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10 must-see videos of the week

Xbox One reviewed, LA Auto Show beauties, and Adventures in Tech's ode to the Game Boy.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and boy do we have a lot of tech awesomeness to be thankful for this week. Hot on the heels of the PS4 release, Microsoft has just launched the Xbox One. It might have the higher price tag, but does it matter? We get our mitts on the shiny new gaming console and offer up some of our highs and lows. We also checked out the world's first (deeply) curved display smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Round. Crazy, gimmicky, or brilliant? We'll let you decide for yourselves.

You know what else we're thankful for this week? The launch of our brand-new show, Adventures in Tech, produced by our CNET mates across the pond. In the premiere episode, host Luke Westaway takes us on a nostalgia-pumped ode through the history of one of Nintendo's most unlikely success stories -- the Game Boy.

And if that's not enough. You also won't want to miss some of the gorgeous cars we saw at this year's LA Auto Show. Did someone say Jaguar?

1. First Look: Microsoft Xbox One

The Xbox One boasts great graphics and some ambitious, interesting yet imperfect home theater and entertainment features, but it's probably wise to wait and see how the platform matures before making a purchase.

2. Adventures in Tech: Game Boy: Nintendo's unlikely masterpiece

Nintendo's iconic Game Boy stormed past its rivals, becoming one of gaming's most unlikely success stories. We look back in this nostalgia-packed feature.

3. LA Auto Show: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar unveils its F-Type Coupe at the LA Auto Show. The all-new Coupe comes in three engine choices: two supercharged 3-liter V-6 engines, and a supercharged 5-liter V-8 -- with horsepower ranging from 340 all the way up to 550.

4. Xbox or PS4? Maybe that's the wrong question

With the release of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it's natural to pit the rivals against each other and compare features, prices, and games. The obvious question is -- which one to buy? But as CNET's Sumi Das and Eric Franklin explain, the better question may be when to buy one.

5. Apple Byte: iPad Mini Retina remorse?

New display issues are plaguing some of the Retina iPad Minis, are you still happy with yours? The rumored "MaxiPad" is in production, and our Speck case giveaway!

6. Samsung Galaxy Round throws a curve ball

A curved OLED display on a 5.7-inch smartphone: crazy, gimmicky, or brilliant? We take a first look at Samsung's latest phone design, available only in South Korea.

7. CNET Top 5: Apps to save Thanksgiving

Five apps that can make the difference between cooking perfection or a kitchen disaster.

8. LA Auto Show: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The missing piece in the over-the-top 911 puzzle.

9. Rumor Has It: Windows Phone has a license to kill

Nokia goes the James Bond route with its upcoming phone code names, and Apple might be putting all its eggs in the touch basket for its reported iTV.

10. Nest makes the smoke detector beautiful

For a whopping $129, Nest has reinvented the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector by adding Wi-Fi capabilities and a friendly app to alert you to emergencies.

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