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Toshiba's TransferJet adaptors could make moving data to and from your phone very speedy indeed

Toshiba pushes TransferJet in the West, wants it embedded in smartphones

Toshiba's plans for new high-speed wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors. The company has grander goals for the obscure TransferJet tech, however.

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Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony has very quietly started selling its 13.3-inch e-reader, Digital Paper, via the web to US addresses.

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Join CNET Wednesday for Sony's IFA 2014 live blog

We'll be live-blogging Sony's announcements from the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. Here's how to follow along, and find out what time Sony's bash begins in your timezone.

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Crazy CIA spy tech from the '50s, '60s, and '70s

Crazy spy gadgets aren't just limited to Batman and 007. The CIA houses in its museum all kinds of wacky knick-knacks and gizmos, some of which were just too silly for use.

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Waterproof gadgets for a summer roadtrip

Not all gadgets are made equal when it comes to water and dust resistance. Here's what to look out for, plus our top picks of summer-ready tech.

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With the Fred & Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws you can now play with your drink too.

Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws

The Fred and Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws add musical accompaniment to a regular drinking glass. With practice, of course.

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Should Knee Defender be banned on flights?

After an argument over the use of a seat-recline preventer becomes heated, a United Airlines flight is diverted. Should the device be banned?

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Spheree lets you watch animated images in full 3D

Like a crystal ball, Spheree contains a projected 3D image that you can interact with and move around.

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A prototype version of Coin, an electronic device that stores credit and debit card information. The company plans to send 10,000 units to pre-order customers.

Coin apologizes to customers, won't charge beta users $30 to upgrade

The connected credit card startup apologizes for fumbling the announcement of a delay. Its beta program will be expanded and participants will no longer be charged $30 for the finished product.

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Smartwatches that range from chic to geek (pictures)

More than other smart-devices, smartwatches must fuse fashion and function. Here's how 10 try to negotiate that balance.

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Coin is designed to be as thin and lightweight as a standard credit card, yet can hold as many as eight separate pieces of plastic.

Four ways Coin can save its connected credit card

The startup ticked off preorder customers by announcing a shipping delay and communicating the news poorly. But Coin can still get back on its feet. Here's how.

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Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.

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