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Cube® 3D Printers for sale at Staples. (Staples/Cube)

Larry Magid: 3-D Printers Available In Stores; Safety Concerns Raised

Staples has become the first big-box retailer to start selling 3-D printers despite concerns they can be used to print a working gun.

05/07/2013

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

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

Best Buy store in Colma (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Best Buy Ramps Up Competition With Online Retaliers

Amid fierce competition between brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers, Best Buy will reportedly price match Amazon.com and other major online outlets. Notorious for excluding online retailers from its price match policy, Best Buy’s latest move may deter consumers from using it’s stores as a “showroom.”

10/16/2012

A camera used by Redwood City police to chat online with residents. (CBS/CNET)

Redwood City Police Handle Some Calls Via Video Chat

It’s an “Only in Silicon Valley” story now, but probably not for long. The Redwood City police department is in the middle of a trial of live video chat to take service calls from residents.

09/18/2012

The Toys-R-Us Tabeo (Toys-R-Us)

Toys-R-Us Tabeo: Does The World Need Another Kid’s Tablet?

Toys-R-Us’ new Tabeo seems like a long shot to me. In a world where kids already have an appetite for iPads, Android tablets and the Kindle Fire, I’m not sure where something “kid” fits beyond a certain and very young age.

09/11/2012

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TechWatch: Walmart Testings Scan As-You-Go Checkout Program

Walmart is testing the next innovation in self-checkout. It’s an iPhone app called Scan & Go. You scan and items as you put them in your cart while walking the aisle, then head to the self-checkout aisle where your list is already waiting to be paid for, meaning you are able to avoid both a checker and the scanning process at the bottleneck that is the checkout area.

09/04/2012

Kindle Fire (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TechWatch: Affordable Back-To-School Tech

You know about the laptops, tablets and smartphones — back to school tech that makes you blanch at the price. Here are 5 solid back-to-school tech buys that are under $100.

08/21/2012

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Tech Watch: Kids Increasingly Hide Online Activity From Parents

It should come as no surprise, but your kids are hiding some of their online activity from you. What is a bit of a surprise is that they are doing it a lot more now than in the last MacAfee survey two years ago.

06/26/2012

Motorola Droid. (George Frey/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Smaller iPhone Coming Soon?

Android phones have recently overtaken Apple in the smartphone sales race but Apple is fighting back trying to do more with less.

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