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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

Google's I/O developer conference may have dominated the tech world for the bulk of this week, but did that stop CNET editors from reviewing more of the latest gear? HECK NO. In addition to some sweet sound bars, a pair of potent portable drives, and a game from the legendary Sid Maier, we also took the 2013 Audi RS 5 for a spin.

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2013 Audi RS 5

2013 Audi RS 5

The 2013 Audi RS 5 is an exceptional sports coupe that balances its, frankly, brutal performance with some of the best dashboard tech in the business. Read the review.

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2 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio S4251w-B4

The Vizio S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks. Read the review.

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3 of 10 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a fun air-combat game that will be loved by turn-based-strategy-gaming fans. Read the review.

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4 of 10 Dong Ngo/CNET

WD My Passport Ultra

WD My Passport Ultra

The WD My Passport Ultra is one of the best portable drives you can buy, with software that makes backups fast and easy. Read the review.

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5 of 10 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

The pricey 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is far more showpiece than practical everyday driver, but it makes quite an impression in its combination of old and new. Read the review.

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6 of 10 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

If you use Google Hangouts frequently, you might like the convenience of a standalone app. It's available for both iOS and Android devices. Read the review.

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7 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones

Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones

While they fall short of delivering truly excellent sound, the well-designed Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are comfortable to wear and well-suited for day-to-day use. Read the review.

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8 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Sharp HT-SB60

Sharp HT-SB60

The Sharp HT-SB60 is one of the best-performing sound bars we've tested, although its extra-long size and lack of Bluetooth will give some buyers pause. Read the review.

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9 of 10 Dong Ngo/CNET

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

The Patriot Aero is a fast and competent mobile drive, though it won't dazzle you with extras. Read the review.

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10 of 10 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

If you are part of the target audience for the A Beautiful Mess Web site, this app may appeal to you. Read the review.

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