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Return Policy Cheat Sheet

Return Policy Cheat Sheet

Sometimes you get a gadget or notebook home, try it, and find that it doesn’t live up to your expectations. The next step is to return that device, and start over. But, unlike returning a shirt to ...

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Best Retina Display Apps for the New iPad

Best Retina Display Apps for the New iPad

Sure, the new iPad's supersharp Retina display makes websites and even icons pop off the screen, but it's the apps that are going to make people want to buy. Apple is certainly doing its part with app...

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Samsung Announces the Galaxy Beam with Built-in Pico Projector

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Beam with Built-in Pico Projector

What won't your smartphone replace? Samsung is trying its hand at eliminating the pico projector-- which you've undoubtedly been lugging around to every family gathering-- with the Samsung Galaxy Beam...

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Kodak Kills Digital Camera, Camcorder & Digital Frame Production

Kodak Kills Digital Camera, Camcorder & Digital Frame Production

Paul Simon may have sung, "Mama don't take my Kodachrome away" but that's exactly what Kodak is doing today-- at least for its digital capture products. After filing for bankruptcy protection last mon...

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Hands-on: New ASUS Eee PC Flare 1025C and Eee PC X101CH Netbooks

Hands-on: New ASUS Eee PC Flare 1025C and Eee PC X101CH Netbooks

LAS VEGAS-- Viva la netbook! As we mentioned earlier today, ASUS is releasing new netbooks at CES 2012 and we had the chance to check out two of them, the Eee PC Flare 1025C and the Eee PC X101CH.The...

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How to Create a Free QR Code

How to Create a Free QR Code

Adding a QR code to your company’s flyers or to you business card is an instant way to communicate your tech savvy to potential customers and it’s not expensive or hard to get started. In fact, a ...

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5 Great Mac Accessories for Apple Fans

5 Great Mac Accessories for Apple Fans

Apple fanatics. There's one on every list. Feed their craving with one of five great MacBook accessories. Though your Apple fan won't believe it at first, each device makes MacBook computing even more...

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Lego's Augmented Reality App Shows You What's Inside the Box

Lego's Augmented Reality App Shows You What's Inside the Box

Ever go to the store, pick up a package, stare at the pictures on the side and wonder "what does this thing inside really look like in all three dimensions?" Today at IDF 2011, Intel showed off an ama...

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Intel's Continuum of Personal Computing Experience Demonstrated

Intel's Continuum of Personal Computing Experience Demonstrated

The Intel Developer Forum officially kicked off today, with Paul Otellini delivering the first of three keynotes. He spoke about how Intel envisions a complete continuum of interconnected devices late...

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10 Tips For Using Google Voice

10 Tips For Using Google Voice

One of Google’s most useful services is Google Voice, which provides users with one number where their friends, clients, and colleagues can always reach them. This is great news for anyone who’s s...

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How To Enable Severe Weather Warnings On Your Smartphone

How To Enable Severe Weather Warnings On Your Smartphone

The tumultuous weather that's been striking the Midwest lately is beyond tragic. Advance storm warning systems have come a long way in the past few years and while any type of advance notice is benefi...

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How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update

How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update

If you've ever watching Windows install updates when you shut down your computer, you know it's a very automated process. Windows Update installs the updates while you walk away from your laptop, then...

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