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The Audiophiliac

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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Best speakers of 2014

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

August 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 27, 2014

MSRP: $1,100.00

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Toshiba Kirabook (2014)

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

March 5, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating March 5, 2014
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Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277

The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.

August 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 6, 2013

MSRP: $999.99

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HP Pavilion M6t

This near-ultrabook packs in processing and graphics power, along with an optical drive, at a reasonable price. The only real knock against the Pavilion m6 is that some of HP's higher-end systems hardly cost more.

September 6, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 6, 2012

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HTC Desire 510

The Desire 510 is HTC's cheapest 4G phone yet, with Category 4 LTE speed and a cool DotView case.

August 27, 2014

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Alcatel One Touch Hero

Alcatel's Android lineup gets a boost with models that include a 6-inch phablet with stylus.

September 3, 2013

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Kyocera Hydro Icon

The Kyocera Hydro Icon might be inexpensive and waterproof, but a general lack of noteworthy features and a rather poor camera make this one tough to recommend.

July 22, 2014

2.5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2014
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Motorola Moto G (4G LTE)

Although the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE is a bit pricier than its 3G-only sibling, it still has one of the best displays in the budget arena, its processor makes operation enjoyably smooth and its rounded, compact body is both comfortable and attractive. If you're after an affordable all-round entrance into the high speeds of 4G, you've come to the right place.

June 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014
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China's ZTE hopes high-end phones will boost sales in 2015

The company asserts that the higher end of the market is central to its success.

By June 9, 2014

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Samsung 840 series

The Samsung 840 series is an excellent entry-level solid-state drive for budget and general users, but not really a good buy for advanced or professional users.

November 13, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2012