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What You Need to Know About Online Gift-Card Exchanges

The gift-giving season is over. Here’s how to turn in that gift card you don’t want — for cash — or buy other gift cards on the cheap.

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Kids Get New Tablets Over the Holidays? Here’s How to Lock ’Em Down.

After $50 in Angry Birds purchases, I’m now the wiser.
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Motorola’s Moto G Might Stand for “Great” Budget Phone

Willing to sacrifice 4G/LTE? Moto G, at $179, is the mid-range, contract-free phone to beat.
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Sony Updates Lens-Style Camera to Include Photo Gallery, Better Connectivity

Sony’s lens-style cameras might be a bit more intuitive now.
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The NeatConnect Scanner Is a Cloud-Connected Guilty Pleasure

A hassle-free scanner that’s easy to set up and does most of what it promises to do. But there’s a catch: It costs $500.
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Electric-Vehicle Owners Get Charged Up Over Charging-Station Manners

Most people wouldn’t walk by a car at the fuel tank and pull out the nozzle. But electric-vehicle owners unplug other cars when they need a charge, leading some to call for more established etiquette.
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Lenovo’s Bendy Yoga 2 Laptop Makes All the Right Moves

Last year’s flip-friendly Yoga felt like a PC gimmick. This time around, the Yoga 2 has gone legit.
The Yoga 2 in "tent" mode.

Jawbone Up24: Another Small Step for Activity Tracking

Jawbone’s new Up24 wristband now sends your step and sleep data to the iPhone wirelessly, so you don’t have to plug the band into the phone each time.
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The Only Thing You’ll Need to Read About Saving Money on Black Friday

Ben Franklin was on to something when he said, “Time is money.”
Photo courtesy of Lance McCord/Flickr Creative Commons.

No Cheap Shots With This $300 Bluetooth Basketball

The future of basketball looks pretty high-tech. (You still have to practice.)
InfoMotion Basketball

There’s No Immunity From the Medical Device Tax in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley med device companies, both large and small, are grappling with the 2.3 percent tax that went into effect earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.
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Livescribe 3, Jot Script and Pencil: Three “Smart” Pens for the Tablet Era

Jawbone’s New Up Band Syncs Wirelessly, Costs $20 More

With Anki, Toy Cars Cruise Into the New Age of Robotics

Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Expert Cliff Nass Dies at 55

With Samsung Galaxy Gear, the Watch of the Future Is Not Quite Here Yet

Five Key Features of Mavericks, Apple’s New OS for Macs

Men Sleep Naked and Other Useful Stuff Jawbone Up Can Tell Us

Well, Helllooooo, New iPad Air. Have You Done Something Different With Your Hair?

Apple’s New Mavericks OS X: Free. That’s Right, Free.

Wearable-Tech Fatigue and the New Fitbit Force

A Camera Lens and a Smartphone Hook Up. Hilarity Ensues.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald