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Vanatoo's mighty mini speakers deliver a knockout punch

Only 10 inches high, the Vanatoo Transparent One speakers make a bigger sound than you've ever heard from something this size.<p>My advice to speaker shoppers who prioritize sound quality is go for a good set of big speakers. They conjure the sound of music more realistically than tiny ones. I know …

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Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Google’s New Nexus 5 Is the Googley-est Phone Yet

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, runs on a new “launcher” app that unites the phone interface around Google services.<p>It’s kind of like …

Will The Xbox One Rule The Living Room? Price Will Determine The Size Of Its Kingdom

The Xbox One is more or less a known quantity now, but its price has yet to be revealed by Microsoft. Price and ship date are always the biggest concerns when new gadgets or hardware hits the market, but in the case of the Xbox One, it’s likely to help determine whether the “home entertainment …