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Tech Watch: Could ‘Facebook Phone’ Be Ready For Unveiling?

The long rumored “Facebook phone” might be coming at a Thursday morning event at the company’s offices in Menlo Park. Or it might not be coming at all. It all depends on your definition of a “Facebook phone.”

04/02/2013

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year Plan

T-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn’t that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.

03/26/2013

A smartphone app measures a user's blood alcohol concentration. (CBS)

Tech Watch: Body Monitoring Next Wave In Consumer Electronics

2013 is shaping up to be the year of body measurement – pulse, temperature. activity and even sleep patterns.

03/19/2013

Visitors take pictures of a new Nokia device during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 at the Fira Gran Via complex on February 25, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Mobile Highlights From MWC 2013

The biggest event of the year for new mobile tech , the Mobile World Congress – or MWC, as it’s called – is featuring an array of new smartphones, tablets and laptops.

02/26/2013

Sony Playstation PS3 (Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: PlayStation 4 Set For Launch

The first all-new PlayStation in seven years is about to debut on Wednesday, and gaming will be only part of the story.

02/19/2013

Apple Unveils Updated iPad In San Francisco

TechWatch: How Likely Is Apple To Create iWatch?

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Asking what Apple has up its sleeve is turning out to be rather apropos: The rumor mill is abuzz this week with claims that Apple is developing a smart watch […]

02/12/2013

A fair goer tries out the textunes eBook reader app on an Apple iPad at the Leipzig Book Fair on March 15, 2012 on the fairgrounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Array Of Tablets Challenge iPad For Dominance

The iPad is still synonymous with the concept of a tablet, but Apple’s tablets have now slipped below 50% of all tablets sold. So what’s taken their place? An array of tablets that are generally smaller, cheaper but still basically equivalent to an iPad.

02/05/2013

CNET Editor at large Brian Cooley holds (L-R) a Google Nexus 7 and an iPad Mini. (CBS)

Tech Watch: Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Just in time for the Holidays, Brian Cooley, Editor at Large of CNET.com., explains how to choose the perfect hi-tech gift.

12/04/2012

Televisions on display at an electronics store. (CBS)

Tech Watch: Buying A New TV Online

Buying a TV used to be an in-store experience, but increasingly people are making this big purchase online.

11/27/2012

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TechWatch: Online Shopping Is Key To Black Friday Survival

I find Black Friday and Cyber Monday to be crass plays on retail instincts and getting us to buy things based on price, not need. But having said that, here are some tips on how to handle the twin days of retail madness.

11/20/2012

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