It's that time again, cats and kittens -- we've got another weekly roundup of the stuff CNET's editors dug the most. We've got a car that nicely illustrates the "less is more" concept, a revamped gaming laptop from Alienware and a thin laptop from Vizio, and an assortment of handy apps for all kinds of mobile OSes. Enjoy!
Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but we've got no complaints about the performance. Read the review.
YouTube for Android
With YouTube for Android's solid performance, beautiful design, and nifty picture-in-picture, it's hard to argue that there's a better way to watch YouTube videos on your mobile device. Read the review.
The Vizio CT15T-B1 is a thin, nice-looking laptop with plenty of performance and battery life. But for the money, the package should be a little more complete. Read the review.
College students who want to get a handle on their busy schedules should download iStudies Pro to make sure they're always on time and know what's coming up. Read the review.
Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz XL
While it doesn't sound as good as its more expensive rivals, the Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz XL is the best big Bluetooth speaker you can get for under $100. Read the review.
Carrot Alarm for iOS
If you battle the urge to keep hitting the snooze button, Carrot Alarm delivers more fun and more features than other alarm apps. Read the review.
Magisto for Android
Despite its limitations and problematic interface, Magisto for Android is great for quickly and effortlessly throwing together short, polished video compilations. Read the review.
2014 Ford Escape SE
The 2014 Ford Escape SE is a fantastic example of "less is more," making acceptable power with a tiny engine and offering exceptional tech in even its base configuration. Read the review.
Netflix for Windows Phone
Despite its undesirable design and occasionally slow performance, Netflix for Windows Phone is worth the free download to watch videos on your phone. Read the review.
Motorola Droid Ultra
If you want the thinnest smartphone on the block, the Motorola Droid Ultra is the one for you. If not, well, hey, how about that Ford Escape, huh? That looked pretty neat. Read the review.
Foursquare for Windows Phone
Even though Foursquare for Windows Phone's design can be overwhelming at first, it's an essential app for finding local attractions. Read the review.
Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE
The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE is an excellent and affordable rugged handset, but skip it if taking great pictures is a priority. Read the review.
Bing News (Windows Phone)
A pleasing design and stable performance make Bing News a must-have free app to effortlessly keep up with the news. Read the review.