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YouTube videos play up the crude to appeal to youths

Already credited with the most viral video on YouTube ever, Psy this weekend posted to the video-sharing platform the sequel to "Gangnam Style," which has registered more than 1.5 billion views.


Instagram fans await Polaroid Socialmatic Camera in 2014

You’ll be able to buy a Polaroid-branded instant digital camera that will let you shoot photos, apply Instagram filters, share them on Facebook and Instagram, and print your snapshot on Polaroid-style paper.

Spotify isn't music to their ears in the House of Representatives

Officials are worried about data protection, but a decision to block use of the service in House offices is still a curious one.

JBL's CES lineup includes Lightning-equipped speakers and high-end receivers

Three JBL speakers and two AV receivers will be touted by the company in Las Vegas.

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4 reasons to skip Black Friday next year

It really isn’t worth staying up all night to get a good deal on some tech devices, cameras and gadgets, and here's why.

Black Friday shopping: What to expect

Want to get the scoop on the deals you can score at many of the big box stores? Check out the website The Coupons App, which shows leaked ads from major retailers.

Netflix posts an app tailored for Windows 8

Netflix has posted to the Windows Store its Windows 8 app, which is crafted to take advantage of Windows 8 and especially the upcoming Surface tablets.


Texas school uses RFID badges to track student locations

Two San Antonio, Texas schools are requiring students to wear badges with an embedded RFID chip in order to track their locations. Some students complain about invasion of privacy and chilling their right to assemble, but the school says it has an obligation to crack down on truancy, which is high at those schools.


Streaming video of Stewart-O'Reilly debate disrupted

Many viewers had difficulty streaming the debate between the political pundits with opposing ideologies when it began.

'Jetsons' turns 50: Technology dreamers' window to future

While we don't yet have flying cars with bubble gas transporting people around, robots that walk and talk and so-called "roadable aircraft" do exist.

Spotify expected to switch up its game

The popular music streaming service is reportedly adding a web-based version, better discovery, and a cheaper mobile subscription.

Apple TV Set Rumors Get Louder

Apple already has a set-top box, but has been mum on when it might produce its own TV, though that hasn't stopped technology publications from weighing in.

TVs, Not Computers, Most Popular Electronics on Black Friday

Retail market research firm NPD Group reports more shopped for electronics because of good products at great prices, though the overall number of shoppers fell.

Apple: Original iPod Nanos Can Heat Up

The battery of the original iPod Nano -- sold between September 2005 and December 2006 -- may overheat, and that risk increases as the battery ages.

Apple's iPod Turns 10

Apple introduced the first iPod on October 23, 2001, moving the company into a new era in which it developed ever sleeker handheld devices, including the iPhone and the iPad.