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Dr. Dre's Apple Music exclusive paid off

The rapper's first album in 16 years saw streaming and sales success in its first week of release.

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Fire TV is completely out of stock at Amazon

It’s unclear if a Fire TV 2 is coming, though Amazon is certainly due for a sequel.

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The best free Android apps for going back to school

Sadly it's time for fewer games and more productivity. Here's how to get your Android device ready for another school year.

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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Beats headphones are popular, but if you're concerned about their sound quality, consider an alternative.

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12 must-have gadgets for your new college dorm

Newsflash: You'll be living in a small, shared space, so it's best to pick your gear wisely. But with a few practical items, and a few just-for-fun gadgets, your dorm will be a relaxing place to call home.

Best Dorm Room Gadgets

Your dorm room will never be a luxury apartment, but a few crucial gadgets can make it a multi-functional space for studying, sleeping, and hanging out.

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Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs

We reviewed eight mainstream budget laptops—because "cheap" doesn't have to mean "awful."

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Cheap Macs, lightweight Macs, powerful Macs: How to pick the best Mac for school

We give you four ideal Macs for students. Whether you're looking for the best value, ultimate portability, a powerful workhorse, or tablet-based productivity, we can suggest an answer.

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HP 15t Touch review: Great looks, good performance, this budget laptop's got it all

The HP 15t Touch is proof if you put as much care and design love into a $500 laptop as you would a $1,000 laptop, good things happen.

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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 review: The best performance you'll find under $500

The Toshiba Satellite C55-C may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review: A solid choice for those who need maximum portability

It's a laptop. It's a tablet. It's the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, and it's here to try and prove hybrids don't have to be terrible.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

This Lenovo laptop is poised to take on Chromebooks, so expect Chromebook-style performance.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series review: One of the most attractive budget laptops on the market

Dell combines a gorgeous case with decent performance for one of the best all-around laptops under $500.

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HP Pavilion x360 11T review: An IPS display and zippy storage for under $500

The HP Pavilion x360 11T isn't a performance wunderkind, but it has the look and feel of a much more expensive laptop thanks to fantastic craftsmanship.

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