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 News: Apps to make you a better (photo) sharer | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

You survived the holidays, and now it's time to look back at the season's memories: the Thanksgiving mashed potato mishap and the family board game that got crazy competitive! In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a couple of ways to easily share photos with friends and family.

 News: Lining up a last-minute babysitter | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 65

New Year's Eve is one of the toughest nights of the year to find childcare. Do you have a babysitter lined up? If not, don't worry. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi shares some handy Web sites for finding a babysitter to make sure you can ring in the new year.

 News: Robotic bartender knows when you need a stiffer drink | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 120

It's one thing to order a drink through an app and have a robotic bartender whip it up in 30 seconds or less. But add AI to the mix, and now that robo-bartender can figure out if you want a double or when to call a cab. CNET's Sumi Das checked out high-tech ways to bartend.

 News: Wine selection apps | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 61

Amid planning for our holiday meals, choosing the wine to go with our food can become a bit of an afterthought. Never fear, technology to the rescue. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on wine selection apps for the novice to the experienced enthusiast.

 News: Techie tips for managing your finances | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

For a lot of people during this time of year, "managing finances" really means attempting to not go broke. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi helps you take control of your finances in a more tech savvy way with apps that can track your spending and even make budget recommendations.

 News: Smart socks a step ahead with fitness data | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 107

Competition among fitness devices might soon be moving from your wrist to your ankles. Startup Heapsylon lets CNET try out the Sensoria smart socks.

 News: Tech inspired taste of the holidays | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 65

Looking to add new twist to traditional holiday meals? Instead of paging through your old cookbooks, try turning to technology for inspiration. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi serves up handy recipe apps to ensure a delicious and festive meal.

 News: Tech competition takes aim at smarter, safer guns | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 215

It's kind of like the X-Prize, but participants aren't trying to land on the moon. The Silicon Valley-backed Smart Tech for Firearms challenge aims to fund innovators creating technologies that help curb gun violence. Could biometrics and RFID tech succeed where the government has largely failed?

 News: Shopping apps to hunt down the best deals | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 64

Have you been eyeing a gorgeous black sweater but can't justify the price? Or perhaps you've been stalking a sleek sofa in hopes of a sale. CNET's Kara Tsuboi checks out new comparison shopping apps to help you save time and money in this Tech Minute.

 News: Inside Scoop: Tech giants want limits on government snooping | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 255

In an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, a group of technology heavyweights including Apple, Google, and Facebook is calling for greater oversight of government surveillance. CNET's Seth Rosenblatt details what the companies are seeking and what the move means for consumers.

 News: Gift Guide: Unique tech gifts | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 114

It's tough to find that just-right gift, especially for someone who seems to have everything. CNET's Sumi Das has some unique tech gift ideas for everyone from gardeners to travelers to Lego fans.

 News: Crafting the perfect virtual holiday card | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

That letter opener might soon go the way of the Dodo bird. According to AmEx, more and more Americans are sending paperless holiday greetings. Some 34 percent plan on sending holiday e-mails and 27 percent plan to simply post on Facebook. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi shares some ways to create digital greeting cards, perfect for sharing your holiday cheer

 News: 'Hour of Code' to teach kids as young as 5 to program | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 191

Education has long revolved around reading, writing, and arithmetic. But Code.org wants to see coding added to the curriculum. CNET's Sumi Das looks at the efforts to introduce computer science into schools.

 News: Gift Guide: Digital stocking stuffers under $50 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 118

Buying a tech gift doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money. CNET's Sumi Das has some digital stocking stuffers under $50 that are sure to entertain.

 News: Is this a real RoboCop? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 182

The K5 robot, developed by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Knightscope, is designed to be a surveillance robot for law enforcement, private security firms, schools and anything else looking for an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground. The 5-foot, 300-pound robot can roam autonomously, sending back real time data about an area with technology that does facial recognition, lidar mapping and 360-degree video. CNET's Kara Tsuboi got a closer look at what makes the K5 robot tick.

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