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Dec. 17: Drone use up in the air

By Omar L. Gallaga, MWC 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

By MWC December 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

Elf Yourself, FlightAware flight tracker

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It's a #hashtag takeover

By Katie Humphrey, MWC 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, MWC 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, MWC 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, MWC 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, MWC 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

By MWC 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

By MWC 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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Signs of fossilization

By KATIE HUMPHREY, MWC October 25, 2013, 12:33 PM

You might be considered the office dinosaur if you have an embarrassing e-mail address, use a flip phone and more.

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Facebook garage sales growing in popularity

By KATIE HUMPHREY, MWC October 15, 2013, 03:14 PM

No neighborhood needed: Veteran garage salers are finding plenty of deals these days without leaving their homes -- on Facebook.

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Short Circuits: 'The Heat' on video; Bluetooth add-on; Yahoo e-mail

By MWC October 14, 2013, 03:11 PM

In “The Heat,” Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play mismatched law enforcement officers who bicker and bumble their way into solving a crime and finding a friend.

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Nintendo targets younger gamers with new 2DS

By Randy Salas, MWC October 11, 2013, 02:25 PM

If Nintendo’s latest handheld game system sounds like a joke, it’s because it once was. The Nintendo 2DS, which plays 3-D games for the 3DS in 2-D, comes out Saturday.

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Scholarly citations of 140 characters

By Katie Humphrey, MWC October 08, 2013, 03:10 PM

Class is in session. The research papers are coming. It’s time to start digging for sources: encyclopedias, journal articles, tweets. Yes, tweets.

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Short Circuits: 'After Earth' on video, 'Gyro' game, PocketNinja

By MWC October 07, 2013, 03:06 PM

Will Smith's character in “After Earth” spends most of the new sci-fi flick flat on his back. Plus more in tech lifestyle.

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Still outnumbered, women strive to tap into tech industry

By Katie Humphrey, MWC October 01, 2013, 06:27 AM

While women have made gains in other traditionally male-dominated fields, the glass ceiling in the tech world is proving particularly tough to break.

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Short Circuits: 'Croods' on DVD, Quadrapod Clamp, Google Drive, 'Wii Fit U'

By MWC September 30, 2013, 04:29 PM

Think of “The Croods” -- out Tuesday on home video -- as the back story of “The Flintstones,” before that modern Stone Age family got modern. Plus more tech stuff.

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Catch more followers with honey

By Katie Humphrey, MWC September 25, 2013, 01:43 PM

In an online world full of sass and surliness, sharing positive news is catching on.

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Vanish from the Web with justdelete.me

By Katie Humphrey, MWC September 24, 2013, 03:07 PM

Trying to wipe digital footprints off the Internet can make cleaning your cluttered closet sound like fun. But a new website aims to make erasing unwanted accounts easier.

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Hot Dish Politics

Franken raises question about new iPhone fingerprint reader

By Hot Dish Politics September 20, 2013, 10:00 AM

U.S. Sen. Al Franken questions how Apple plans to safeguard the privacy of customers who buy the new iPhone 5S, which hits stores today.

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