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How the HTC 8X stacks up to other Windows 8 phones

HTC took the wraps off its 8X smartphone, the latest addition to the growing landscape of Windows 8 devices. But how does it measure up to other high-profile smartphones like Nokia's Lumia 920 and Samsung's ATIV S?

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Liveblog: Nokia's big Windows Phone 8 news

Nokia announces Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 at event in New York City.

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High-Style Geekdom: The Space Invaders Sofa

Bring a sense of geeky style to your living room with this Space Invaders-inspired couch. But at $5000, style won't come cheap.

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Weaponize Your iPhone With the Pepper Spray Case

Worried about having your smartphone stolen? This iPhone case may have been created with you in mind.

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Lego-Inspired Steeple Brings Faithful Brick-Heads Together

A town in the Netherlands built a 65-foot-tall steeple out of Lego-like concrete bricks, much to the delight of Lego geeks everywhere...

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A Sneak Peek Raises Unknowns About Office 15

Microsoft offers a brief preview of Office 15, with the ribbon interface nowhere in sight.

This Might Be the Geekiest Kitchen Ever

One person hid the digits of Pi into the tile backsplash of their newly remodeled kitchen. Impressive!

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Google Leads Green IT Ranking

Google came out on top of Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for overall green practices.

Feel-Goodies for Android

One of the worst Android applications in the market, this "uplifting" app induces nausea rather than inspiration.

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Hungry for Android

Hungry is a nicely designed, easy-to-use grocery-shopping app with a great deal of potential.

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Evernote

Evernote mostly succeeds as a note-taking app, but performs best when used in conjunction with the desktop app and Web browser plug-in.

FxCamera

FxCamera is an entertaining app; however, it cannot compete with similar photo apps that include more advanced filters and tools.

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Wapedia: Mobile Wikis

If you have an Android phone and need a Wikipedia browsing app, then Wapedia by Taptu may be the right choice.

Jorte

This app is difficult to decipher, oddly organized, and user-unfriendly.

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U.S. Traffic

Straightforward tool reports on traffic conditions and road obstructions.