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Zen and the Art of Laptop Maintenance

Learn how to keep your laptop looking great and working well for as long as possible, without losing your mind.

AT&T Shared Data Plans: Are They Right for You?

AT&T's shared data plans launch August 23--should you switch?

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Court Documents Reveal Samsung's Windows Phone 8 Plans

Evidence filed in Samsung's patent litigation with Apple references Odyssey and Marco, two Windows 8 phones in the works.

eBay Now Escalates Same-Day Shipping Wars

The auction site offers same-day retail delivery in a limited geographic area to rival similar and expanding services.

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Samsung Will Ship Galaxy Note 10.1 in August With Better Processor Than Expected

Samsung Electronics will start shipping the Galaxy Note 10.1 later this month, with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a software feature from the Galaxy S III.

Holiday Tech: Droolworthy Gear Coming This Fall

Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.

Sony 'Actively Investigating' Jelly Bean Upgrades

Xperia S and other handsets will still get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades while Sony evaluates Android 4.1 for use on its phones.

Mobile Shoppers Must Wait for NFC Payments

NFC-based mobile payments are still years from adoption, but shoppers can expect a plethora of contactless 'commerce services' first.

Laptop bundles, 46-inch TVs Top August Deals

Consumer electronics shoppers in search of bargains on iPhones, Kindle Fire should take a wait-and-see approach.

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Defcon Wi-Fi Hack Called No Threat to Enterprise WLANs

For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.

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Gorgeous Tech: 25 Award-Winning Designs

The international red dot awards program recognizes outstanding product designs across numerous categories, including tech.

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This is Now Shows Real-Time Instagram Uploads

The website showcases Instagram action in five busy cities, consolidating a kaleidoscope of images from around the world for quick perusal.

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How to Enhance Your Router With Open-Source Firmware

The stock firmware included on many broadband routers takes advantage of only a fraction of the hardware's capabilities. We explain how to use use powerful open-source firmware to unleash the beast in your router.

Form Productive Habits With These Handy Tools

We can harness technology (and friends) to help us stick to our goals even when the going gets tough, and to create personal breakthroughs. Here are some tools that can help.

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RIM Ships LTE PlayBook Tablet Next Week

A 32GB model of the 7-inch tablet with LTE cellular connectivity will be rolled out in most markets over the next few months.