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 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.

 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.

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