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14 killer hardware deals that cost $100

Priced right at $100, these awesome nuggets of technology prove you don't have to spend a fortune to live on the cutting edge.

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Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

A decrease in music piracy led to increased revenues for the music industry in 2012, for the first time since 1999. Hollywood should pay attention, stop worrying, and learn to love the digital economy.

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Review: AlbumPlayer really lets the music play

AlbumPlayer is a digital jukebox with a slick design and some cool features for music playback. Unfortunately, though, this software is expensive.

Answer Line: How to add to your music collection for free

Janisum asked the Music & Video Software forum about acquiring songs for an iPod without spending money.

Review: Songbird Desktop is much more than just a media player

Songbird Desktop is a free tool for managing your music collection, but also includes features for streaming content around the house and letting you connect with friends and artists.

Review: MP3 Rocket makes YouTube videos into MP3s

MP3 Rocket is a free application that converts videos into MP3s. It's easy to use, free, and offers a slick way to convert videos for later listening.

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Sony quits manufacturing the 21-year-old MiniDisc player

RIP, Sony MiniDisc -- Sony has announced it is no longer manufacturing the portable audio players, which had limited adoption even after 21 years.

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Nokia adds premium music streaming to Lumia phones

Nokia is spiffing up the music app on its Lumia handsets by adding Music+ with the Mix Radio streaming service to its Music app, to try to distinguish its Windows Phones in a competitive market.

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Review: iCloner offers reliable, but pricey, iPod backups

iCloner offers a neat and easy way to backup your iPod and restores its contents when necessary. But this application is pricey, and its restorations are all or nothing. So is your chance to get it; it'll be gone soon.

mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

Tosy's mRobo robot can dance like no other, and brings his own speakers too.

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