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Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Music with Guest Carlos Rodela on PCWorld Podcast #128

The Kindle Fire is out, and it's not really that great. What did you expect for $200? Guest Carlos Rodela worked at Amazon for years, and joins the PCWorld editors to discuss Amazon's tablet and Google's music service.

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Amazon Kindle Fire: A Fireside Chat

Two PCWorld staffers discuss the pros and cons of Amazon's Kindle Fire. Is it an anemic Android tablet, a particularly robust e-reader, or a new breed of device? Tune in to find out!

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Nook Takes on Fire in Lower-Priced Tablet Race

Barnes and Noble has introduced its new Nook tablet in a clear stab at Amazon’s tablet, the Kindle Fire.

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HP TouchSmart 620 Adds 3D to an All-in-One PC

HP's TouchSmart 620 3D Edition all-in-one PC boasts upgraded specs, a Blu-ray player, a TV tuner, and a sliding design that lets you use it as a massive tablet.

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HP Printer Turns 3D Scans of Small Objects into Pictures

If you take lots of images of small objects for advertising or design, the HP TopShot Laserjet Pro M275 just might make your life a little easier.

One Quick Fix for the Apple iOS 5 Battery-Drain Issue

The latest version of its Apple's mobile OS seems to make iPhone and iPad batteries lose juice faster than before. Mark Sullivan investigates and suggests a fix.

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Motorola Atrix 2: A High-End Phone With a Lower-End Price

With a dual-core processor and 4G speeds, the $100 Atrix 2 is great for people who want a high-end phone for an affordable price.

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Tech to Watch in 2012

Here's a brief look at five products and technologies we look forward to spending some quality time with in the coming year.

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Mechanical Keyboards, Lytro's Light-Field Camera, Nokia's Windows Phones, and Reader Mail on PCWorld Podcast #127

If you want to type like a pro, you need a mechanical keyboard. We tell you all about the ones we tested. We also discuss the pros and cons of Lytro's upcoming light-field camera and those Windows Phone 7.5 phones just announced by Nokia.

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Nokia Releases First Mango Phones, Crosses Fingers

This week Nokia unveiled their first Windows Phone 7 models, the Lumia 800 and 710. Both run the newest version of Microsoft’s OS, nicknamed Mango. Can they help the company regain the customers it has recently lost?

Citizen Journalist Tech Tips

Don't let your tech get in the way of covering your local protests, demonstrations, and other public goings-on. Read these how-tos for better photos, live video streaming, and useful apps.

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Sifteo Cubes: Entertaining, Interactive Toys for the Holidays

Sifteo Cubes are unique, motion-sensitive wireless blocks that interact with one another, as well as your computer.

Web Trends Point To Mobile and International Growth

Elsa Wenzel talks about three of the 10 big Internet trends buzzed about this week at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

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AMD's new FX Processor, Qwikster is Dead, Memristors by 2013, and Most Useful Websites on PCWorld Podcast #126

AMD's new FX processor, formerly code-named Bulldozer, is a big disappointment. Still, at least Netflix is dropping the Qwikster idea, and HP says we'll see memristors to compete with flash drives in 2013. Also, Megan gives us a peak at her feature on the most useful site on the 'net.