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  • Refurbished iPhones now starting from $99 at AT&T

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 4:46 pm

    If you thought the prices of iPhones couldn’t get any lower, be prepared for shock and amazement. Earlier this month, we reported that AT&T was offering refurbished iPhones for the low, low price of around $50 off. That price has now sunk even lower, making AT&T start to look like Crazy Bob’s Used iPhones and Automobiles.
  • Amazon warns customers of infected digital photo frames

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 4:42 pm Inc. last week warned customers running Windows XP that a Samsung digital photo frame it sold through earlier this month might have come with malware on the driver installation CD.
  • iPhone Wikipedia apps

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 1:07 pm

    There is a whole class of applications in the App Store that put Wikipedia in your pocket and on your iPhone or iPod touch. In this Wiki apps roundup I’ll take a look at three paid Wikipedia clients for the iPhone: WikiPDA, Wikipanion Plus, and Look Up: Encyclopedia for Your Pocket.
  • iPhone apps round-up: Apps to ring in 2009

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:50 pm

    New Year’s Eve-themed apps in the App Store include: New Years Party, New Years Ball Drop, and New Years Eve Webcam,
  • Fast fixes for common PC problems

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Every computer user hits a speed bump now and then. Whether the bump is a dead power supply, a slow-booting PC, a soaking-wet cell phone, or an e-mail attachment lost in cyberspace, sometimes technology seems more trouble than it's worth. But just as flat tires can be patched, most common PC problems can be fixed--and fast!
  • Wal-Mart iPhone Sales: Where's the Discount?

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:57 am

    Wal-Mart rolled out sales of the iPhone 3G this weekend -- but without the savings you'd expect from a chain famous for having cheap stuff.
  • How to reformat iPod on Windows and Mac

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:17 am

    This is a tutorial about how to reformat Windows Formatted iPod on Mac and how to reformat Mac Formatted iPod on Windows. It contains 2 parts: Part 2. How to reformat Mac Formatted iPod on Windows

  • LG to debut 3G watch-phone at CES

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 10:20 am

    LG Electronics plans to debut a wristwatch-style 3G phone at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
  • WalMart to sell iPhone 3G starting Dec. 28

    Posted December 27, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Wal-Mart Friday announced the long-rumored availability of the iPhone 3G at almost 2,500 Wal-Mart stores beginning Sunday.
  • Motorola released moronically expensive gadget

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    For a mere $2,000, you too can be the new owner of a shiny metal Motorola Aura! Did I mention that it's shiny?
  • Video

    Twitter and CNN Crawls

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    If you watch CNN, you may have noticed some of the shows now include comments by viewers in the crawl section at the bottom of the screen. People send those messages via Twitter. Is this a brilliant tool for viewer engagement or the equivalent of drunks waving in the background when an athlete is interviewed immediately after a game?

  • Nintendo's Wii to get video channel in 2009

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Nintendo plans to launch a video channel for its Wii console in 2009, it said Thursday.
  • The geek gifts you didn't get for Christmas 2008

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    It takes a geek to know what a true geek really wants, and chances are your friends and family aren't all that geeky. But you can still give the gift of geek tech to yourself. Here are 10 items for true geeks.
  • Boss by day, gamer by night: IT leaders' favorite games

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 8:06 pm

    Do video games stimulate the intellect? Are gamers more social and better equipped to make decisions than nongamers?

  • Review

    i.TV for iPhone

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 6:22 pm

  • Retailers beat AMD to Phenom II launch

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    Retailers are already taking orders for AMD's upcoming Phenom II chips, ahead of the company's chip launch plans.
  • Samsung shipped infected digital picture frames

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 11:24 am

    Samsung bundles viruses in certain CDs that shipped with its digital picture frames.
  • Evernote Adds File Sync

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:00 pm

    puts them toward the front of the pack among similar services. But you do have to step up to the premium version, which is understandable.

  • Our Favorite iPhone Apps: Top productivity tools

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 5:18 pm

    One of most tantalizing possibilities posed by the arrival of native third-party apps for the iPhone and iPod touch was the promise that some of the App Store's offerings would extend the device's capabilities -- thereby making you more productive. A multitude of apps deliver on this promise, and we've selected nine of our favorite productivity tools.
  • Review

    Voyager hard drive dock

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    From the why-didn't-I-think-of-that department, Newer Technology has created something remarkably simple and yet ingeniously clever.
  • 10 things that won't survive the recession

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    it seems to me that this recession will be something unprecedented. One reason is that that there was no Internet or mobile technology in the 1930s. That means individual people and companies have very low cost, high efficiency alternatives for doing a wide ranging of activities. That will accelerate the demise of those things fated to be replaced anyway. Here are 10 things that I believe won't survive the recession.
  • Gadgets that won't be in my stocking

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 2:16 pm

    Living in Sweden is not the best choice for those who want to be first to get a hold of the latest gadgets. We have a good health-care system, free university studies and five holiday weeks each year, but what do those benefits matter when you have to wait for the latest phone or music player?
  • Palm gets $100 million cash infusion

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 12:07 pm

    Smartphone maker Palm received a $100 million cash infusion from a venture capital firm on Monday that could lift the company from its sagging fortunes.
  • Tech Gadgets: The Top 11 Stocking Stuffers

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 2:59 pm

    Still hunting for interesting gifts for your tech-minded friends and family? Here are some new ways to charge mobile devices, use digital photos, and cool and pamper a hot laptop, and much more.
  • Video Games: The 12 Best Holiday Bets

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 2:50 pm

    Into MMOs? You've got at least four ports of entry. Role-playing games? You'd need months just to finish half of what's new and on shelves right now. Action games? That rocked-and-shaken cup overfloweth. Strategy games? Not as plentiful this season, but the ones available are bright spots. Here are some of the best games of 2008.
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