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Alienware pursues mainstream gamers with x51 slim tower

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As promised, Alienware launched its new x51 slim tower PC tonight, at a live event in San Francisco. Alienware unveils the X51 small form factor gaming desktop. (Credit: Alienware) Features in the customizable system

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Concept T-Bike doubles as tripod

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(Credit: Reza Rachmat Sumirat) With the Tripod Bicycle, or T-Bike, you no longer have to lug around a heavy tripod while searching for photo opportunities on two wheels. This concept bicycle, imagined by Indonesian

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Google+ gets LOLcaterizer photo caption tool

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Google+ now lets people add captions to photos, including this example using the classic LOLcat font. (Credit: Google+) Watch out, Facebook, because Google+ just got the feature that will wipe you off the social-network

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Lojack recovers your laptop, without risking your neck

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Tour Lojack for Laptops (photos) Your security app gives you the longitude and latitude of your stolen tech, but is it wise to confront a tech thief on your own? And how do you

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From Nissan, a self-healing iPhone case

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Nissan’s Scratch Shield iPhone case is made from ABS plastic and coated with a polyrotaxane paint. (Credit: Nissan) Ever gotten a shiny new iPhone case, only to drop it and see it get scratched

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House to take up SOPA debate again next month

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Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary committee, today said he expects the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act to resume sometime next month. The fight in Congress over two antipiracy bills

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Windows 8 will not be kind to Intel this year, says analyst

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A Windows 8 tablet using an Intel next-generation dual-core ‘Clover Trail’ Atom chip was shown at CES. (Credit: Brooke Crothers) Intel will have to slog through a tough 2012 before it sees any real

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Google gathers language samples for better voice search (video)

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Using voice search can be a snap but what goes into developing that kind of technology? SmartPlanet recently visited Google’s voice search team to find out. The company’s technology currently covers 26 languages, including

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Best smartphones on a budget

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The holidays are over, and if you’re like me, you’ve blown all your extra cash on gifts for other people. But what if you still would like to treat yourself to a shiny new

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New Alienware PC lands tonight

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Alienware hints at a new PC, to be unveiled tonight. (Credit: Alienware) Alienware looks poised to launch an affordable gaming desktop. The PC maker itself has been promoting the reveal on its Alienware Arena

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Olympus going even more retro with OM-D camera

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Olympus applied for this trademarked logo in Germany. (Credit: Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt) Olympus looks set to debut a new compact, high-end camera model whose OM-D name capitalizes on the company’s old camera brand.

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The ‘Terminator of mini Bluetooth speakers’

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The DBest PS4501 is due out this spring and should cost less than $100 (click to enlarge). (Credit: David Carnoy/CNET) We recently had a listen to DBest London’s tiny Bluetooth speaker, the 4001, which

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The 404 973: Where no hoots given here (podcast)

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(Credit: Rueben Lee/CNET Asia) It’s our first day back from CES so we’ll give you quick recap of last week’s shows, but you should really go back and hear them for yourself! We’ll also

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HzO looking to make splash with smartphone waterproofing

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(Credit: Zagg) According to a recent study, 19 percent of you have lost your smartphone due to a fatal meeting with the toilet. Putting aside the disturbing fact that some people can’t part with

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Rumor Has It, Ep. 16: Whew! iPad 3 is coming! (podcast)

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Rumor Has It gets the dubious honor of being the last show live on the CNET main stage of CES 2012, and we use it to cry, “The iPad 3 is coming! The iPad

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MPAA blasts ‘dangerous’ anti-SOPA blackouts as ‘stunts’

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A bipartisan coalition in Congress is trying to push through the Stop Online Piracy Act, but a growing number of Web sites–including Wikipedia–are registering strong protest the legislation. Now, the MPAA is calling those

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Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from Web giant

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Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned his board seat and “all other positions” with the beleaguered Web giant, the company announced this afternoon. Yahoo’s Jerry Yang (Credit: Yahoo) Two weeks ago, the company announced

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Sony may have a phone running Windows Phone 7

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The matrimonial relationship between Sony and Android may not be as monogamous as we all believed. (Credit: NokiaWP) According to NokiaWP, leaked photos of a few new Sony phones included one phone running Windows

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Yahoo announces Yang’s resignation (statement)

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Here’s the full text of Yahoo’s press release announcing co-founder Jerry Yang’s resignation: SUNNYVALE, Calif.–Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, today announced that Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and

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iSkin’s new iPhone 4/4S case has Year of the Dragon aura

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The “dragon-themed” iSkin Aura cases are set to ship soon for $39.99 (click to enlarge). (Credit: David Carnoy/CNET) It doesn’t look like iSkin will quite make the arrival of the Year of the Dragon,

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