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An aesthetic counterpart to a flat-screen TV, a soundbar has the advantage of occupying minimal space yet is capable of projecting theater-like sound into the viewing room. It can be wall hung or placed on a tabletop or shelf directly below (or above) the screen. 

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Predictions of the paperless office have been greatly exaggerated. Even with the explosion of email and texting, nothing is more portable, reliable and archival (free of a particular digital format becoming obsolete) as print on paper. 

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If local area networks (LANs) were like plumbing, then Ethernet cables would be the pipes and routers the valve switchers. But data bits have a huge advantage over fluids. They don't require conduits to flow through your home or office to still be useful. 

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If your old wireless router is causing problems, slowing down, is insecure or hard to manage, or if you’ve never had a wireless router before, then now is a good time to invest in a cutting-edge solution. The Linksys E4200 Dual-Band N Router is fast, secure, easy to set up and easy to manage.

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Why should you care about cloud storage? The two biggest reasons are convenience and security: enabling you and others you’ve afforded access to global retrieval of your documents, photos, videos and other files as well as insuring data backup to an alternate location, too.

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Headset maker Plantronics has unveiled two accessories that make VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony more accommodating. One is a USB-attached speakerphone; the other a wireless headset that links to a base station capable of three-way connectivity: landline, cellular and VoIP.

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Except for DVRs like TiVo that you own instead of lease from your cable company, it’s hard to find a new home-theater product or TV that accepts CableCARD, a conditional access card that lets you tune in cable channels including premium channels like HBO and Showtime.

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A home-theater projector capable of full HD and 3D, too, priced at under $1,500? Those are the latest specs to beat for affordable big 3D entertainment. The Optoma Technology HD33 DLP Projector incorporates a Texas Instruments 1080p DLP chip set and the ability to create images up to 300 inches in size.

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Attention tablet shoppers: When Wi-Fi isn’t available and 3G isn’t fast enough, the Acer Iconia Tab A501-10S16u with the AT&T 4G Pay-as-You-Go Data Plan could be just what you need to stay connected.

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If you own a TV set, games console, DVR, Blu-ray Disc player, computer or other device with an Ethernet jack but prefer to connect it to your home network wirelessly without necessarily buying a USB Wi-Fi dongle that works only with a particular product, the new Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter from Iogear is a promising solution.

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While the name “DNP” may not ring familiar to you when thinking photo printers, the name “Sony” most certainly does. When Sony decided to spin off its popular dye-sublimation printer business, DNP Photo Imaging America took the ball, changed its name, and ran with it.

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Just because your connected TV set or media receiver can stream content from particular sites doesn’t mean you can explore the full range of the Internet. But with the Logitech Revue with Google TV Media Player, you can “Google” anything from the sofa as easily as from a computer.

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Music lovers who once collected CDs or downloaded-to-own now have another streaming service to consider: Spotify. The European-based service went live in the United States on July 14 as a competitor to such streaming jukeboxes as Rhapsody, Pandora and Slacker.

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Owners of notebooks that contain Intel’s year-old Wireless Display (WiDi) technology have had exactly one choice of receiver for use with their HDTV set or projector—the Netgear Push2TV PVT1000. Now, two more manufacturers have stepped up with WiDi receivers.

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Apple’s Time Capsule back-up drive is nothing new really, but Apple has announced a refresh to the product line. Until now you could get a 1TB or 2TB Time Capsule.

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