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Video: Gadgets 2010 year in review

Smartphones and tablets stole the gadget headlines in 2010 as the innovation spotlight turned away from consumer electronics and back to computing. Here's a look at the top gadgets of 2010.

LG to show monster, mobile 3D TVs at CES

LG Electronics plans to unveil 3D televisions at both ends of the size spectrum at next week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Sony, Nikon, SanDisk plan faster Compact Flash cards

Sony, Nikon and SanDisk have developed a new specification for CompactFlash memory cards.

Samsung develops see-through screens to replace windows

Samsung Electronics has developed see-through flat-panel screens intended to be used as high-tech windows and showed them in Japan.

Color comes to E Ink, LG electronic-paper displays

The first electronic paper displays that can show color were unveiled by E Ink and LG on Wednesday at the Flat Panel Display International show in Japan.

4G coming to New York, LA, San Francisco this year

Clearwire is launching its 4G WiMax network in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles before the end of the year, it said Monday.

Toshiba's no-glasses 3D TV: How it looks

Toshiba became the first major television maker last week to announce TVs that produce pictures with the illusion of depth but don't require glasses. Martyn Williams gets some hands-on time and compares the new TVs to 3D models that require you to wear glasses.

Hitachi-LG prototypes 1TB Blu-ray cartridge storage for network backups

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has developed a prototype data storage device that uses Blu-ray Disc cartridges, each capable of holding a terabyte of data.

Fujitsu shows prototype LTE dual-screen cell phone

Fujitsu has developed a dual-screen cell phone compatible with advanced LTE mobile services

Hitachi-LG's hybrid Blu-ray/SSD drive gets smaller

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has updated its hybrid optical-SSD drive to give it higher performance and make it fit better inside laptops.

Panasonic shows its first Lumix Phone

Panasonic unveiled on Tuesday its first cell phone to carry its Lumix digital-camera brand name.

Toshiba to launch no-glasses 3D TV this year in Japan

Toshiba is readying two 3D televisions that don't require viewers to wear glasses. It will launch the televisions in Japan in December.

Panasonic to expand Lumix brand to phones

Panasonic is expanding its Lumix digital camera brand to cell phones and will unveil its first "Lumix Phone" at next week's Ceatec show in Japan.

Toshiba to show no-glasses 3D TV next week

Toshiba will unveil a 3D TV on Monday that doesn't require the viewer to wear glasses, it said late Tuesday.

Sharp sets aggressive goals for Android e-book reader

Sharp will enter the e-book market this December with two Android-based readers that it hopes can sell a million units in their first year.