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A whole separate box and remote just for video chat? For as much as $600, plus a $10 per month subscription (HDTV and broadband not included)? It was always doubtful whether the Umi telepresence kit would catch on, but now Cisco has crushed those doubts by quietly crushing both the 1080p and chea...

January 4th 2012 at 10:33am 0 Comments
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Oh Leica, what do you take us for? First, you re-branded a Panasonic LX5 and sold it as the "D-Lux 5" with an inflated price tag. Now, you're releasing the aging ten megapixel, 1/1.63-inch (read: small) CCD shooter yet again, but this time with an anodized titanium coating and an apparently unmen...

October 20th 2011 at 10:27am 0 Comments
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This dizzying array might seem like overkill, but Sony's premium "Experience Balanced Armature" (XBA) 'phones are carefully targeted at different price points and types of listener. You've got the entry-level XBA-1 containing a single full-range driver. Add a woofer for bigger bass and you get th...

September 18th 2011 at 3:34pm 0 Comments