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  • Updated: September 6, 2012 - 1:54 PM

Twin Cities homes are going high-tech thanks to 'smart' devices

By Katie Humphrey February 26, 2014, 06:07 PM

Houses are going high-tech amid the booming “Internet of Things.” But do you really need that Wi-Fi-enabled toothbrush, and what if it gets a virus?

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Mind your digital manners

By Katie Humphrey February 13, 2014, 04:56 PM

Etiquette in the Internet age is a fast-evolving beast. Ann E. Answers is here to save you from online embarrassment.

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Facebook's new Paper app gets good reviews

By Katie Humphrey February 04, 2014, 02:45 PM

Facebook unwrapped a new app this week to celebrate its 10th birthday. It doesn’t have every Facebook feature, but its photo-heavy presentation of news from friends and major publications has won wide praise.

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Facebook makes a video for you

By Shari L. Gross February 04, 2014, 02:24 PM

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Facebook created personal videos for every user.

Click: 'Smart' toothbrush puts the digital in dentistry

January 31, 2014, 03:25 PM

Brushing the ‘smart’ wayOral hygiene, meet the digital age. With everyone talking about the “Internet of things,” one prototype getting...

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Sound Advice: Pentax cameras are ideal for nonprofessional photo enthusiasts

By DON LINDICH January 31, 2014, 03:07 PM

I love Pentax and have used it for years. I love the picture quality and the great lenses, and the sensor-based Shake Reduction means every lens you use is stabilized.

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Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

By Katie Humphrey January 29, 2014, 04:16 PM

Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble.

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How to clean cellphones, tablets and other essential gadgets

By KATE MURPHY January 20, 2014, 02:55 PM

Cellphones, tablets and other handheld devices are a natural gathering spot for germs. Keeping them clean, however, isn't easy.

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Ever-popular quiz apps test all personality types

By Katie Humphrey January 13, 2014, 02:38 PM

Since launching in November, QuizUp has hovered in the Top 10 mobile games in the United States. But it’s just one of many brain teasers. Turns out, there’s a trivia app to test just about any personality type.

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Hear music anywhere, but which tech is best?

By Jonathan Takiff January 10, 2014, 11:51 PM

An array of trendy gadgets can stream audio wherever you want, but some do it better than others.

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Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined

By Katie Humphrey January 01, 2014, 05:22 PM

People are turning to libraries with tech-fueled questions about everything from e-readers to social media – and librarians have the answers.

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Dec. 17: Drone use up in the air

By Omar L. Gallaga December 17, 2013, 06:42 AM

Drones already are becoming popular and more affordable, but just how they can and should be used has yet to be determined.

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Try these holiday apps

December 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

Elf Yourself, FlightAware flight tracker

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It's a #hashtag takeover

By Katie Humphrey December 12, 2013, 11:13 AM

Once an afterthought in the punctuation world, the hashtag has spawned a language all its own.

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Celebs turn into lifestyle gurus with new websites

By JOSHUA DAVID STEIN December 10, 2013, 05:58 PM

Want to live like Zooey Deschanel? She – and midlevel actresses like her – want to tell you how.

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Console wars: Do you remember playing these?

By MIKE RICE November 22, 2013, 05:52 PM

With the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, Sony and Microsoft are just the latest in a long line of companies competing for a piece of the video-game pie. Here's a look back at the consoles of the past.

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Pros & cons: Sony ups its game with PS4

By Randy A. Salas November 22, 2013, 08:26 AM

Review: The PlayStation 4 will come out at midnight.. Should you invest in the Sony's new video-game console? Here are 10 things to consider before you buy.

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Pros & cons: Microsoft goes big with Xbox One

By Randy A. Salas November 22, 2013, 08:26 AM

Just a week after Sony introduced the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is releasing its Xbox One. Here are 10 things to consider before investing in the new video-game console.

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Short Circuits: 'Planes' on video, Otterbox wallet-case, more

November 18, 2013, 03:22 PM

A plucky crop duster (voice of Dane Cook) desperately wants to compete in an international air race and prove he’s capable of achieving great speed in “Planes.”

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Short Circuits: 'Monsters University' on video; setting iPad limits

October 28, 2013, 03:09 PM

Where “Monsters Inc.” was a heavily plot-driven tale, “Monsters University” is a two-monster character study.

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