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CNET Spring Tech Preview 2013: Tech Industry

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Tech Industry: CNET Spring Tech Preview 2013

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Spring is in the air and brings with it a new crop of exciting gadgets. CNET's Donald Bell shows off some of our editors' most-anticipated products for Spring 2013.

Spring is in the air. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and as the frost begins to thaw on your wallet, a new crop of gadgets popping up, ready to gobble up your money. Im Donald Bell from CNET.com, and today Im going to give you a little taste of some of the coolest products our Editors are excited to spend time with this Spring. If youre shopping around for a new phone, two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year are just around the corner. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to pop up in May and breathe some new life into a very successful phone. But theres also a challenger, the HTC One. A beautiful phone, and kind of a wildcard if youre looking for something unique. But if you want to capture Springs bounty with something better than a cell phone camera, youll want to check out the Canon Rebel SL1. Its the smallest DSLR you can buy, but its big enough to work with Canons professional EF-S lenses. Theres also Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 which has a monster 50x zoom lens, perfect for nature photography. For editing all those great shots, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S offers a nice mix of laptop performance and tablet flexibility. Or if youre really going all out, were expecting an overdue refresh of the Mac Pro desktop line. Ooooooh. Of course, just because its Spring, doesnt mean you actually have to venture outside. For homebodies or allergy sufferers, weve got the Razer Edge, a high- powered Windows 8 gaming tablet that weve been lusting after for a long time. For Android fans, theres the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, the thinnest, lightest 10-inch Android tablet weve ever seen, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 -- its like the last Samsung Galaxy Note, but guess how big this one is? 8 inches! If music is more your thing, theres the Polk Audio Woodbourne, a high-end wireless speaker that supports both Bluetooth and Airplay - a rare combination. And lets not forget the TVs. Panasonic is carrying the torch for Plasma TVs with the P60ZT60. Its one of the thinnest plasmas weve seen, and the picture quality is beautiful. But if you really want to jump on to the next wave of televisions, the LG EM9700 hits you with both OLED picture quality and 4K resolution support. It also hits you with a $12,000 price tag, but its worth taking a look. So thats a peek at some of the great new gadgets were looking forward to this Spring. For a complete list of all our Editors Spring Tech picks, head over to CNET.com. Im Donald Bell, see you next time.
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