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Security Showdown 2014

We tested ten of this year’s foremost security suites to see how well they protect PCs, mobile devices, and social networks from malware and other threats.

Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2014 review: All-in-one suite offers excellent protection

Trend Micro's suite combines first-rate protection with 5GB of free online backup, online-banking security, and more.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 review: An all-around performer

Kaspersky’s security suite will keep you safe and sane with top notch protection and intuitive design.

VIPRE Internet Security 2014: Adequate protection, interface needs a makeover

VIPRE's suite falls short on zero-day detection and usability.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete review: Protection needs improvement

Webroot's suite has a nice interface, but the program needs to get better at detecting zero-day attacks and distinguishing between threats and nonthreats.

McAfee Internet Security 2014 review: Intuitive interface, decent protection

McAfee’s security suite is ready for Windows 8, but not zero-day attacks.

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Five essential apps for traveling with your pets

Who wants to go on a car ride? Your dog does! Make pet-friendly travel easier with these apps.


Whistle review: Activity trackers go to the dogs

You can keep tabs on your puppy's playtime, walks, and long as Wi-Fi is available.

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Goji Play review: Hate cardio a little less

Goji Play combines two things I love: Exercise and video games. Too bad it feels like it's still in production.

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Toyota FT-1 concept trades dials and gauges for fighter-jet windshield display

Toyota’s futuristic sports car has a fully functioning head-up display (HUD) that projects data ahead of the windshield so that eyes stay on the road.

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What recall? Tesla recasts Model S problems as mere updates

Tesla perishes the thought of a recall and focuses instead on doubling its retail and service centers in 2014.

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New Volvo XC90 can spot deer or moose as well as people

Safety is always the priority.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class gets semi-autonomous braking, distancing, and parking

It can brake proactively if it foresees a collision. It can follow the car ahead of you in stop-and-go traffic. And it can parallel-park with your help on the pedals (just so you still feel useful).


TrackingPoint's computer-guided smart rifle can make every hunter a sharpshooter

TrackingPoint's targeting system tracks every variable you can throw at it AND includes live-streaming video capabilities.