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As with the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, the Hero3+ Black Edition has the best video quality we've seen in the category as well as improved battery life, faster Wi-Fi performance, and a lighter, smaller housing. Also, if you want a lot of accessory and mounting options, a GoPro is certainly your best bet. All of that said, it's far from the only game in town.

Action cams for everyone

Action cams (also known as POV cams) have basically filled the hole left when minicamcorders like the Flip died off. There's a surprising amount of variety available at various prices, and here are our top gift choices in the category right now.

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Until you shoot with something other than the standard 18-55mm kit lens, you never realize how boring and restrictive it feels. Here are some recommended lenses to help get you out of that kit lens rut.
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This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of lens recommendations, nor are these necessarily best-in-class; they're simply lenses I've shot with that I like, and that didn't disappoint me on photo quality. It's also just a start, and I'll update as lenses pop onto my radar.

Favorite lenses under $1,000 (pictures)

Need some inspiration? Try one of these lenses for a change of pace.

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You procrastinated. You waited. The weather was bad. You were buried at work. Whatever your excuse, you need to get gifts for friends and family -- and time is running out.  Well, don't worry: thanks to the wonder of digital gifting, you can send an e-book, movie, or virtual gift card to someone right up until the last minute.  We've rounded up the best options on the pages that follow.

Last-minute gifts (pictures)

Missed those final shipping deadlines? No problem. With plenty of top-notch retailers offering gifts via e-mail, you can shop for electronic gift cards up to the last minute -- literally.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over -- but that doesn't mean there aren't still some great deals to be had on tech gifts. Here are the best ones we've found that are still in effect. <b>Note that all the following deals have been updated and verified as of Thursday, December 5, but that many of the deals are fluid and can expire without notice.</b><br/>

The savings continue with these great post-Cyber Monday deals (pictures)

Cyber Monday is over -- but there are still great deals to be had on tech. Here are the best ones we've found so far.

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iOS users outshop Android consumers on Cyber Monday

How did the two top mobile platforms fare on Cyber Monday? An IBM report provides the answers.

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<p>The $29.99 Triggertrap Mobile Dongle lets you use your smartphone as a remote shutter release for digital SLR or advanced compact cameras. Though it can be used as a simple shutter release, its true strength is painless setup of time-lapse and HDR photography. </p>

<p>It also will allow you to trigger the shutter release with sound, which comes in particularly handy when paired with its Flash Adapter for high-speed photography. </p>

<p>The dongle is compatible with more than 280 cameras and the apps, which recently got a complete redesign and new features, are available for iOS and Android. Note that on the Android side it does require a phone with 4.2.2 or later.</p>

Camera accessories for your favorite photog

If your favorite photographer already has a camera, accessories make a great gift.

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Shop Cyber Monday deals on your smartphone

It's not too late to reap the rewards of the biggest online shopping day of the year. Grab these apps for iOS and Android to take advantage of the best Cyber Monday discounts.

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Black Friday is behind us -- now it's time for Cyber Monday. The biggest online shopping day of the year is the time when online retailers work hard to one-up each other with the best deals. Some of those deals are beginning to be revealed (and some bargains are already in effect). Here are the best ones we've found so far. <br/>
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Cyber Monday 2013: The best deals (UPDATED)

The Monday after Thanksgiving is the biggest online shopping day of the year -- and the time to clean up on some amazing deals. Here are the best ones we've found so far.

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PC still reigns supreme for Cyber Monday shoppers

Only about 20 percent of people are using a smartphone to make a purchase on Cyber Monday, and another 14 percent are using a tablet.

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Amazon trims Kindle Fire tablet prices for Cyber Monday

The Kindle Fire HDX can be yours for $50 off the usual price. But you'll have to hurry. The deal ends today.

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Top laptop and tablet picks for Cyber Monday

There are still deals to be found on a new laptop or tablet after Black Friday.

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For Black Friday, Apple favors gift cards over discounts

In an unusual twist that goes against its traditional Black Friday plans, Apple is offering gift cards up to $150 instead of straight product discounts.

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