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HTC One M8

Elegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.

March 25, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 25, 2014
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HP Stream series

The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," now available in two new laptop and two new tablet sizes, making it one of the least expensive ways to get Windows 8.

September 29, 2014

MSRP: $199.00

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.

September 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 25, 2014

MSRP: $699.00

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Sony Xperia Z2

Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body. If you're looking for both style and substance from a phone, you've come to the right place.

April 14, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014
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Vizio E0i-B series

With picture quality that outdoes that of numerous more-expensive TVs, Vizio's E series likely represents the best value of 2014.

May 28, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 28, 2014
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Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

By September 30, 2014

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Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.

September 30, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating September 30, 2014

MSRP: $695.99

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Parrot Zik 2.0

Parrot's second-generation Zik weighs significantly less, offers better sound quality and noise-cancelling, and is loaded with features that are customizable via new apps for Android and iOS devices (and Windows devices in the future).

September 29, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 has a beautiful, waterproof design, a 20.7-megapixel camera and can act as a display for your PS4.

September 3, 2014

MSRP: $695.99

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, April 2014)

If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.

June 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014