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Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

Looking to cut the cable TV cord? Really Simple Software’s $149 Simple.TV DVR/placeshifter can record over-the-air or basic digital cable (unencrypted) TV programming and stream it over a local network or via the Internet.

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New web apps tackle business finance problems

Whether you're looking for a loan or help with everyday business chores, there's probably a web site that can help. Here are some of the newest products and services with a business spin.

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Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.

TechHive: TiVo Stream sends TV to iPhone and iPad

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A new TiVo gadget lets you watch live or recorded TiVo content on a network-connected iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch -- without disrupting playback on the TiVo-connected TV set.

Aluratek Libre Air is a tiny, cool, affordable ebook reader

Exceptionally small and lightweight, the Libre Air offers Wi-Fi integration with Kobo books and a proprietary nonbacklit LCD that's as readable as E Ink and even more responsive.

Aluratek Libre Touch color e-reader has usability flaws

Aluratek's budget Android-based ebook reader bundles some useful extras, but falls flat in usability.

Bookeen Cybook Orizon: Touchscreen ebook reader needs better Web access

The Bookeen Cybook Orizon boasts a first-rate touchscreen e-paper display, but its Wi-Fi connectivity, browser, and integrated bookstore need a makeover for it to succeed.

Bookeen Cybook Opus still sleek, but lacks integrated store

This e-reader retains the pleasing design and generous font options of its predecessor, but it remains pricey for a reader that lacks now-standard features.

Vulkano Flow place-shifting streaming device

For $100, the latest addition to Monsoon Multimedia's line of place-shifting products lets you stream decent versions of live or recorded TV from your set-top box to any Internet-connected PC, Mac, or iPad, or to an Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone smartphone.

Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TF

The Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TFXZA delivers good image quality and great connected TV features at a reasonable price; but it's an energy hog, has no 3D support, and skimps on inputs.

Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TF: A Well-Connected Basic Plasma

The Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TFXZA delivers good image quality and great connected TV features at a reasonable price; but it's an energy hog, has no 3D support, and skimps on inputs.

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Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe

Unit lets you remotely access live and recorded TV on a wide array of devices at a reasonable price--but it requires some compromises.

Sony Bravia KDL-46NX800 46-Inch LCD TV

The Sony NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

Sony Bravia NX800 LCD TV Series

The Sony Bravia NX800 series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

Sony Bravia KDL-60NX800 60-inch LCD TV

The Sony Bravia NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.