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A Home Away From Search: Why Google Bought Nest

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Google on Monday announced its intent to purchase Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Here's why Nest and firms like it build Google a nice post-search home.
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CES 2014: Escort PASSPORT Max Digital Radar, Laser Detectors Forge Ahead

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Escort showcased its new and purely digital radar detector, the PASSPORT Max, at CES 2014. Here's a deep tech dive from our Mike Olsen.
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CES 2014: FLIR Thermal Imaging, Get Your Amateur Mythbuster On

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Thermal imaging company FLIR took to CES 2014 to unveil FLIR One, a personal thermal camera accessory for the Apple iPhone 5 and 5S. Details here.
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CES 2014: Samsung Smart Home, Google VP9 Kickstart Show

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CES 2014 starts Tuesday. But on Monday, Samsung, Google and other tech companies got a jump on things and announced new products early. Here's what's up.
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Google Chromecast Update, New Google Play Edition Devices from Sony, LG

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Two new Google Play Edition devices are at Google Play: LG's G Pad 8.3 tablet and Sony's Z Ultra G smartphone. Here's what's inside -- plus Chromecast upgrade news and 10 new apps. Read all about it. Watch for more analysis.
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Nintendo Wii U: Mike Olsen’s Holiday Gift Selection

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Don't be fooled by the promises of the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One, the Nintendo Wii U is the gaming system of choice this season, says our Mike Olsen.
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Game Over: How Feedly Already Won the Race to Replace Google Reader

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Feedly beat the competition to be the go to alternative for Google Reader. Here's how.
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Feedly Cloud, Digg Reader Move in on Google Reader Demise

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Our Mike Olsen with the latest on Digg Reader and the new Feedly Cloud. The imminent shutdown of Google Reader creates opportunity for competitors, developers and RSS addicts alike. Developing ...
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RIP Google Reader Infographics, Reactions, Analysis (all coverage)

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Mourning Google Reader? Here's all our coverage for you -- news, analysis, video, graphics, parodies and options to explore. RIP Google Reader. aNewDomain
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Google Buys Waze: Taking the Road Less Traveled

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Google's purchase of Waze might be its smartest buy yet, says our Mike Olsen. Here's what this cool little app adds to the Googleverse.
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NSA PRISM Program: Laporte, Jarvis, Pundits React; Leaker ID, UK Parodies

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On NSA PRISM scandal, Laporte, Jarvis, pundits react -- and UK parodies galore. Here's a sampling of what the technorati has to say -- and the scandal re-envisioned as childrens' tales. From aNewDomain.net's Mike Olsen.
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Google CEO Page: We Didn’t Know About PRISM (statements here)

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Google CEO Page and Facebook CEO Zuckerberg have issued strong denials that they worked with the NSA on Verizon PRISM data spying. Full statements here.
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Ten Terrific Tablet Tasks: Carpentry, Cooking, Remote Access, Lighting and More

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Need a carpenter's assistant? A new security system? A second monitor? Our Mike Olsen has 10 terrific tasks your tablet will do if you have the right app. Here's everything you need to know about 10 tablet tasks -- we bet you never even considered some of these -- that will change the way you live and work. For the better, we hope.
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Google Reader Alternatives: Feedly, NetVibes to Mend Your Broken Heart

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Bummed about Google killing off Google Reader? So is Mike Olsen. He's rounded up some alternatives for you, which include Feedly and NetVibes and an intriguing suggestion from Digg ...
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Mike Olsen: The End of Google Reader As We Know It and I Don’t Feel Fine

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Google kills Google Reader -- it'll be gone for good July 1 -- and an industry mourns. So does our Mike Olsen. Here's why.
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Mike Olsen: Snapseed Review and How To Use it to Max Out Your Smartphone Pics

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Bored with Instagram’s filters? Who isn't? Enter Snapseed. A fresh new way to quickly and powerfully take your smartphone pics up a notch with powerful, but easy to use tools. Snapseed review with how-to gallery inside. Available for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
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LastPass: Secure and Optimize Passwords across Services and Users (freeware)

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How to get around problems like the giant Yahoo hack from last week. Our freeware pick today is LastPass. And it's FREE.
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LastPass: Simple, Secure, Powerful Password Management (Freeware Friday)

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Now more than ever, proper password management is vital. LastPass is a straightforward, free solution I really like. The appeal of LastPass is its ease of use and ability to generate random secure passwords. A quick download and install and LastPass walks you through setting up an account and securing your passwords. When setting up a new account on a […]
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