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Syndicated Technology Journalist and USA Today Contributor Marc Saltzman gave 9NEWS viewers a look at some of the hottest new games and gadgets on 9NEWS 7 a.m.

The items Saltzman demonstrated included:

inFAMOUS: Second Son: The first "must-have" video game of 2014. It's a PlayStation 4 exclusive that lets you roam around a virtual Seattle, and must use (abuse) your powers to alter the story to your liking. Gorgeous graphics, intuitive control, tons of replayability. Sony; $59.99; rated "Teen."

HTC One: Out on April 10, the all-new HTC One (M8) smartphone features a durable, all-metal body, premium materials, a gorgeous 5-inch screen, the latest Android platform, HTC Sense software to add more functionality, and more. It's available starting at $199 on a 2-year contract through multiple carriers.

Dell Venue 8 Pro is the latest Intel Atom-powered tablet that is portable yet affordable. Perfect for on-the-go! $249.99, which is half the cost of the iPad Air, not to mention you get a free copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition (a $139 value). 10-hour battery, two cameras, expandable memory and Windows 8.1 – all in a light and then package.

VK200 Virtual Laser Keyboard: Have a hard time typing on a smartphone or tablet? About the size of a pack of Tic Tacs, this Bluetooth-enabled keychain FOB splashes a virtual keyboard onto a desk to table in front of you, allowing you to type on a full-size, 78-button keyboard and the words magically appear on the nearby device. Price is $119; from CTX Technologies.

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