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Lab strives to keep tech accessible to all users

From Julia Child to mobile devices, the National Center for Accessible Media cooks up ways to keep technology accessible to people with disabilities.

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Review: GOM Media Player plays just about anything

GOM Media Player can play back almost any audio or video file, and looks good doing so. This free player is well worth a look.

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Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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How to master VLC, the ultimate Windows media player for power users

VideoLAN's free media player can stream files to and from the Internet, manage podcasts, capture webcam videos and yes, even play Blu-ray. Here's how you can get started with VLC.

Streaming video of Stewart-O'Reilly debate disrupted

Many viewers had difficulty streaming the debate between the political pundits with opposing ideologies when it began.

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Chrome 23 beta pumps up video support

A new API, for instance, enables video playback that can adapt to changing computer and network conditions.

Gotye remix blends music with video technology

A HP Scanjet 3C somehow sits in for the vocals. Two hard drives pull off drums and a cymbal. And a xylophone is controlled by a PIC16F84A microcontroller.

Google now displays movie trailers with search results

Google now includes movie trailers from YouTube in its search results when information is requested about a movie. Expect Bing to follow soon.

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Review: Adobe Premiere Elements 11 offers an easy, fast, and simple take on video editing

Next to Apple's iMovie '11, Premiere Elements 11 is about the same, a little bit more, a little prettier, and easier to use.

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CyberLink Director Suite: Prosumer video, photo, and audio editing with great features and effects

The vast majority will find all the features they need in this collection of linked photo and video editors. It shields you from the complexity of many tasks, but still manages to provide near pro-level power.