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New Flex joins step counters

The main drawback to Fitbit's wearable activity monitors may be how unobtrusive they are. To hear users tell it, their trackers have taken more unplanned trips through the washing machine than a crumpled dollar bill.

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TECH TEST review: Nintendo's Wii U controller is a dandy TV remote

TECH TEST review: Nintendo's Wii U controller is a dandy TV remote

Buy the Wii U game machine and you'll get this controller that doubles as an advanced remote control for watching TV.

January 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tech test review: Nintendo's Wii U controller is a dandy TV remote

Tech test review: Nintendo's Wii U controller is a dandy TV remote

Nintendo's TV-watching tool for the new Wii U game console beats my regular remote control hands down.

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Meet the mighty Mini

Meet the mighty Mini

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October 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Meet the mighty Mini

Meet the mighty Mini

Apple's iPad Mini will bring a lot more excitement and a little more confusion to the holiday shopping season.

October 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Technology helps with fitness goals

Technology helps with fitness goals

Gadgets and apps like these can help you keep track of what you're eating, count how many calories you're burning while exercising, and measure your body mass and lean muscle.

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Technology helps with fitness goals

Technology helps with fitness goals

Many of us know firsthand that losing weight and staying fit can be tough.

October 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

Quickoffice is designed to make Apple and Android mobile devices compatible with Microsoft Office, even if the software isn't installed on them. The $19.99 app includes programs similar to Microsoft Word for documents, Excel for spreadsheets and PowerPoint for presentations. But the programs…

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Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

This image from Microsoft Office shows Excel Mobile on a Windows 7 phone. Microsoft's version of Office for the tablet is probably best-suited for business users who crave seamless connections between their computer and on-the-go tablet.

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Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

Even with apps, using tablet for work is iffy

There's nothing I like more than getting some writing done at my favorite neighborhood coffeehouse. It's relaxing, I'm more productive and the place makes a great cappuccino.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Price-comparison apps taken for a spin

Price-comparison apps taken for a spin

RedLaser, a mobile application owned by eBay, is good for storing loyalty cards for some chain stores.

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Price-comparison apps taken for a spin

Price-comparison apps taken for a spin

It's a shopper's nightmare: Buying something, then seeing it cheaper at another store. Thanks to price-comparison apps, there's no need to guess if you're getting the lowest price.

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TV Guide app tidies up your viewing life

TV Guide app tidies up your viewing life

I grew up in a TV Guide household. I'd flip through the magazine each week to see what was on. Keeping track of what to watch was pretty simple with only three main networks and a new one called Fox. Cable channels showed mostly reruns and old movies.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
IPhone 5 pretty great

IPhone 5 pretty great

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September 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
IPhone 5 pretty great

IPhone 5 pretty great

The launch of a new iPhone long ago passed from mere product introduction into the realm of cultural phenomena. Still, underneath all the hype, the iPhone 5 really is just a new smartphone. A terrific new smartphone.

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Lighter iPhone 5 blends beauty with versatility

SAN FRANCISCO - As I played around with the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, I wondered what the late Steve Jobs would have thought about the latest twist on Apple's best-selling device.

September 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Samsung's Music Hub fails

Samsung's Music Hub fails

Samsung's Music Hub app on its Galaxy S III phone tries to combine four things into one, which sounds great - but it doesn't work out that way.

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Samsung's Music Hub fails

Samsung's Music Hub fails

Samsung's new music service tries to combine four things into one: an all-you-can-listen plan like Spotify, a pay-per-song store like iTunes, an Internet music storage service like iTunes Match and a radio service like Pandora.

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Smart headphones

The most noteworthy thing about Parrot's new Zik over-the-ear stereo headphones isn't the sound. It's that these babies are stuffed with more technology than an F-15.

August 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wireless speakers call for a phone

Wireless speakers call for a phone

From left, the Big Jambox by Jawbone,the Braven 650, the Beacon Audio Phoenix and Logitech's Mini Boombox are wireless speakers that connect to smartphones via Bluetooth. Diminutive wireless speakers are increasingly filling the shelves at electronics retailers as they quickly prove to be th…

July 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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