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Trading in a gift card: Naughty or nice?

Did you just get a gift card for something you'll never use? There's a site for that.

By December 25, 2014


Flying across the blood-brain barrier with microbubbles

Long an obstacle to treating diseases like brain cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, the blood-brain barrier might soon be unlocked thanks to a medical physicist in Canada.

By June 18, 2014


Make sure your donation gets to the people who need it

Whether we're responding to a disaster or helping to prevent one, our generosity comes from our hearts, but ensuring that our gifts have the maximum impact possible requires using our heads.

By December 20, 2013


1080i and 1080p are the same resolution

The 1080i your cable box sends out is the same number of pixels that your 1080p TV has.

By August 11, 2013


How to make the most of your charitable donations

Some Web charities let you connect with the people who will benefit directly from your donation, while others allow you to vet a charity before you contribute to ensure your gift is really going to the people who need it.

By December 18, 2012


Boost Mobile to launch unlimited BlackBerry Messenger plan

The new plan will give users of the new BlackBerry Curve 9310 unlimited access to BlackBerry Messenger with talk and text for $45 a month initially and $30 a month down the road.

By June 27, 2012


S&P slashes Nokia's credit rating to junk

Pinning the blame on Nokia's slumping sales, S&P has downgraded the company's credit rating to the junk category.

By April 27, 2012


Social Media Week in Review: Kony, iPad, and SXSW

Since almost everyone will miss almost everything shared on social media, here's a weekly guide to things that may have passed you by.

By March 12, 2012


How to complain about online-purchase problems

When a Web vendor fails to live up to its promises about product delivery and availability, your best bet may be to register your complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or other third party rather than seeking redress directly from the company.

By December 20, 2011


PlayStation 3 continues its climb, despite Xbox 360 pressure

Sony says it will sell 15 million PlayStation 3 units this fiscal year, up from the 14.3 million it sold in the prior 12 months.

By December 15, 2011