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Moto X deep dive review: Hype aside, it's a really good phone

Moto X, the first smartphone completely designed after Google acquired Motorola Mobility, is an interesting and well-fashioned consumer device.

4 Bluetooth speakers: Improve your mobile sound

Even the most high-end smartphones and tablets today still have less-than-stellar speakers. We test four mobile Bluetooth speakers to see how they can improve your sound.

Two personal Wi-Fi hotspots: Different strokes for different folks

Two Wi-Fi mobile hotspots offer very different services: The Verizon Wireless JetPack is fast but pricey while the FreedomPop Photon is limited but free.

5 Bluetooth speakers: Make your music mobile

We look at a range of Bluetooth speakers that can improve your smartphone's audio at home, at work or on the go.

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: An e-reader for night readers

Barnes & Noble's new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight offers readers the ability to read comfortably in sunlight and in the dark. But can it otherwise compete?

Two personal scanners: NeatDesk vs. Xerox Mobile Scanner

Two current scanners, the NeatDesk and the Xerox Mobile Scanner, offer simple ways to digitize and store a variety of paper documents.

Election fever: 6 mobile apps that can keep you informed

The race to the U.S. presidency is on, and there are mobile apps out there to help keep you informed. We review 6 iOS and Android apps to see how well they do the job.

Image gallery: Google's new Gmail

Google usually offers tweaks to its various online apps in dribs and drabs, without much notice -- a new feature here, a slightly revamped one there. But its new redesign of Gmail, Google is pushing out several rather radical changes in one swell foop.

Masterful mousing: 6 out-of-the-ordinary laptop mice

We look at six laser mice that offer unusual, interesting and useful features for better laptop control.

Hands on: iTwin shares files without a cloud in sight

The iTwin allows you to share files with another computer remotely without depending on a cloud service or other external server.

First look: The Kobo eReader Touch Edition

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition offers e-reading at its simplest; a touch interface and reasonable price could make it a competitor.

Image gallery: Evernote vs. Springpad

Evernote and Springpad both collect any and all digital info so that you can find it when and where you need it. How well do they work and which works better?

Try to remember: Evernote vs. Springpad

Evernote and Springpad both collect any and all digital info so that you can find it when and where you need it. How well do they work and which works better?

Hands-on: Seagate's GoFlex Slim drive makes your data more portable

Seagate's new 320GB GoFlex Slim external hard drive offers USB 3.0 performance in a nicely thin case; however, you will pay for the privilege.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100: A well-designed mobile scanner

Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1100 is a lightweight mobile scanner that saves your documents to a number of applications, including Evernote and Google Docs.

Visual tour: Top tablets from CES

Take a gander at our picks for the most intriguing tablets from CES. Is one of these new models in your future?

Google vs. Amazon: Clash of the booksellers

Google and Amazon cross swords with new e-book applications and services meant to lure readers into buying online.

Bose Bluetooth headset: High-quality audio at a high price

The Bose Bluetooth headset offers great sound but lacks features available elsewhere (for a lower price), such as A2DP technology and voice prompts.

Plantronics' Savor M1100 headset offers more than phone calls

Plantronics' new Savor M1100 Bluetooth headset offers good quality audio and a range of voice recognition features.

Sony Reader Pocket Edition: Good reading in a small package

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition, an updated touch version of its smallest e-book reader, is feature-filled and nicely designed but lacks wireless capabilities.

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Barbara Krasnoff Barbara Krasnoff is reviews editor at Computerworld. When she isn't either editing or reviewing, she blogs at The Interesting Bits ... and Bytes

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