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YouTube Makes Camera-Free Video Easier

Uploading a quick video to YouTube from your laptop or mobile device is easy, but sometimes you might want to do more. Today, YouTube is making it even easier to create videos using software from Xtra...

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Apple iPad 2 Frozen in FaceTime?

Apple iPad 2 Frozen in FaceTime?

According to AppleInsider, some iPad 2 users have experienced a problem where the front camera on the tablet freezes while using FaceTime. The problem has been reported in discussion threads on Apple'...

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Apple, Lenovo, & Toshiba Facing Supply Problems Due To Japan Quake?

Apple, Lenovo, & Toshiba Facing Supply Problems Due To Japan Quake?

As Japan continues to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the northern part of the country last week, concerns are growing among manufacturers who have plants in Japan and who source...

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Hands-on With TigerDirect.com's Brick and Mortar Store

Hands-on With TigerDirect.com's Brick and Mortar Store

It’s not often that you hear about an online store getting a brick-and-mortar counterpart—it’s usually the other way around. However, TigerDirect.com has taken over CompUSA and is beginning to t...

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HTC Unveils Incredible S, Desire S, And Wildfire S Android Phones

HTC Unveils Incredible S, Desire S, And Wildfire S Android Phones

Along with showing off a tablet and new Facebook-centric phones, HTC announced updates to three of its most popular phones worldwide-- the Desire, Incredible, and Wildfire. The new devices have all ad...

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Top 10 Mac App Store Apps

Top 10 Mac App Store Apps

It was just a matter of time before Apple sprinkled its App Store magic on the Mac, and it was definitely worth the wait. It's just as easy to discover apps as it is on mobile devices such as the iPad...

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Mac App Store Hands-On: What We Like, What We Don't

Mac App Store Hands-On: What We Like, What We Don't

When Apple announced their Mac App Store in October of last year, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Would a plethora of fart apps suddenly find their way to your MacBook? Would it have full-blown ...

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Sony Unleashes First “Double Full HD” 3D Camcorder, Projector Camcorders, & New Bloggies

Sony Unleashes First “Double Full HD” 3D Camcorder, Projector Camcorders, & New Bloggies

The onslaught of 3D at this year’s CES continues with Sony’s introduction today of its dual-lens 3D consumer video camera along with three camcorders with built-in projectors, and three pocket cam...

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Canon’s Four New Cameras Are Rich With Features But Low On Price

Canon’s Four New Cameras Are Rich With Features But Low On Price

At this year's CES, Canon is releasing updates to its wallet-friendly A series line of point-and-shoot cameras. They all feature subject detection, Smart Auto for letting the camera choose the best sc...

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Don't Get Ripped Off: Returns, Refunds, & Rebates

Don't Get Ripped Off: Returns, Refunds, & Rebates

While giving and receiving gifts should ideally be as simple as “Enjoy. I hope you like it!” that’s rarely the case. Notebooks and smart phones in particular are intensely personal products, whi...

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X-Ray Proof Underwear Defeats TSA's Full Body Scanners

X-Ray Proof Underwear Defeats TSA's Full Body Scanners

In the "wish we'd thought of that" category, Jeff Buske of Larkspur, Colorado, is selling TSA-proof underwear to keep your privates, uh, private while you walk through the new TSA full-body scanners.B...

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Is Remote Working Right for You and Your Business?

Is Remote Working Right for You and Your Business?

Between collaboration software, remote access solutions, faster broadband speeds, and voice and video calling from the desktop, technology has finally matured to the point where working from home is b...

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