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Apple's iPhone 6S: The peak of smartphone boredom?

With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore.

By September 3, 2015

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CNET Top 5

Each week Iyaz Akhtar scours CNET's sites to see what people are looking at and talking about, and then counts down the most popular trends in tech. From the most popular products to must have gadgets to the most downloaded software, Iyaz brings a witty, informative look at each week's list.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.

By August 19, 2015

4.5 stars Editors' rating August 19, 2015
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Google will hold Nexus event September 29 in San Francisco

The search giant and Android maker will introduce two smartphones, one made by LG and the other by Huawei.

By September 2, 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By September 1, 2015

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New Xperia Z5 smartphones stick to Sony's high-end mantra

The company unveils three smartphones targeting affluent users, but it still hasn't figured out how to avoid getting lost in the shuffle behind Apple and Samsung.

By September 2, 2015

Editors' Take

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda takes a step back from the horsepower arms race and builds a pure roadster that's fun to drive.

By July 28, 2015

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What's coming and going on Netflix for September 2015

Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.

By August 31, 2015

Editors' Take

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

It's waterproof, it has a fingerprint scanner and the screen will melt your eyeballs. But is 4K on a phone a waste of time?

By September 2, 2015

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Even with its issues, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is still the best first-person shooter on smartphones and tablets.

By July 29, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 29, 2014