Black Hat 2014
The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.
The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a slick first-person shooter remake soaked in gore.
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A short list of short-lived tablets.
Mahesh Veerina, president of the bookseller's Nook consumer business, says its strategy for selling Nook devices remains intact, even as the company plans to split in 2015.
Design details, such as anodized speaker grilles and special color schemes, highlight the audio system in the special edition BMW 650i Gran Coupe.
The Audiophiliac checks out a new company's headphones, and they're a knockout.
Have you held off on a new PC or a tablet stocking-stuffer? There are some surprisingly decent deals to be found no matter what your price range, even on MacBooks and iPads.