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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.

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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.

Review: Sportiiiis + Viiiiva puts fit tech on your face

Before Google Glass, there was Sportiiiis—an LED-based head-up display for athletes.

The cheapest Tesla you can buy is a 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV

Tesla partnered with Toyota to create the 2013 RAV4 EV, and it's an impressive car in many ways. Unfortunately it's also very expensive, especially considering the limited range.

The 5 best alternative video chat apps—all completely free

No Facetime, Google Hangouts, or Skype? These third-party services pick up where the big-name chatting solutions leave off.

Review: Le Vamp for iOS is the cutest endless running game ever

This polished endless runner game will keep you on your toes with different gestures, upgrades and power-ups, and excellent animation.

Review: Pad & Quill’s Graduate Edition for iPad mini is another book-style case for the shelf

This isn’t my iPad mini…it’s a book. A really boring book.