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Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

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Best phones of 2014

Looking for phones? CNET's reviews of the best phones include photos, video, and user reviews.

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Nokia Lumia 525

The Nokia Lumia 525, the successor to the popular Lumia 520, delivers entry-level features in a no-frills design. CNET Asia takes a closer look.

November 27, 2013

MSRP: $180.00

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How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.

By August 21, 2014

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Reduce the time it takes to charge your device

This quick and simple tip will help you charge your Android, BlackBerry, iOS, or Windows Phone device faster.

By July 9, 2014

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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 8

With specs from yesteryear, it's difficult to get excited about Alcatel's new tablets, but by offering LTE at affordable prices, there remains some hope.

January 6, 2014

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Samsung Series 7 Slate PC

How compelling is a hybrid laptop/tablet solution with Windows 8? Samsung's ultraportable solution follows a form we're likely to see a lot of this fall.

August 29, 2012

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Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

Fooled by The Onion? Facebook is labeling satirical stories to help those who get confused by fake news. Also, Best Buy appears to have spilled the beans on the Moto 360's price and specs, and Microsoft's system update causes blue-screen crashes.

By August 18, 2014

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Archos 80 Cesium

At just €130 -- about £105 or $170 -- the Archos 80 Cesium is a wallet-friendly 8-inch Windows tablet.

August 26, 2014

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LG G Pad 10.1

Run-of-the-mill specs paired with sleek, minimalist designs make the LG G Pads attractive budget buys, but there's little to distinguish them from similarly performing slates in the same price range.

July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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Windows XP still alive and kicking

Though no longer supported by Microsoft, XP commanded a quarter of all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications last month.

By July 1, 2014

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How Microsoft can improve the Start menu

The Start menu is set to reappear in a future version of Windows. What can Microsoft do to make it more efficient and easier to organize?

By July 3, 2014