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How to make your pet as Internet-famous as Lil Bub and Menswear Dog combined

Tips from the experts on launching your cat, puppy, or parakeet's career as a meme.

McAfee LiveSafe review: Blanket security protects PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and the cloud

LiveSafe’s biometric protections make it worthwhile, even if the antivirus is nothing special.

Why fitness trackers are for suckers (except when they're not)

Will wearable fitness tech slim down your waistline, or just your wallet?

The nanny car of the future focuses its attention on the driver's every move

Driver monitoring systems. 360-degree short-range radar. Infotainment that can personalize audio and video. Future cars are as alert and attentive as nannies—all in the interests of safety as well as happiness.

GM promises a $30K, 200-mile electric vehicle…someday

The world is waiting for a cheaper, long-range electric car to rival Tesla’s pricey Model S—but GM’s version could be several years out.

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Speech recognition, the new PC power tool

Move over, Siri: Nuance's speech-activated Dragon Assistant is coming to selected new Ultrabooks. Speech recognition isn't just for challenged typists anymore. Learn how the Dragon software family can make you more productive every day.

on pcworld.com

Pass auf! Mercedes-Benz tests its own self-driving car

Now that a slightly modified S500 luxury sedan has driven itself 62 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, in Germany, Mercedes joins a very small and exclusive club of companies testing self-driving cars.

Review: The Misfit Shine is gorgeous but dumb

The Shine is definitely the most stylish activity tracker on the market, but its brains don't match its beauty.

Review: Chevy MyLink loves your smartphone as much as you do

Yes, this in-car system is a conduit for all the music, photos, and videos you already have on your phone.

There's no vacation from fitness: Apps and gear for exercising anywhere

Going on holiday? That's no excuse to stop working out.

Review: Belkin’s Chambray Tab Cover for iPad mini is just your average folio case

This run-of-the-mill case offers a multiple-angle stand and decent protection.

Relive the 90s with these three awesome iOS games

How long has it been since you cared for a Tamagotchi?

Review: Roaming Fortress is a tower defense game with a twist

Roaming Fortress challenges you to defend a tower that’s—get this—strapped to the back of an animal.

Review: Otterbox's Defender series for iPad mini takes the ugly out of rugged

The Defender series case for iPad mini protects your device in relative style.

Review: Tumblewords is a cute iOS word game, but not ready for prime time

Tumblewords is a beautifully designed word game, but the gameplay could use a little work.