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General Motors announces wide availability of 4GLTE access

January 8th, 2014
General Motors announces wide availability of 4GLTE access General Motors is rolling out mobile Internet access in a big way with its announcement at CES 2014 that a 4GLTE high speed connection will be available in most...

4 trends in consumer electronics to watch

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January 8th, 2014
4 trends in consumer electronics to watch The future of consumer electronics is looking curvy, wearable (as in smart watch), very high-definition, and slightly flexible. Here's a rundown of what's trending at CES 2014....

Wi-Fi doorbells let you see who’s knocking

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January 8th, 2014
Wi-Fi doorbells let you see who’s knocking Fear of hackers may keep some homeowners from buying Wi-Fi enabled door locks but even if you’re not interested in using an app to lock your doors or control your...

3 reasons why cameras and camcorders aren’t ready to die

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January 8th, 2014
3 reasons why cameras and camcorders aren’t ready to die For Sony and other makers of cameras and camcorders, the past few years have been disruptive, to say the least, trying to introduce products into a...

Want an Ultra HD TV and 4K content? Sony might be the choice for you.

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January 8th, 2014
Want an Ultra HD TV and 4K content? Sony might be the choice for you. While its competitors were touting humongous TVs and curved screens, Sony’s CES 2014 message was more about expanding the assortment of 4K...

Pain relief without pills

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January 8th, 2014
Pain relief without pills Pills aren't the only way to relieve minor aches and pains. A slew of over-the-counter patches, foams, sticks, sprays, and roll-on pain relievers (known as topicals) promise to relieve your...

New Sharp TVs promise crisper images than 1080p HDTVs

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January 8th, 2014
New Sharp TVs promise crisper images than 1080p HDTVs Sharp has carved a niche by offering the largest-sized LCD TVs at competitive prices, so it was no surprise that part of its CES story was new, bigger sets. What did...

Kia showcases the big-screen car cabin of tomorrow

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January 8th, 2014
Kia showcases the big-screen car cabin of tomorrow Kia used CES 2014 to showcase an array of high-tech infotainment and display configurations for its cars, along with a sharp concept coupe, called KND-7. As...

Roku streaming-media tech coming built-in on more TVs

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January 8th, 2014
Roku streaming-media tech coming built-in on more TVs Does Roku want to get out of the set-top-box business? That’s a question I was asked when the company announced at CES 2014 that it was licensing its...

Remember health insurance before Obamacare?

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November 19th, 2013
Remember health insurance before Obamacare? Here’s a question for pundits and politicians outraged over people whose individual insurance plans are being canceled because they don’t meet the new health...

Don’t rush to take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug

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November 19th, 2013
Don’t rush to take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor and Crestor are already the most commonly prescribed drugs in the country, taken by nearly one in four U.S....

First-aid moves every host should know

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November 19th, 2013
First-aid moves every host should know Think you’d know what to do if you found yourself in the middle of a medical emergency? The key to keeping your head in a crisis is to take a few seconds to assess the...

Does xylitol make your teeth healthier?

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November 19th, 2013
Does xylitol make your teeth healthier? Q. I've heard that chewing gum sweetened with xylitol helps prevent cavities. Is that true? A. Maybe. Xylitol, a sugarless sweetener usually derived from birch trees, can...

Surprise! You might be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP

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November 19th, 2013
Surprise! You might be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP While politiicans and pundits fret over policy cancellations, Obamacare is quietly bringing new Medicaid and CHIP coverage to millions of un- or underinsured...

Treadmill desks let you walk while you work

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November 19th, 2013
Treadmill desks let you walk while you work Sitting for extended periods is bad for your health. That's true even if you're not overweight  and exercise regularly, recent research suggests. Australian researchers,...