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Review: Homeowners can eFile, too, with TurboTax Deluxe

TurboTax Deluxe includes free federal eFiling and helps homeowners, investors, and charitable givers maximize deductions. TurboTax Deluxe offers real-time help and searches for all possible deductions, including medical bills. Its Audit Risk Meter flags potential audit triggers and helps you avoid them.

First-time visitors to the TurboTax storefront can sign in, create a free account, or start any tool for free. TurboTax Deluxe's compatible form list was a welcome surprise; basically, it handles everything but business forms like Schedule C and those for estates and trusts. There's an option for first-time filers, too. We logged on to the … Read more

Review: Homeowners can eFile, too, with TurboTax Deluxe

TurboTax Deluxe includes everything in Intuit's online TurboTax Free Edition, starting with free federal eFiling, but it also helps homeowners, investors, and charitable givers maximize deductions. TurboTax Deluxe offers real-time help and searches for all possible deductions, including medical bills. Its Audit Risk Meter flags potential audit triggers and helps you avoid them. You can try TurboTax Deluxe for free, but it's now a lot more affordable.

First-time visitors to the TurboTax storefront can sign in, create a free account, or start any tool for free. Considering it's just a step up from the Free version, TurboTax … Read more

Meet Viking's newest kitchen appliances

LAS VEGAS -- Viking already offers an extensive collection of high-end kitchen appliances. But the brand recently added a few new models to its existing line of premium products -- a french-door oven, a TurboChef oven, and a redesigned range. They are currently on display at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2014 in Vegas.

Viking Professional french-door oven

You might do a double take when you first catch a glimpse of this 30-inch double oven. Yep, it comes with french doors. That may seem counter-intuitive at first, but this design closely mimics what you might see in a professional … Read more

LG shares its plans for home appliance evolution

LAS VEGAS -- Today at CES, LG shared its plans for the continued evolution of its home appliance lines, focusing on its new Home Chat smart platform, along with new key features in each major product category.

LG Home Chat allows users to manage their connected appliances and devices with an SMS interface -- you'll literally be able to send your refrigerator, washing machine, robot vacuum, or other smart appliance a command or question via text message, then get a response. The service plays into a developing theme here at CES: a more accessible smart home. We've already … Read more

Hyundai's newest R-Spec is also the cheapest Veloster Turbo

LOS ANGELES -- At the 2013 LA Auto Show, the Veloster Turbo becomes the latest model to wear Hyundai's "R-Spec" performance badge, joining the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and 3.8, and the Genesis sedan 5.0.

Aside from making the name slightly longer, R-Spec designation signals that the 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo gains a few go-faster tweaks, but loses a few premium features, offering enthusiasts and tuners boosted performance over the standard model, without the boosted price.

In the "upgrades" column, the Veloster Turbo R-Spec's handling has been improved with higher spring rates, … Read more

Profiles: Turbo: Just the boost F1 needs

Turbo engines take over in F1 next year thanks to a regulation change that takes the sport back to the future. It's exactly 30 years since the world championship was first claimed by a turbo-powered driver.

Turbos first appeared in F1 in 1977. It was Renault who first realised the potential of an exhaust-driven turbocharger to take on normally-aspirated engines. Renault won Le Mans in 1978 with a V6 turbo sports car, and powered Jean-Pierre Jabouille to the first turbo F1 win at Dijon in France in 1979. The Frenchman was chased home by an epic battle between Gilles … Read more

Magnus Walker's got Porsche 911 Turbo fever

In 1977, Magnus Walker was 10 years old. At that tender age he fell in love with the cars falling through Porsche's factory gates and a lifelong obsession began.

We've met Magnus before, he spoke to us about his beautiful Irish Green 911 and showed just what passion and hard work can do for someone. His collection was limited to pre-US bumper cars until recently, when he decided to try and pick up a 930 Turbo from 1975, 1976 and 1977. He's started pretty strong, if we're honest. He's found three cars from 1976 and … Read more

Review: Map your ideas using feature-rich Story Turbo for Mac

Story Turbo for Mac offers one large and fully-customizable layout where users can map ideas and improve their writing and organizing skills by combining various graphical elements, notes, and customizable boxes. Even though poorly labeled, the program's interface is quite easy to use and takes only a couple of minutes to get used to.

After installing, the program immediately starts into its main interface -- a large main window where you can place planning or mapping ideas. A shaded box in the upper left represents a map, allowing you to quickly move to different areas of the drawing. It'… Read more

Power Grab: Turbos vs. Superchargers (CNET On Cars, Episode 15)

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Got a lot of email from you about turbos and superchargers, the purposes and differences of each. Not surprising, since there are a lot of both showing up in all kinds of cars these days, not just in hot rides. So this week we lay out the difference by walking you through some cutaway engines.

We're pretty smart about the data on our computers and phones these days, but most people do not give enough thought to the fact that … Read more

File your 2012 federal income tax from your Android phone with TurboTax SnapTax

Taxpayers who file the 1040EZ income tax form have always had it easier, at least when it comes to the paperwork. They've long enjoyed the ability to file electronically, for instance. Things just got even easier for 1040EZ users, thanks to TurboTax SnapTax, a free Android app from one of the biggest and most trusted names in tax preparation, especially online tax prep and e-filing. With SnapTax, you can file your 2012 federal income tax returns using your Android smartphone, or tablet, or any device running Android, so long as it has a high-resolution camera. Simply take snapshots of … Read more