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 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.

 News: Don't sweat it: How to pick the right fitness tracker | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 149

Hot for the holidays this year: activity trackers. They're wearable fitness devices you can pop on your wrist or drop in your pocket. But they do more than just count steps and calories. In this holiday gift guide, CNET's Sumi Das and Scott Stein explain how the various devices differ and pick the best fitness band for the money.

 News: Tech preserves keepsakes from kiddos | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 64

If you have children at home, you likely have a refrigerator covered in their handmade mementos. How can you better preserve years' worth of keepsakes? In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara (CAR-uh) Tsuboi (SUE-boy) reports on some high-tech solutions that make great holiday gifts for the grandparents.

 News: Tablet gift guide: Our picks for play, productivity, and parents | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 115

There's a new crop of tablets this season from the iPad Air to the Kindle Fire HDX. But don't just consider price and size. Finding the right one will depend on how you plan to use it. In this CNET holiday gift guide, Sumi Das focuses on which tablets are best for playing games, consuming media, doing work, and parental controls.

 News: How LinkedIn can help students get into college | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 144

Social-networking sites can help us reconnect with friends and find new jobs, but they're also proving to be a powerful tool for college applicants. CNET's Sumi Das explains how LinkedIn is helping future undergrads research prospective schools and connect with admissions departments.

 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.

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