10 must-see videos of the week

Five reasons to skip the iPad Air, the Google Nexus 5 finally arrives, and the Ferrari F12berlinetta is a stunning supercar.

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The iPad Air might be thinner, lighter and faster, but that doesn't mean you need to buy one. If you're still on the fence, this week's Top 5 is a must-see as Donald Bell offers up five reasons why he thinks you should save your money.

Google finally took the wraps off the Nexus 5 earlier this week. CNET's Lynn La takes you through a video tour of the new phone, which serves up Android KitKat, LTE, a 1080p screen and a great, low price to boot.

And if sexy, sleek sports cars are more your thing, we're serving up not one, but two beauties for you to drool over. CNET On Cars checks the tech on the stunning Ferrari F12berlinetta; and is the Boxster the best car Porsche makes? XCAR is on the case.

1. Reasons not to buy the iPad Air

The latest iPad is Apple's fastest, lightest yet, but is it worth your money? Donald Bell counts down five reasons to skip the iPad Air.

2. Google Nexus 5 souped up with Android KitKat, LTE, and a low price

Google's flagship handset isn't holding back -- not only does it have LTE, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 1080p screen, but you can also nab it for less than $400.

3. iPad Air: Thinner, lighter, faster, better

Apple made the new iPad Air thinner and lighter, plus it's faster and still offers great battery life. Is it worth the premium price?

4. Rumor Has It: Google barges onto the Bay

BlackBerry flirts with Facebook, and there's something fishy going on in the San Francisco Bay.

5. CNET On Cars: Ferrari F12: A supercar for all seasons

Ferrari F12 speaks a unique tech dialect, how to avoid one of the nastiest kinds of collisions, and changing your oil the right way in 30 minutes or less.

6. Top 5: Worst smartphone fads

When smartphone manufacturers push the envelope, they don't always get it right. Here are five recent smartphone fads that fell flat.

7. Nook GlowLight: Barnes & Noble's next-gen e-reader challenges Amazon's Kindle PaperWhite

Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme.

8. XCAR: Porsche Boxster: The Best Car Porsche Makes?

While the 911 is the king of the Porsche line up, Porsche's been refining the drop-top Boxster for years. Is it now the brand's best sports car?

9. Glasses offer 'Minority Report'-style tech

Put on a pair of Spaceglasses from Silicon Valley startup Meta, and you'll see a mashup of your physical and digital worlds. Could this give Google Glass a run for its money? CNET's Sumi Das tries out the technology.

10. Apple's faster, more affordable 13-inch Retina laptop

Priced a little higher than the MacBook Air, Apple's 13-inch Retina laptop finally doesn't fall far from the rest of the product line.