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CES Preview: Best of Innovations Honorees

You could settle for the same old stuff, or you could opt for a mind-reading thermostat or a set of glass speakers. Here are some of the most eye-catching gadgets from this year's batch of Best of Innovations honorees.

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A Tour of Windows Intune's Admin Features: Pictures

The cloud-based Intune is a good bargain for a small business managing multiple PCs. Here's a closer look at how it works for the admin in the driver's seat.

Sifteo Cubes: Entertaining, Interactive Toys for the Holidays

Sifteo Cubes are unique, motion-sensitive wireless blocks that interact with one another, as well as your computer.

Hybrid Routers Review: Get Wi-Fi and Powerline Networks in One Device

The D-Link DHP-1320 and Netgear WNXR2000 routers support Wi-Fi and HomePlug AV powerline networks in the same device. Although both products could be better, D-Link's offering is more appealing.

Best Free Connectivity and Productivity Apps

Expand your network capabilities and enhance your document control with these 11 outstanding (and free) downloads.

Best Free Entertainment and Social Media Apps

Use these eight handy downloads to streamline how you handle photos, movies, and music on your PC and to optimize sharing content over social media. They're all free!

Hands On With the Cisco Cius Tablet

Cisco aims to transform how you work and collaborate with its new tablet, the Cius.

Sprint 3G/4G MiFi: Great Potential, Erratic Performance

Sprint's newest Novatel Wi-Fi mobile hotspot lets several people share a single mobile broadband account, but its highly touted 4G performance proved erratic in our tests.

T-Mobile 4G Hotspot: Svelte and Speedy

About the size of a small cell phone, T-Mobile's 4G Hotspot fell somewhat short of delivering the speeds it promised, but it's fairly reliable, has good battery life, and lets you choose between several types of plans.

HTC ThunderBolt Smartphone Brings Real 4G Speed to Verizon

The HTC ThunderBolt connects to Verizon’s 4G LTE network at lightning-fast speeds, making this impressive piece of hardware useful for those who routinely run high-bandwidth apps.

Samsung Droid Charge: Verizon 4G Phone is Fast, Frustrating

The Samsung Droid Charge for Verizon offers a nice AMOLED display and fast LTE downloads, but you'll have to deal with iffy battery life, a cluttered UI, and a clunky design.

D-Link PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch (DHP-346AV)

A simple, inexpensive way to extend your network