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CTIA Super Mobility Week

CTIA shows off what's new in smartphones, accessories, and all things mobile.

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HDMI vs. optical: Which digital-audio connection to use?

When hooking up an audio system or sound bar, you generally have to choose an HDMI or optical digital-audio connection. Find out which one is better and why.

By March 13, 2014

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Fiber-optic cables could be the key to NSA snooping

The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.

By November 26, 2013

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New Thunderbolt dock includes optical drive

Sonnet's new dock packs a punch for the competition, offering an all-in-one solution for most docking needs.

By April 2, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, has optical zoom

Some pictures of the S4 Zoom have leaked online, showing off the optical zoom, shutter button, and tripod mount.

By June 8, 2013

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Best Windows 8 laptops with optical drives

Most of the Win 8 PCs we've tested are ultrabooks or hybrids that lack DVD drives, but there are still a handful of new notebooks that play DVDs, for fans of physical media.

By March 8, 2013

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Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 USB 2.0 drive

The no-frills WriteMaster SE-W164C isn't the fastest DVD burner around, but its decent overall performance and reasonable price make it a solid choice for casual users.

September 21, 2005

3 stars Editors' rating September 21, 2005

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MacBook Air, ultrabook spell doom for optical drive

The MacBook Air and the ultrabook come without a piece of hardware that's been a mainstay in laptops for a long time--the optical drive. Maybe because they really aren't that necessary anymore.

By November 19, 2011

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Altek A14 Leo phone gets snappy with 14-megapixel camera and 3x optical zoom

Digital camera maker Altek is set to cause a stir at MWC this week, with its A14 Leo 'Pro Camera' smart phone'. Why? How does a 14-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom grab you?

By February 12, 2011

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Megacheap megazooms: 10 sub-$250 cameras with 10x or longer optical zoom

CNET compares 10 megazoom digital cameras that cost less than $250 each.

By August 30, 2010