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Best Buy sitting on a pile of unsold HP tablets

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There have been plenty of hints that Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad isn’t selling well. First there was a $50 discount. Then there were spot discounts of $100 at outlets like Costco. Then the $100 discount became

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After a long wait, T-Mobile releases BlackBerry Bold 9900

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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Bold 9900 (Credit: T-Mobile) Google and Motorola Mobility’s impending nuptials may be grabbing a huge amount of newsprint this week, but Research In Motion is doing everything it can to assert its

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Five reasons to cash in on the PS3 at $249

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(Credit: Background: Tracy O) With both PlayStation 3 models dropping $50 in price, now may be the right time to pull the trigger on the Sony console. While it may not have had the

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Google Catalogs app: Shop with your fingertips

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My Google Catalogs collage brings together Star Wars and Urban Outfitters at last. (Credit: Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) My real-life mailbox still gets jammed full of catalogs. There’s always a spark of excitement when

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S&P downgrades Google stock on Motorola deal plans

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Google stock and the federal government now have something in common: they’ve both been downgraded by Standard Poor’s. Of course, being downgraded by the ratings agency that famously whiffed on highly questionable real estate

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LinkedIn launches HTML5 site, revamps apps

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Maybe everyone really is shifting to building mobile sites in HTML5. Adobe Systems recently debuted its Edge tool set in public preview mode for developers interested in creating motion and interactive graphics written natively

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Phones alleviate boredom, research shows (podcast)

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Cell phone usage by different ages (Credit: Pew Research Center’s Internet American Life Project) One of the many findings of a recent Pew Research Center study called “Americans and their cell phones” is that

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Google, Facebook spar over Google+ invite issue

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The link that some Google+ users were reportedly unable to see. (Credit: CNET) A purported mishandling of Google+ invitation links that keeps them from surfacing on Facebook user news feeds has resulted in a

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Gamescom: Battlefield 3 jets, night vision, co-op

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All indications are pointing toward huge sales for Battlefield 3. (Credit: DICE, EA) As if things weren’t already going well enough with the next big game in the Battlefield franchise, wait till you see

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Facebook: Ceglia contract an ‘outright fabrication’

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Facebook says its inspection of a computer belonging to a man who claims to have a contract that entitles him to half-ownership of the social-networking giant has turned up an “authentic contract” that does

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Jose Gomez Marquez makes toys into medical devices for the developing world

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Jose Gomez Marquez is a master of design for medical devices. The MIT professor stopped by CNET to demo some products he hopes to commercialize: he made medical devices out of Lego bricks, developed

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Viewsonic tablet does Windows and Android

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Viewsonic will begin shipping a tablet later this month that runs both Windows 7 and Android, the company said today. ViewPad 10pro. Android is run as an app on top of Windows. (Credit: Viewsonic)

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Amazon releases secure cloud for government

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Amazon Web Services (Credit: Amazon Web Services) Cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced AWS GovCloud, a new AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive

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Five possible responses to the Google-Motorola merger

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There’s no question that the mobile market was turned on its head yesterday when Google announced its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola. So what’s it mean for the rest of the industry? Typically, industry

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Analysts: ‘iPad 3′ display presents a challenge

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Making tablets with a very-high-resolution display in large volumes is posing a challenge for Apple, according to analysts and an Asia-based report. iPad 2. It will be a challenge to make a version of

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Anonymous-organized protests cripple San Francisco transit

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Protests in San Francisco’s Civic Center Station bring rush hour a standstill. 3 minutes 3 seconds August 16, 2011 9:14 PM

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Private-cloud growing pains

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As cloud adoption continues to soar, the debate between public and private continues apace. While I am a fervent believer in the public cloud, I do believe there is a lot of opportunity for

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Hacker uses Facebook to find looted laptop

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Some rioters seem to have worked out the idea of personal security. You know, by wearing their auntie’s scarves across their faces and by disabling security cameras before they steal, um, cameras. Others, though,

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Ever faked a cell phone call? You’re not alone

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Almost a third of all those twentysomethings you see walking around talking on their cell phones are just pretending–perhaps so they can avoid you. That’s one of the findings of a new Pew Research

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Apple’s proposed campus larger than the Pentagon

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With last week’s release of floor plans for Apple’s proposed Cupertino, Calif., campus reboot, we finally got details on the interior bits of the complex Apple hopes to have finished by 2015. We also

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