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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.

Media Streamers Step Up

New set-top boxes--from Apple, Boxee, Logitech/Google TV, and others-- make the choice of streamer both more enticing and more complicated.

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WD TV Live Hub: The Best of Both Personal and Web Streaming

The WD TV Live Hub not only streams media from a variety of network and Web sources, it doubles as a media server, making it a good choice if you want to stream media to and from multiple locations.

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Review: Boxee Box by D-Link offers media streaming with style

Updated firmware makes the Boxee Box the generally great set-top box that should have shipped at in the first place.

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Blio Seeks to Redefine E-books, But It's Missing Some Elements

Can PC software reinvent e-books? The makers of Blio hope so: This free download delivers features you don't get on Kindles and their competitors.

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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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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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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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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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