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  • Best deals in tech: HP anniversary sale

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 10:40 am

    With Halloween fast approaching, October's deals are becoming frighteningly good. This week, look for great deals with Netgear, WD internal drives, an anniversary sale from HP and more!
  • Best deals in tech: Google Android Tablet - $122

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Last week, we brought you the best deals in tech. If you haven't yet, go get your HP Notebook...there's only a few left. This week we bring you an iPad alternative, some great deals on printers and a heck of a laptop. Can you wait to buy? Not today, junior. Get those credit cards out and on to the https.
  • Best deals in tech: Garmin nüvi 255W - $99

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    We're back with, yes, you guessed it, more great technology for cheap. This week's theme: helping you find your way.
  • How business is putting the iPhone to work

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    When Jim Harris distributed iPhones to the employees of Quintessa Winery earlier this year, he had two goals in mind. He wanted to make his workers more productive. And he wanted them to enjoy themselves.
  • Giveaway: GamePro & PlayStation's Move

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    GamePro has moved within its office complex, forcing the editors to jettison a handful of games. The PlayStation Move has also released, so we're using the opportunity to give out games to a handful of winners, and a PlayStation Move to one lucky replier.
  • Best deals in tech: iPod nano 8GB, 5th Generation from $130.54

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    We're back with more of the best tech deals the Web has to offer: stuff to buy for your home office, your home theater, and to take with you should you ever need to leave your house.
  • Attack of the Killer Gadgets

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:53 am

    On many mornings, Ji Kim loads his backpack with three Apple devices--an iPhone, an iPad, and a MacBook Pro--before he taking the bus to his downtown San Francisco office. When giving presentations from his laptop, he uses his iPhone to access data from the Internet so as not to mess with the PowerPoint slides. Sometimes towards the end of the day, he'll carry those same devices to the quiet solitude of a café near his house so he can finish off some work uninterrupted.
  • E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:52 am

    In ancient times, the elite read their sacred writings, histories, philosophical musings and more on materials such as clay tablets, papyrus leaves and vellum scrolls. Somewhere around the first century, the paper-and-ink book appeared, and the invention of the mechanical printing press in the 15th century brought the printed word to the masses. Now, for the first time in centuries, how we read is undergoing a revolutionary transformation.
  • How the Cloud, Mobile Devices Affect Application Strategy

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Delivering applications on any device -- whether desktops or smartphones -- and from any location calls for rethinking your enterprise architecture.
  • 12 Ways the Tech Industry Is Screwing You

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:28 am

    You can't install the apps you want on your smartphone. You can't play the movies you bought on your PC. You can't even walk into a store without getting upsold, enrolled, restocked, and recalled. Welcome to the world of tech in 2010, where your phone doesn't work--and companies tell you that "you're holding it wrong."
  • 10 Businesses You Can Start From Your Smartphone

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 10:41 am

    You're out of work. The job listings are thin. You have no money to start your own business. Maybe you don't even have a computer to assist in conducting a proper job search.
  • Apple's latest iPods: What you need to know

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    The latest batch of iPods unveiled by Apple earlier this week are about to begin shipping, and this latest generation brings some pretty big changes across board. The sixth-generation iPod nano looks like something Dick Tracy would wear, the iPod shuffle got its buttons back, and the iPod touch is even closer to being an iPhone 4 without the phone. (Sadly, the iPod classic was excluded from the upgrade party, although it remains--begrudgingly, it seems--in the iPod lineup.)
  • What to expect from Apple's iOS updates

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    With this update, Apple is putting a much greater emphasis on new features, including support for high dynamic range (HDR) photos, the new Game Center social network, iTunes TV rentals, and more. And if that's not enough, the company also pulled back the curtain on the forthcoming iOS 4.2, which aims to finally unify the software on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and has no shortage of new features either.
  • Mobile CRM app helps construction firm diversify its business

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    VCC, a nationwide retail construction company, finds that giving project managers smartphone access to customer data is a big boost in attracting new business.
  • From Einstein to Xbox: The IFA consumer electronics exhibition turns 50

    Posted August 31, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, The IFA has seen it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc...well, just never got off the ground.
  • Facebook and Foursqure withdrawal: "Checking in" takes back its original meaning

    Posted August 27, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Getting back to nature gives one hyper-connected IT staffer twitchy thumbs.
  • Location-Based Services: 5 Myths Debunked

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 9:07 am

    With location-based services such as Facebook's Places come many misconceptions about risks. Here's a look at what's true and false regarding location-based technology.
  • Back-to-school tech bargains: Week 4

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:00 am

    This week we're back with 9 more of the best tech specials the web has to offer.
  • An iPad at the office: Can it work as a PC?

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    In some cases, you can get rid of your laptop -- but only after figuring out app, data-access, keyboard, display, and power issues
  • Where the Gadgets Are: Top Tech-Consuming States

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Which state is leading the nation in iPad sales and which boasts the most laptops? Hint: California is the wrong answer to both questions. Read on for a look at where consumers are leading the gadget charge and where they're hanging back.
  • Back to school tech bargains: Week 3

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Don't let the marketing fool you, back to school sales aren't just for students anymore.
  • A Hands-On Tour: Google Goggles Visual Search

    Posted August 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Google Goggles, a visual search tool for Android, brings a high-tech twist to accessing information on the go.
  • Spies Like Us: Spy Gear for Your Inner Secret Agent

    Posted August 12, 2010 - 8:00 am

    These cool (and possibly useful) gadgets would dazzle James Bond!
  • 7 of the Most Bizarre Facebook Apps

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Facebook has been branded by many as a notorious waste of time, and welcoming these seven apps to its collection certainly hasn't helped its reputation. From photo-altering apps to random name generators, Facebook's Application Directory is chock full of absurd add-ons.
  • Back to school bargains IT pros will love: Week 2

    Posted August 10, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Don't let the marketing fool you, back to school sales aren't just for students anymore. This week we're back with 9 more of the best tech specials the web has to offer.
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