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  • Opinion: Xi3 takes orders for Piston Steam box at sub-$1000 prices

    If Xi3's Piston is any indication, PC-based game consoles that run Steam and other services won't come cheap.

  • Opinion: Deal Nerd Today: $699 Dell Inspiron 15R SE Laptop, $90 Android Tablet, $499 Quad-Core Desktop, and more

    Welcome back to the lab of the Deal Nerd!

  • Opinion: Product snapshot: LIFX Wi-Fi home LED light-bulb

    LED light-bulbs are the Next Big Thing. Compared to all current lighting technologies, they’re superior in nearly every way. They’re far more energy efficient than incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent globes, while being able to output light that’s nearly as pleasant as a good ol’ fashioned Edison bulb. Remember when you didn’t have to wait for your lights to warm up and stop flickering?

  • Opinion: Meet the Deal Nerd: big savings on powerful PCs, 4K TVs, & more

    Welcome, fellow deal seekers, to the first edition of the Deal Nerd. As you visit the Deal Nerd lab, please be sure not to touch any of our instruments, as this lab is precisely setup to hunt down the best deals, discounts, and coupons across our beloved interwebs. I, the Deal Nerd, will be bringing you the hottest and coolest deals several times a week with the help of our friends from LogicBuy.

  • Opinion: How to add YouTube to your Roku box

    Did you hear the news? Roku just announced a new box, the Roku 3, complete with a faster processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a headphone jack in the remote.

  • Opinion: Smart watches: coming soon to a wrist near you

    Smart watches could be a the thing to kick-start wearable computing, following the success of activity trackers such as the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband. Apple is rumoured to be working on an iWatch, while Sony has already launched its Smart Watch.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Ad vantage

    Are Apple's ads falling behind those of their rivals? One ad man thinks so. Elsewhere, Apple forks over credit to parents bit by inadvertent in-app purchases, and one CEO tells us how he really feels about the company under its new leadership. The remainders for Tuesday, February 26, 2013 aren't pulling any punches.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Funny money

    Apple's taking stock of its stock situation, issuing updates for AirPort, and thinking about making it easier to exchange cash via your iPhone. The remainders for Thursday, February 7, 2013 are in the money.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's CEO is wrong about Office for iOS: Here's why

    Rumors have been floating around for some time that Microsoft is hard at work developing Microsoft Office apps for iOS--or more specifically for the Apple iPad. Speculation about Office for iOS has grown following the launch of Office 2013 and the new Office 365, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appears to have squashed that dream for the time being.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Small change

    More "information"--if it can be called such--about the iPad mini's rumored Retina display, Mac OS X 10.9 may soon roar onto the scene, and Apple's shrinking yet another of its products (sort of). The remainders for Monday, February 4, 2013 are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: FineReader Touch brings multi-lingual OCR scanning to iOS

    There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone into the equivalent of a mobile scanner, using the camera to take snapshots of various documents, then letting you file and/or share those documents.

  • Opinion: What to look for at Macworld/iWorld

    If we weren't covering and participating in the show ourselves, these are the events and exhibitors we'd want to be sure we didn't miss.

  • Opinion: Network not work: life without internet

    Could you live without the internet? We certainly can't, and it seems even Google is beginning to rethink its online-only approach with its ARM-powered Chromebook laptops.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Job one

    Your first clip of the first Steve Jobs movie awaits; Disney's CEO got harsh words from his Apple counterpart; and dude, you're getting a solution to all Dell's problems. The remainders for Thursday, January 24, 2013 are not left-handed.

  • Opinion: The problem with 4K TVs

    If you think your shiny new HD TV is the bees knees, think again. A new generation of TV - 4K or Ultra HD - is on the way which will promises to make your so-called Full HD set look like a blurry mess.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Ever smaller

    The next iPhone may scan your fingerprints, and the future iPad will--almost shockingly--not be bigger and heavier. The remainders for Wednesday, January 16, 2013 are lighter than air.

  • Opinion: ChargeCard: A smartphone sync cable for your wallet

    Earlier this week I told you about the ChargeDr, a great little accessory for anyone who routinely travels with a tablet.

  • Opinion: Answer Line: 4K HDTVs Explained

    MLStrand56 asked the HDTV & Home Theater about these new 4K HDTVs. "4 thousand WHAT???"

  • Opinion: Reviving a dead Apple remote

    Reader Greg Wills is thinking of pulling the plug on some well-used gadgets before their time. He writes:

  • Opinion: Displair gives you a touchscreen out of thin air

    You can build more than you might expect with just a little bit of air flow and two microns of water. Like a virtual touchscreen display that appears out of nowhere. That's what Displair can boast anyway, with one of the more eye-catching demos I saw at CES 2013.



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