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This week our editors reviewed the best iPod ever, Google+ for Android or iOS, and the Sony Vaio Tap 20, which is made for home tech enthusiasts willing to try something new.

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2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch

2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch

The 2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens. We gave it an Editors' Choice Award. Read the review.

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2 of 16 Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Google+ for Android/Google+ for OS

Google+ for Android/Google+ for OS

Whether you're a regular Google+ user or you're just interested in a few mobile features such as Instant Upload and Hangouts, Google+ for Android and Google+ for iOS are both must-haves. Read the reviews (Google+ for Android and Google+ for iOS).


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Daily Planet for iOS

Daily Planet for iOS

If you want a no-nonsense news app, the Daily Planet for iOS has a ton of categories to browse from thousands of sources and a simple navigation system that helps you get to the news you want to read quickly. Read the review.

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4 of 16 Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Turntable.fm

Turntable.fm

An awesome music catalog and unique overall listening experience overshadow Turntable.fm's performance and interface flaws. Music lovers should definitely give it a try. Read the review.

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Nikon D600

Nikon D600

The Nikon D600 is a really good camera for the money, as long as you're willing to shell out for the lenses that can do it justice. Read the review.

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Gridditor

Gridditor

Gridditor offers a great way to pick and blend effects with an easy-to-use interface, but it doesn't have all the features we've come to expect from other apps in this genre. Read the review.

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Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin for iOS

Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin for iOS

If you don't mind the control system, Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin for iOS has all the important elements to make it a one-of-kind iOS gaming experience. Read the review.

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iPod Nano

iPod Nano

The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch. Read the review.

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9 of 16 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD

2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD

The boxy 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD is not for everyone, but it's worth a look if you're in the market for a big vehicle with big space and plenty of available cabin tech. Read the review.

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Sony Vaio Tap 20

Sony Vaio Tap 20

A compelling experiment in tablet-desktop hybridization, the Sony Vaio Tap 20 is a great fit for home tech enthusiasts willing to try something new. Read the review.

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo adds a healthy dose of straight-line performance to its techie, trendy formula. Read the review.

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Pegasus J2

Pegasus J2

Uniquely designed, the Pegasus J2 is perfect for deep-pocketed mobile users who want a compact, superfast, and RAID-enabled storage device, but not the rest. Read the review.

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3M Streaming Projector

3M Streaming Projector

The 3M Streaming Projector packs the full power of a Roku box in a pico projector, making for an undeniably cool gadget, even with its limited battery life. Read the review.

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TCL L40FHDP60

TCL L40FHDP60

Entirely acceptable picture quality makes the TCL L40FHDP60 a dirt-cheap LCD TV done right. Read the review.

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Polk UltraFit 3000

Polk UltraFit 3000

Since they won't fit everyone equally well, the Polk UltraFit 3000 headphones will seem great to some users and not so great to others. Read the review.

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Bose SIE2/SIE2i

Bose SIE2/SIE2i

While they're no bargain, the Bose SEI2 and SEI2i have an appealing, sweat-resistant design, are very comfortable to wear, and offer decent sound. Read the review.

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