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 News: Santa goes techie: Smart toys for kids under 12 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 109

Toys are getting more high tech -- even Barbie. In this CNET holiday gift guide, Sumi Das show us toys controlled by the wave of hand, pajamas that tell bedtime stories, and a mirror that does the face painting for you.

 News: Cyber Monday shopping tips | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

The Monday after Thanksgiving, better known as "Cyber Monday," is expected to be the most popular shopping day of the year, beating out the traditional Black Friday. According to AmEx, 55 percent of consumers plan to shop online that day versus the 52 percent who will actually go to the stores. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us some tips on navigating the online deals.

 News: Tech Minute: Black Friday shopping | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 61

If you're on the hunt for deals the day after Thanksgiving, your most powerful tool could be your mobile phone. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how to quickly navigate sales with your cell phone to find the best deals.

 News: Cooking apps for a tasty Thanksgiving | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 62

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced home chef. No one wants an undercooked turkey and overcooked green beans. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi serves up several handy apps that will ensure your Thanksgiving dinner turns out perfect and on time.

 News: Xbox or PS4? Maybe that's the wrong question | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 175

With the release of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it's natural to pit the rivals against each other and compare features, prices, and games. The obvious question is which one to buy. But as CNET's Sumi Das and Eric Franklin explain, the better question may be when to buy one.

 News: Ban on in-flight cell calls may be lifting | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 103

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting a ban on using cell phones inflight to make calls and access mobile data. The ban was originally put in place because of potential interference to wireless networks on the ground. CNET's Sumi Das details the FCC proposal and how it could end up costing passengers more in airfare.

 News: Leap Motion upgrade will track not just fingertips, but entire hand | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 232

The controller that allows you to bypass your keyboard and mouse in favor of using your fingers as a computer interface will soon recognize users' whole hands. Leap Motion's cofounders David Holz and Michael Buckwald preview the upcoming upgrade plus a new modeling app that aims to let you create 3D objects intuitively.

 News: Leap Motion jumps ahead with new apps | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 145

In the four months since the release of the Leap Motion controller, the company has expanded its app store to include more than 140 that use the finger and hand movement controller. Leap Motion's VP of Marketing Michael Zagorsek shows us three apps created for the 3D, non-touch experience.

 News: Techie ways to celebrate Hanukkah | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 62

Update your family traditions this Hanukkah with the help of technology. And no, we're not talking about dreidel and menorah apps, but those are out there too! In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us some festive tech ideas for celebrating the holiday.

 News: Slingbox unveils Roku app, updates app for iPad | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 107

Slingbox made it possible to watch a game live even while away from cable TV. Now it's updating the tech for Roku, iPad, and Windows. A better alternative to Apple TV or Chromecast? CNET's Sumi Das talks to Slingbox exec Michael Hawkey.

 News: Taking the Skully heads-up display helmet for a spin | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 118

Trying to improve motorcycle safety by keeping riders' eyes on the road, Skully has developed a helmet that offers a Google Glass-like heads-up display. CNET's Sumi Das speaks with Skully founder Marcus Weller about the helmet's design while CNET's Seth Rosenblatt takes the helmet for a spin.

 News: Ways to share travel expenses | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 61

Traveling isn't cheap. But now, thanks to some ingenious new Web sites, travelers can split expenses while making friends along the way. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports how these sites might change the way you explore the world.

 News: Sensors in Vibrado sleeve help you nail basketball shots | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 141

Shooting hoops may become a little easier thanks to wearable technology from Vibrado. CNET's Sumi Das takes to the court and gives the device a shot.

 News: Don't call Jawbone's Up24 a fitness tracker | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 133

Jawbone's new $149 device -- which the company calls a lifestyle tracker -- automatically syncs to an app so you can track movement and sleep 24-7. CNET's Kara Tsuboi talks with Travis Bogard, Jawbone's vice president of product management, about the device's newest features and getting people to make small changes in their daily life to be healthier.

 News: Tech Minute: Special delivery: A holiday meal kit | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 64

This holiday season, take the stress out of cooking your family's celebration by eliminating all the menu planning and grocery shopping. Several new services can send you meal kits to take the guesswork out of holiday hosting. CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us the details in this Tech Minute.

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