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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.

By Oct. 11, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Oct. 11, 2013
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Want $10 off your mobile bill? Put ads on your lock screen

The new Slidejoy app turns your Android phone's lock screen into a billboard, and some of the money that advertisers like Macy's and Adidas pay to place the ads ends up in your pocket.

By Feb. 2, 2014

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August Smart Lock

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

By Oct. 2, 2013

MSRP: $199.00

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Okidokeys Smart-Lock (Polar White)

Okidokeys Smart-Lock offers tons of options, but you might not get past its looks.

By Jan. 5, 2014

MSRP: $179.00

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Goji Smart Lock

Camera, knock sensor, and a digital set of keys to unlock your door via Bluetooth: the install-it-yourself Goji Smart Lock aims high.

By Oct. 3, 2013

MSRP: $278.00

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Protect your device from malicious ads

The chances of encountering a malware-bearing ad on your phone or tablet are increasing. But blocking ads on mobile is neither easy nor very effective. Here's a better approach to ad-blocking on your device.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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GM and its Facebook ads: The knives are out

General Motors spent $10M in Facebook ad money badly and got a lousy response, I'm told by a knowledgeable-but-opinionated person. It's part of a pre-IPO backlash over Facebook's heavy reliance on ads for revenue.

By May. 16, 2012

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It'll cost you to opt out of Kindle Fire HD lock screen ads

Amazon has announced it will let you opt out of ads on the Kindle Fire HD, but you'll have to pay.

By Sep. 9, 2012

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Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet costs £159, has lock-screen ads

UK prices for Amazon's new toys have been revealed, with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD costing a wallet-friendly £159.

By Sep. 7, 2012

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Enable lock screen widgets in Android 4.4 KitKat

The setting to enable lock screen widgets on Android 4.4 is buried in the least obvious place possible.

By Nov. 5, 2013