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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.

Cisco FlipShare TV

Cisco's pocket-size Flip Video camcorders--such as the Flip MinoHD ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice )--achieved widespread popularity by making the process of...

Inexpensive AOC Envision L42H961 Worth a Look for Those With Tight Budgets

AOC's HDTV stumbles on fast-motion content, but otherwise is a decent no-frills set at a rock-bottom price.

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Very Good Picture Quality Makes the Vizio VL470M HDTV Worth a Look

The Vizio VL470M is a handsome HDTV with superior image quality and tons of customizability options.

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Vizio SV470M: Good Price, Middling Picture Quality

The 47-inch Vizio SV470M LCD TV carries a reasonable price and a good array of customization options, but you can find better picture quality elsewhere.

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Vizio's VT420M: A Strong All-Around Performer

Though other HDTVs offer more extras and options, the Vizio VT420M performs best where it matters most: image quality.

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Cisco's FlipShare TV Lets You Watch Your Videos on TV

Streaming box aims to make viewing video on your television a simple affair, but the price is a bit steep.

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Top 5 Black Friday Gotchas

It’s crunch time for retailers, which can be good news for those of us out in the trenches shopping. But don’t let the hype lure you into a deal that’s no deal.

Roku HD-XR Excels at Streaming Media to Your TV

Compact, affordable media player delivers Netflix, Amazon, and other Internet media services over wired or 802.11n wireless--and does it well.

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HDTVs for the Holidays: No Bad Time to Buy

Steep price declines over the past year plus the usual Black Friday madness make this a good time to buy--but even if you wait, you’re apt to find great deals throughout the holiday season.

Roku SD: Low-Cost, Low-Res Media Streaming

If you can live with its lower resolution and limited wireless networking features, this media streamer is a respectable low-cost choice.

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Office 2010 Beta: A Visual Tour of What's New

Microsoft's Office 2010 beta emphasizes integration with the Web, interface upgrades, and collaboration.

Microsoft Office 2010: An Intriguing Beta

The revised productivity suite introduces interface tweaks, modest but useful desktop innovations, and integration with minimalist Web apps.

Amazon Kindle for PC E-Book Software

This highly usable e-book reader for the PC shows off the Kindle platform well, even though it lacks some niceties found in its iPhone cousin and in Kindle hardware.

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The Best of Today's E-Book Readers

The number of high-quality e-readers available is mushrooming. We tested seven and gave our highest marks to one that might surprise you.

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Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600) E-Book Reader

With the addition of ePub support, the Sony Reader Touch Edition shapes up as a formidable competitor to Amazon's Kindle for those who want a sturdier and more elegant reader.

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