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Apple has announced a new AirPort Extreme Base Station, though no new features have been announced. The AirPort Extreme offers the same functionality as the newly refreshed line of Time Capsule wireless backup drives.

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Since weddings are quick paced, one-shot events, backing up your image files as you work is imperative. Unless you plan on carrying a pocketful of memory cards, you’ll need a device to store your files so you can unload your memory card and pop it back into the camera. (Always carry spare cards in your kit.)

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With more than 90 different wireless mouse models in stock at B&H, you might wonder why the world needs a better mouse. But HP thinks it does. Billed as the world’s first Wi-Fi mouse, the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse connects to your computer without a USB dongle.

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The first tangible result of Panasonic’s decision to open its Viera Connect TV platform to outside developers is the Logitech TV Cam for Skype ($149), available in May. The high-def (720p) video camera with microphones capable of picking up conversation from sofa sitters ten feet away plugs into a USB port on one of 21 new Panasonic TV models.

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As more TV sets and source components such as game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players and media receivers require Internet access, the unavailability of a nearby Ethernet jack in your home theater or bedroom can stymie installation—especially when Wi-Fi isn’t an option.

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Sometimes you want the signal from a source component to travel through an intermediary component without alteration. Thus, when a home theater or handheld electronics product is described as having pass-through capability, it means that the audio or video can exit exactly as it entered.

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Apple’s iPad is almost always thought of as a traveling companion. But sometimes you just want the tablet to stay in place: safe in a corner of the kitchen, upright on a desk or at rest against the wall of the larger pad you inhabit. Now, Sanus Systems, a company known for its flat panel TV mounts, has unveiled what it should have named the iHang but instead calls the VisionMount VMA301 iPad mount adapter.

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Back when the laserdisc was the premium home-video format, the Criterion Collection was deemed the go-to label for highest-quality transfers of art house movies. On February 15, 150 Criterion films were released online through Hulu Plus, the $7.99 per month subscription service. Later in the year, the number of titles is expected to grow to 800. 

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If you’re looking to get instant streaming of movies and TV shows from Netflix on your TV set, there’s now another option: the D-Link Boxee Box Digital Media Player. Current Boxee owners need to manually update their box or wait for an automatic update in order to access Netflix streaming media.

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Despite its advantages, a Wi-Fi home network isn’t for everyone. If all you want to do is send audio from a CD player, boom box, TV or even a computer to speakers in another room, you can usually take advantage of a standard audio output on the player.

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Eyesight and hearing can deteriorate as people age, yet watching TV and reading are activities that never grow old. If you assist parents or grandparents with technology in their homes, you can help them choose appropriate products, then follow up by adjusting the equipment for optimal usability.

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Six rings send a call to voice mail, but they also design the logo of Ooma, a company that lets you fire your phone company and replace it with free calling over the Internet using your existing phone. You don't need a computer or headset. You can call anywhere in the U.S. for nothing or overseas for pennies. Ooma's Telo box includes voice mail, 911, caller ID and call waiting. 

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Even before most people had bought their first high-definition TV sets, they already owned high-def displays attached to their desktop computers or rooted in their notebooks. They just didn’t use them to watch TV. Today, there are at least three ways to watch TV on a computer.

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If the computer has an HDMI output and the TV an HDMI input, your first choice should be an HDMI cable for delivering picture and sound. Computers with a DVI output can be accommodated using a DVI to HDMI cable, though DVI supplies only the picture.

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Now that so much entertainment including Netflix movies, YouTube videos, Pandora radio and Flickr photos can be streamed from the Internet, you may feel hindered by having to lean into your computer to experience all that content. Wouldn’t you rather lean back on the sofa in front of the biggest screen in the house? The most basic thing you need is home-network access within reach of the TV.

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