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The Right Boards For Any Mountain

Hotshots: 10 Best Skis of the 2012-2013 Season

It seems that you can’t walk through a ski resort parking lot without seeing a few new brands of skis and boards being toted around. Some of these new styles are grounded in real testing and evaluation, while others miss the mark in favor of design flashiness, but how to tell? Our intrepid ski testers put quite a few sticks to the test this season to make sure you’ve got the best ski out there. Whether you’re searching for a burly, rockered pow slasher for your upcoming Alaska trip, or you’re on the prowl for the perfect park-rat set up to impress the ladies with your mute-540s in the half-pipe, the end of the season is often the best time for great deals. We’ve got the skis you should be after right here.

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Two of a kind

Microsoft Surface Windows RT & Windows 8 Pro Tablets

It was no secret that Microsoft intended to make their new crown jewel Windows 8 operating system equally capable on both desktops as well as their eventual potential replacements — tablets. Few predicted, though, that the house that Bill built would cross the dangerous line from software Czar to hardware vendor with a Microsoft branded…