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The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

Aug. 29, 2014 | IAN PAUL

We're more than seven full months into 2014, and with back-to-school shopping season underway and the holidays looming, it's a perfect time to take stock of the year in laptops thus far.

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Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

Aug. 29, 2014 | JOAB JACKSON

IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.

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BioShock, one of the best shooters of all time, hits iOS -- and it's still great

Aug. 29, 2014 | ANDREW HAYWARD

The lines are blurring between AAA console and mobile game development. It's not happening in great volume just yet, nor are all major publishers converting their elaborate controller-based games into touch experiences. Activision's upcoming Skylanders: Trap Team for iOS and consoles alike is one huge example, but 2K Games has been already leading that charge with great success.

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Voice Search Smackdown: Ooloo vs. Siri vs. Google Now

Aug. 29, 2014 | JAMES A. MARTIN

Ooloo is a new, free voice search app for iOS and Android, and it relies on actual humans to answer your questions 24/7. I tested the iOS app and compared the answers I received to answers from Apple's Siri and Google Now (on an Android smartphone).

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