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Italian court overturns Google executives' privacy convictions

A Milan appeals court has overturned the conviction of three Google managers for violating Italy's privacy laws by allowing the posting of a video showing the bullying of a handicapped student.

Rapid Review: Acer Aspire S5

Video review of the Acer Aspire S5 laptop. If you're looking for an Ultrabook with the superslim good looks of a MacBook Air, enough computing oomph to handle multimedia and general business tasks, plus a good-enough battery life, take a long hard look at the Acer Aspire S5. Especially the superslim good looks part.

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Game on at the art museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will debut its first collection of classic video games in an exhibit to open early next year.

Netflix rival Redbox Instant will cost $6 at debut next month

Verizon and Redbox have teamed to challenge Netflix, and their Redbox Instant is being tested and should be available soon.

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New Mozilla tool lets anyone create and hack interactive videos

This free Web app brings new DIY capabilities to everyday users.

Google updates Chrome browser with battery-saving feature

Google released a Chrome browser update with a video decoding enhancement that the company claims will help users save battery life.

Review: Diamond Multimedia GC 1000 captures your gaming exploits with very little fuss

The Diamond Multimedia GC 1000 ($140) promises to record your gaming exploits in full high-definition glory, effortlessly. And it delivers, more or less.

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Pick a pico projector: We review four of the best and brightest models

These tiny projectors weigh less than a pound, but each is capable of delivering business presentations, slideshows, and video to audiences in boardrooms and living rooms.

Can Skype really take the place of a face-to-face meeting?

Airfare is awfully expensive. Videoconferencing is cheap. But when business is on the line, is it really as good as being there in person?

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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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