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Most controversial: Cadillac ATS

Offering an all-touch user interface for the infotainment system is a bold step, but the concept doesn't cut it in real driving conditions.

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Best overall high-tech car: The Audi A8

Audi does an impressive job of combining elegant luxury and advanced tech in the A8.

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Review: Asus VivoTab Smart offers full Windows 8 OS in hybrid tablet form

This slim tablet has slim accessories to match. Its full Windows OS is nice, but it is a tablet, so don't expect PC-level performance.

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How to become a LinkedIn power user in five easy steps

Use our guide to squeeze maximum value from the career networking service.

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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart is a sweet-looking, underpowered laptop in an Ultrabook’s clothing

The brushed-aluminum look screams Ultrabook, and the bigger display is a nice bonus. But the weight, performance, and battery life make it better suited for living-room laptop duty.

Getting Started with SkyDrive and Windows Phone 8

How to get the most from Microsoft's cloud storage service

Samsung Chromebook 3: Cheaper, more productive alternative to a tablet

This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.

Digital Storm x17: It's a more portable gaming option

Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.

A brief history of pi

In honor of Pi Day, we bring you a brief history of everyone's favorite irrational constant.

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10 rugged gadgets for surviving dirty, dangerous jobs

Does your work require a hard hat? Are fires and floods a common workday hazard? This tough tech will help you keep your business humming along.

15 non-payment uses for NFC

Near-field communication can be more than just mobile payments. We found more than a few examples of NFC at work during Mobile World Congress.

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Are autos the new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2013?

Mobile developers and automakers alike are interested in creating some sort of smartphone/car union that doesn't get people killed.

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Voyager car smartphone looks to make driving and dialing safe

Built by Accel, the Voyager is more like a small, mounted GPS device that also runs apps and makes phone calls.

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Volvo shows off smooth, snappy touchscreen infotainment system

Volvo's new Sensus Connected Touch system is Android-powered and surprisingly responsive.

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WildTangent brings cross-device gaming to Sony Xperia

The cross-device games company will now be native to Xperia handsets. Its games app is alread available on Windows PCs and Android devices, including the Kindle Fire.

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