CNET Top 5 (HD)

CNET Top 5 (HD)

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Each week Iyaz Akhtar scours CNET's sites to see what people are looking at and talking about, and then counts down the most popular trends in tech. From the most popular products to must have gadgets to the most downloaded software, Iyaz brings a witty, informative look at each week's list.


Top 5 gadget gifts under $100 (2016 edition)  

You can find some really cool tech for your loved ones (or yourself) without cleaning out your bank account.

The top 5 tips for new iPhone 7 users  

If you've picked up one of the latest Apple iPhones, here's what you should know.

Top 5 Apple MacBook Pro alternatives  

If Apple's latest laptops seem to be lacking in power, here are five machines that won't let you down.

Top 5 tech turkeys of 2016  

This year has seen a lot of missteps in the tech world. Here are the worst of the worst.

The top 5 companies that should buy Twitter  

Twitter needs some help. Perhaps a good old-fashioned acquisition is in order.

Top 5 things Amazon's Alexa can do that Google Home can't  

Amazon's head start in the smart speaker market makes Alexa hard to beat.

Top 5 things Google Home can do that Amazon's Alexa can't  

Google's smart speaker outdoes Amazon in some key ways.

Top 5 reasons why the Nintendo Switch could flop  

Can Nintendo's next console compete with Sony, Microsoft and even Apple? Maybe not.

Top 5 things Apple's new MacBook Pros are missing  

Sure there's a touch strip above the keyboard, but Apple's new MacBook Pros are lacking in a number of ways.

Top 5 reasons why the Nintendo Switch may be a success  

Nintendo has a tough road ahead, but its newest video game console could be big.

Top 5 things to consider before buying a Chromebook  

If you're on the fence about what type of laptop to buy, see if a Chromebook is right for you.

The top 5 best fitness trackers (2016 edition)  

Picking a solid fitness tracker can be difficult when there are so many options. These are the ones that stand out from the crowd.

Top 5 alternatives to Apple's AirPods  

Apple didn't invent completely wireless earbuds. Here are your best options if you don't want to SOMETHING

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives  

Samsung may have pulled the plug on its explosive Note 7, but there are still plenty of big-screen phones out there to chose from.

Top 5 reasons to buy a Google Home (and 3 not to)  

Google wants to live in your home with its aptly named product and it could be a smart bet.

5 reasons not to buy the Google Pixel (and 3 reasons to snag it)  

Google has some really tough competition. Maybe the Pixel phone isn't up to snuff.

Top 5 Google Pixel phone features we want to see  

If Google is making a phone, they need to make sure they include everything on this list.

How the Surface Phone could be a success  

Spoiler: The Surface Phone is doomed. Sorry, Microsoft.

Top 5 things you need to know about Soylent  

It's a drink that can replace many meals, but should you try it out?

Top 5 reasons smartwatches don't sell  

Another day, another smartwatch. But why aren't they a hit like smartphones? Here's why.

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