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Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

10 Black Friday HDTV and camera deals not to be missed

Our finds for Black Friday include a 4K HDTV, DSLR camera bargains from major makers, and clutch of HDTVs at great prices.

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WWDC 2013: The Apple Design Award winners

This year’s Apple Design Awards winners are a good mix of fun and addictive games and productivity apps.

Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

Google Play Books puts sideloaded ebooks in the cloud

Google now lets you upload your own PDFs and ePub-formatted ebooks into your Play Books library. Once there, you can sync them across the Web as well as Android and iOS devices.

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ABC adds live-streaming to its iOS app, but won't cut the cord

ABC is updating its iOS app this week to support live streaming of shows, including programming from local stations, but the service comes at a price.

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HD voice calling headed to AT&T's LTE network this year

AT&T plans to introduce HD voice calls later this year, following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile tentative efforts. Is a cleaner, crisper-sounding future on the horizon?

Samsung confirms a smartwatch is in the works

Samsung confirmed reports that it too is preparing a connected wristwatch, probably under the Galaxy brand.

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Netflix gets social with Facebook integration

Netflix finally introduces Facebook-sharing integration for U.S. users of its movie-streaming service.

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Vimeo launches pay-to-watch video service

Vimeo On Demand lets video producers charge viewers for watching movies online, with the creators setting their price and keeping most of the profits.

Kingston's 1TB thumb drive packs massive storage capacity in tiny package

The USB 3.0 flash drive is not yet shipping, but you can get it in a 512GB model, which costs a whopping $1750

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Apple's iOS edges Android in US during holidays, study says

A study from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that Apple's iOS was the top-selling smartphone platform in the U.S. during the late 2012 holiday shopping season, although Android has the edge worldwide by most estimates.

Facebook adds voice and chat to its Messenger apps

A new function in both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook supports voice messaging. Facebook is also testing mobile messaging over VoIP.

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Google optimizes Google News design for tablets

The new Google News has a less cluttered look with more space between articles

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iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

Android tablets, large or small, can’t seem to match the battery life of the iPad. In a recent set of battery life tests, Apple’s new iPad has the longest battery life among 10-inch tablets; in the 7-inch category, the iPad Mini comes out on top as well.

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iOS tops Android in smartphone sales, survey says

Apple dethroned Android the for three-month period ending in October, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech