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CNET News Daily Podcast: Much ado about extended warranties

The holiday shopping season is ramping up. So should you buy one of those extended warranties to protect the longevity of your gadgets? We talk to CNET's Erica Ogg to find out.

Black Friday will be here in mere weeks, but the extended warranty business runs year round. What are some things to watch out for, and do you really need to buy a warranty for some of the smaller ticket items? We get CNET News reporter (and fellow CNET News Daily Podcast host) Erica Ogg in the studio to give us a breakdown on tech warranties, along with what gadgets you should and shouldn't buy one of these warranties for.

We also talk about Best Buy's upcoming video service, batteries made out of zinc, and a new wireless device that's been made just for Twitter.


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Dedicated tweeting gadget TwitterPeek launches

Hulu adds episode release schedule

Zinc air battery maker looks beyond lithium

Barnes & Noble hit with suit over Nook

Spammy scams surfacing on Twitter, Facebook