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Hurricane Sandy on 10_29_12

Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up

Without a way to charge your gadgets, you'll want to conserve as much power as you can, especially your cell phone, as it may be your only means of communication during a massive storm. Here are some tips for keeping your phone and other gadgets alive during Hurricane Sandy.

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Got $20,000? LG’s first Ultra HD TV arrives in U.S.

For big spenders willing to bet on bleeding-edge, yet-to-be-proven technology, LG’s first Ultra HD TV is now on sale in the United States for $20,000.

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'Password' is still the worst password, but watch out for 'ninja'

Splashdata, a security software developer, released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet. Once again, “password,” “123456.” and “12345678” are the three most popular, in that order.

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T-Mobile, MetroPCS merge to take on the big carriers

T-Mobile and MetroPCS, the fourth- and fifth-largest wireless carriers in the United States respectively, will merge with the goal of beating the bigger carriers on value.

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Nest releases slimmer, smarter version of learning thermostat

The new Nest is 20 percent thinner than the first-generation model and its compatibility has been increased

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Why maps matter to Apple, Google and others

Although Apple's iPhone 5 has been well-received by critics, its iOS 6 software has drawn complaints for the new Maps app, which drops Google's database and uses a patchwork of mapping sources instead. So why did Apple drop Google maps? Lots of reasons.

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TechHive: Kobo preempts Amazon with new tablet, e-readers


Hours before Amazon announces its newest Kindle devices, Kobo has snuck in an e-reader and tablet announcement of its own.


Sezmi's broadcast and Web TV service, now available in 11 U.S. cities, shows promise as an inexpensive alternative to cable or satellite, but some rough edges still need smoothing.

Google is headed for your TV

Google has partnered with Intel and Sony to create Google TV, an ambitious attempt to bake its Android software into TVs, Blu-ray players, and a Google set-top box.

Google's Nexus One: How the revolution died

With the pending closure of Google's Nexus One online store, the Nexus One's online-only business model, meant to disrupt the way phones are typically sold, is a failure, says PCWorld's Jared Newman.

Google Editions: My e-book feature wish list

Google is launching an e-book store this summer, but details are sparse. Here's a wishlist.

Israel bans iPad import, Wi-Fi regulations blamed

Don't count on bringing the iPad on any trips to the Holy Land, as Israel has blocked Apple's tablet from entering the country.

The FCC's broadband plan: Winners and losers

The Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan is meant to benefit all Americans, but not everyone will be happy with the proposal.

3D TVs to be huge in 2010? Fat chance

This is the year that Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and other television makers throw serious weight behind 3D TV, but their sales projections seem rather generous.

Casio Digital Art Frame turns photos into art

Casio's new 10.2-inch Digital Arts Frame lets users apply the kinds of graphic filters found in Photoshop.