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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.

Super Bowl HDTV Tweaking Tips

Your HDTV can make the big game come to life--if you've configured it properly. Here are a few tips for making your TV look its best for sports.

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Dell Vostro V130: Great Looks, Lackluster Performance

The latest addition to Dell's small-business lineup of laptops is fine for garden-variety multimedia, but its poor battery life and mediocre overall performance disappoint.

Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe: Place-Shifting Meets DVR

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

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Bio-Health Aids for the Digital Age

Get ready for an onslaught of connected gizmos and apps designed to help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Battle of the Budgeting Tools: Manage Money Online and on the Go

Creating and following a budget will always require resolve and discipline, but a growing number of Websites promise all sorts of help.

PC-Free MagicJack Coming Soon

The MagicJack Plus will plug into a wall outlet and provide voice-over-IP phone service by hooking up to a broadband or 4G mobile network.

Networking Gets Faster, More Media-Savvy

At CES 2011, networking vendors are touting products that let you access movies, music, and photos on any screen, anywhere. But they're also adding proprietary technologies that won't be compatible with gear from other vendors.

D-Link Media Player Offers Yahoo TV to Older DTVs

A new D-Link media player will let you add Yahoo Connected TV to HD sets that don't come with it built in (or even with a network connection).

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New WiDi Adapters Let Notebooks Wirelessly Stream 1080p, Blu-ray Content to HDTVs

Netgear, D-Link announce WiDi adapters that support the latest version of Intel's laptop-to-HDTV technology.

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Push a Button, Change Your Eyeglass Prescription

PixelOptics at CES is demonstrating its EmPower electronic eyewear, which it plans to begin producing in April.

Lexar Unveils 32GB MicroSDHC Card, USB Transfer Kit For Phones

Lexar Media allows you to squeeze a multimedia cornucopia on your cell phone with its 32GB Class 10 High-Speed Mobile microSDHC card.

Returns, Your Way: Tips for Trouble-Free Tech-Product Returns

Returning merchandise purchased online can be a costly hassle. Before you buy, consider these tips for avoiding return problems.

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Sharp LC-40LE820UN 40-Inch LCD TV

The Sharp Aquos 820UN Series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Sharp LC-46LE820UN 46-Inch LCD TV

The Sharp Aquos 820UN Series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Samsung UN65C8000 65-Inch LCD TV

The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee.

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