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No 4G signal? Then what should I do with this Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

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The promise of super-fast 4G wireless broadband sounds enticing, but what happens when you can’t actually get the 4G service? That’s the question one reader who just got the new 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy

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Hitachi unveils new G-Drive external storage solutions

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The G-Raid external hard drive from Hitachi. (Credit: Hitachi) Heading to CES 2012, Hitachi announced today that it has added two new internal hard drives to its portfolio of external solutions. The two drives

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Yahoo CEO could be PayPal’s Thompson, ATD says

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Scott Thompson (Credit: PayPal) Yahoo could announce its new chief executive today, and the leading contender is PayPal President Scott Thompson, All Things Digital reported last night. The Internet pioneer has been searching for

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Get an 8GB Kingston Mini Fun flash drive for $7.95

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You can daisy-chain the Lego-inspired Mini Fun drives for, um, fun! (Credit: BH Photo) Okay, time to test the new-and-improved Cheapskate newsletter system, which shoots out the e-mail shortly after my post goes live.

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Tendril opens up home energy Web services

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Hack away: Tendril’s developer platform lets people write energy data-related apps for smart appliances and other networked devices. (Credit: Martin LaMonica/CNET) A home full of “smart” devices that can communicate still needs apps to

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Crave 71: Princess Leia’s dirty secret (podcast)

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“Star Wars” is great, but “Star Wars” on your head is much better. The Crave team discusses this idea in depth in this first episode of 2012, along with Jell-O dispensers for grown-ups, StarCraft

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Americans more susceptible to online scams than believed, study finds

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The least and most likely demographics for scam susceptibility in the U.S. (Credit: The Ponemon Institute/PC Tools) Last May, long before the iPhone 4S was released, a bunch of Facebook users got tricked into

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Cisco ceasing sales of Umi video hardware

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Cisco’s ill-fated Umi. (Credit: Cisco) Cisco Systems is pulling the plug on another one of its video-centric consumer products. The communications company today acknowledged that it has ceased sales of its Umi video-conferencing hardware,

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Apple loses bid to seal already public OS information

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A federal judge has denied Apple’s effort to seal information related to its copyright infringement case against Psystar, ruling that information already publicly available on the Internet and in print is longer protectable. Apple

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iPhone 5 coming this fall, says analyst

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A research note from an investment bank today sees an iPhone 5 coming this fall and sees strong growth for Apple’s popular phone in the coming quarter. The iPhone will comprise roughly 50 percent

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Man says he popped into U.S. with iPad passport

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Sometimes you just want to enter the U.S. on a whim. You might want to celebrate the Oakland Raiders finding another new way of slipping into oblivion. You might want to catch a new

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Finally, HP announces a 27-inch Windows all-in-one

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More than two years after Apple introduced its 27-inch iMac, HP will offer the first large-screen Windows-based competitor with its new Omni 27 all-in-one. (Credit: HP) Available in the U.S. on January 8, the

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HP’s Phoenix gaming desktop rises in the U.S.

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I suspected we might hear more about the Phoenix gaming desktop upon its U.K. release last year. Today, HP makes its U.S arrival official. (Credit: HP) The system, full name HP Pavilion Elite hp9

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The HP L2311c is business all over

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The HP L2311c will charge your laptop while you do the dishes or other tasks, I’m sure. (Credit: HP) If HP’s latest business monitor, Samsung’s Central Station, and Apple’s Thunderbolt Display are any indication,

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It’s strictly business with HP’s new monitors

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The dicernable lack of pizaazz is the biggest giveaway for most bussiness monitors and the LV2011 is no different. (Credit: HP) This week, HP unveiled two new business monitors that, unless you’re an IT

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How will CES cope without porn stars?

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If you’re attending this year’s CES, you will, perhaps, experience withdrawal symptoms. For, as I peruse the landscape for next week’s porn fest of gadgetry, I notice that there will be something missing: the

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MIT body suit helps you feel old

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Body suit simulators are nothing new. Earlier this year the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan unveiled Mommy Tummy 8.0, designed to help the partners of expecting moms–as well as teenagers thinking about getting

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What’s coming in Firefox 11

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Firefox for Android’s new clothes Big changes are arriving in the developer’s build of Firefox for Android in a bid to make it more appealing, while the significantly more popular desktop version is getting

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Toy racetrack too cool to be real

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(Credit: Japan Institute of Science and Technology (aka Sony)) Quantum superconductors are an amazing thing. With the right materials cooled down to below -301 degrees Fahrenheit, you can create a superconductive magnetic field known

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Kindle Fire burned up some holiday iPad sales

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The Kindle Fire has been popular enough to eat into iPad market share, an investment bank says. (Credit: CNET) Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire took a bite out of iPad sales over the holiday season, according

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