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    CES 2012: Ultra Slim wall charger powers up gadgets, fits in pocket

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    Taiwan's Powertech debuted the Ultra Slim wall charger that plugs into a standard outlet and can charge two AC and two USB devices.
  • How to get free or cheap tech support

    Posted January 7, 2012 - 8:12 am

    It's bad enough that you have to spend your Sunday with the phone wedged between your shoulder and ear, as you root through your computer's control settings or tangle with a mess of serpentine cables behind your home entertainment system, because something isn't working. Having to pay for help just makes matters worse.
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    Nerdgasm alert: Spock and Woz together at last

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    At last night's DEMO Enterprise event in San Francisco, actor Lenard Nimoy and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (now on the board of Fusion-io) had a discussion about universal translators. Nerd nirvana.
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    Sony shows off old gadgets as part of CES preview

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    Sony offers us a tour of its older consumer electronics products in advance of the modern-day gadgets at next week's CES.
  • Will an Ubuntu gadget debut at CES?

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    The start of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is rapidly approaching, and speculation is running rampant as to what shiny new wares will make their debut there.
  • CES 2012: Gadget video sneak peek

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    13 cool gadgets we'll see at next week's consumer gadget-a-thon.
  • Gadget gift guide 2011

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Our own Indiana Shaw goes through more than just the temple of doom to find gifts suitable for you or other techies on your list. Just like his more famous archeologist cousin who digs up ancient artifacts and treasures from around the globe, Indiana Shaw scours the globe and the Internet to dig up the greatest technology treasures.
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    2011's best gadgets: One device to rule them all

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Is there one device to rule them all? It’s starting to look more like it as 2011 became the year more consumers started using one device in roles normally filled by two or more gadgets.
  • Kindle Fire reviews: Reading clouds instead of testing buttons

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    Gadget reviewers are letting market position and cloud strategy bury the actual appeal and usability of devices that aren't cheap. The Kindle Fire is a prime example.
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Miscellaneous tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:49 am

    In our 12th year of presenting our Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guide, we’ve done our best to try to categorize the gift ideas into different groups – portable entertainment, travel gear, etc. While many of these ideas could, in theory, be placed there, sometimes we just feel that the device/gift idea should just be placed in “miscellaneous.” So that’s what we did with some of these. Enjoy!
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Tablet accessories

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:20 am

    While last year may have been the year of the tablet (with the introduction/invasion of the iPad), this year certainly qualifies as the year of the tablet accessory. Whether it’s a case, a pillow, stand or speaker system, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite devices to go along with our favorite tablets:
  • 20 cool gifts for geeks

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Hard to believe, but once again it's time to put together our holiday wish lists. Here are 20 of our favorite products submitted and tested and "Cool Yule Elf" approved.
  • Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Travel gear tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:09 am

    One thing that has remained constant over the years is that we still like to travel. Whether it’s by plane, train or automobile, we’re always on the go. They say that the journey is more important than the destination, so we feel that if you have to make the journey, at least use some devices and gadgets that can make you more productive, comfortable or informed during the trip. Here are our favorite gift ideas for the road warrior on your list:
  • Black Friday deals: Retail basics

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    It's that time of year again: Black Friday arrives in fewer than five days and it's time to make your game plan for the holiday shopping kickoff. If you're braving the crowds on Friday, you'll need to figure out where to go and when since many stores have different opening times and some are even coming out with new deals throughout the day. If you plan to shop online, most major chains also offer some of their Black Friday deals online, but you'll have to read on to find out when.
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    Doctor Who encyclopedia for your iPad

    Posted November 2, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    The folks on the other side of the pond have released an iPad app that features an interactive encyclopedia of all things Doctor Who, at least in terms of the Eleventh Doctor.
  • Shoppers, start your engines! Gizmovember is here!

    Posted November 2, 2011 - 9:02 am

    November is shaping up to be quite an exciting month for lovers of gadgets and gizmos (aka cell phones and tablets). Let's run down what's coming.
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    iPad-controlled rover spies on friends

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    The Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank adds to Brookstone's line up of WiFi-controlled toys.
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    Lego robot clock tells you the time (eventually)

    Posted October 28, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    It's not as easy as looking at a watch or your cell phone's clock, but it's still cool if you're into Legos and robotics.
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    Siri gets the auto-tune treatment

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    The Siri video onslaught continues, as people find new ways to create videos out of the Siri personal assistant feature on the new iPhone 4S. So why not auto-tune her?
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    Human raises stakes in robot/Rubik's cube battle

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    Just when I thought I lost all hope in humanity's battle against the robots, out comes a video that restores my faith in the species. Yes, young David Calvo provides us with this video of himself not only solving a Rubik's Cube with one hand, but juggling two solved cubes at the same time.
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    Lego robot solves Rubik's Cube faster than humans

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    The continuing race between robots and humans keeps chalking up victories for our soon-to-be ruling overlords.
  • 12 futuristic movie gadgets we need right now

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 8:08 am

    These movie gadgets may be fictional, but they sure are awesome. Isn't it about time we start seeing this stuff in the real world?
  • Intel works to make our devices less needy

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    If we think our digital devices are just about data, we're missing the point, an Intel executive said.
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    Sony gadget an alternative to 3D televisions (video)

    Posted September 5, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    The Personal 3D viewer simulates a 750-inch screen at 20 meters.
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    Tablets, smartphones and 3D among IFA themes

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 10:56 am

    IFA kicks off in Berlin on Friday, but the days prior are packed with press conferences from major consumer electronics vendors.
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