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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.

Holidays: How to Shop Safely Online

That inbox full of Black Friday alerts and e-tailer sales pitches are sure signs that the peak holiday shopping season has arrived. But while online shopping...

LCD HDTV Motion Features: How Do They Work?

Plasma HDTVs typically beat LCDs in fast-motion scenes, but LCD manufacturers are trying to change that. Do faster refresh rates and other technologies help? We ask the experts.

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How to Travel Like Tech Royalty

You can take your tech on a trip, or get someone to provide it for you. Here's how to stay charged and connected--and get the most out of your tech when you travel.

Early-Bird Black Friday Predictions

The holiday bargain-hunting season is here. We talk to the experts to uncover what kinds of Black Friday deals you can expect on HDTVs, e-readers, Blu-ray, and more.

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QuickBooks and Beyond: 5 Online Accounting Services

Nowhere is the explosion of Web apps more apparent than in small-business accounting. These five services will help you keep the books, take care of payroll, track expense accounts, and more.

Hitachi UltraVision LE42S704: Solid HDTV Lacks Internet Support

The Hitachi UltraVision LE42S704 delivers decent picture quality and great audio at a good price if you're not set on Internet or robust multimedia support.

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LG Infinia 47LE8500: A Pricey but Stylish HDTV

The LG Infinia 47LE8500 looks good and delivers a slew of customization options, plus great Internet content--but image quality isn't great, and this HDTV is expensive.

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Sony Bravia KDL-52NX800 HDTV: Design Weaknesses Detract From Solid Image Quality

The Bravia 52NX800 delivers respectable audio/video quality, integrated Wi-Fi and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

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Sharp LC-52LE820UN Is a Good but Pricey HDTV

The Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but it has serious shortcomings, and it's pricey for its screen-size class.

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Vizio XVT553SV Is an HDTV Bargain

The Vizio XVT553SV delivers solid image quality and a good collection of Internet features at an outstanding price.

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Logitech Revue: Lots to Like and Dislike in This Google TV Box

We like the keyboard-equipped remote, the desktop-caliber browser, and the cool videoconferencing--but this pricey set-top box is slow, and its searches can be confusing.

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Samsung LN46C650 HDTV: Great Image Quality at a Low Price

The Samsung LN46C650 is a dream come true for budget minded buyers who seek solid image quality in a connected HDTV with advanced features.

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Samsung Series 8 UN55C8000: An Outstanding HDTV

The Samsung UN55C8000 delivers excellent video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee.

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Quicken Gets a Web-Inspired Overhaul

The 2011 editions of Intuit's popular personal finance program sport many improvements inspired by Quicken's online sibling, Mint.com. But perhaps the biggest selling point is a huge increase in the number of financial institutions that let you download transaction data.

PayPal Alternatives That Let You Shop Around

These online payment services have their own pros and cons, but they give users frustrated with PayPal new options for making personal and business transactions.