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A Belkin bluetooth music receiver (center). (CNET/CBS)

Brian Cooley: Best Holiday Tech Gifts For Under $50

Cool tech gifts need not be pricey. Here are my three top picks this year that will delight almost anyone on your list who is even remotely interested in what these products do.

12/10/2013

People mingle in front of a display of LG Electronics televisions at a trade show. (Fredrick J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Brian Cooley: Are Extended Warranties On Tech Gifts Worth It?

If you buy a big ticket tech item this holiday season, you may be tempted to get some sort of extended warranty on it.

12/03/2013

An XBox One and controller. (CNET/CBS)

Brian Cooley: The Twelve Tech Buys Of Christmas

For this holiday shopping list, I’m skippping smartphones, computers, cameras and a host of other technologies that have either become utterly routine or obsolete. Instead, let’s get a quick look of what I would think of this year when I think great tech that will delight as well as surprise.

11/26/2013

A curved Samsung HDTV (Samsung)

Brian Cooley: Is It Time For A Curved HDTV?

fter years of being “on the way”, curved screen HDTVs are here. Samsung and LG have both announced the availability of 55″ models in stores this week. Now sit down: They are each going for around $15,000. These are clearly halo products, but they may point the way to a real future, unlike 3D TV.

07/23/2013

Image from a car's rearview camera. (CNET)

Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet Mandatory

Two major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths — but will they work and at what cost?

06/25/2013

Apple's Craig Federighi, Vice President of Software Engineering, introduces iOS7 at a keynote address during the 2013 Apple WWDC at the Moscone Center on June 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images)

Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 Release

Apple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday’s (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer’s conference Monday.

06/11/2013

Acer DA220 Android computer (Acer)

Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

06/05/2013

Image from a video which purports to show a plastic, 3D-printed gun firing a round. (DefCad.org)

Tech Watch: 3D-Printed Gun Technology Unlikely To Open Weapon Floodgates

The first 3D-printed gun to function in public is raising concerns, but its design and the freedom of the data that allows anyone to make one is the real tech story behind the headlines.

05/07/2013

Emergency personnel take postion at the finish line after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Emergency Resources To Follow During A Disaster

When the Boston Marathon bombing happened we all craved the latest, unfiltered information. The web is a solid way to get that, as long as you remember much of it is unfiltered and unchecked. Here are some places to start.

04/16/2013

CNET's Top Gift Ideas (For Dads)

Court Rules Using Cell Phone For GPS Violates Hands-Free Driving Laws

A fresh court ruling in California states that using a phone solely for navigation is a violation of hands-free laws.

04/09/2013

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