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Jonathan Rettinger is president of, a popular gadget review site. Rettinger's product reviews and news, and hands-on videos, are viewed by millions each month, and often cited by other media outlets around the world. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of California Irvine.

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How to Get the Best Deals on Tech This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 8:47 AM

If you're like me, you hate shopping on Black Friday.

Fortunately, the day after Thanksgiving isn't the only time to get big discounts on the top electronics. Retailers routinely offer great deals in the days before and after Black Friday, and the special offers tend to get better the...

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How Close are We to a Real Self-Driving Car?

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.

But how far along are all of these projects? And when can the...

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Os quatro maiores problemas da Microsoft

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Para onde irá a Microsoft nos próximos três a cinco anos? Continuará se arrastando, como tem feito nos últimos vários anos, seguindo seu legado nos PCs e expandindo sua base na nuvem, enquanto seu mercado é cada vez mais definido por usuários empresariais, em vez de consumidores?

Com Satya Nadella...

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Microsoft's 4 Biggest Problems

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:02 PM

Where is Microsoft headed in the next three to five years? Will it continue to slog along, as it has been for the past several years, riding its PC legacy and expanding its footing in the cloud, while its market is increasingly defined by business users instead of consumers?


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Is There a Future for Wearable Tech?

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:40 PM

Now that Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is out of the bag, the race is officially on for the wearable tech market. Other tech giants like Apple, Qualcomm and possibly LG are next on the list to develop their own wearable gadgets. Sony's already out with its SmartWatch and recently announced...

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What Will Microsoft's Reorganization Mean for You?

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 7:08 PM

This week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a major overhaul of the company's management structure. So what, you ask? Well, depending on how this shakes out, it could end up having some significant ramifications on the products and services you use.

According to various news sources, Microsoft's...

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What Is Apple's Biggest Problem Right Now?

(12) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 4:38 PM

Apple dodged a bullet last week when its earnings met analysts estimates -- but it isn't out of the woods just yet. Tim Cook's suggestion in the earnings call that Apple won't have any significant new product or software releases until this fall -- or later -- is bad news...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 -- What to Expect

(12) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 2:27 PM

Samsung's Galaxy S4 (or IV) smartphone announcement is just a few days away. For those gadget geeks out there, it's a big day -- but as with any new device announcement, it's rife with rumors and speculation. So what does the South Korean company have up its sleeve with the...

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Five Things We Still Don't Know About the PlayStation 4

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Sony held a big press event last week to unveil its next-generation console, the PlayStation 4. But, unfortunately for gamers, it didn't do much actual unveiling at all. In fact, we still know very little about what the next-gen console will actually be like.

Will it...

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Should You Buy a BlackBerry 10?

(69) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 5:33 PM

After years of delay, the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system is finally on its way to a carrier near you -- but is it worth buying? BlackBerry is giving consumers plenty of time to think it over: the first smartphones to sport the new OS, the Z10 and Q10, won't...

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9 Ways to Save Money on High-Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

(12) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 2:25 PM

Do you remember the last time a high-tech gadget wasn't the it holiday gift? Neither can I. It seems every year, technology gifts become more essential to the holiday season than the year before. Now, no Christmas or Hanukkah is complete without getting a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, game...

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Windows 8 is Here - 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

(21) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:51 PM

If you're a dedicated Windows user, then Christmas just came early -- the first Windows tablet and mobile-suited operating system are now out of the gate. But are they worth your money? Should you buy now or wait until after the New Year? How hard will it be to actually...

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Windows 8 Isn't Going to Save the PC

(100) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 4:20 PM

After Dell's earnings came out on August 21st, a lot of stock analysts have been comforting themselves by arguing that PC sales will get a big boost when Microsoft's Windows 8 releases this fall.

But are they right?

I think it's a big gamble to assume that consumers...

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iPad 2 Rumors -- What to Expect

(6) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 12:03 PM

The holiday season is the best time for gadget rumors. And the biggest rumor of them all: the iPad 2.

So, what should we expect for the next-generation iPad?

Well, first, in what I call the "duh" category is a camera -- in fact, two of them, most likely. Apple's...

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