or hanging out at home during a power outage. Read the review.

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VLC

VLC

As long as you have the videos to watch, VLC's gesture controls and smooth performance make it an excellent app for video playback on iOS. Read the review.

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Foursquare

Foursquare

The addition of the Explore recommendation engine makes Foursquare on iOS a powerful tool that's gone far beyond its simple checking-in roots. Read the review.

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Acer Aspire V7

Acer Aspire V7

Despite the low-rent exterior, the Acer Aspire V7 packs a lot of what we want into a reasonably priced 14-inch ultrabook, including a high-res touch screen, mainstream graphics, and plenty of ports. Read the review.

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Vizio M601d-A3R

Vizio M601d-A3R

The 60-inch Vizio M601d-A3R doesn't quite offer the very best value for money in the company's range, but nevertheless features fine picture quality in a large size. Read the review.

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Jelly

Jelly

Don't mistake it for a search engine, but Jelly delivers a fun and more personal information experience on Android or iOS. Read the review.

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