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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.

These Promising Tech Tools From CES Mean Business

Once dominated by TVs, stereos, and after-market car audio systems, CES has become the launch pad of choice for a slew of businesses-focused tech products.

Blue Microphones Unveils 3 New Mics

The Tiki, Mikey Digital and Spark Digital range in price from $59 to $199 and are perfect for people who don't want to settle for mediocre audio capture.

Home Theater Speakers Getting a Wireless Standard

The Wireless Speaker & Audio Association is working on specifications for wireless high-def audio so that consumers can mix and match components from different manufacturers.

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CloudFTP: The Missing Link Between USB Drives and iOS Devices

A $100 box the size of a small bar of soap, CloudFTP turns any USB drive into a wireless file server for iPhones, iPads and any other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Targus Pen Beams Handwritten Notes To Your iPad, in Real Time (Or Not)

Targus at CES is showing a prototype of iNotebook, a Bluetooth-enabled pen and receiver that captures your scribbles and can display them on an iPad in real time.

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Earphones to Wear When You Want to Hear More Than Music

AfterShokz earphones sit in front of your ear, allowing you to hear what's going on around you while you're listening to your MP3 player.

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TelyHD Review: Conferencing Device Brings Skype to Your Living Room

Tely’s new videoconferencing system packs a high-def camera and Skype support into a cylinder that perches on top of your TV, enabling family-friendly, PC-free video conferencing on a big screen.

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Intuit Debuts New Card Swiper, Takes Its Mobile Payment Service to Canada

Intuit announced plans to launch the GoPayment service in Canada "soon," with other global rollouts to follow as well as a newly designed card swiper.

Native Union Debuts a Refrigerator Post-It for the Digital Age

Play, a battery-powered video recorder and playback device, is roughly an inch thick and has a magnetized back to attach to a refrigerator.

DigiSafe DiskCrypt Does Ultra-secure Notebook Disk Encryption--At a Price

The DigiSafe DiskCrypt is a 1.8-inch hard disk enclosure that provides strong, pre-boot encryption for anything on the disk--but it could cost more than the disk itself.

Ion Docs 2 Go Lets You Scan Docs and Photos Directly to iPhone, iPad

Got a shoebox of old photos that you want to view on your iPad or iPhone? These two new gadgets from Ion might make your life a little easier.

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Home Networks Reach for the Cloud

The latest home networking gear includes features that give you access to and control over your network from mobile devices.

New Iomega Network Storage Gear Starts at 1TB, $220

Iomega adds two products to the growing army of network devices designed to make storing and serving up date easy and affordable.

One Laptop Per Child Shows Prototype Tablet

OLPC, the acronym for One Laptop Per Child, might have to become OTPC if its latest reference design takes off.

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Possibly the World’s Thinnest Power Strip

The thin-and-light trend moves to power strips with this svelte offering from Powertech Industrial.