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  • 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: 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: Send more than ebooks to Kindle devices and apps

    Attentive reader Sarah Wagner wants more from her Kindle. She writes:

  • Opinion: When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

    Netflix's streaming service went down about midday Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but-Christmas) video fix for about 20 hours. Our Christmas gift to you: our latest video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you'll be ready the next time this happens.

  • Opinion: Answer Line: Streaming video to DVD

    Paul Brandenburg asked how to save a streaming video and burn it onto a DVD.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Two hands and a map

    Google's working on an iOS Maps app that may never see the light of day, Apple may soon let Siri buy your movie tickets, and Steve Jobs gets fully posable. The remainders for Monday, November 5, 2012 are up a creek.

  • Opinion: -ROM, -R, +R, +RW? Understanding the optical drive alphabet soup

    Nick248 asked the Answer Line forum about optical drives. I figured it was time to go over the various types of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, and the drives that read and write to them.

  • Opinion: Whispercast turns Kindles into viable business tools

    Amazon unveiled a new service this week--Whispercast. Whispercast is a tool for schools and businesses that allows them to centrally manage and deploy content for Kindle devices and Kindle apps. Whispercast could make the Kindle much more attractive as a legitimate business tool.

  • Opinion: Chips off a new block

    Time was when the processor wars raged between Intel and AMD. New skirmishes are now breaking out in the smartphone and tablet mobile world, with Intel determined to make its presence known by doggedly reducing the size and power requirements of the ageing PC chip architecture.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Nothing but the truth

    Apple adds a totally non-controversial stipulation to its iOS developer rules; European citizens don't need anything more than a one-year warranty; and everybody's cool with the new Maps, especially Canadians. The remainders for Monday, October 1, 2012 are the god's honest truth.

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

    Reader Jed wrote in with this problem:

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Prices

    Barnes & Noble is cutting the prices of its 7-inch Nook Color and Nook Tablet devices, trying to keep its slate brand competitive with direct rivals such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7. You can now pick up a Nook Color for $150, an 8GB Nook Tablet for $180, and a 16GB Nook Tablet for $200. The price cut is a $20 savings for the Color and the 8GB Tablet, and $50 off the 16GB Nook Tablet.

  • Opinion: Amazon Starts Fire Sale on Kindle DX

    Looking for a good deal on a Kindle? Better act quickly--Amazon cut the price of its 9.7-inch Kindle DX by $110 to $269 on Friday, spurring speculation that perhaps a new large-screen Kindle is on the way.

  • Opinion: New iPod Nano: Shapeshifting One More Time?

    Apple products often retain a consistent design over several generations, but the iPod nano is an exception. The images below, provided by our friends at Macworld, clearly illustrate this point. The 3rd-generation iPod nano was short and wide; the 4th- and 5th-gen models were relatively tall and thin; and the current 6th-gen nano is nearly square with wristwatch-like dimensions.

  • Opinion: Finally: Indoor GPS System Uses Your Smartphone and Earth's Magnetic Field

    I personally think that GPS technology is possibly the greatest invention ever, since it has saved me weeks of wandering around in circles. The only problem is that it might not work if you're in a large building (like your local megamall) or underground (driving through Boston's underground highway, for instance).

  • Opinion: Blast From The Past: Nook Touch Hacked to Run Mac OS 7

    Did Apple's recent developer conference make you long for the days when your Macintosh greeted you with a smile and could set flying toasters as a screensaver? As it happens, a developer managed to get a copy of Mac OS 7 running on a Nook Simple Touch.

  • Opinion: Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

    Another publisher has settled with the states in a case involving e-book price fixing.

  • Opinion: Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges

    Apple cofounder Steve Jobs got directly involved in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices after a publisher balked at participating in the scheme, according to a court document filed by 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

  • Opinion: Front-Lit Amazon Kindle to Debut in July?

    Rumors of Kindle upgrades are a dime a dozen, and many aren't from the most reputable of sources. But one new report sounds quite likely: Amazon will launch a front-lit version of its Kindle eReader in July, and a new model of its Kindle Fire color tablet closer to the holiday season, Reuters reports.



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