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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.

The First Next-Gen Wi-Fi Chips Arrive

Broadcom announced its first chip family based on the coming 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which promises significant improvements over today’s fastest 802.11n gear.

Cirago USB to HDMI Display Adapter Review: Device Lets You Use an HDTV as a Second Monitor

With the Cirago adapter, you can easily move high-def content from USB to HDMI--but you have to make some quality compromises.

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Harmony Link Turns iOS and Android Devices Into Capable, but Flawed, Universal Remotes

Logitech’s Harmony Link—a flying saucer-like device that works like an IR blaster on steroids—accepts commands from a phone or tablet via your Wi-Fi home network. But its iOS software needs work.

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Hybrid Routers Review: Get Wi-Fi and Powerline Networks in One Device

The D-Link DHP-1320 and Netgear WNXR2000 routers support Wi-Fi and HomePlug AV powerline networks in the same device. Although both products could be better, D-Link's offering is more appealing.

Samsung UN46D8000 LED HDTV Review: Delicious Design, Excellent Features, and Great Image Quality

This TV preserves Samsung's reputation for state-of-the-art technology in a full-featured, 1080p 46-inch set, but it does cost more than some very strong rivals.

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Samsung UN65D8000 LED HDTV Review: Delicious Design, Excellent Features, and Great Image Quality

The D8000 line preserves Samsung's reputation for state-of-the-art technology in a full-featured 1080p set, but it does cost more than some very strong rivals.

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LG Infinia 47LW6500 LED HDTV Review: Excellent All-Around 3D TV at a Reasonable Price

This passive-3D LED TV offers great image quality and features for the money.

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QuickBooks 2012 Offers Small Improvements

Intuit's popular accounting software for small businesses beefs up reports, adds a sales-lead tool, and introduces batch invoicing and timesheets.

Intuit Announces QuickBooks 2012, Salesforce Add-on

The latest version of QuickBooks offers new CRM, reports, inventory, and invoicing features.

Roku 2 XS: Popular Web Streamer Adds Ability to Play Games

The updated media streamer comes with a Bluetooth motion sensor remote for gaming, plus a free downloadable copy of Angry Birds; but it still doesn't support streaming personal content via your home network.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z370: Multimedia-Friendly Budget Portable

The IdeaPad Z370's strong audio and modest price tag should appeal to consumers looking for a budget portable for watching DVDs and Web video, as long as heavy-duty computing and serious gaming aren't major concerns.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205: A More Stylish Netbook

Graced with Lenovo's first-rate ergonomics and a roomy hard drive, the IdeaPad S205 is a stylish traveling companion for routine computing.

10 Quickbooks Add-Ons That Can Save You Time and Money

These powerful and affordable cloud-based services work with Intuit's popular accounting software to address all sorts of small-business problems and needs.

Mobile Advertising: The Next Generation

With more people using cell phones and tablets, marketers are experimenting with new and more interactive ways to deliver advertising. Will their efforts make mobile products more fun, or more annoying?

Netgear Pushes 10GB Network Gear for Midsize Businesses

Equipped with four 10GB uplinks, the new Smart Switch is designed to support virtualization, video on demand, and other high-bandwidth tasks, with a Web interface that shouldn't intimidate IT managers who aren't network experts.