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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

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Snapchat Tops Facebook In Photo, Video Uploads

The social media site Snapchat says it’s passed Facebook when it comes to the number of photos and videos posted everyday.

11/20/2013

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Blockbuster Throws In The Towel

The DVD-rental chain will close down its remaining US stores and curtail its DVD-by-mail rental service…

11/06/2013

This scene didn't quite go as planned. (credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET)

Rare ‘Star Wars’ Blooper Reel Emerges On YouTube

Entertaining “Star Wars” outtake footage that few have seen (until now) makes its way onto the Web…

10/28/2013

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CNET en Español Is Here

Our sister site, CNET has just launched a Spanish language version filled with tech reviews, news and videos with an emphasis on topics that matter to the Spanish speaking audience.

09/19/2013

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

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Facebook Bug Exposes Contact Info Of 6 Million Users

Facebook is alerting 6 million of its users that their e-mails or phone numbers were inadvertently shared with other members.

06/21/2013

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