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AT&T LTE surfaces in San Francisco

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The wait for 4G in your neighborhood can be interminable, especially if you’re an ATT customer. It’s here. It’s ATT. It’s 4G. (Credit: AC) Compared with Verizon’s extensive LTE network, America’s second largest carrier

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Samsung, Apple tablet tit for tat to extend to displays

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(Credit: Samsung) Samsung could beat Apple to market with a tablet packing a high-resolution display, as the two bitter rivals vie to be the first on the block with a next-gen tablet. Sammy’s tab,

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Now that Sprint has the iPhone, are its other customers chopped liver?

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Sprint Nextel customers had been waiting for years for the iPhone to come to the carrier. And it finally arrived this fall. But will the iPhone be the only important device Sprint promotes from

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Crave giveaway: ‘Smart scarf’ by designer Diana Eng

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Dark-blue snowflakes appear on the light-blue scarf when temperatures go below 65 degrees. (Click to enlarge.) (Credit: Douglas Eng) Everyone’s wrapping themselves in scarves right about now, but this week’s prize, a thermochromatic smart

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Panasonic smartphones go global, starting with Europe

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A prototype of Panasonic’s forthcoming smartphone that will spearhead the company’s attempt to expand beyond the Japanese market. (Credit: Panasonic) Panasonic will expand its smartphone business beyond its home country of Japan, starting with

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Native Client turns Chrome into high-end gaming platform

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The popular Xbox game Bastion has been ported to Google Chrome using the new Native Client technology. (Credit: Supergiant Games) Mountain View, Calif.–Google’s new technology to secure the Web and make browsers significantly more

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Spotify Radio conducts music with Pandora-like app

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Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek speaks at LeWeb. (Credit: LeWeb/screenshot by Stephen Shankland) PARIS–Music-streaming service Spotify has followed in the footsteps of rival Pandora with radio stations, a way to let people listen

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Kindle Fire: Got game?

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Riptide GP runs at a decent clip on the Kindle Fire. Good luck controlling it with any kind of accuracy, though. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) The Kindle Fire tablet is a very good, cheaper alternative

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Drum Machine Shirt is a chest-thumper

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Get on down with your bad self. (Credit: ThinkGeek) Music may live in your heart, but it also lives right on top of it when you wear the ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt. Pair

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OCZ Octane review: On in 12 seconds

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The new Octane SATA3-based solid-state drive from OCZ (Credit: Dong Ngo/CNET) OCZ’s latest solid-state drive, the Octane, is a new breed among its peers. The drive is the first to be powered by OCZ’s

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Australia court lifts ban on Galaxy Tab sales

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Samsung Galaxy Tab. (Credit: Samsung) Samsung was given the go-ahead to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia today after that country’s High Court ruled that it would not hear Apple’s application for special

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Facebook adds Web site ‘Subscribe’ button

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Facebook has launched a “Subscribe” button for Web sites, allowing site visitors to get updates from journalists and other site contributors in their News Feeds. The feature, which can be installed on any Web

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HP sued over security flaw in printers

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Lawsuit claims HP violated California law and misled consumers by selling printers with a security flaw. (Credit: HP) A lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard alleges that the company sold LaserJet printers that it knew had a

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HP to reveal WebOS decision tomorrow?

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It seems we may finally know the fate of Hewlett-Packard’s WebOS unit. HP has scheduled a companywide meeting for 10:30 a.m. PT tomorrow, during which CEO Meg Whitman is expected to reveal what the

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XyBoard tablets to launch Friday at Verizon stores

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Verizon XyBoard tablets will come in 8.2-inch and 10.1-inch sizes. (Credit: Roger Cheng) XyBoard tablets will launch at Verizon stores on Friday, as Verizon takes another shot at selling Motorola tablets–now sleeker and faster.

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Twitter, Facebook, Google+: Three-way brand page shootout

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Twitter’s new brand pages have custom art headers and give marketers the option of pinning an update, with picture, at the top of the tweet stream. (Credit: Screenshot by Rafe Needleman/CNET) Twitter has finally

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Selling super fast for holidays: LeapPad Explorer

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Good luck trying to get one. (Credit: LeapFrog) It looks like the LeapPad Explorer could be the hottest tech gift for kids this holiday season. The tablet for tots is currently out of stock

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Jawbone halts Up production over battery issue, offers full refunds

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Jawbone Up wristbands (Credit: Jawbone) Jawbone has halted production of Up, its fitness wristband over battery issues and has offered customers full refunds, regardless of whether they’ve encountered problems. And the company is even

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Heading to CES, Broadcom talks 802.11ac, brings Ethernet to cars

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Broadcom’s Kevin Brown, vice president and general manager of the Infrastructure and Networking Group, unveiling the company’s new Ethernet cabling technology for cars. (Credit: Dong Ngo/CNET) Your wireless network at home, and possibly in

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Twitter homes in with a mighty makeover

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With its redesign, Twitter shows it wants users’ experiences to be the same, regardless of where they access “Home.” Plus: a new approach to photos, and branded pages, too. Twitter, Facebook, Google+: Three-way brand

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