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It's aliiiive! Plants vs. Zombies is back for round 2. When you're done playing that, check out this cool Garmin gizmo that projects nav information onto your windshield. CNET's editors also reevaluated the Apple TV -- Roku, don't relax yet -- and reviewed other good stuff like a fitness tracker for those who like them big and sporty, and some budget headphones for serious listeners.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a must-download, with new plants, new ways to play, new challenges, and a freemium model that doesn't get in your way. Read the review.

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Apple TV

Apple TV

The state of the art for streaming boxes keeps getting better, so we took another look at the updated Apple TV. While it's a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is still an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem. Read the review.

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Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12

This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid still works better as a laptop than a tablet. But the good news is its new CPU options boost the battery life to where it needs to be. Read the review.

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Acer Aspire S7-392-6411

The Acer Aspire S7, a Windows 8 launch favorite that holds up nicely, also gets a needed update to the latest CPUs for better battery life. Read the review.

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KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones

They're fairly pricey, but very good sound and a sleek, comfortable design make the KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones contenders in the $300 price class. Read the review.

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Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

With its long lens and compact size, plus extras like built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is a very good point-and-shoot travel companion. Read the review.

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Garmin Head-Up Display

Garmin Head-Up Display

The Garmin Head-Up Display helps keep eyes on the road by projecting your nav info right onto the windshield. No texting, no pop-ups, no distractions, just cool. Worth $150? Hm... Read the review.

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Audiovox Car Connection

Audiovox Car Connection

Know where your car has been and what it's been doing. OK, you trust your car (probably), but what about your kids? The Audiovox Car Connection helps parents keep track of their children's driving behavior for a relatively low per-month fee. Read the review.

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Superlux HD681 headphones

Superlux HD681 headphones

Beautiful...on the inside. Where it counts. The insanely cheap Superlux HD681 semi-open headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark. Read the review.

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LG 60PH6700

LG 60PH6700

Smart TV! Magic Motion remote! Cable integration! The LG 60PH6700 offers plenty of extras and good sound and picture -- mostly. What's the catch? Other plasma TVs. Read the review.

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Basis Science Basis B1 Band

Basis Science Basis B1 Band

The $199 Basis Band offers a powerful mix of sensors and motivational tools. If you don't want your fitness tracker to look like jewelry, this may be more your style. Read the review.

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