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Nokia Lumia 521 Review

Nokia Lumia 521 Review

If you thought the Nokia Lumia 520 was good, boy are you going to have a great time with the Nokia Lumia 521. Essentially the same device as you'll be getting internationally, this T-Mobile iteration of the entry-level Windows Phone 8 device brings the same package (with slightly different radio connections and a few extra apps) to the USA, here with the same bright white back cover as we saw across the sea (one of three, as it were).

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review

Lenovo has big plans with Windows 8, convertible laptops and Ultrabooks, and more but one that caught our eye at CES was the ThinkPad Helix. With a fancy design, versatility, and an 11.6-inch 1080p display it's quite the device. After a few delays the ThinkPad Helix is finally available today, so we're taking it for a full spin in its retail form. Is the nearly $1,700 base price tag worth it? Read on for our full thoughts and plenty of photos.

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Acer Iconia W3 Review

Acer Iconia W3 Review

With the Acer Iconia W3 you've got Acer's first 8.1-inch Windows 8 effort on the market - and the first Windows 8 tablet on the market with an 8.1-inch display in any case. Acer's previous efforts with Android tablets have been decent - we've seen the group go all the way back to 2011 with the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A501 for some of the first Honeycomb efforts on the market - and the Iconia W3 is no move to scoff at. Will this humble-looking handheld be the slate you'll want to rock for the dawn of Windows next-wave touch software?

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Samsung ATIV Book 6 Review

Samsung ATIV Book 6 Review

Samsung has a bevy of notebooks that offer different features for different users, including convertible laptops, and even models that can dual boot Windows 8 and Android. However, some users just need a traditional laptop that comes with performances and a clean look without any of the extra bells and whistles. The ATIV Book 6 is a good option in this category. It sports a 15-inch touchscreen display with a full-size keyboard, and enough processing power to get through most tasks. Let’s see how it fares.

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

Chevrolet has big ambitions for its tiniest electric car, the Spark EV. The earth-friendly city car follows the Volt, dropping the gas engine in the process and embracing emissions-free motoring at a competitive price. As we've seen, though, small EVs can easily fall into the trap of being so eco earnest as to be deathly dull, or alternatively entirely impractical for everyday use. Can the Spark EV keep the best of its gas-powered predecessor and blend it with the benefits of electric motoring? We caught up with Chevrolet for an extended test-drive to see how the Spark EV fared.

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Eye-Fi Mobi Review

Eye-Fi Mobi Review

With the Eye-Fi Mobi, the company has become wise to the power of the instant web connection. Where before this specific solution, a step or two between the initial photograph and the point at which you can share it with the web were required - and a desktop computer worked best - here the user can simply connect through an Android or Apple-made iOS device. If you can tap a "share" button, you can upload photos from your high-powered DSLR camera to the web with ease.

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Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones Review

Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones Review

With the release of the Parrot ZIK touch-activated Bluetooth headphones, the company has come up with what's easily one of the most advanced pairs of eardrum blasters on the planet. You'll be rolling with not only a pair of top-tier deliverers of sound for your head, you've got a set of futuristic controls and connections as well. You'll be able to control the headphones by touching the side of the phones, connect with NFC, and work with unique applications on Android and iOS for sound modification.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung either has an addiction or a compulsion: whatever the reason, the company can't help pumping out Galaxy S 4 variants, like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active. A waterproof, dust-proof version of the flagship Android smartphone, the Active model toughens up with a butch new casing and a few tweaked features. Still, though, at its core it's the S 4 we know and love, but is it the best version so far? Read on for our full review.

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OS X Mavericks Preview

OS X Mavericks Preview

Apple promised us a software-rich WWDC this year, and the company delivered. While iOS 7 looks set to be the biggest change in the company's mobile offering since the original iPhone, OS X Mavericks teased the latest refinements to Apple's desktop platform. Not so flashy as iOS 7, perhaps, or as sweeping in its changes, but no less important as Apple continues to join together the dots between its platforms. Mavericks is still a work-in-progress, but Apple provided us with a recent build of the new OS X to get to grips with the highlights - and pick out the key changes - ahead of its full release this fall. Already, there are signs that Mavericks will be another must-have OS X upgrade; read on as we get to grips with the new heart of Mac.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2013)

MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2013)

Apple's value-proposition for the 2013 MacBook Air is simple: the same sleek ultraportable notebook as before, but lasting much longer. A switch to Intel's latest Haswell processor architecture and a slightly larger battery takes runtime up to twelve hours versus the seven hour estimate of its predecessor, while a new type of flash storage promises even quicker boot times, resume, and file access. Is this the MacBook to own? Read on for our full review.

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