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Top Gadgets at CES: A roundup of what the web liked best

Everybody gives out awards for the most amazing products at the show, but do the award sources agree? Here are five entries that drew applause from the pack.

Review: Vanguard's free-to-play option brings Telon to the masses

Vanguard is an immense MMORPG that has languished for years due to a poor launch. Shifting to free-to-play has brought in a population surge, and it is well worth checking out.

OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)

Ultra HD and OLED televisions were all the rage at CES 2013, but gaping at these incredible TVs on a show floor will probably have to do for the foreseeable future.

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Sony suffers snag during OLED rollout (video)

Not every product unveiling goes smoothly, as Sony learned at CES on Monday when it came time to show off an OLED TV prototype.

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Sony's Hirai not completely surprised by Nvidia's gaming portable

Sony's president says he wasn't completely surprised by Nvidia's announcement that it plans to launch an Android-based portable gaming device.

Sony Xperia Z smartphone has impressive camera, can survive a dip in the bath (video)

Sony's latest smartphone offering, the Xperia Z boasts a 5-inch display, 13-megapixel camera, and water-resistant features.

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CES: The phones have left the building

Smartphones say sayonara to CES and move on to other gadget shows.

Sony's new camcorders get steadier, and standard-def models are dead

Sony's new camcorders get steadier; some are able to be used as a pass-through projections for HDMI connected devices.

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Apple MacBooks lead in laptop features and reliability

Apple continues to dominate the world of laptops. When we surveyed our readers, they gave the company the highest scores in almost all of our satisfaction measurements.

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Computer-related patents now top worldwide applications

Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing -- and while Apple aggressively asserts its design rights in courtrooms, it does not file the most applications for such rights.