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  • The top 50- and 52-inch HDTVs

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:30 am

    HDTV prices are dropping, image quality is improving, and the idiot box asks intelligent questions the first time you turn it on. HDTV really is better than ever. Here's the cream of the crop.
  • Fighting e-waste one cell phone at a time

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:01 am

    ReCellular, a self-described "electronics-sustainability" firm based in Dexter, Mich., has spent the past two decades working with the CTIA to become a major recycler and reseller of mobile handsets and accessories. In this interview, ReCellular Vice President Mike Newman talks about how his company is helping to reduce e-waste, as well as how enterprises can benefit from donating their mobile devices for reuse and recycling.
  • Beatles to Apple: We are the Walrus, you are not selling our music

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 11:36 pm

    This battle of the musical titans isn't over yet.
  • BlackBerry Storm accessories: 10 must-have add-ons

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    Fortunately for new BlackBerry Storm owners, protecting your investment and optimizing your smartphone experience doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, each and every one of the following accessories -- skins, cases, batteries, chargers, media cards and more -- can be had for less than $100...some even go for less than $10.
  • Video

    Cyber-criminals Get Organized

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 2:29 pm

    Symantec just released a new way to make us lose sleep at night, called the Symantec Report on the Underground Economy. In case you weren't depressed enough by the regular economy, Symantec will be happy to bum you out about the increasingly organized world of hackers, spammers, and phishers.
  • Best Buy cuts MacBook prices by up to $150

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Best Buy has cut prices of Apple Inc.'s MacBook laptops by between $100 and $150, with the cheapest model now selling for under $900.
  • iPhone OS 2.2 update doesn't fix key business flaws

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 10:42 am

    Unfortunately, the iPhone OS 2.2 update released this weekend doesn't address the gaps in what business users need from the iPhone. That may give the new BlackBerry Storm a real chance to push the iPhone out of the enterprise.
  • Review

    Cool Stuff: Your 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    18 economical, expensive, and just plain weird tech gifts for your friends and family
  • Apple patches 12 iPhone bugs, adds Street View

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 4:21 pm

  • Economic woes hit CES as hotels slash rates

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:34 pm

    Most major Las Vegas hotels still have rooms available for CES and some hotels are cutting rates to attract visitors.
  • Millennials Love Service Subscriptions

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    Kudos to Martha Young and her story Leadership – The Millennials Impact on Business. As a parent of two Millennials myself, let me add one note to Martha's story about business impact. Many Millennials assume everything they use comes on a subscription model, and they'll carry that “lease rather than own” idea forward as they go into the workforce.
  • Review

    10 great Bluetooth gadgets

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 3:51 pm

    Does this sound familiar? Your mobile phone, your smart phone and your notebook all come equipped with Bluetooth, but you hardly use it because other than a clunky headset, there's not much to connect to. That may have been true in the past, but while you weren't looking, an array of cool and useful Bluetooth devices has appeared on the scene.
  • Cell phone apps for football fans

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 2:35 pm

    Will you be able to catch the big game on Thanksgiving without sneaking away to the living room? Yes! Or, maybe. Here are some tips for navigating the convoluted realities of the mobile content market.
  • Rumors suggest WalMart to sell iPhone 3G

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 1:33 pm

    So you know you can buy your iPhone at an Apple Store or an AT&T store -- nothing new there. And as of a couple months ago, Best Buy was added to the list. Now comes word that a few more chains, including WalMart, could be in the offing.
  • How to Buy a Flat-Screen HDTV

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 11:47 am

    Before you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on the wrong flat-panel HDTV, read our comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know. Our advice might just help you save some money.
  • Review

    BlackBerry Storm: Awkward and Disappointing

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 11:01 am

    BlackBerry fans who've been yearning for a touch-based handset à la iPhone now have one, but the BlackBerry Storm -- which Verizon Wireless plans to start selling Friday for $250 with a two-year contract -- might not be the smart phone of their dreams.
  • Review

    GPS devices to help you find your way ... anywhere

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Getting around town isn’t as easy as it once was. Whether you’re walking or driving, you’ll need a tool to help you find your way. The four GPS devices reviewed here will get you headed in the right direction. But which is the best of the bunch?
  • New handsets needed for Microsoft's mobile IE6

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:36 am

    Microsoft's upcoming IE6 mobile browser will only work on new smartphones with 500MHz or better processors.
  • DRM-afflicted Macs enrage users; Apple eerily silent

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 7:05 pm

    C'mon, can't you at least make some hang-wringing excuse about how the studios made you do it?
  • Celebrity Tech Gift Guide 2008

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 5:37 pm

    Chances are you've dialed back your family gift-giving this year, but what about the celebrities who bring such joy to our lives? Don't they deserve a little gifting? Here are some modest suggestions for gifts to make those special someones feel even more special than they already undoubtedly do.
  • CareerSaver offers more choices through new financing relationship

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 2:35 pm

    CareerSaver the leading provider in IT training and certification solutions announced today that it has installed a new customer financing program designed to help IT professionals obtain the necessary training and certifications so important in today’s economy.
  • Asustek to launch iMac rival in Taipei on Thursday

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    Asustek Computer plans to launch an all-in-one PC built into a monitor designed to rival Apple's iMac.
  • Cell phone chargers are energy vampires

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 10:58 am

    A group of cell phone makers is out to raise awareness that charging devices consume energy when left idle but plugged into an outlet.
  • Enough Already Apple: Bring Flash to the iPhone

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 5:05 pm

    Adobe yesterday unveiled the glory of its newest Flash player on Windows Mobile and Google's Android. The iPhone was curiously absent.
  • Google launches iPhone voice search app

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 4:30 pm

    After an unexplained three-day delay, Google late Monday added voice capabilities to its search application for the iPhone.
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